The AP U.S. Government & Politics course covers the United States political system, and is one of the most popular advanced placement classes. This exam is being updated for the 2018–2019 school year, and all of our questions have been updated to the new format. Pick one of our free AP Government practice tests to start your test prep right now.
Free AP U.S. Government Practice Tests:
- Unit 1: Foundations of American Democracy
- Unit 2: Interactions Among Branches of Government
- Unit 3: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
- Unit 4: American Political Ideologies and Beliefs
- Unit 5: Political Participation
AP U.S. Government Exam:
The exam is 3 hours long, and is divided into two sections. The AP Government Multiple Choice section has 55 questions which must be answered in 80 minutes. Each question has four possible answers, and no points are deducted for incorrect answers. So make sure you answer all the questions, even if you are just guessing on some. This section will make up 50% of your final score.
The Free-Response section is 100 minutes long and includes four essay questions. This section makes up the other 50% of your score. The four FRQs will be of the following types:
- Concept Application
- Quantitative Analysis
- SCOTUS Comparison
- Argument Essay
Students should familiarize themselves with each type of free response question prior to the exam.
Start preparing for your exam right now with our online AP Gov practice test. Answers and thorough explanations are included for all of our questions.