AP tests are exams designed to measure a person’s grasp of a particular subject area. Passing one of these exams certifies that you have achieved a level of learning commensurate with that of a student who has passed college classes in the subject.
If you’re in high school and are preparing for college, Advanced Placement (AP) courses are a great way to go with earning college credit while still being in high school.
The AP Comparative Government and Politics exam covers the knowledge of facts, concepts, and generalization pertaining to governments and politics, explanation of typical patterns of political processes, analysis and interpretation of basic data, written analysis of subject matter and the ability to compare and contrast political institutions and processes.
The AP Comparative Government and Politics exam consists of 55 questions takes 2 hours and 25 minutes to complete. Students who wish to take the AP exam should expect to pay a $92 fee and must score a 3 on the exam to be considered as passing. Scores on the AP exam range from 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest score.
The AP Comparative Government and Politics exam consist of 55 multiple-choice questions that account for 50% of the exam. The questions on the multiple-choice section require the test-taker to:
- address major conceptual understanding among the six core countries
- apply skills of comparison and interpretation in addition to the factual recall
The AP Comparative Government and Politics exam also includes a free-response section with 8 questions that account for the other 50% of the exam score. There are 5 questions for the Short Answer Concept which will require students to identify the significance, provide examples, or contrast concepts or terms.
The Conceptual Analysis contains only 1 question that will require students to use major concepts to identify and explain important relationships and to discuss the causes and implications of politics and policy.
The Country Context includes 2 questions that will require students to analyze one or more countries studied.