AP Calculus BC

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About the Exam

Important: Because of school closures due to COVID-19, we’re offering at-home testing for the 2020 AP Calculus BC Exam as well as free resources to help you prepare. For more details, visit the 2020 AP Coronavirus Updates AP Calculus BC exam page. Note that any related adjustments to 2020 AP Exams, such as length or content covered, may not be reflected on all AP Students pages.

The AP Calculus BC 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.

Exam Duration
3hrs 15mins

Exam Dates

  • Tue, May 12, 2020,
    2 PM ET

    AP Calculus BC Exam

    May 12 is the updated 2020 date for the AP Calculus BC Exam.

Exam Components

45 questions 1hr 45mins 50% of Score

  • Part A: Graphing calculator not permitted (33.3%)
  • Part B: Graphing calculator required for some questions (16.7%)

6 questions 1hr 30mins 50% of Score

  • Part A: 2 problems | Graphing calculator required (16.7%)
  • Part B: 4 problems | Graphing calculator not permitted (33.3%)

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