The AP Calculus Exam consists of two sections:
Section I: a multiple-choice section testing proficiency in a wide variety of topics. When this exam is taken the section is scored by a correct answer receiving 1 point, an incorrect answer losing 1/4 of a point, and a blank answer receiving 0 points. This total is multiplied by 1.2 to calculate the adjusted multiple-choice score.
Section II: a free-response section requiring the student to demonstrate the ability to solve problems involving a more extended chain of reasoning. When taken, the raw score is added to the adjusted multiple choice score to receive a composite score. This total is compared to a composite-score scale for that year's exam and converted into an AP score of 1-5.