Exam Info And Course Content
The AP Microeconomics exam consists of 2 sections. The first one is a 60 question multiple choice section that lasts 70 minutes and makes up 66% of your exam score.
The second section is free response. It consists of 3 questions and lasts 60 minutes. There is 1 long free response question (50% of section score) and 2 short free response questions (25% of section score each).
College Board provides free example test questions, so click here if you want to check them out, and read our reviews of the best AP Macroeconomics books.
Next Exam Date
Wednesday, May 16th 2018
Last Time The Exam Changed
The exam has never been changed and there are no plans to change it in the near future.
The Best AP Macroeconomics Books for 2018
|Book Cover||Description||Our Rating||Price|
|Foundations of EconomicsAP EditionPearson's(Best AP Macro-Economics Textbook)||5.0||View Price|
|Cracking The EconomicsMacro and Micro ExamsThe Princeton Review(Best AP Macro-Economics Review Book)||4.6||View Price|
|Crash Course: AP MacroeconomicsCrash Course(Best AP Macro-Economics Prep Book)||4.5||View Price|
Best Textbook – Foundations of Economics, AP Edition
It is widely accepted by students across the United States that Foundations of Economics, AP Edition is the very best AP Macroeconomics textbook you can find. Bonus that it also covers everything you need to know to also take the AP Microeconomics exam as well.
If you are serious about getting a 5 on both the Economics exams, then you must purchase this textbook, nothing else compares to it. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you can simply buy a review book or a prep book and be able to ace both exams. The only way to do it is to buy this textbook.
It covers in depth every core concept in both Macro and Micro Economics and each chapter is accompanied with exercise questions that will resemble the real exam.
Best Review Book – AP Economics Macro and Micro Exams, 2018 Edition
If you’re taking AP Macroecon, you should also take the AP Microeconomics exam, so there’s no reason for you to spend money on 2 different books if one book is enough for the job.
It has information on everything you need for the exam, and it includes two practice tests in total: one for Macro and one for Micro.
We are also really impressed that The Princeton Review corrected some of the mistakes that were pointed out in the previous year’s edition.
Best Prep Book – Crash Course: AP Macroeconomics
The exam is fairly easy, so one practice test should be enough, but if you want more then we recommend buying the AP Macroeconomics Crash Course review book.
Like all Crash Course books, this one only contains information that you specifically need for the AP Macro exam. It took our spot for the best AP Macroeconomics prep book.
Simply said, if it’s in the book, you need to know it.
If you buy the book you also get a free online practice test that’s instantly graded and has detailed explanations of all answers in addition to all of the must-know formulas and definitions that you can review the day before the test.
Both AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics are very popular exams to self-study for, as you can start studying a week before and still get an easy 5.
We recommend going through the Crash Course book and taking their online test to see how you do.
After that, you can skim through the Princeton Review book, take one more practice test, and you should get a 5 on the exam if you review the terms and formulas from Crash Course on the day before the exam.