AP Computer Science A
About the Exam
Exam Day 2016
The exam is three hours long and has two parts — multiple choice and free response. Each section is worth 50% of the final exam grade.
You will not be tested on minor points of syntax. All code given is consistent with the AP Java subset showing the classes and interfaces used in the Computer Science A course. All responses involving code must be answered in Java. The exam also includes a quick reference sheet for the Computer Science A Exam to both the multiple-choice and free-response sections of the exam.
Section I: Multiple Choice — 40 Questions; 1 hour and 30 minutes
Question topics will include:
- Programming Fundamentals
- Data Structures
- Algorithms/Problem Solving
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Software engineering
Section II: Free Response — 4 questions; 1 hour and 30 minutes
The free response section tests your ability to solve problems involving more extended reasoning.