About the Exam
Exam Day 2017
The exam is 3 hours long and has two sections — multiple choice/grid-in, and free-response. You are allowed to use a four-function calculator (with square root) throughout the exam. Refer to our calculator policies for more information.
Section I: Multiple Choice | 69 Questions | 1 hour and 30 minutes | 50% of Exam Score
- Multiple-Choice: 63 Questions
- Discrete questions
- Questions in sets
- Grid-In: 6 Questions
- The grid-in questions focus on the integration of science and mathematical skills. For these responses, you need to calculate the correct answer for each question and enter it in a grid on that section of the answer sheet.
Section II: Free-response | 8 Questions | 1 hour and 30 minutes (includes a 10-minute reading period) | 50% of Exam Score
- Long Free-response (2 questions, one of which is lab or data-based)
- Short Free-response (6 questions, each requiring a paragraph-length argument/response)