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AP Exam Duration Concerns

Hey everyone, as AP exams are approaching, I'm trying to plan out my study schedule. Does anyone know how long the AP Biology Exam for 2023 is scheduled to last? I'm just trying to get a sense of the test day timeline to manage my pacing better during practice tests.

8 months ago

Hey there! It's fantastic to see you being proactive about your preparation for the AP exams. The AP Biology Exam, like many AP exams, consists of two main sections: multiple-choice and free-response. Typically, you'll have 90 minutes for the multiple-choice section, which includes 60 questions, and another 90 minutes for the free-response section, featuring 6 questions that require a mix of short and long written responses. So, overall, the exam will last about 3 hours, not including any administrative procedures before and after the exam. As for pacing, it's important to practice with these times in mind. Many students find it helpful to allocate roughly a minute and a half per multiple-choice question and divide the free-response section accordingly. Remember to leave a little bit of buffer time for reviewing your answers if possible. All the best with your studies, and don't hesitate to take short breaks during your practice to mirror the actual test day experience as closely as you can!

8 months ago

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