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Length of AP Physics 1 Exam?

Just a quick question, how long is the AP Physics 1 exam? I'm trying to figure out how I’m going to manage my time on test day, and I can’t find the length anywhere. Gotta make sure I pace myself correctly!

7 months ago

Absolutely, managing your time effectively is a key part of doing well on AP exams. The AP Physics 1 exam has a total length of 3 hours. It's split into two main sections: Section I is multiple choice and has 50 questions, which you'll have 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete. Each question has 4 answer options, and no points are deducted for incorrect answers, so it's to your benefit to answer every question.

Section II is free response, consisting of 5 questions to be answered in 1 hour and 30 minutes, as well. This section includes experimental design (1 question), quantitative/qualitative translation (1 question), and short answer (3 questions). These require a deeper understanding of the content and the ability to explain your reasoning.

Practice is the best way to improve your time management, so I would recommend doing some full-length practice exams under timed conditions to get a feel for pacing yourself. Best of luck!

7 months ago

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