AP Calculus BC
About the Exam
Exam Day 2016
The exam is three hours and 15 minutes long and has two sections — multiple choice and free response. Each section is worth 50% of the final exam score.
Section I: Multiple Choice — 45 questions; 1 hour and 45 minutes
Part A — 30 questions; 60 minutes (no calculator)
Part B — 15 questions; 45 minutes (graphing calculator required)
Total scores on the multiple-choice section are based on the number of questions answered correctly. Points are not deducted for incorrect answers and no points are awarded for unanswered questions.
Section II: Free Response — 6 questions; 1 hour and 30 minutes
Part A — 2 questions; 30 minutes (graphing calculator required)
Part B — 4 questions; 60 minutes (no calculator)
The free-response section tests your ability to solve problems using an extended chain of reasoning. During the second timed portion of the free-response section (Part B), you are permitted to continue work on questions in Part A, but you aren't permitted to use a calculator during this time. For more information, and for a list of approved graphing calculators, see the calculator policy.