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The AP Microeconomics Exam

Exam Overview

AP MICROECONOMICS EXAM: 2 HOURS 10 MINUTES

The AP Microeconomics Exam questions measure students' knowledge of microeconomics principles and their ability to reason within the discipline.

Format of Assessment

Section I: Multiple Choice | 60 Questions | 70 Minutes | 66% of Exam Score

  • Questions require the use of economics content knowledge and reasoning across the range of course topics.
  • Some questions require analysis of different hypothetical situations.

Section II: Free Response | 3 Questions | 60 Minutes | 33% of Exam Score

  • 1 long free-response question (50% of section score)
  • 2 short free-response questions (each worth 25% of section score)
  • Questions ask students to analyze unique scenarios using different course concepts.
  • Some questions in the free-response section require graphical analysis

Multiple-Choice Questions

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

Free-Response Questions

Below are free-response questions from past AP Microeconomics Exams.

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Free-Response Questions 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 1999-2003


2015: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines


2014: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

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


2013: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

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


2012: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

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


2011: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q & A

Scoring Statistics

Sample Response Q1
Sample Response Q2
Sample Response Q3
Score Distributions


2011: Form B

Questions

Scoring

Samples and Commentary

Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines Sample Response Q1
Sample Response Q2
Sample Response Q3


2010: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

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


2010: Form B

Questions

Scoring

Samples and Commentary

Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines Sample Response Q1
Sample Response Q2
Sample Response Q3


2009: 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


2009: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines Sample Responses Q1
Sample Responses Q2
Sample Responses Q3


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
Sample Responses Q2
Sample Responses Q3
Grade Distributions


2008: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions Scoring Guidelines Sample Responses Q1
Sample Responses Q2
Sample Responses Q3


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


2007: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions Scoring Guidelines Sample Responses Q1
Sample Responses Q2
Sample Responses Q3


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


2006: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions Scoring Guidelines Sample Responses Q1
Sample Responses Q2
Sample Responses Q3


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


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

Scoring Commentary
Sample Responses


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


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

Scoring Commentary
Sample Response Q1
Sample Response Q2
Sample Response Q3
 


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


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

Scoring Commentary
Sample Response Q1
Sample Response Q2
Sample Response Q3
 


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