The AP Macroeconomics Exam is approximately 2 hour and 10 minutes long. It consists of a 70-minute multiple choice section and a 60-minute free response section. The multiple choice section is worth two-thirds and the free response section is worth one-third of the final exam grade.

The multiple choice section contains 60 questions.

The free response section contains 1 long essay and 2 short essay questions. It also includes a 10-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 Economics Course Description, which can be found in the blue, Exam Resources inlay to the right.

If you require an accessible version of any documents on this page, please e-mail We will respond to your e-mail within 3 business days.

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 Macroeconomics 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.


All documents are PDFs unless otherwise indicated.