Free AP Biology Practice Tests

What is the AP Biology test?

The AP Biology Exam consists of questions that assess students’ understanding of the big ideas, enduring understandings, essential knowledge and the ways in which this understanding can be applied through the biological science practices.

Who gives it? College Board

The AP Biology test is given by The College Board which is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

Who can take it?

This exam is available to all but is especially relevant to juniors and senior high school students.

When and where can I take it?

Schedule a meeting with your school counselor or a teacher to learn about the process for taking this exam including deadlines for signing up for courses at your school.

What happens when I pass?

There are many reasons to take AP courses but many students choose the AP Biology exam to set themselves apart in college admission and to earn the college credit and placement that come with a successful exam score.

Additional information

The exam is 3 hours long and includes both a 90-minute multiple- choice section and a 90-minute free-response section that begins with a 10-minute reading period. The multiple-choice section accounts for half of the student’s exam grade, and the free-response section accounts for the other half.

Multiple Choice Practice Test

Questions include the use of modeling to explain biological principles, the use of mathematical processes to explain concepts, the making of predictions and the justification of phenomena, the implementation of experimental design, and the manipulation and interpretation of data.
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