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  • If you reach 5 points in this official AP course exam, you will earn a $300 scholarship when you enter a college in September;
  • If you reach 4 points in this official AP course exam, you will earn a $200 scholarship when you enter a college in September.
  • If you reach 3 points in this official AP course exam, you will earn a $100 scholarship when you enter a college in September.

About AP Chinese

Advanced Placement Chinese Language and Culture (commonly known as AP Chinese Language and Culture or AP Chinese) is a course offered by the College Board as a part of the Advanced Placement Program in the United States. It requires proficiencies throughout the Intermediate range as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. The course interweaves language and culture learning and is conducted mostly in Chinese. The first AP Chinese test was administered on May 9, 2007. Many native Chinese speakers take the exam, leading to an overwhelming majority obtaining the maximum score.

Format of exam

The AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes in length. It assesses Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational communication skills in Mandarin Chinese, along with knowledge of Chinese culture.

Section I consists of multiple-choice questions.

  • Part A: Listening
  • Part B: Reading

Section II, the free-response section, requires you to produce written and spoken responses.

  • Part A: Writing
  • Part B: Speaking

Grade distribution

The grade distributions since 2010 were:

Score20102011
201220132014201520162017
5 76.7% 72.3% 71.1% 69.7% 68.1% 65.2% 62.1% 68.4%
4 13.2% 13.9% 13.2% 14.6% 13.8% 15.4% 16.6% 11.3%
3 6.6% 9.2% 10.9% 10.7% 12.3% 12.1% 14.7% 12.5%
2 1.5% 2.1% 2.3% 2.3% 3.1% 3.3% 2.7% 3.3%
1 2.0% 2.5% 2.5% 2.8% 2.7% 4% 3.9% 4.5%
Mean 4.61 4.51 4.48 4.46 4.43 4.36 4.30
Number of Students 6,388 7,970 9,357 10,121 10,728 11,633 12,524