What's on the AP Macroeconomics Exam

What’s on the AP Macroeconomics Exam

What’s on the AP Macroeconomics ExamAP 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.

AP Macroeconomics Study GuideThe AP Macroeconomics exam measures the students’ knowledge of macroeconomics principles and their ability to reason within the discipline. The AP Macroeconomics exam consists of 60 questions is takes 2 hours and 10 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 Macroeconomics exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions that account for 66% of the exam. The AP exam also includes a free-response section with 3 questions that account for the other 33% of the exam score.

The questions on the multiple-choice section require the use of economics content knowledge and reasoning across the range of course topics. Some of these questions require analysis of different hypothetical situations.

The free-response questions include one long free-response question that accounts for 50% of the score for the section and two short free-response questions that are each worth 25% of the section score. Questions may ask the student to analyze unique scenarios using different course concepts. Some questions may also require graphical analysis.

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