1. What is the examination format?

The PMP examination is comprised of 200 multiple-choice questions. You need to complete the examination in 4 hours.

Each question consists of 4 options.

You will be assigned a workstation in the test center where you answer questions on screen with mouse.

2. What is the requirement for a pass?

Out of the 200 multiple-choice questions in the examination, 25 are pretest questions from PMI to test the validity of future examination questions and they will not be scored. All questions are randomly placed throughout the examination.

The passing score for the exam is determined by sound psychometric analysis. PMI uses subject matter experts to determine how many questions you must answer correctly to pass the exam.

3. When will the examination be held?

The examination is being held throughout the year. There is no regular annual / quarterly intake schedule.

4. When will I be informed about the exam result?

The examination result is available right after the examination. The result includes an overall pass/fail result score and a breakdown by domain area.

5. What do I need to watch out for on the examination day?

Besides being on time, the most important issue on the examination day is about your identification. You must present the identification document you used during the online registration at the examination venue.

6. What if I fail? How can I take the exam again?

You are granted a 1-year eligibility period to pass the examination after the approval of your online application. During the eligibility period, you may take the examination up to three times. The reexamination fee is:

  • US$ 275 for PMI members
  • US$ 375 for non-PMI members

If you cannot pass within the year, you must wait one year from the date of the last examination you took to reapply for the certification.

PMP, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, and PMI-RMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.