PMP Practice Test Review

The Project Management Professional (PMP) assessment is taken as part of the PMP credential. Candidates must meet specific eligibility requirements before taking the test.

The PMP examination lasts for four hours and has 200 multiple-choice items. Of these, 175 are used for your final score and 25 are pre-trial questions to be used on future exams. Candidates will not know which questions are scored and which are not. The test gauges a candidate’s knowledge, abilities and methods employed with project management. The test content breakdown is as follows:

  • Initiation – 11%
  • Planning – 23%
  • Executing – 27%
  • Monitoring and Controlling – 21%
  • Closing – 9%
  • Professional and Social Responsibility – 9%

If taking the computer-based version, the candidate will receive a paper copy of the results at the testing site with no waiting. The results will also include data about how the candidate did on the various areas. If the candidate takes a paper and pencil version, the results will be sent out in six to eight weeks. If the candidate is unsuccessful in the attempt, he or she can take the test again. A candidate is allowed three tries in one year. If unsuccessful on all three attempts, the candidate must wait a year before applying again for the credential.

Online PMP Prep Course

If you want to be fully prepared, Mometrix offers an online PMP Prep Course. The course is designed to provide you with any and every resource you might want while studying. The PMP Course includes:

  • Review Lessons Covering Every Topic
  • 700+ PMP Practice Questions
  • More than 500 Digital Flashcards
  • Money-back Guarantee
  • Free Mobile Access
  • and More!

The PMP Prep Course is designed to help any learner get everything they need to prepare for their PMP exam. Click below to check it out!

PMP test blueprint and breakdown


Last Updated: March 13, 2024