You can use the resources below as you prepare for the AP Exam.

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Sample Questions

You’ll find sample multiple-choice and free-response questions in the AP U.S. Government and Politics Practice Exam (.pdf/2.0MB).

Sample Responses

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

Exam Practice Tips

Check out our Exam Practice Tips.

Practice with a Released Exam

The 1999 Released Exam is available for you to use as you prepare for the exam. Note: This exam does not reflect the 2018-19 redesigned course and exam.

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines

Note: The free-response questions from 2018 and before do not reflect the current course and exam, which were redesigned starting in the 2018-19 school year.

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines: login

The following resources contain the remaining available Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines for the AP United States Government and Politics 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.