## Is the AP Calculus AB exam hard?

The AP Calculus AB exam is historically one of the hardest AP exams to pass. Its passing rate may look high at 58%, but that’s because it’s one of the less popular AP exams with a smaller self-selected group of students taking the exam.

**How do you succeed in AP Calculus AB?**

AP Calculus AB Exam Tips

- Keep an eye on your time.
- Show your work, even when you’re using a calculator.
- Try to solve each part of the question.
- Be sure to fully answer the question being asked.
- When asked to justify or to explain an answer, think about how that can be done.
- Do not round partial answers.
- Practice!

### What percent is a 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam?

AP Score Distributions

Exam | 5 | 1 |
---|---|---|

AP Calculus AB | 19.5% | 14.5% |

AP Calculus BC | 44.6% | 4.3% |

AP Computer Science A | 25.6% | 16.8% |

AP Computer Science Principles | 10.9% | 8.6% |

**How hard is it to get a 5 on AP Calc AB?**

According to AP Calculus 21.3% of students got a 5 on the AB test out of 302,532….Is it hard to get a 5 on AP Calc?

Composite Score Range | AP Score | % of Students Who Got Score |
---|---|---|

68-108 | 5 | 18.3% |

#### Is AP Calculus Easy?

1 answer. It is easy, but only if you work hard. I took AP Calculus AB in my sophomore year and got A’s both semesters, as well as a 5 on the AP Exam. Simple derivatives and limits, however, will not require extra practice and could be learned just through doing homework.

**Is a 4 on AP Calculus good?**

A score of 3 or higher is generally considered good, because that means you passed the exam! A 4 is considered very good, and a 5 is especially impressive since it is the highest score. Also keep in mind that every college sets its own policy about AP credit.