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The AP Latin Exam

Exam Overview

AP LATIN EXAM: 3 HOURS

Exam questions are based on the seven learning objectives and assess all themes.

Format of Assessment

Section I: Multiple Choice | 50 Questions | ~ 60 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score

  • Syllabus Reading: Vergil and Caesar (~20 questions)
  • Sight Reading: Poetry and Prose (~30 questions)

Section II: Free Response | 5 Questions | ~ 120 Minutes (includes 15 minute reading period) | 50% of Exam Score

  • Translation: Vergil (1 passage) and Caesar (1 passage)
  • Analytical Essay (1 prompt)
  • Short Answer: Vergil (5-7 questions) and Caesar (5-7 questions)

Multiple-Choice Questions

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

Free-Response Questions

Free-Response Questions 2015 2014


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 Responses Q1
Sample Responses Q2
Sample Responses Q3
Sample Responses Q4
Sample Responses Q5
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 Responses Q1
Sample Responses Q2
Sample Responses Q3
Sample Responses Q4
Sample Responses Q5
Score Distributions

Past Exam Questions

The College Board provides free-response questions from past AP Latin: Vergil Exams. These questions do not reflect the redesigned AP Latin Exam administered for the first time in May 2013, but the question types are the same and the topics similar, making them a valuable resource for students and teachers. Included with the questions are scoring guidelines, sample student responses, and commentary on those responses, as well as exam statistics and the Student Performance Q&A (Chief Reader's Report) for the May 2012 administrations and before.

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