Advanced Placement Calculus BC: Exam Details

The exam is approximately of three hours and 15 minutes and has two sections-multiple choice and free response. Each section comprises of 50% of the final exam grade.

Section I: Multiple Choice-45 questions; 1 hour and 45 minutes

This section aims to test your knowledge and proficiency on a wide range of topics.

Part A-28 questions; 55 minutes (no calculator)

Part B-17 questions; 50 minutes (graphing calculator permitted)

Total scores of the multiple-choice section are based on the correct answers. Points are neither deducted for incorrect answers nor points are awarded for unanswered questions.

Section II: Free Response-6 questions; 1 hour and 30 minutes

Part A-2 problems; 30 minutes (graphing calculator permitted)

Part B-4 problems; 1 hour (no calculator)

The free response section aims to test your ability of problem solving using an extended chain of reasoning. You are permitted to continue the work on problems in Part A while doing the second portion of free-response section (Part B), you are not allowed to use the calculator. You can refer calculator policy for more information.

You may not be able to appear for both the Calculus AB and Calculus BC exams within the same year.