AP Microeconomics Exam Free-Response Question and Scoring Information Archive

Download free-response questions from past exams along with scoring guidelines, sample responses from exam takers, and scoring distributions.

AP Exams are regularly updated to align with best practices in college-level learning. Not all free-response questions on this page reflect the current exam, but the question types and the topics are similar, making them a valuable resource for students. 

2018: Free-Response Questions
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2017: Free-Response Questions
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2016: Free-Response Questions
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2015: Free-Response Questions
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2014: Free-Response Questions
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2013: Free-Response Questions
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2012: Free-Response Questions
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2011: Free-Response Questions
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2011: Form B
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2010: Free-Response Questions
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2010: Form B
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2009: Free-Response Questions
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2009: Form B
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2008: Free-Response Questions
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2008: Form B
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2007: Free-Response Questions
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2007: Form B
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2006: Free-Response Questions
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2006: Form B
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2005: Free-Response Questions
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2005: Form B
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2004: Free-Response Questions
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2004: Form B
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2003: Free-Response Questions
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2003: Form B
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2002: Free-Response Questions
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2002: Form B
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2000: Free-Response Questions
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1999: Free-Response Questions
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