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How long are AP exams typically?

I’m trying to figure out how to pace myself while practicing for my AP exams. Can anyone tell me how long each exam usually lasts? Knowing the timing could really help me simulate exam conditions better.

7 months ago

Hey there! You're definitely on the right track by wanting to simulate actual testing conditions – that's a great way to prepare. AP exams are typically about 3 hours long, although the exact timing can vary slightly depending on the subject. Generally, they're divided into two sections: multiple-choice and free-response. For example, the AP Biology exam has a 90-minute multiple-choice section and then a 90-minute free-response section. There is usually a short break between the two sections, so it's a bit more than 3 hours in total with that break included. Timing can be tight, especially on the free-response sections, so practicing with timed practice exams is a smart move. You can find the specific timing for each AP exam on the College Board's website, and many test prep books also include full-length practice tests with timing guidelines. Keep up the diligent prep, and I'm confident you'll do great!

7 months ago

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