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)

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