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The AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam



The AP Physics Exam was first offered as a single exam in 1956. It stayed that way until it was separated into two exams — AP Physics B and Physics C — in 1969. The AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam covers approximately the first half of a one-year course in introductory physics with calculus, intended for students planning to major in engineering or a physical science.

Multiple-Choice Questions

For sample multiple-choice questions, refer to the Course Description.

If you are using assistive technology and need help accessing these PDFs in another format, please contact us at ssd@info.collegeboard.org. Note: versions of these PDFs with enhanced accessibility will be available in the upcoming academic year. Free-Response Questions

Below are free-response questions from past AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exams. Included with the questions are scoring guidelines, sample student responses, and commentary on those responses, as well as exam statistics and the Chief Reader's Student Performance Q&A for past administrations.

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2014: Free-Response Questions
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2013: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
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2012: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
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2011: Free-Response Questions
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2010: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
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2009: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
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Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

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Sample Responses Q1
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2008: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Sample Responses Q1
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2007: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
 Free-Response Questions Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Sample Responses Q1
Sample Responses Q2
Sample Responses Q3

Grade Distributions


2006: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q & A

Scoring Statistics
Sample Responses Q1
Sample Responses Q2
Sample Responses Q3
Grade Distributions


2005: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Commentary

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Sample Responses Grade Distributions


2004: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Commentary

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Sample Response Q1 Sample Response Q2 Sample Response Q3 Grade Distributions


2003: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Commentary

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Sample Response Q1
Sample Response Q2
Sample Response Q3
Grade Distributions


Important Note: PDF Files
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