use of calculator during pmp exam

Many aspirants are worried about math-based questions and the calculations involved in solving these questions. They wonder if they can use a calculator during the PMP certification exam.

Yes, you can use a calculator during your PMP certification exam. 

In fact, you have two choices: you can use the built-in calculator application through the computer or ask the Pearson VUE staff to provide you with a calculator.

They will let you borrow a non-programmable basic calculator.

You will need to do some basic mathematical calculations for the PMP certification exam, and a simple calculator will be more than enough for all your needs.

Please note that you cannot take your own calculator into the test room. You have to deposit your personal items into a locker before entering. You will only be allowed to keep the key to your locker.

Summary

The calculations involved in the PMP exam are basic, simple algebraic functions. Therefore, you can use the computer’s built-in calculator in the computer, or you can ask the Pearson VUE staff for a basic calculator.

Have you attempted the PMP exam? Did you find a calculator useful during? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

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  • Hi Farhad, thanks for your useful website and your valuable information regarding PMP exam. In case of NPV calculations, where NPV=FV/(1+0.05)^3 – something like this is there, scientific calculator is required i guess, or is there any easier manual method to do so? Thanks in advance.

    • Hello Maitra,

      In the PMP exam you will be given the NPV and asked to select the right answer. Even if you the calculation will required, it will very simple and you will be able to do it without needing a scientific calculator.

      Don’t worry about it.

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