In 2021, AP Physics C: Mechanics will be offered in person on:
The AP Physics C: Mechanics exam will consist of 2 online free response questions. The total time for the exam will be 45 minutes. The test is open note and open book. Read more about the College Board's academic integrity policy.
Time on the exam will be divided between two questions. Each question will have a 5 minute upload period for students to submit their work. After a student submits their work for the first question, they will not be able to return back to it.
The units covered on the 2021 AP Physics C: Mechanics exam will be adjusted to encourage fairness amongst students who have missed varying levels of school due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Units covered: Units 1–5
Units not covered: Units 6–7
Time: 25 minutes
This question assesses students’ ability to do the following:
Time: 15 minutes
This question assesses students’ ability to design and evaluate a lab experiment, use graphical analysis of data to find physical quantities, and identify physical sources of experimental variation.
College Board is taking a strong stance against cheating on the 2021 online Physics C: Mechanics test. The following anti-cheating measures will be deployed on testing day to prevent cheating amongst students:
Students found violating the academic integrity policy will suffer severe consequences, including: