AP World History Downloads

AP World History Exam Questions and Scoring Information

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

The Course and Exam Description (.pdf/1.44MB), which has everything you need to know about the course and exam, including a practice exam reflecting the 2017-18 updates.

An AP World History Exam from 2013, previously available only through your AP Course Audit account. Since this exam is now publicly available, you can use the questions without restriction. Please note that the questions and scoring information are reflective of exams given in May 2016 and before.

Sample exam questions (.pdf/2.42MB) originally published in the fall 2014 course framework. Note that this document does not reflect the 2018 exam format.

And for free-response questions from the 2017 exam, along with scoring information, check out the table below. Please note that these questions do not reflect the format of the 2018 exam. Similar resources for the 2018 exam will be available after the exam administration in May 2018.


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

Free-Response Questions