AP Human Geography
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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.
Starting April 8, you can try out the test-day experience, by answering example questions in the digital testing application. See the Digital Practice page for general information about practice options.
AP Human Geography students will have two options to answer example questions in the digital testing application. Both provide approximately the same time limit per question as the full exam.
We highly recommend you take the Digital Practice, and strongly advise that if you can’t take the Digital Practice, at least take the App Demo. Both can be taken multiple times, and can be accessed directly in the digital testing application. You can access your answers and solution materials (MCQ answer key, FRQ scoring guidelines) for the Digital Practice. Note: Taking the App Demo after completing Digital Practice may override your answers from Digital Practice.
You should be aware of some aspects of testing digitally that you’ll encounter–in the Digital Practice and on exam day:
Tue, May 4, 2021,
12 PM Local
This is the Administration 1 date for the AP Human Geography Exam.
Fri, May 28, 2021,
12 PM EDT
This is the Administration 2 date for the AP Human Geography Exam.
Tue, Jun 8, 2021,
12 PM EDT
This is the Administration 3 date for the AP Human Geography Exam.
Note on 2021 Exams
Both the paper and digital versions of the AP Human Geography Exam will be full length, containing the typical multiple-choice and free-response sections and covering the full range of skills and knowledge specified in the course and exam description.
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 Human Geography only. View a summary of all 2021 AP Exam formats.
60 questions 1hr 50% of Score
The multiple-choice section includes individual questions as well as sets of questions. You’ll be asked to:
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.
At least one of the free-response questions assesses your ability to analyze across geographic scales to explain spatial relationships.
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2021 AP Human Geography Free-Response Questions
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AP Human Geography Exam Free-Response Question and Scoring Information Archive
Review free-response questions, sample student responses, and scoring guidelines from past exams.