Are You PMP Exam Ready? List of Free PMP Sample Exam Questions with Benchmarks
PMP Exam Tips and Free Study Resources: here is a list of quality PMP mock exams I have taken which are very similar to the real PMP Exam!
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Top PMP® Tip: How to tell if you are Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam ready? PMP® sample exams help a lot, especially if the practice exams are to be carried out in a simulated environment similar to the real PMP® exam. Below is a list of suggested free PMP® sample exam questions for aspirants to test their exam readiness.
One of the most frequent question a PMP® aspirant will ask is: am I PMP® exam ready? It is not only a waste of time and money if you take the actual PMP® test questions when you are still not ready yet, think of the enormous pressure you have to endure sitting 4 hours before the screen and 15 seconds of blank screen for the result to appear.
How to know if you are ready for the real PMP® exam?
By looking at your mock PMP® examination questions results. As a rule of thumb proposed by many PMP® prep books and materials, if you can consistently score above 75% for all mock PMP® exam questions you have tackled, it is safe to say that you can pass the PMP® exam.
However, there is also another question in my head: what if I want to pass with better results? Sadly, I could not get the answer before my PMP® exam.Note: If you need to more quality PMP® sample Exam questions to practice, scroll down to read my recommendation of 1800 PMP® questions for US$100.
That’s why I wrote this post for fellow PMP® aspirants. Below is the list of free/cheap PMP® exam questions I have tackled during my preparation for the PMP® PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition examination and my first-time results for those PMP® sample exams. Trying the same exam 2 or 3 times is often good for practice, but if you would like to assess whether you are exam ready, remember to evaluate only with your first-time results. Though the PMP® practice exams listed below are free, the quality is superb. If you are already well prepared for the PMP® exam, you can just rely on the free resources below to help you pass the PMP® certification without difficulties.
This is the remarks of a reader, Sita Tangirala, PMP®, who made use of the benchmark results to “forecast” the real PMP® Exam results:
I tried my best to get your scores during my mock exams, bought PM Exam Simulator but only wrote 3 tests got 76-80% in them, then Head First got 76%, then Oliver’s 175 I got 64%. Yesterday I compared my results to your scores (which I got around 5 to 10% less) and I though I might be getting moderately proficient in all the areas. Today I wrote the exam. I passed with 4 MPs and a below proficient in planning. Based on my experience, your mock scores are really a very good benchmark to analyse the individual performance in the real PMP® Exam.
List of Free Quality PMP® Exam Sample Questions
|No.||PMP® Exam Questions||Question No.||My First-time Results|
|1||Oliver Lehmann (Online)||75Q||80%|
|2||HeadFirst PMP® Mock Exam||200Q||87%|
|3||PM Exam Simulator (Free 7-day Trial)||170Q||85%|
|4||Simplilearn Free PMP® Mock Exam
|5||Oliver Lehmann (Downloadable PDF)||175Q||82.8%|
|6||Edwel Mock Exam||75Q||85%|
|7||PM Campus Mock Exam
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In the real PMP® Exam taken on 7 Nov, 2013, I passed the PMP® exam and got the following proficiency levels:
|Domain Name||My Results|
|Monitoring and Controlling||Proficient|
The information above may serve as a benchmark for your estimation of your PMP® exam results. These exams are absolutely free (some requires registration) and are more than enough for your mock exam needs if you can score anywhere above 80%. All the questions are of very high qualities and the explanations to the answers are very detailed. The fourth one (HeadFirst PMP® Mock Exam) is still based on the 4th edition of PMBOK® Guide at the moment but nearly all questions are relevant to the 5th edition exam.
If you are tight on budget, you may just exploit the above free PMP® exam questions for your exam success!
Need More PMP® Practice / Sample Questions?
However, if you would like to get more hands-on experience to be better prepared for the real PMP® exam, you might like to explore the PM Exam Simulator (90-day Access) for US$125 dollars with 9 FULL PMP® sample exams (1800 questions). The unique feature of allowing you to discuss with a qualified PMP® Trainer on any questions from within the simulator alone justifies the cost (my review of the PMP® Exam Simulator 2.0 here).
The PM Exam Simulator is created by the publisher of the PM PrepCast™ (which I used to prepare my PMP® exam successfully). The quality of the PMP® sample exam question bank is very good and has been thoroughly updated for the PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition. The user interface looks much like that of the real PMP® exam and the level of difficulties is somewhat on par with real PMP® exam questions. So, after tackling these 9 full PMP® sample exams in addition to the free PMP® practice exam questions provided above, you will be more confident in taking the real PMP® exam.
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