The AP® Program offers two separate exams in economics: one in microeconomics and one in macroeconomics.
The AP® Microeconomics Exam and the AP Macroeconomics Exam are each a little over 2 hours long. Each exam consists of a 70-minute multiple-choice section and a 60-minute free-response section.
The multiple-choice section accounts for two-thirds of the student’s exam score and the free-response section for the remaining one-third.
Some questions in the free-response section require graphical analysis. The free-response section begins with a mandatory 10-minute reading period. During this period, students are advised to read each of the questions, sketch graphs, make notes, and plan their answers. Students then have 50 minutes to write their answers.
Definitions of the following terms that are frequently used as prompts in free-response questions are:
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