AP Physics C - Mechanics

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Frequently asked Questions

How hard is the AP Physics 3?

The AP Physics C Mechanics covers difficult scientific concepts at the college level. This test is considered challenging and should be prepared for by taking the accompanying AP Physics class as well as studying with study guides and practice tests beforehand.

How long is the AP Physics C AP Exam?

The AP Physics C Mech has 38 questions. 35 of the questions are multiple-choice and 3 are free responses. There is a total testing time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

What is a passing score on the AP Physics C Mechanics Test?

The Physics Mechanics AP is scored on a 1-5 scale. A score of 3 or higher is considered passing with higher scores equating to higher college grade equivalents.

Can you retake the AP Physics C Mech?

The AP Physics C Mech Exam is only offered once a year. Students are allowed to take it again the following year.

How much does the Physics C Mechanics AP Test cost?

The Advanced Placement Physics C has a cost of $97. This fee must be paid by November 15th or a $40 late fee will be due as well.

Can I use a calculator on the AP Physics C Mechanics?

Yes, the AP Physics C AP Exam does allow for a calculator. Either a graphing or scientific calculator is allowed.

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