|The AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam
AP CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE EXAM: 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES
The exam assesses students' interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication skills in Mandarin Chinese, as well as knowledge of Chinese culture. The exam is administered on a computer. The student reads on the screen, listens through headphones, types using the keyboard, and speaks into a microphone.
Students may choose between traditional or simplified Chinese characters for reading and writing in Chinese. The selected display and input options have no effect on a students score. All Chinese text displayed on the screen is available in either traditional Chinese characters or simplified Chinese characters. Students have two options for typing Chinese text: Microsoft Pinyin IME (MSPY) or MicrosoftNew Phonetic IME.
Format of Assessment
The AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam is approximately 2 hours long. However, the total time required for proctors to administer the exam may be longer, taking into account time for reading directions, moving from question to question, etc.
Section I: Multiple Choice | 70 Questions | ~ 1 Hour, 30 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
Section II: Free Response | 4 Tasks | ~ 45 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
For sample multiple-choice questions, refer to the Course Description.
2015: Free-Response Questions
2014: Free-Response Questions
2013: Free-Response Questions
2012: Free-Response Questions
2011: Free-Response Questions
2010: Free-Response Questions
2009: Free-Response Questions
2008: Free-Response Questions
2007: Free-Response Questions