AP Physics C Mechanics Score Calculator

It’s important for those gearing up for their AP exam schedule to determine their level of readiness by working through past Physics C: Mechanics (AP C Mechanics or AP Mechanics) exams released by the College Board. 

To figure out where your future scores may shake out come test time, our team has put together an interactive Physics C: Mechanics Score Calculator to show what AP® score you’d likely receive based on the previous year’s exam. 

Physics C: Mechanics Score Calculator

AP Physics C Mechanics Score Calculator

To calculate your likely Physics C: Mechanics score, use the sliders below to adjust the 1 multiple-choice section and 3 free response questions. The curve for this score calculator is based on the most recently available scoring guidelines.

You may also want to check out our AP Physics C: E & M score calculator.

AP® Physics C: Mechanics Score Calculator

You should note that the scores determined by our AP Score Calculators should only be used as approximations, and future Physics C: Mechanics exams may differ from previously used AP Mechanics exams. The calculator will give you an idea whether you’re close to a potential score cutoff or within your ideal (or less than ideal) target score range. 

Why Use Exam Strategist’s Physics C: Mechanics Score Calculator?

Exam Strategist uses only the most recent past exams and official scoring worksheets released by the College Board to give you the best estimate of your current Physics C: Mechanics competency level. The score calculator was designed to help students minimize their concerns regarding future scores by better understanding how raw scores on the Physics C: Mechanics exam are converted to the scaled 1-5 AP® scores. 

Frequently Asked Questions: Physics C: Mechanics Score Calculator

Based on the 2022 AP score distributions, only 26.4% of students received a 5. Alternatively, you would need to have earned 55.6% of the total available composite points on the Physics C: Mechanics exam to score a 5. 

In 2022, 25.7% of students received a 4 on the AP Mechanics exam. Additionally, you would have needed to correctly earn 43.3% of the total available points to earn a 4 on the Physics C: Mechanics exam. 

According to the College Board’s AP score distributions, 21.3% of students earned a 3 on the AP Mechanics. In order to achieve a 3 on the 2022 exam, you’ll have needed to correctly answer 34.4% of the questions. 

The multiple-choice section accounts for 50% of the total composite score, and the free-response sections account for 50% as well. Raw scores are scaled along a grading curve and converted to the 1-5 AP® scores.

Thanks for checking out our AP Physics C: Mechanics score calculator. Feel free to reach out via our contact page with any suggestions or questions you may have. And best of luck on your 2023 AP exams! 


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