AP Psychology

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About the Exam

Important Update

2021 AP Psychology Exams will be offered on paper in early May and as a digital exam in late May and early June.

The paper and the digital versions of the AP Psychology Exam will be full length, containing the typical multiple-choice and free-response sections and covering the full scope of course content, giving you the opportunity to qualify for college credit and placement.

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 Psychology only. View a summary of all 2021 AP Exam formats.

Learn more about 2021 testing.

The AP Psychology Exam will test your understanding of the psychological concepts covered in the course units, as well as your ability to analyze behavioral studies.

Exam Duration
2hrs

Exam Dates

  • Tue, May 11, 2021,
    12 PM Local

    Paper, In School

    AP Psychology Exam

    This is the Administration 1 date for the AP Psychology Exam.

  • Thu, May 20, 2021,
    4 PM EDT

    Digital, In School and At Home

    AP Psychology Exam

    This is the Administration 2 date for the AP Psychology Exam.

  • Thu, Jun 3, 2021,
    4 PM EDT

    Digital, In School and At Home

    AP Psychology Exam

    This is the Administration 3 date for the AP Psychology Exam.

Exam Components

Note on 2021 Exams
Both the paper and digital versions of the AP Psychology 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 Psychology only. View a summary of all 2021 AP Exam formats.

100 questions 1hr 10mins 67% of Score

You’ll be asked to:

  • Define, describe, and explain content from a range of course topics
  • Apply skills related to course concepts, theories, and scientific data and methods

2 questions 50mins 33% of Score

In the free-response section, you’ll respond to two questions with written answers. You’ll be asked to:

  • Explain behavior and apply theories using concepts from different theoretical frameworks or subdomains in the field of psychology
  • Analyze psychological research studies, including analyzing and interpreting quantitative data

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