AP Calculus AB
About the Exam
Exam Day 2017
The exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes long and has two sections — multiple choice and free-response. A graphing calculator is required for parts of the exam (see below).
Section I: Multiple Choice | 45 Questions | 1 hour and 45 minutes | 50% of Final Exam Score
- Part A — 30 questions | 60 minutes (calculator not permitted)
- Part B — 15 questions | 45 minutes (graphing calculator required)
Section II: Free-Response | 6 Questions | 1 hour and 30 minutes | 50% of Final Exam Score
- Part A — 2 problems | 30 minutes (graphing calculator required)
- Part B — 4 problems | 60 minutes (calculator not permitted)
During the second timed portion of the free-response section (Part B), you are permitted to continue work on problems in Part A, but you are not permitted to use a calculator during this time. For more information, see this course’s calculator policy and the list of approved graphing calculators.