How AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam Is Scored
Grades on the AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam are reported as a number: either 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. The descriptions for each of these five numerical scores are as follows, along with the percentage of test-takers who got each grade.
|AP Exam Grade||Description||Mechanics|
|5||Extremely well qualified||30.2%|
Colleges are generally looking for a 4 or 5, but some may grant credit for a 3. How well do you have to do to earn such a grade? Each test is curved, and specific cut-offs for each grade vary a little from year to year, but here’s a rough idea of how many points you must earn—as a percentage of the maximum possible raw score—to achieve each of the grades 2 through 5:
|AP Exam Grade||Percentage Needed|
The percentages needed are usually a little lower for the E & M section of Physics C.