The PMP exam is quite a long exam to take – this is why you are given four hours within which to answer
the 200 computer-based questions supplied to each examinee. To pass, you have to be able to answer at
least 137 of these 200 questions correctly (which is equivalent to a percentile score of 68.5%.) Of course,
any potential employer would want to see you get a much higher score than that to hire you – and the job
market can be merciless due to the numbers of people you may be competing against for the same
position. So always aim to get the best possible score you can get.
One thing that should help you is that the actual PMP exam may have questions that contain superfluous
information. This superfluous information actually will not help you get the right answer to that particular
question (and perhaps were inserted just to test how analytical you are.)
Another thing to look out for would be a question that seems to have more than one correct answer
offered to you. In reality, there is only one totally correct answer per question on the real exam. The trick
is to weed out any seemingly correct answers from the true one.
Try to use the perspective of an actual PMP (Project Management Professional) when trying to answer
the real exam questions. Some examinees make the mistake of trying to answer with information from a
layman point of view (which is wrong.) The exam questions are testing your ability to think like a PMP.
Lastly, scrutinize answers which use words that generalize (such as must, never, always, and completely)
because these may be trick answers that can be misleading.