The AP Art History Exam is 3 hours long and has two sections: multiple-choice and free-response.

Section I: Multiple Choice | ~80 Questions | 1 hour | 50% of Exam Score

  • Part A: Approximately 8 sets of questions (3 to 6 questions each) based on color images
  • Part B: Approximately 35 individual multiple-choice questions


Section II: Free-Response | 6 Questions | 2 hours | 50% of Exam Score

  • Part A: Two 30-minute essay questions
  • Part B: Four 15-minute essay questions
  • Essay questions often include images of works of art as stimuli

 

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