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This is part 4 of a 5-part series featuring study guides for our five most popular AP exams.

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AP Calculus Exam Basics

The AP Calculus multiple-choice section includes 45 questions and accounts for 50 percent of the exam score. The free response section includes six questions that you will need to respond to with written answers and accounts for 50 percent of the exam score. Students have three hours and 15 minutes to complete the exam.

What’s on the AP Calculus Exam?

Multiple choice:

  • Questions include algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and general types of functions.
  • Questions include analytical, graphical, tabular, and verbal types of representations.

Free response:

  • Questions include various types of functions and function representations and a roughly equal mix of procedural and conceptual tasks.
  • Questions include at least 2 questions that incorporate a real-world context or scenario into the question.

AP Calculus Study Guide 

Download the AP Calculus study guide to help you prepare for the AP Calculus exam.

Preparing for the AP exam

In addition to the AP Calculus study guide, Peterson’s provides AP Calculus practice tests to assess your knowledge of the course material. Practice tests identify your strengths and weaknesses in exam topics and provide detailed answers and explanations to every question. Taking practice tests simulates the actual test-taking experience under timed conditions, so you can take the exam with confidence.

Download the AP Calculus Study Guide

AP Calculus Study Guide