AP Computer Science A
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The Computer Science A Exam will test your understanding of the programming concepts covered in the course units, as well as your ability to read and write code for computer programs.
40 questions 1hr 30mins 50% of Score
The multiple-choice section includes individual, single questions as well as occasional sets of 2 questions. You’ll be asked to:
4 questions 1hr 30mins 50% of Score
In the free-response section, you’ll respond to four questions with written answers. The section includes:
ArrayList—You’ll be asked to write program code to satisfy method specifications and create, traverse, and manipulate elements in 1D array or
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2021 AP Computer Science A Free-Response Questions and Scoring Information
2021 AP Computer Science A Free-Response Questions
Review the released free-response questions.
2021 AP Computer Science A Scoring Guidelines
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2021 AP Computer Science A Sample Responses Question 1
2021 AP Computer Science A Sample Responses Question 2
2021 AP Computer Science A Sample Responses Question 3
2021 AP Computer Science A Sample Responses Question 4
2021 AP Computer Science A Score Distributions
AP Computer Science A Exam Free-Response Questions and Scoring Information Archive
Review free-response questions, sample student responses, and scoring guidelines from past exams.
AP Computer Science A Java Quick Reference—2020 Exam
The Java Quick Reference lists the accessible methods from the Java library that may be included on the exam, starting with the 2019-20 school year. The Java Quick Reference is included in the exam booklet.
AP Computer Science A Java Quick Reference—2004-2019 Exams
The Java Quick Reference lists the accessible methods from the Java library that may have been included on the exam. This should be used in conjunction with the 2019 released free-response questions.