**AP Calculus AB Exam.**
**Duration :** 3 HOURS
**Exam Format : **The AP Calculus AB exam has two sections: a Multiple Choice Section and a Free Response Section. The multiple-choice section is for one hour and 45 minutes (105-minutes) and has 45-questions. The free-response section is for one hour and 30 minutes (90 minutes) and has six-problems.
**Section I: Multiple-Choice Section**. This section has two parts. Part A has 28 questions to be answered in 55 minutes without a calculator Part B has 17 questions to be answered in 50 minutes using a graphing calculator.
**Scoring:** Scores on the multiple-choice section are given as per the number of questions answered correctly. There is no negative marking and no marks are allotted for unanswered questions.
**Section II: Free-Response Section**: This section is divided into two parts. Part A of the free-response section has two problems to be solved in 30 minutes using a graphing calculator. Part B of the free-response section comprises four problems to be answered in 60 minutes and **NO** calculators are permitted for this part. During the Part B, students can continue to work on problems in Part A however no calculators can be used during this time.
**Scoring:** To gain full credit, students must show the complete line of reasoning and must communicate their methods and conclusions clearly.
**Final Scores.**
The multiple-choice and free-response sections each account for one-half of the final exam grade.
**Use of Calculators**
The use of a graphing calculator is permissible on parts of the AP Calculus Exams as given out above. The exams have questions which can be answered using a graphing calculator which has the following basic capabilities:
- Plot the graph of a function within an arbitrary viewing window
- Find the zeros of functions (solve equations numerically)
- Numerically calculate the derivative of a function
- Numerically calculate the value of a definite integral
Following are **not** permitted on the exams: nongraphing scientific calculators, portable and handheld computers, laptops, electronic writing pads, pocket organizers. Also calculators with QWERTY (typewriter-like) keypad as part of hardware or software, pen-input, stylus or touch-screen wireless or Bluetooth capabilities are not permitted. For detailed calculator instructions, please visit Collegeboard site. |
**AP Calculus BC Exam:**
**Duration **: 3 HOURS
**Exam Format : **The AP Calculus AB exam has two sections: a Multiple Choice Section and a Free Response Section. The multiple-choice section is for one hour and 45 minutes (105-minutes) and has 45-questions. The free-response section is for one hour and 30 minutes (90 minutes) and has six-problems.
**Section I: Multiple-Choice Section**. This section has two parts. Part A has 28 questions to be answered in 55 minutes without a calculator Part B has 17 questions to be answered in 50 minutes using a graphing calculator.
**Scoring:** Scores on the multiple-choice section are given as per the number of questions answered correctly. There is no negative marking and no marks are allotted for unanswered questions.
**Section II: Free-Response Section**: This section is divided into two parts. Part A of the free-response section has two problems to be solved in 30 minutes using a graphing calculator. Part B of the free-response section comprises four problems to be answered in 60 minutes and **NO** calculators are permitted for this part. During the Part B, students can continue to work on problems in Part A however no calculators can be used during this time.
**Scoring:** To gain full credit, students must show the complete line of reasoning and must communicate their methods and conclusions clearly.
**Final Scores.**
The multiple-choice and free-response sections each account for one-half of the final exam grade. **Use of **
**Calculators**
The use of a graphing calculator is permissible on parts of the AP Calculus Exams as given out above. The exams have questions which can be answered using a graphing calculator which has the following basic capabilities:
- Plot the graph of a function within an arbitrary viewing window
- Find the zeros of functions (solve equations numerically)
- Numerically calculate the derivative of a function
- Numerically calculate the value of a definite integral
Following are **not** permitted on the exams: nongraphing scientific calculators, portable and handheld computers, laptops, electronic writing pads, pocket organizers. Also calculators with QWERTY (typewriter-like) keypad as part of hardware or software, pen-input, stylus or touch-screen wireless or Bluetooth capabilities are not permitted. For detailed calculator instructions, please visit Collegeboard site. |