Previously Administered Exam for Classroom Use
An AP Comparative Government and Politics Exam administered in 2007 is now available through your AP Course Audit account, along with an answer key, scoring notes, and a scoring worksheet.
EXAM TIMING: 2 HOURS 25 MINUTES
The AP Comparative Government and Politics Exam asks students to explain and apply key and supporting concepts. The exam measures students' knowledge of the six core countries and their ability to compare and contrast political regimes; electoral systems; federal structures; civil rights; and state responses to economic, social, and religious challenges over time.
Format of Assessment
Section I: Multiple Choice | 55 Questions | 45 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
- Address major conceptual understandings among the six core countries
- Apply skills of comparison and interpretation in addition to factual recall
Section II: Free Response | 8 Questions | 100 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
- Short-Answer Concept (5 Questions)
Students provide descriptions of concepts, identifying their significance, contrasting them, or providing examples in one or more countries.
- Conceptual Analysis (1 Question)
Students use major concepts to identify and explain important relationships and to discuss the causes and implications of politics and policy.
- Country Context (2 Questions)
Students use concepts to analyze one or more countries studied.
For sample multiple-choice questions, refer to the Course Description.
2015: Free-Response Questions
2014: Free-Response Questions
2013: Free-Response Questions
2012: Free-Response Questions
2011: Free-Response Questions
2010: Free-Response Questions
2009: Free-Response Questions
2008: Free-Response Questions
2007: Free-Response Questions
2006: Free-Response Questions
2005: Free-Response Questions
2004: Free-Response Questions
2003: Free-Response Questions