AP Physics 1 Downloads

Exam Questions and Scoring Information

Looking for sample multiple-choice and free-response questions? You can find them in:

The AP Physics 1 Course and Exam Description (.pdf/3.2MB), which has everything you need to know about the course and exam.

Sample Questions from the Physics 1 and 2 Exams (.pdf/1MB), which provides additional examples.

Free response questions from past AP Physics B exams, which are still available even though that course has been replaced by AP Physics 1 and 2.

The Student Performance Q&A. In this invaluable resource, the Chief Reader of the AP Exam compiles feedback from members of the reading leadership to describe how students performed on the FRQs, summarize typical student errors, and address specific concepts and content with which students have struggled the most that year.

And for free-response questions from prior exams, along with scoring information, check out the tables below.

2017 | 2016 | 2015

2017: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

     
2016: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

Sample Responses Q4

Sample Responses Q5

Score Distributions

2015: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

Sample Responses Q4

Sample Responses Q5

Score Distributions