The AP Environmental Science Exam is 3 hours long and has two parts — multiple choice questions and free response questions.

The multiple choice section contains 100 questions and is 1 hour and 30 minutes long. This section is worth 60% of the exam grade.

The free response section contains 4 questions and is also 1 hour and 30 minutes long. This section is worth 40% of the exam grade. Questions included in this section will address multiple topics across the Environmental Science topic outline. The four questions will include: 1 data-set question, 1 document-based question, and 2 synthesis and evaluation questions.

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 Environmental Science Course Description, which can be found in the blue box above under Exam Resources.

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 Environmental Science 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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