The A.P. Government and Politics Exam sounds scary. Well it is. Until you start! The exam is not what you expect it to be. If you know your stuff you will have no problem. Don't get me wrong; it's not easy. However, you can make it a whole lot easier if you want. Learning all you can, studying, staying committed and attentive will ease the pain of the exam greatly.The exam itself will have 60 multiple choice questions to complete within 45 minutes. Pace yourself, read all answer choices, eliminate what you know is wrong, and use any other test taking strategies you have learn over the years to give yourself the greatest advantage possible. Look over your answers if time remains. There will be four essays to complete within 100 minutes. Try to spend 25 minutes on each one. Refer to the "How are the Essays?" section for more advice. You can score between a 1 and 5. A 3 is required to pass!