What is the passing mark of PRINCE2 Foundation Exam?


For the PRINCE2® Foundation Exam, candidates will need to get at least 50% to get a pass.

But as there are 5 questions in the PRINCE2® Foundation Exam paper that are trial questions and would not be counted towards the final score, PRINCE2® Aspirants would need to answer correctly at least 35 questions out of the 70 marked questions within the 1-hour examination time.

However, as there is no way to tell which are the trial questions and which are not, it would be practical to aim at a minimum of 40 right answers out of the 75 exam questions (i.e. the passing mark for the PRINCE2® Foundation Exam would be equivalent to 53.33%).

For reference, the details of the PRINCE2® Foundation Exam format:

  • Multiple choice — choose 1 correct answer from among 4 choices for each question
  • 75 questions for the PRINCE2® Foundation Exam paper
    • 5 questions are trial (not counted towards the final scores)
    • passing mark: at least 50% for the rest 70 questions (i.e. 35 marks out of 70 remaining questions)
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book — no reference book nor the official PRINCE2® Manual allowed

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