The exam is 3 hours long and has two sections — multiple-choice and free-response.

Section I: Multiple Choice | 1 hour | 55 Questions | 45% of Exam Score

  • Includes excerpts from several published works of drama, poetry, or prose fiction
  • Each excerpt is accompanied by several multiple-choice questions or prompts

Section II: Free-response | 2 hours | 3 Free-Response Questions | 55% of Exam Score

  • You write essays that respond to three free-response prompts from the following categories:
    • A literary analysis of a given poem
    • A literary analysis of a given passage of prose fiction (this may include drama)
    • An analysis that examines a specific concept, issue, or element in a work of literary merit that you select


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