AP Macroeconomics

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About the Exam

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

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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