# AP Exam Structure

## Section I - Multiple Choice Questions - 50% of Score

Section I - Multiple Choice Questions - 50% of Score

### 1. Part A of the Multiple Choice Section - 60 minutes

1. Part A of the Multiple Choice Section - 60 minutes

**NO CALCULATOR**- 30 multiple choice questions with 4 choices for each question
- +1 for a correct answer and 0 for an incorrect answer or no answer
- 2 Minutes Per Question

### 2. Part B of the Multiple Choice Section - 45 minutes

2. Part B of the Multiple Choice Section - 45 minutes

**CALCULATOR ALLOWED**- 15 multiple choice questions with 4 choices for each question
- +1 for a correct answer and 0 for an incorrect answer or no answer
- 3 Minutes Per Question

## Section II - Free Response Questions - 50% of Score

Section II - Free Response Questions - 50% of Score

### 1. Part A of the Free Response Section - 30 minutes

1. Part A of the Free Response Section - 30 minutes

**CALCULATOR ALLOWED**- 2 Free Response Questions worth 9 Points each
- 15 Minutes Per Question

### 2. Part B of the Free Response Section - 60 minutes

2. Part B of the Free Response Section - 60 minutes

**NO CALCULATOR**- You may work on ANY Free Response Question including Part I during this time
- 4 Free Response Questions worth 9 Points each
- 15 Minutes Per Question

## Grading of the AP Calculus AB/BC Exam

Grading of the AP Calculus AB/BC Exam

### Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice

Number Correct out of 45 = Raw Score

Raw Score * 1.2 = **MC Score**

### Free Response

Free Response

Q1 Points + Q2 Points + Q3 Points + Q4 Points + Q5 Points + Q6 Points = **FR SCORE**

### FINAL SCORE = MC SCORE + FR SCORE

FINAL SCORE = MC SCORE + FR SCORE

*(Now take your final score and match it with the rubric below)*

### Approximate Scoring Rubric for AP Calculus BC

Approximate Scoring Rubric for AP Calculus BC

- Score of 5: 68–108
- Score of 4: 56–67
- Score of 3: 42–55
- Score of 2: 35–41
- Score of 1: 00–34

### Approximate Scoring Rubric for AP Calculus AB

Approximate Scoring Rubric for AP Calculus AB

- Score of 5: 68–108
- Score of 4: 52–67
- Score of 3: 39–51
- Score of 2: 27–38
- Score of 1: 00–26

### Actual Scoring Average

Actual Scoring Average

- 2010 Global Mean: 38.4 (AB)
- 2011 Global Mean: 45.4 (AB)
- 2012 Global Mean: 47.9 (AB)
- 2013 Global Mean: 46.7 (AB)
- 2013 Global Mean: 45.3 (AB)
- 2014 Global Mean: 56.0 (BC)
- 2015 Global Mean: 61.3 (BC)

## Graphing Calculator on the AP Calculus AB/BC Exam

Graphing Calculator on the AP Calculus AB/BC Exam

A graphing calculator appropriate for use on the exams is expected to have the built-in capability to:

**Plot the graph of a function within an arbitrary viewing window,****Find the zeros of functions (solve equations numerically),****Numerically calculate the derivative of a function, and****Numerically calculate the value of a definite integral.**

One or more of these capabilities should provide the sufficient computational tools for successful development of a solution to any exam question that requires the use of a calculator. Care is taken to ensure that the exam questions do not favor students who use graphing calculators with more extensive built-in features.