PMP test, for many project managers hoping for being master of this field, well recognized and having upper hand in the labor market, is a target to be achieved. Now comes some explanation of this test’s format and structure for those considering giving it their all!
Pursuant to PMP Examination Specification, this exam has questions spreading around five performance domains – they are Initiating the project (13%), Planning the project (24%), Executing the project (30%), Monitoring and controlling the project (25%), and Closing the project (8%). Sitting this test involves your juggling 200 multiple choice questions to this specification. Just like in a research project where you needs piloting your survey questionnaire for relevance evaluation, 25 out of the 200 questions on the exam are ‘pre-test’ questions (also, sample questions) for the Project Management Institute to fine tune difficulty level and the exam’s precision, and accordingly not being scored.
Scoring method for this test is called a modified Agnoff method, a commonly applicable method for setting standards in numerous various types of multiple choice examinations. In the modified Agnoff method, panels of PMPs after discussing and determining throughout a reiterative process of review, expected results come to ultimate agreement on the pass mark for the PMP test. Currently, out of the 175 graded questions, you must answer 61%, (or 106 questions) correctly to pass the PMP exam.
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