AP Macroeconomics

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Frequently asked Questions

How hard is the AP Macroeconomics Test?

The exam is scored on a scale from 1 to 5. In 2022, 16.4% of test takers earned a top score of 5. Test-takers can use study guides and practice tests to increase their chances of success.

How long is the Macroeconomics AP Exam?

The AP Macroeconomics Test is 2 hours and 10 minutes long. It is broken into two different sections: a 60-question multiple-choice section, which takes 1 hour and 10 minutes, and a free-response section, which takes 1 hour.

What is a passing score for the AP Macroeconomics Test?

Every college sets their own score metrics for offering college credit and advanced placement in economic courses. Most colleges require a score of a 3 or a 4 to be considered for advanced placement.

Can I retake the Macro AP Exam?

The AP Macroeconomics Test is only offered once per year, at the end of the course. Students may retake the test the following year but scores from all attempts will be sent to colleges unless you specifically request that one is not sent

How much does the AP Macroeconomics Test cost?

The AP Macroeconomics Test costs $97 if taken in the United States, its territories, its Department of Defense schools overseas, or in Canada. All other test takers will pay $127.

Can I use a calculator on the AP Macroeconomics Test?

A four-function calculator can be used on both sections of the exam. Graphing calculators as well as scientific calculators cannot be used for this exam.

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