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Don't leave a single question unanswered!

Written by  Cornelius Fichtner
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The PMP® exam is a 200-question multiple choice exam. Each question has four possible answers: A, B, C, or D; each correct answer is worth one point towards passing the PMP® Exam. If you don\'t select an answer then it is considered incorrect. Your goal is to answer every single question on the exam even if you have to guess.

Here is one method to help find the best answer among the four presented:

  • Start out by reading the question completely, make sure that you understand it, and that you can distinguish between the important facts and the extraneous information;
  • Learn to ignore those facts that do not relate to the question;
  • Then read all four possible answers; usually two of the four will be very obviously incorrect and can be eliminated; and
  • Finally, weigh the two remaining questions against each other and make your choice. Also remember, that you will have a checkbox that allows you to mark any questions you are uncertain of and want to come back and review later.

To practice this approach stop by at our Resources section where we have a list of more than 20 links to websites that offer free practice tests.

And what if you really don\'t know? Then just pick one. That way you have at least a 25% chance of getting it right. If you don’t answer a question then your chance of getting it right is 0%.


Cornelius Fichtner, PMP
Principal Instructor
The Project Management PrepCast™

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