Starting with the 2023 exam, a four-function calculator is permitted for use on both sections of the exam.
Section I: Multiple Choice
60 Questions | 1 Hour 10 minutes | 66% of Exam Score
Section II: Free Response
Questions require the use of economics content knowledge and reasoning across the range of course topics and skills in skill categories 1, 2, and 3.
Exam Weighting for the Multiple-Choice Section of the AP Exam
|Unit 1: Basic Economic Concepts||5%–10%|
|Unit 2: Economic Indicators and the Business Cycle||12%–17%|
|Unit 3: National Income and Price Determination||17%–27%|
|Unit 4: Financial Sector||18%–23%|
|Unit 5: Long-Run Consequences of Stabilization Policies||20%–30%|
|Unit 6: Open Economy—International Trade and Finance||10%–13%|