AP English Literature and Composition
About the Exam
Exam Day 2016
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.