AP European History

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Frequently asked Questions

How hard is the AP European History Test?

The AP European History Test is a fairly comprehensive examination of European history from the 15th to 21st century. As such, a broad knowledge of European history is necessary to pass the exam. To prepare, test-takers should have taken the AP European History course and referred to study guides and sample questions for the best results.

How long is the AP European History Test?

The AP European History Test is comprised of 60 questions divided into two sections to be completed in 3 hours and 15 minutes. There is a scheduled break between section 1 and section 2 of the exam.

What is a passing score for the AP European History Test?

The AP European History Exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 5, with scores of 3 to 5 constituting a passing grade. A score of 3 is a 75% or over (or around a C-average).

Can I retake the AP European History Test?

You are allowed to retake the AP European History Test. AP tests are only given once per year, so a test-taker wanting to retake the test must wait until the next year's test date.

How much does the AP European History Test cost?

The AP European History Test requires a fee of $97 at schools in the United States and Canada, $127 to be taken elsewhere. Subsequent retakes require the same fee as the original attempt.

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