# Is AP Calculus AB hard?

## Is AP Calculus AB hard?

AP® Calculus AB is considered to be more difficult than non-AP® Calculus. For the 2020 testing year, 61.4% of the students who took the AP® Calculus AB exam passed it with a score of 3 or higher. The mean score was 3.07. There is another AP® Calculus exam, AP® Calculus BC, that we can use for comparison.

### What percent is a 5 on AP Calc AB 2021?

Exam | 5 | Date Tweeted |
---|---|---|

Statistics | 16.0% | Jul 27 |

Calculus AB | 18.0% | Jul 23 |

Calculus BC | 38.0% | Jul 23 |

AP Research | 14.0% | Jul 20 |

**Should I skip Calc AB?**

In most cases, we don’t recommend taking both AB and BC Calculus. AB Calculus and BC Calculus are similar enough that taking them one after the other will be a lot like taking the same class twice, and it’ll probably be pretty boring for you.

**Do colleges prefer calculus AB or BC?**

While different colleges have their own requirements, the general rule of thumb is that the AB exam counts as one semester of college calculus, and the BC exam qualifies as two semesters. Students who anticipate having to take two or more core math classes may be better off in the BC class.

## When did the AP Calculus AB test come out?

There are three types of official practice resources, and each is explained below. The College Board has released two complete exams from prior administrations of the AP Calculus AB exam. The tests are from 1988 and 1998. The 1988 test has an answer key included; however, for some reason, the 1998 exam does not.

### Are there any multiple choice questions for AP Calculus?

AP Calculus AB Multiple-Choice Sample Questions The College Board often reuses multiple-choice questions for multiple exams, so there are typically few official multiple-choice problems available for any AP exam, AP Calculus AB included.

**How long is the AP Calculus app demo?**

AP Calculus AB students will have two options to answer example questions in the digital testing application. Both provide approximately the same time limit per question as the full exam. The App Demo is an even shorter subset of the questions in Digital Practice–5 multiple-choice questions, a 2-minute break, and 1 free-response question.

**Can you use a calculator on the AP exam?**

No handwritten or photographed work will be accepted. On the paper exam, calculators are not allowed in Section I Part A and Section II Part B, per the AP Exam Calculator Policy . On the digital exam, calculators will be allowed on all sections of the exam.