AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam Questions

Free-Response Questions and Scoring Information

Download free-response questions from this year's exam and past exams along with scoring guidelines, sample responses from exam takers, and scoring distributions.

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Note: Some questions and scoring guidelines from the 2023 and earlier AP U.S. Government and Politics Exams may not perfectly align with the course and exam updates that take effect in the 2023-24 school year. These questions remain available because teachers say that imperfectly aligned questions still provide instructional value.

2024: Free-Response Questions

2024: Free-Response Questions

QuestionsScoringSamples and Commentary

Free-Response Questions - Set 1

Free-Response Questions - Set 2

2020: Free-Response Questions

The 2020 free-response questions are available in the AP Classroom question bank.