PMP® Exam Updates in 2021
The new PMP® Exam had launched on 02 January 2021. Check out this article to discover the differences between the new PMP® Exam and the previous one.
Number of Questions
The new PMP® examination is comprised of 180 questions (the old one was 200 questions), including
- 175 scored questions, and
- 5 pretest (unscored) questions.
- They are all randomly placed throughout the examination.
PMP® aspirants have 230 minutes to complete 180 questions. For computer-based tests, attendants also have 10-minute breaks between two sections of the PMP® exam. That makes the exam last for 4 hours in total. No scheduled breaks for paper-based exams.
Exam Content Outline
The new PMP® exam focuses on 3 new domains:
- PEOPLE – emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team. This domain takes 42% of the questions in the PMP® exam.
- PROCESS – reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project. This domain takes 50% of the questions in the PMP® exam.
- BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT – highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy. This domain takes 8% of the questions in the PMP® exam.
Questions related to predictive, agile and hybrid approaches are included across all 3 domains of the PMP® exam.
Types of Question
The new PMP® exam is a combination of many question types. Some of them are very new to PMP® aspirants.
- Multiple responses
- Drag and drop (new): This could be used in definition and process questions. Attendants drag and drop to match the items listed in 2 columns.
- Hotspot (new): This could be used in calculation questions. Attendants are provided a digital graphic, then calculating and pointing out the requested data.
- Limited fill-in-the-blank.
Source: PMP Exam Updates from PMI®