AP Physics 1


AP Physics 1 Exam -
May, 2018

Use the Following Links for Details about the AP Physics 1 Exam:

AP Syllabus (download below)

AP Physics 1 Topics include the following:

   Vectors, Forces, and Equilibrium
Kinematics (Position, Velocity, Acceleration, Projectiles)
Newton's Laws (Statics and Dynamics)
Work, Energy, Power (Conservation Laws)
Linear Momentum (Collisions)
Circular and Rotational Motion (Gravitation, Torque)
Oscillations (Simple Harmonic Motion, Pendulums)
Waves (EM, Sound)
Electric Forces and Fields
DC Circuits

     The AP Physics 1 Exam is 3 hours long and includes both a 90-minute multiple-choice section and a 90-minute free-response section. The multiple-choice section accounts for half of your exam score, and the free-response section accounts for the other half.    

Section I: Multiple-Choice

1 hour and 30 minutes; 50 questions consisting of 45 discrete items and items in sets & 5 multiple-correct item                                

Section II: Free-Response

       Sample Free-Response Exam  Free-Response Answer Key

1 hour and 30 minutes; 5 questions consisting of:

Full Mult.Choice Question Bank Review and Key

  • 1 experimental design question
  • 1 quantitative/qualitative translation question
  • 3 short-answer questions, one requiring a paragraph-length argument
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