PMP Question Types

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by George G - Thursday, January 28, 2016, 7:59 AM

Total 200 questions will be on your exam selected from a bank over 13000 questions that will be Situational Questions, Questions with two or more right answers, Questions with extraneous information, Sometimes you never heard of, Correct Answer to a different question, A new approach to a known topic, Double negative, Questions where understanding is important and off course Questions with new approach to known topic. It will be a complete mixer of hard and easy questions. you have to answer in 4 hours. So, 50 questions per hour. That simple! Most people find four hours to be more than sufficient for the exam.


Most of the Computer based exam conducted in Prometric centers. But don’t worry. Exam is preceded by a 15-minute computer tutorial on the format of the exam. Each question has exactly one correct answer. Out of these 200 questions, 25 questions are research questions. These are randomly placed throughout the exam. These questions are not evaluated while computing exam results. You will only be evaluated on the basis of 175 questions.

On clicking the final submission button, the system will compute the results immediately and provide you with the Pass or Fail message. To pass the PMP examination, you must answer a roughly a minimum of 106 of the 175 scored questions correctly. Immediately on completion of the exam, the Prometric center will give you the provisional mark-sheet. The mark-sheet will give the breakup of the score by Process Area.

There is no negative marking in the exam. Unanswered questions are treated as wrong questions. Examination

Scores are confidential. As of this writing there is no definitive passing score for the exam – for each of the sections in last page will be graded either a) Proficient b) Moderately Proficient c) Below Proficient