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AP Physics C Exam Duration

Hey guys! So, I'll be taking AP Physics C and I'm curious about the exam length. How long is the exam and what's the time distribution between the different sections?

7 months ago

Hello! The AP Physics C exam is actually split into two separate exams: AP Physics C: Mechanics and AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism. Each exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, making the total exam time 3 hours if you're taking both.

For each of the AP Physics C exams, the time distribution is as follows:

1. Multiple-Choice Section (45 minutes): This section consists of 35 multiple-choice questions. You'll have a little over a minute per question to read, analyze, and select the correct answer. The multiple-choice section accounts for 50% of your exam score.

2. Free-Response Section (45 minutes): This section contains 3 free-response questions, which require you to solve problems, typically involving calculations, diagrams, and explanations. You'll have approximately 15 minutes for each free-response question. The free-response section also accounts for 50% of your exam score.

Make sure to manage your time wisely during the exam to ensure you have the opportunity to answer all the questions on both sections. Good luck with your AP Physics C exams!

7 months ago

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