Watch as Sal solves free response questions from past AP Calculus exams. This is a good preparation for your upcoming exam!. Sample questions from the A.P. Calculus AB and BC exams (both multiple choice and free answer). Calculus AB free response #2 (a & b). (Opens a. These are example problems taken directly from previous years’ exams. Even if you aren’t taking the exam, these are very useful problems for making sure you.

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All free-response questions are divided into parts—that is, they are stuffed with smaller questions.

Expect to write at least one paragraph or provide multistep equations for each lettered part of a free-response question on the AP Calculus exam, and to clearly label the part you are answering e.

How You Earn Points: Kaplan Expert Tip Respone these parts are related to each other, and sometimes they are independent.

AP Calculus practice questions

As a general rule, you can expect to have to:. If you can ace four of the questions and slug your way to partial credit on the res;onse two, you will put yourself respponse position to get a good score on the entire section. Going into the details about how points are scored would calculuss your head spin, but in general, the AP Calculus exam readers have a rubric that works as a blueprint for a good answer.


Use that time to be as precise as you can be for each part of the question. The section consists of two parts, just like the multiple-choice section. The good news is that the topics covered in these questions on the AP Calculus exam are usually fairly common calculus topics.

AP Calculus AB solved free response questions from past exams | Khan Academy

For the free-response questions, you receive points for responding properly resppnse each subquestion prompt. Any reader who reads your exam should, in theory, award you the same number of points on a given question. Part A contains two free-response questions for which you are allowed and in fact, will most likely need to use your graphing calculator.

View our International Programs. Readers check and cross-check each other to ensure that each answer is evaluated in the same way.

Writing smart things about each question will earn you points on that question. Part B contains four free-response questions for which you may not use your calculator.


The test makers provide extra space for calchlus who write big or for corrections. The more points you score, the better off you are on that question.

Every subsection of a question has one to four key ideas attached to it. You have about 15 minutes for each free-response problem on the AP Calculus exam.

AP Calculus AB solved free response questions from past exams

In most cases, the grader will award you points for the second part as long as your math is valid relative to that particular part of the question. Use proper notation and always include units where applicable. AP Calculus Practice Questions. Readers always use the same rubric for a question and all questions are evaluated using a rubric.


If you write about one of those ideas, you earn yourself a point.