PMP Exam Questions Distribution Pattern

PMP Exam Questions Distribution Pattern

PMP Exam Questions Distribution Pattern post the change has been discussed below. The new PMP exam change already happened on 11th Jan 2016. The PMBOK edition remains 5th edition as such – no change in that.

The questions framed in exam are based on the PMP Domain Tasks established by PMI. There are several new tasks published in this new PMP exam change in 2016. For more details on that domain tasks, refer more details our blog. In terms of the PMP Exam Questions distribution is as follows.

Area of Questions Percentage Wise Questions
Initiating 13% 26
Planning 24% 48
Executing 31% 62
Monitoring & Controlling 25% 50
Closing 7% 14
Totals 100% 200

PMI’s code of conduct remains distributed across the 5 Process Groups Exam Questions as always. Total of 200 multiple choice questions to be answered in 4 hours’ time. 25 Questions are pre-test, which are non-scoring questions. 175 Questions are scoring questions based on which the evaluation for PMP credential will be considered pass.

PMP Exam Questions based on PMI’s Role Delineation Study(RDS)

The questions defined in the exam are scenario based. These scenario’s are picked up based on the tasks defined by the PMI’s domain tasks established by PMI’s role delineation study(RDS).

PMI often benchmarks the RDS based on the evolving practices of practising project managers by conducting surveys, questionnaires and interviews. This RDS based domain tasks turned into scenarios for exam questions are a perfect mix to test a project manager’s ability to work as a Project manager and also a testimony of their real time work experience.

How will PMP Exam Questions change impact my PMP Exam passing score?

PMI has not indicated any such passing score change. Passing score which is a guess by many remains still ambiguous. No light on the exact passing score has been published by PMI as such. So in order to beat that ambiguous passing score, it is evident that one has to establish a sufficient at least 85% or more in their high quality mock exams before attempting the real PMP exam.

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