AP Human Geography

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About the Exam

Exam Overview
The AP Human Geography Exam will test your understanding of the geographic concepts covered in the course units, as well as your ability to analyze maps, geospatial data, infographics, and more.
Exam Duration
2hrs 15mins

Exam Date

  • Thu, May 4, 2023,
    8 AM Local

    AP Human Geography Exam

    This is the regularly scheduled date for the AP Human Geography Exam.

Exam Components

60 questions 1hr 50% of Score

The multiple-choice section includes individual questions as well as sets of questions. You’ll be asked to:

  • Analyze geographic concepts, processes, patterns, and relationships
  • Analyze geographic data from maps, tables, charts, graphs, satellite images, and infographics.
  • Interpret geographic information represented visually in maps, satellite images, photographs, cartoons, and landscapes.
  • Analyze spatial relationships using geographic scales

3 questions 1hr 15mins 50% of Score

In the free-response section, you’ll respond to three questions with written answers. All three will present an authentic geographic situation or scenario, and at least two will ask you to explain and analyze spatial relationships across geographic scales.

  • The first question will have text only.
  • The second question will ask you to analyze and/or interpret data, an image, or a map.
  • The third question will feature two stimuli, which will include data, images, and/or maps.

At least one of the free-response questions assesses your ability to analyze across geographic scales to explain spatial relationships.

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