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PMP Examination Information

The PMP examination is comprised of 180 questions. Of the 180 questions, 5 are considered pretest
questions. Pretest questions do not affect the score and are used in examinations as an effective and
legitimate way to test the validity of future examination questions. All questions are randomly placed
throughout the examination.

No. of Scored QuestionsNo. of Pretest (Unscored) QuestionsTotal Examination QuestionsAllotted Examination Time
1755180230 Minutes

The exam is divided into three sections. You will have two 10 minute breaks. The first will appear after you
complete questions 1 – 60 and review all of your answers. The second break will appear after you have
completed question 120 and confirmed that you have reviewed all of your answers. Please note, once you
review your responses and start your break you will not be able to return to the questions from the
previous section of the exam.
When you are signed back in after each break, you will have the remaining allotted time to complete the
second part. In total, you will have 230 minutes to respond to 180 questions.
The examination is preceded by a tutorial and followed by a survey, both of which are
optional and take 5-15 minutes to complete. The time used to complete the tutorial and survey is
not included in the examination time of 230 minutes.

PMP Examination Blueprint

The examination blueprint details the percentage of questions contained in each project management process group. The following represents the percentage of questions in each domain that are included in the examination.

DomainPercentage of Items on Test
I. People42%
II. Process50%
III. Business Environment8%
Total100%