AP Human Geography

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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 Human Geography Exam as well as free resources to help you prepare. For more details, visit the 2020 AP Coronavirus Updates AP Human Geography 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 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 Dates

  • Tue, May 12, 2020,
    4 PM ET

    AP Human Geography Exam

    May 12 is the updated 2020 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.

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