AP Art History
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The AP Art History Exam will test your understanding of the art historical concepts covered in the course units, as well as your ability to analyze and compare works of art and place them in historical context.
Thu, May 6, 2021,
12 PM Local
This is the Administration 1 date for the AP Art History Exam.
Wed, May 19, 2021,
4 PM EDT
This is the Administration 2 date for the AP Art History Exam.
Wed, Jun 2, 2021,
4 PM EDT
This is the Administration 3 date for the AP Art History Exam.
Note on 2021 Exams
Both the paper and digital versions of the AP Art History Exam will be full length, containing the typical multiple-choice and free-response sections and covering the full range of skills and knowledge specified in the course and exam description.
There are differences between the paper and digital versions of some 2021 AP Exams, and those variations differ by course. The information below applies to AP Art History only. View a summary of all 2021 AP Exam formats.
80 questions 1hr 50% of Score
There are two types of multiple-choice questions on the exam:
You’ll be asked to:
6 questions 2hrs 50% of Score
On the digital exam, due to requirements for exam security, works of art will not be identified. Also, you won’t be asked to provide identifying information for works of art that are provided as stimuli in free-response questions.
There are six free-response questions on the exam:
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2019 AP Art History Free-Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines
Review the released free-response questions and the scoring guidelines.
AP Art History Exam Free-Response Question and Scoring Information Archive
Review free-response questions, sample student responses, and scoring guidelines from 2018 and earlier.