Successful Test-Taking Strategies for the New AP* Biology Exam
The new AP Biology exam is 3 hours long and consists of the following sections:
Multiple choice (90 min)
Part A: 63 multiple-choice questions derived from the Curriculum Framework
Part B: 6 grid-in, quantitative questions
Free-response questions (90 min)
Two long free-response questions
Six short free-response questions
The multiple-choice and free-response sections have equal weight, each accounting for ½ the total exam score.
Beginning on the 2013 exam, students can take a 4-function calculator (including square root) for use during the entire exam. They will be provided a list of formulas. Students should take plenty of #2 pencils, with erasers, to answer the multiple-choice portion of the exam and plenty of black ballpoint pens to answer the FRQs. Each student should also take a watch for tracking time and an ID acceptable for checking into the testing location.
Remember: relax, get a good night’s sleep, and eat a nutritious breakfast before the exam
GO GET IT & BE A BIOLOGY CHAMPION!!!