Filling in Your Answer Sheet and Exam Booklet

Important Update

To support students affected by school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re offering at-home testing for 2020 AP Exams. This means changes to some of our processes and policies. Note that these adjustments may not be reflected on all AP Students pages including this one. For the most updated information, visit Updates for AP Students Affected by Coronavirus.

Follow these instructions for completing exam responses. Not following these rules could affect your score.

  • All your answers for the multiple-choice section must be indicated on your answer sheet by filling in the appropriate circles. Do not write your answers for the multiple-choice section in the exam booklets. If you do, your answers will not be scored.
  • Answers for the free-response section must be written in the Section II exam booklet. Some exams have additional orange Section II booklets containing exam questions—do not write answers in these booklets.
  • All answers for the free-response section must be in English, with the exception of the Chinese Language and Culture, French Language and Culture, German Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture, Spanish Language and Culture, and Spanish Literature and Culture Exams. Any responses not adhering to this policy will not be scored.

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