AP Physics C- Electricity & Magnetism

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How hard is the AP Physics C?

The AP Physics test is an exam that covers challenging concepts of physics at the college level. This exam needs to be prepared for well in advance, many study guides and practice exams are available for use.

How long is the AP C Physics?

The AP Physics E has a testing time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Within in this time limit, students need to answer 38 total questions. The questions are a mixture of 35 multiple-choice questions and 3 free-response questions.

What is a passing score for the AP Physics C E?

The AP Physics EM is scored on a scale. Possible scores range from 1-5. A score of 3 or higher is considered a passing score.

Can I retake the AP Physics C test?

The AP Exam Physics C is offered once a year in the spring. If a retake is desired, students must take the exam again the following year.

How much does the AP Physics E and M cost?

The AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism exam costs $97. Exam fees are due the November before the exam, if registered after this due date an additional $40 is due.

Can I use a calculator on the AP Physics C?

Yes, calculators are allowed on the AP Physics test. Students can bring in a four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator to the testing centers.

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