You can use the resources below as you prepare for the AP Exam. Please note that the free-response questions from 2001 – 2003 used C++ and are provided to demonstrate the topics and techniques that were used in these exams.

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Sample Questions

You’ll find sample multiple-choice and free-response questions in the AP Computer Science A Course Description (.pdf/818KB).

Sample Responses

Student responses to past exam free-response questions are available on AP Central.

Exam Practice Tips

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Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines: login

The following resources contain the remaining available Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines for the AP Computer Science A Exam. To access the files below, you need to log into your College Board account. If you do not have a College Board account, you can create one by selecting ‘Sign In’ in the header and following the prompts to Sign-Up.

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2002

All documents are PDFs unless otherwise indicated.

2001

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