What's on the AP Human Geography Exam

What’s on the AP Human Geography Exam? [Infographic]

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 Human Geography Exam requires students to explain and apply key and supporting geographical concepts. Students must be able to define, explain, and apply geographical concepts and interpret geographical data.

AP Human Geography Study Guide

The AP Human Geography exam consists of 75 questions and is timed for 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete the exam. 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.

AP Human Geography Exam Review

What's on the AP Human Geography

The AP Human Geography exam consists of 75 multiple-choice questions that account for 50% of the exam. The AP exam also includes a constructed-response section with 3 questions that account for the other 50% of the exam score.

AP Human Geography Study GuideOn the multiple-choice question section, test takers will need to:
• define, explain and apply geographic concepts
• interpret geographical data.

On the constructed response questions, test takers will need to understand how to:
•synthesize different topical areas
• analyze and evaluate geographical concepts
• supply appropriately selected and well-explained real-world examples to illustrate geographic concepts
• interpret verbal descriptions, maps, graphs, photographs and/or diagrams
• formulate responses in narrative form



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