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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The section consists of two parts, just like questuons multiple-choice section. Part A contains two free-response questions for which you are allowed and in fact, will most likely need to use your graphing calculator.

Part B contains four free-response questions for which you may not use your calculator. The good news is that the topics covered in these questions on the AP Calculus exam rewponse usually fairly common calculus topics. All free-response questions ccalculus 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.


Use proper notation and always include units where applicable. The test makers provide extra space for students who write big or for corrections.

AP Calculus practice questions

For the free-response questions, you zp points for responding properly to each subquestion prompt. The more points you score, the better off you are on that question.

Going into the details about how points are scored would make your head spin, but in general, the AP Calculus exam readers have a rubric that works as a blueprint for a good answer.

Every subsection of a question has one to four key ideas attached to it. If you write about one of those ideas, you earn yourself a point.

Readers always use the same rubric for a question and all questions are evaluated using a rubric. Any reader who reads your exam should, in theory, award you the same number of points on a given question. Readers check and cross-check each other to ensure that each answer is evaluated in the same way. Al smart things about each question will earn you points on that question.


You have about 15 quuestions for each free-response problem on the AP Calculus exam. Use that time to be as precise as you can be for each part of the question.

AP Calculus — Past Free-Response Questions

questiins 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. If you can ace four of the questions and slug your way fref partial credit on the other two, you will put yourself in position to get a good score on the entire section.

As a general rule, you can expect to have to:. Kaplan Expert Tip Sometimes these parts are related to each other, and sometimes they are independent. How You Earn Points: AP Calculus Practice Questions. View our International Programs.