AP Calculus BC
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.
You may not take both the Calculus AB and Calculus BC exams within the same year.