AP Calculus


Our AP Calculus directory has links to the highest quality AP Calculus practice tests that will help you ace your AP Calc course. These online test prep resources cover Calculus AB and Calculus BC. See below for our listing of free practice exams with a brief description of each one. Whether you are looking for AP Calculus free response questions, notes, practice tests, cram packets, or study guides, we have it all.

AP Calculus Practice Exams

Albert.io Calculus Practice.  Hundreds of free practice questions for Calculus AB and BC. Just pick the topic you’re working on and start practicing.

Barron’s Test.  A free online AP Calculus practice test from Barron’s. Once you start you can choose between Calculus AB and BC. Includes multiple choice and free response. This is great interactive test, be sure to use it as part of your test prep!

Sample Questions.  This packet from the College Board includes 16 AP Calculus AB multiple choice and 8 AP Calculus BC multiple choice. These are all based on the revised curriculum.

Course Description.  The course description includes quite few practice questions for AB and BC. Multiple choice as well as free response.

Released Exam AB 1988 and AB 1998.  These may be helpful to review, but they do NOT reflect the new curriculum.

McGraw Hill AB Test and BC Test.  These AP Calculus practice tests are based on the “5 Steps to a 5” book from McGraw Hill, there are a total of 50 multiple choice questions here.

Question for Calculus AB and for Calculus BC.  High quality interactive tests from Free Test Online. Multiple choice and free response questions.

Analyzemath Practice Test Questions.  Three seperate AP Calculus quizzes with a total of 49 questions for AB and BC. Answer key provided as well.

Practice Questions. Great collection of AP Calculus practice questions from the University of Houston. Complete with answers and solutions.  Just click on the topic and then click on “Help Materials.” They also have some more practice exams here.

AP Calculus Notes

Elaine Cheong’s Calculus AB Study Guide.  This 20 page Calculus guide is a great study resource.

Paul’s Online Math Notes.  Very complete AP Calculus notes for all calculus topics.  Well organized and clear explanations.

AB Notes.  Huge set of Calculus AB notes. Available in HTML or PDF files.

AP Calculus Free Response

Sample Questions. The sample question packet from the College Board includes some samples of the new free AP Calculus free response questions.

Course Description. The course description includes more free response practice questions.

Prior Year AB and Prior Year BC.  These may be useful for review, but they do NOT reflect the new exam. These are the actual exam questions from 1999 to 2016. Includes AP Calculus AB free response as well as AP Calculus BC free response with scoring guidelines, sample responses, and score distributions.

AP Calculus Exam Prep

Exam Prep Ideas.  A great list of tips and strategies to review as you prepare for your AP Calculus exam.

Tips and Tricks.  Check out this slideshare presentation for AP Calc test taking tips.

Stuff you MUST know Cold.  Two page PDF cram packet for review of key concepts.

Cheat Sheet.  Everything you need to know about Calculus boiled down to 11 pages.

Final Review Sheet. This is a great 6 page review sheet that covers 66 problems. Be sure to check this one out while you prepare for your exam.

AP Calculus Videos

WOWmath Review and Practice Problems.  Hundreds of AP Calculus AB videos, organized by topic. A great way to review concepts that you are struggling with.

Calculus AB Exam Cram.  A two-hour video that is focused on final exam prep.

Online Courses for Calculus AB and for Calculus BC.  These are complete AP Calculus online courses from Educator.com. Includes dozens of lectures with practice questions and downloadable lecture slides. You need to subscribe to take the course, but there are some free sample videos as well.

Highest-Rated AP Calculus Study Guide from Amazon

Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam, 2017 & Calculus BC Exam, 2017  These study guides from the Princeton Review have been revised for the new 2017 exam. Thorough content reviews, targeted test-taking strategies, and 3 full-length practice tests.

5 Steps to a 5: AP Calculus AB & 5 Steps to a 5: AP Calculus BC  Both of these AP Calculus study guides from McGraw Hill have been updated to match the new 2017 curriculum. Includes a 5-step study plan, test-taking strategies, content review, as well as 3 full-length practice exams.

About the Exam


These courses focus on understanding the concepts of calculus and along with its methods and applications. Calculus BC is an extension of Calculus AB, covering all the same topics in AB plus additional topics. Here is the exam format:

Section 1: Multiple Choice 
Part A (60 minutes, calculator not permitted)
30 Questions

Part B (45 minutes, graphing calculator required)
15 Questions

Section 2: Free Response
Part A (30 minutes, graphing calculator required)
2 Questions

Part B (60 minutes, calculator not permitted)
4 Questions

In the free-response section students are required to show their work. The reasoning and methods that support the answer must be articulated.

When is the AP Calculus Exam?

The AP Calculus AB and BC Exam date for the 2016/2017 school year is Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 8 a.m. These tests are only given one time per year.