PMP® Exam Updates
About the New PMP Exam
We gathered feedback from leaders and practitioners around the world. The PMP exam has evolved to meet today’s demands of the profession, organizations and you. It focuses on three domains you need to gain a competitive edge and prove you work smarter:
PEOPLE – emphasizing the soft skills you need to effectively lead a project team in today's changing environment
PROCESS – reinforcing the technical aspects of successfully managing projects
BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT – highlighting the connection between projects and organizational strategy
Content that spans the value delivery spectrum, including predictive, agile and hybrid approaches, will be included across the three exam domains.
The exam is comprised of:
- 180 questions (the previous exam was 200), but the same number of questions will be scored
- 230 minutes to complete the exam
- One additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests. No scheduled breaks for paper-based exams.
- Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank. See prototype questions to learn more.
Learn more about the exam by reviewing the Exam Content Outline below—available in different languages.
2021 PMP Exam Content Outlines