The exam is three hours long and has two parts — multiple-choice and free-response. The multiple choice section is worth 45% and the free response section is worth 55% of the final exam grade. 

Section I: Multiple Choice — 55 Questions; 1 hour

The multiple choice section tests your critical reading skills. You'll read several passages and answer questions about the content, form, and style of each.

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 — 3 free-response questions; 2 hours

The free-response section tests your ability to analyze and interpret literary texts by composing clear and effective essay responses.

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