2020 AP Calculus BC Practice Exams

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The 2020 AP Calculus BC exam will be very different in scope and structure than previous years, as a consequence of logistical issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The College Board has indicated the test items will be similar to those on past exams, but there aren’t many existing practice materials designed with the 2020 format in mind.

I’ve created two sample practice exams for my BC Calculus students and will share them here for teachers and students looking for additional resources. All are welcome to use them, but keep in mind that these are merely guesses about what the exam might be like in terms of scope and difficulty. I will say that I intentionally tried to make these more challenging than the College Board’s sample exam, which is just a re-combination of existing 2019 items. (I referred to this as Practice Exam #1, which is why you see #2 and #3 below.)

Please use as you see fit. And let me know if they are helpful!


Ulises Sánchez pacheco · May 8, 2020 at 11:47 am

More than important to understand calculus…really true..because is the basic for many differents areas that we can use in mathematics.

William Thompson · May 8, 2020 at 8:11 pm

Good example problems I think, extending the stem in lots of directions. I tried to DM you in Twitter but can’t seem to find you. You said that solutions were available. Any way to email me? I teach AB and BC.


John R Chase · May 9, 2020 at 7:50 pm

Hi Patrick — I would love the solutions if you’re willing to send them!

Your friend,
John Chase

Christine · May 11, 2020 at 10:35 am

Can you share the solutions? These are great questions and I wanted to share them with my students and am interested in your expected solutions.

Nate Balk · May 11, 2020 at 1:40 pm

Thank you for writing these up. I am having my BC kids practice these today and we are doing an online hash out of it afterwards. Could you send me an answer key if you don’t mind? I especially want to check on your wording of Exam 2020-2 part (c).

S Small · May 11, 2020 at 2:40 pm

Hi! Thank you for uploading the practice exams – would you mind sending solutions! Thank you!

M Arnold · May 11, 2020 at 3:36 pm

Hi. Thank you for creating the practice exams. I have my BC students working on them. Could you please send me the answers? Take care.

Fardeen Khimani · May 11, 2020 at 4:09 pm

Hello Mr. Honner,

May I please get the key for the 2020 BC Calc practice exams #2 and #3?

Fardeen K

    Anna · May 11, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Do you want to compare answers?

Kayla · May 11, 2020 at 4:39 pm

Hi! Thank you for these practice exams! I am helping my sister study for the exam and I was wondering if I could have the solution pages?

Juan Merra · May 11, 2020 at 4:41 pm

Hello just finished working out the solutions. Would u mind sending the answer key:

Austin Zielenbach · May 12, 2020 at 1:01 am

Would you mind sending me the solutions?

Kathir · May 12, 2020 at 9:35 am

I thought this exam was designed to be calculator neutral? 2020 1 q2 is very calculator heavy

    MrHonner · May 12, 2020 at 9:59 am


    I have no special insight into how the College Board will approach this exam, but I wanted to design practice tests that covered all the bases for my students. Good luck!

Sara · May 12, 2020 at 10:59 am

Thanks for making and sharing these! Would you mind sharing the solutions with me?

Karen · May 14, 2020 at 7:39 pm

I have a few students taking the make-up BC Calc exam. I was so glad to find some more resources as they keep their skills up. Would you be willing to send me your solutions? Thank you!

Alax · May 18, 2020 at 3:51 pm

Why does everyone want the answers?

Daniel Kim · May 29, 2020 at 2:17 am

Hello Mr. Honner, thank you for posting this. Would you mind sending me the answer key?

Thanks again,


    Mikaela · May 30, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you so much for publishing this! Would you be able to send me the key so that I could check me answers before the makeup exam? Thank you!!!

      Rohan · May 31, 2020 at 9:58 pm

      hey mikala dm me on insta cause im tryna check my answers too @rohansehgal.2

E.S. · May 30, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Hi Mr. Honner,

My math class and I really appreciated these practice exams to help us prepare for the makeup. We agreed that your tests are definitely the closest to the real test that we’ve seen. I didn’t understand how to solve 2020-2 1b. Could you help me out or send me the solution?


Aliyah · May 31, 2020 at 6:10 pm

Hi! Just wondering if you could send me the answer key. Thank you so much!

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