AP Macroeconomics

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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 Macroeconomics Exam as well as free resources to help you prepare. For more details, visit the 2020 AP Coronavirus Updates AP Macroeconomics 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 Macroeconomics Exam will test your understanding of the economic concepts covered in the course, as well as your ability to define economic principles and models; explain given economic outcomes; determine outcomes of specific economic situations; and model economic situations using graphs or visual representations.

Exam Duration
2hrs 10mins

Exam Dates

  • Thu, May 21, 2020,
    4 PM ET

    AP Macroeconomics Exam

    May 21, 2020 is the updated date for the AP Macroeconomics Exam.

Exam Components

60 Questions 1hr 10mins 66% of Score

  • Questions require the use of economics content knowledge and reasoning across the range of course topics and skills. You’ll be asked to:
    • Define economic principles and models
    • Explain given economic outcomes
    • Determine the outcomes of specific economic situations

3 Questions 1hr 33% of Score

The 60-minute time limit for this section includes a 10-minute reading period.

  • 1 long free-response question (50% of section score)
  • 2 short free-response questions (each worth 25% of section score)
  • You’ll be asked to:
    • Make assertions about economic concepts, principles, models, outcomes, and/or effects
    • Explain economic concepts, principles, models, outcomes, and/or effects
    • Perform numerical analysis and calculations
    • Create graphs or visual representations

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