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Hi everyone, I'm preparing for the AP Calc AB exam and would like a clearer understanding of its structure. Can someone provide a detailed breakdown of the test sections, including the number of questions and time allotted for each?

5 months ago

Hello! I'd be happy to give you a breakdown of the AP Calculus AB exam structure. The exam is divided into two main sections, with each section further divided into two parts.

**Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions**

1. Part A

- 30 questions

- 60 minutes (This part is without a calculator)

- Covers a range of topics including limits, derivatives, integrals, and various applications

2. Part B

- 15 questions

- 45 minutes (This part allows the use of a graphing calculator)

- Focuses on similar topics as Part A but with an emphasis on calculator-based problem solving

**Section II: Free-Response Questions**

1. Part A

- 2 questions

- 30 minutes (This part allows the use of a graphing calculator)

- Involves solving problems that may require multiple techniques from the course content, often including calculator usage

2. Part B

- 4 questions

- 60 minutes (This part is without a calculator)

- Expect to see limits, derivatives, integrals, and various applications, but you'll need to solve these questions without calculator assistance

In summary, Section I consists of a total of 45 multiple-choice questions, while Section II contains 6 free-response questions. The whole exam takes 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Remember to practice with and without a calculator, as you'll need to be comfortable solving problems in both situations.

For an even more comprehensive breakdown of the AP Calc AB exam, including topics covered, sample questions, and preparation tips, check out this blog post from CollegeVine: https://blog.collegevine.com/ultimate-guide-to-the-ap-calculus-ab-exam/. Good luck with your preparation!

5 months ago

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