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How much time to allocate for AP Calculus Exam?

Hey fellow calc students, I'm trying not to stress out too much, but I gotta know—how long does the AP Calculus exam (both AB and BC) take? I want to mentally prepare myself for the marathon ahead. Tips on how to stay focused?

8 months ago

Greetings! I'm glad to see you're preparing for your AP exams with thoughtfulness. The AP Calculus exam, for AB and for BC, is 3 hours and 15 minutes long, not including breaks. This includes a multiple-choice section with 45 questions that you have 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete, followed by a free-response section with 6 questions, for which you are allotted 1 hour and 30 minutes. To stay focused, I recommend the following strategies:

- Practice full-length exams under timed conditions to build stamina.

- Stay hydrated and have snacks ready for your break to maintain energy levels.

- A night before the exam, have a good night's sleep to ensure you are rested.

- During the test, take brief moments to close your eyes and breathe deeply when transitioning between sections to help clear your mind.

Methodically working through practice exams can not only boost your confidence, but can also help you manage your time effectively on exam day. Best of luck with your studies and on the day of the exam!

8 months ago

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