AP Environmental Science Test

The AP Environmental Science course is one of the most interesting science classes available because it covers aspects of geology, biology, chemistry, geography, and environmental studies. The course looks at a wide variety of man-made environmental problems as well as those caused by nature. Start your exam prep with one of our nine free AP Environmental Science practice tests.

Free AP Environmental Science Practice Tests

AP Environmental Science Exam

The APES exam is a two-hour and forty-minute test divided into two sections, section I being multiple choice and section II being free response. You will have 90 minutes for the multiple choice section and 70 minutes for the free response section.

The AP Environmental Science multiple choice section is worth 60% of your total exam score and consists of 80 questions. The free response section is worth 40% of your total exam score and consists of 3 essay questions. The essay questions are as follows:

  1. Design an investigation based on an environmental scenario. This question will have a model or quantitative data with it.
  2. Analyze an environmental problem and come up with a possible solution. This question will also have a model or quantitative data with it.
  3. Analyze an environmental problem and come up with a possible solution through calculations. This question will present an authentic environmental scenario.

Calculators are permitted on both sections of the exam; four-function, scientific, and graphing calculators are all acceptable. Topics covered on the test include earth systems and resources, biodiversity, the living world, populations, land and water use, energy resources and consumption, pollution (atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial), and global change. Passing the AP exam is equivalent to passing a one-semester introductory college course on environmental science. Start your test prep with our free AP Environmental Science practice tests. They feature challenging questions with detailed explanations for each answer. Good luck with your studies!