PMP certification test exam

PMP Sample Questions & Test Exams


Whether you want to test your knowledge or whether you are preparing for your PMP certification exam: you will find these sample questions and test exams useful. You can use them for free and without registration as often as you like!

Take some time to take some of our knowledge quizzes below. Choose the area and the type of test exam that meets your current needs. For cost controlling and earned value analysis questions, you will need a calculator. If you need more explanations on the topics or if you want to follow up on the correct answers, check out the links to our explanatory articles.

PMP Exam Preparation – Introduction

Note that the original questions of the PMP exam are “top-secret”. Thus, you will not find any test exams or sample questions identical to current or previous exam questions – neither on this site nor anywhere else on the internet. However, the below quizzes have been created with typical PMI exam questions in mind.

There is also no fixed minimum score that you need to pass your exam. In fact, PMI weighs the complexity of questions and computes a pass-or-fail decision within a secret Blackbox (read their PMP exam guidance for more information). However, various sources suggest that the ‘pass’ threshold was likely somewhere between 65% and 75% correct answers (but not all questions count).

While this makes a tactical exam preparation rather difficult (purposely), solid expertise in the different knowledge areas of the PMBOK is key to passing the exam. As a rule of thumb, you should score at least >80% in sample questions and test exams to have a good chance of passing the real exam. Some areas are ‘quick wins’, e.g. project cost controlling and earned value analysis. It is almost certain that your exam will contain a few questions on that topic. On the other hand, you will only need to memorize a few not too complex formulas and understand the entire concept to answer them correctly.

Take these test exams, follow up on your gaps and you will significantly increase the probability of passing the exam in these areas.

Test Exams and Sample Questions

Test Exam on Cost Controlling and Earned Value Analysis / Management (EVA/EVM)

This test exam consists of 30 questions around cost variance, cost and schedule performance index, estimate at completion, etc.

  • No. of Questions: 30
  • Duration: 30 – 60 mins, ideally to be passed within 45 mins
  • Target Score: Ideally > 23 correct answers
  • Required Tools: Calculator

Sample Questions on Project Cost Controlling

This test exam consists of 20 questions around Cost Variance (CV), Schedule Variance (SV), Cost Performance Index (CPI) and Schedule Performance Index (SPI).

  • No. of Questions: 20
  • Duration: 20 – 40 mins, ideally to be passed within 30 mins
  • Target Score: Ideally > 15 correct answers
  • Required Tools: Calculator

Sample Questions on Project Cost Forecasting

This test exam consists of 20 sample questions around Estimate at Completion (EAC), to-complete-performance index (TCPI) and Variance at Completion (VAC).

  • No. of Questions: 20
  • Duration: 20 – 40 mins, ideally to be passed within 30 mins
  • Target Score: Ideally > 15 correct answers
  • Required Tools: Calculator

Background and Explanations

For project cost controlling and earned value analysis, read the following articles:

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