The PMP Certification Test consists of six different kinds of questions; based on ITTO, definition, situation, formula, interpretational type questions, and some questions will be about Professional and Social Responsibility.
- ITTO Based Questions: ITTO stands for “Input, Tool & Technique and Output.” In the exam you will see many questions based on the ITTO. In this type of question, you may be asked to select the correct Input, Tool & Technique, or Output for a given process.
- Definition Based Questions: These are the simplest questions that you will see in your PMP Certification Exam. For example, definition of risks, secondary risk, residual risk, etc.
- Situation Based Questions: In this type of question, you will be given a situation and asked to find the best answer for that situation. These kinds of questions are very tricky and difficult because all options will seem to be acceptable but you have to choose the best.
- Formula Based Questions: Here you have to solve the questions by using the mathematical formula. These kinds of questions may come from Critical Patch, Critical Chain, PEART, CPI, SPI, EAC, ETC and EMV, etc.
- Interpretational Questions: Here you will be given some data, and you have to analyze them to find the correct answer. For example, questions based on cost benefit analysis (NPV) – you will be given the four NPVs and you have to decide which project is the best to go with.
- Professional and Social Responsibility: Since are you going to be a PMI Certified PMP, PMI expects you to follow a certain code of ethics and professional conduct in your behavior. As per PMI, “As practitioners of project management, we are committed to doing what is right and honorable. We set high standards for ourselves and we aspire to meet these standards in all aspects of our lives — at work, at home, and in service to our profession”. Here, you will see questions like, someone trying to give you bribe to get a favor. In this case what would you do?
It would be best if you try some online free simulated tests before you go for the real exam. Simulated tests will give you an idea of an actual exam environment, and also you can check your progress as well.