AP Biology

AP Biology

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AP Biology Exam

The AP Biology course is the equivalent of an introductory two-semester college biology course. It is designed for students who have already completed one year of high school biology and one year of chemistry. The focus of the course is on understanding concepts rather than memorizing technical details and terminology. Laboratory work is a required element of all AP Bio courses, with an emphasis on the scientific method, problem solving, and research techniques.

The AP Biology Exam format is:

Section I: 90 minutes, 50% of final score
Part A
63 Multiple-choice questions

Part B
6 Grid-in questions

Section 2: 90 minutes, 50% of final score
2 Long Free Response Questions (25% of grade)
6 Short free-response questions (25% of grade)

Due to the emphasis on quantitative skills, students are allowed to use simple four-function calculators (with square root) for the entire exam. Students will also be supplied with a formula sheet.

When is the AP Biology Exam?

The exam date for the 2023–2024 school year is Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 12 noon. The test is only offered once per year.

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