The AP English Language and Composition Exam is approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes long and has two parts — multiple choice questions and free response questions. The multiple choice section is worth 45% and the free response section is worth 55% of the final exam grade.

The multiple choice question consists of 55 questions and is 1 hour long. The free response section consists of 3 essays lasting 2 hours plus a mandatory 15 minute reading period.

You can use the free response questions and scoring guidelines below as you prepare for the AP Exam.

Multiple Choice Questions

For sample multiple-choice questions, please refer to the AP English Language and Composition Course Description, which can be found in the blue Exam Resources inlay to the right.

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines: login

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