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How long is the AP Chemistry exam?

Hey guys, does anyone know how long the AP Chemistry exam actually is? I'm trying to figure out how to pace myself and plan my studying effectively, so any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

7 months ago

The AP Chemistry exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes long, consisting of two main sections: multiple-choice and free-response. The first section is the multiple-choice section, which comprises 60 questions that you have 90 minutes to answer. This section tests your knowledge of chemistry facts and concepts, as well as your ability to analyze data, evaluate experimental designs, and perform calculations. The second section is the free-response section, which consists of 6 questions (3 long and 3 short) that you must complete in 1 hour and 45 minutes. The free-response section evaluates your problem-solving skills, your ability to synthesize concepts, and your understanding of underlying principles.

To pace yourself effectively during the exam, allocate an average of 1.5 minutes per multiple-choice question and 21 minutes per long free-response question, and 13 minutes per short free-response question. When planning your study sessions, break down the material into smaller sections, and set specific goals for each session. It's also a good idea to work on practice exams under timed conditions so you can get a feel for the exam format and gauge your progress. Good luck with your studying!

7 months ago

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