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Breakdown of the AP Exam Structure (Number of MCQs)?

Anyone knows how many multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are on a typical AP exam? I heard they might vary between exams, but what's the general format? A bit stressed since I'm better at MCQs than essays.

8 months ago

It's natural to want to know the structure of the exams you're preparing for. Indeed, the number of MCQs varies from one AP exam to another. For example, the AP Biology exam traditionally has 60 multiple-choice questions, whereas the AP United States History exam includes 55. The College Board changes these formats occasionally, so I always recommend checking their official website or course description guides for the most up-to-date information.

Remember, practice makes perfect, especially with multiple-choice questions. There are plenty of resources to help you prepare—both free online and in study guides. Taking multiple practice tests can give you a good feel for the pacing and style of the questions. Colleges do like to see strong AP scores, so your concerns are valid, and it's great that you're focused on preparing thoroughly. Keep up the good work, and don't hesitate to reach out if you need tips or resources to help with your study plan!

Lastly, even if your strengths lie in multiple-choice questions, do not neglect the open-ended sections. A comprehensive revision will ensure you’re well-prepared for all parts of the exam.

8 months ago

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