AP Macroeconomics

Our AP Macroeconomics practice test directory has a list of the top quality free resources that you need to ace your AP Macro exam. We’ve identified the best AP practice exams that are available online, and we provide links and reviews. Whether you are looking for AP Macroeconomics notes, outlines, study guides, multiple choice, or free response questions, we have links to the best information on the web.


AP Macroeconomics Practice Exams

Practice AP Macro Questions.  This is a 120 question AP Macroeconomics practice test on Quia from Chris Cannon.

1995 Released Exam. This is the actual AP Macro test from 1995 that was released by the College Board to help students prepare for their exam. Make sure you go through this one to get the feel for the type of questions that will be asked.

Albert.io AP Macroeconomics. Hundreds of macro questions organized by topic. Much of the content is free, but full access requires a subscription.

Mankiw Textbook Quizzes (4e). Chapter tests for the 4th edition of Principles of Macroeconomics by Gregory Mankiw. These AP Macro multiple choice questions are perfect for test prep. Pick a chapter then click on “Tutorial Quiz.”

Flashcard Vocab, Flashcard Review, and Exam Vocab. These 3 sets of AP Macro flashcards from Quizlet cover hundreds important vocabulary terms.

McGraw Hill Practice Test.  This online test has a nice variety of questions. A good resource for your AP Macroeconomics review review.

McConnell Textbook Quizzes (19e).  These are the online chapter quizzes for Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies (19th Edition) by McConnell, Brue, and Flynn. Simply choose a chapter from the drop-down menu and then click on “Quiz”. If you aren’t sure which chapter you need, check the Table of Contents here. Quizzes are also available for the 18th Edition of the textbook.

Welker Flashcards.  This set of flash cards covers 150 key terms.

AP Macroeconomics Free Response

Questions from 1999 to 2016.  Includes every AP Macro free response question along with scoring guidelines, sample essays, and scoring statistics.

How to Answer Macro Question 1.  This excellent video from Jason Welker provides a detailed walk through on answering your long FRQ.

How to Answer Macro Questions 2 & 3.  Another awesome AP Macroeconomics free response video. This one has tips and hints for your short FRQs.

AP Macroeconomics Notes

Macro Textbook Notes.  This is a very thorough set of AP Macro notes that covers all the major topics. Ninety-nine pages in all.

Peggy Pride’s Notes.  Another awesome set of AP Macroeconomics Notes. This set is 109 pages and is based on the 17th edition of the McConnell and Brue book.

Exam Study Guide.  This is an excellent AP Macro cram packet which was created by Charles Feng.

Final Exam Review.  This has four solid pages of information to learn for your exam. If you are looking for the most concise review of the key topics, then this is it.

Course Notes Outline.  A thorough outline of Macroeconomics by McConnell & Brue.

Every Graph.  A short YouTube video reviews every graph you need to know for the exam.

Top 10 Video.  A 10 minute video that reviews the top 10 exam concepts.

15 Minute Video Review.  A great summary of the course from Mr. Clifford.

Review Sheets.  A 6-page exam review on Scribd.

AP Macroeconomics Videos

ACDC Leadership.  A huge collection of YouTube videos from Mr. Clifford that teach the key concepts from AP Macro. A great way to get review concepts that you are struggling with.

Economics Classroom.  These AP Macroeconomics videos from Jason Walker are organized by topic. Very clear explanations with graphs.

Online Course.  This is a complete AP Macroeconomics online course from Educator.com. Lectures from Professor Jibin Park along with notes, practice questions, and the ability to ask questions. Four lectures can be viewed for free, but you will need to subscribe to access all the resources.

Highest-Rated AP Macro Study Guides from Amazon

AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. This is the highest rated AP Macro study guide. Like all of the books in the Crash Course series it does a great job of targeting the exact content that is needed for the exam. Also includes a full-length online practice exam.

Cracking the AP Economics Macro & Micro Exams, 2017 Edition. This book from The Princeton Review is another great AP Macroeconomics study guide. It includes a thorough content review of each topic, test-taking strategies, and 2 full-length practice exams with detailed explanations.

About the Exam


The AP macroeconomics course is designed to teach students the economic principles that are applicable to the economy as a whole. The topics covered are: basic economic concepts, measuring economic performance, national income and price determination, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth & productivity, and international trade & finance.

The AP Macroeconomics Exam format is:
Multiple-Choice (70 minutes, two-thirds of final grade)
-60 multiple choice questions
AP Macroeconomics Free-Response (60 minutes including a 10 minute reading period, one-third of final grade)
-1 long free-response essay question
-2 short free-response essay questions

The essay questions require analysis of economic situations and the utilization of macroeconomic principles. Answers need to demonstrate analytical skill and good organization, along with explanatory diagrams that augment the analysis. Some of the questions may include graphs that need interpretation and some questions may require one or more graphs to be drawn as part of the answer.

When is the AP Macroeconomics Exam?

The AP Macroeconomics Exam date for the 2016/2017 school year is Wednesday, May 10th 2017 at 12 p.m. The test is only offered once per year.