Advanced Placement European History
The AP European History exam has two sections. Section I is 50% of the total grade with 80 questions (55 minutes), Section II is 50% of the grade with DBQ and 2 thematic essays, 1 each from 2 groups of 3 essays (15-minute reading period, 115-minute writing period). Last year, 67.0% of students scored a 3 or better on the exam.
The College Board publishes sample exam questions and answers from previous years’ exams. It is highly recommended that students review released exams as part of their exam preparation. Most review materials below include content and model practice tests from released Advanced Placement exams.
Using the carefully selected preparation and review books, study guides and workbooks below should help you achieve your European History exam goals.