You can use the resources below to prepare for the exam.

Click here for details about the exam format.

Quantitative Skills in the AP Sciences

Refer to this guide as you develop quantitative skills throughout the course.

Sample Questions

You’ll find sample multiple-choice and free-response questions in the AP Physics 1 Course and Exam Description (.pdf/3.2MB).

See Sample Questions from the Physics 1 and 2 Exams (.pdf/1MB) for more examples of exam questions.

Sample Responses

Student Responses to past exam free-response questions are available on AP Central.

Exam Practice Tips

Check out our Exam Practice Tips.

The Paragraph-Length Response (.pdf/70.5KB) and The Analysis of Experimental Uncertainty (.pdf/72KB) provide helpful information about expectations for your work on the exam.

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines

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The following resources contain the remaining available Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines for the AP Physics 1 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.