AP Calculus AB
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The AP Calculus AB Exam will test your understanding of the mathematical concepts covered in the course units, as well as your ability to determine the proper formulas and procedures to use to solve problems and communicate your work with the correct notations. A graphing calculator is permitted for parts of the exam. Note: You may not take both AP Calculus AB and Calculus BC Exams within the same year.
Tue, May 4, 2021,
8 AM Local
This is the Administration 1 date for the AP Calculus AB Exam.
Mon, May 24, 2021,
8 AM Local
This is the Administration 2 date for the AP Calculus AB Exam.
Wed, Jun 9, 2021,
12 PM EDT
This is the Administration 3 date for the AP Calculus AB Exam.
Note on 2021 Exams
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 Calculus AB only. View a summary of all 2021 AP Exam formats.
The AP Calculus AB digital exam will include:
Free-response questions will consist of familiar tasks that could appear on a traditional AP Exam, but will be answerable with a regular computer keyboard. The digital exam app will include any symbols you would need to type your responses. All responses must be typed directly into the exam app, but you won’t need to type complex mathematical expressions, draw, or create graphs. No handwritten or photographed work will be accepted.
In Section I Part A and Section II Part B (where calculators aren’t allowed on the paper exam), calculators will be permitted on the digital exam. You will be able to practice answering multiple-choice questions as well as these adapted free-response questions within the 2021 digital exam app, available in early April.
45 questions 1hr 45mins 50% of Score
6 questions 1hr 30mins 50% of Score
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2019 AP Calculus AB Free-Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines
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AP Calculus AB Exam Free-Response Question and Scoring Information Archive
Review free-response questions, sample student responses, and scoring guidelines from 2018 and earlier.