PMP® Exam Prep

About The PMP® Examination

  • The 4 hour online exam consists of 200 questions

  • All questions are objective (multiple options, single correct answer )

  • Out of 200 questions, 175 are used for scoring the exam

  • Remaining 25 ( considered as pre test questions)are to validate future examination questions

  • All 200 questions are placed randomly so that the candidate does not know the non scoring questions

  • All the questions test one or more knowledge areas defined in PMBOK® Guide 5th edition

PMP® Examination Blueprint:

PMP® Exam questions
  • are developed in accordance with the ISO/IEC 17024 standard

  • are developed and independently validated by global work groups of PMP® credential holders

  • are referenced to current project Management titles, which includes but not limited to PMI®’s Global standards

  • are monitored through psychometric analysis; and

  • satisfy the test specifications of the PMP® Examination content Outline

PMP® Exam Question Distribution

The questions are distributed in 5process groups as given below.


Process Group

%

Approx Questions

Initiating

13

26

Planning

24

48

Executing

31

60

Monitoring & Controlling

25

50

Closing

7

16

Total

100

200

PMP® Exam Passing Score

The passing score for all PMI® credential examinations is determined by sound psychometric analysis.   PMI® uses subject matter experts from across the globe to help establish a point at which each candidate should pass the examination(s) and the examination point of difficulty. Data that show how candidates actually performed is cross-referenced with the subject matter experts to ensure that the point of difficulty on each examination is healthy.

For the most up-to-date and complete information about the Exam, please visit the PMP® Credential Hand Book in certification section of the PMI’s web site: http://www.pmi.org


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