The total time allotted for the PMP certification exam is four hours.
Before the exam starts, you will have to follow a tutorial to familiarize yourself with the exam environment, for example, what the question screen will look like, how to select the answer and submit it, how to use the calculator on the computer, how to review answers, etc.
The time allotted for this familiarization session is fifteen minutes.
The duration of this session is not included in the exam time limit. If you are able to complete the session in less than fifteen minutes, you can complete it and start the exam right away. Your exam clock will start counting down.
When I was taking my exam, I completed the awareness session in less than five minutes and used the remaining time to note down some formulas and concepts on the paper provided by the Prometric staff.
Effective from October 23, 2016, you are not allowed to write notes during this familiarization session. Though, you can write down it once you end the familiarization session and start the exam.
I took one minute to relax myself, and then I ended the session and started my exam.
I completed my exam in around two and half hours. After that, I took a break then started revising questions patiently. I took more than one hour to revise all the questions.
Please note that if you complete the exam in less than four hours, invest the remaining time in revising the questions because you will never get another chance to do so. Sometimes you may have selected the right answer but you accidentally clicked on the incorrect answer. Try to find such errors as well.
This happened to me; therefore, it may happen with you as well.
Once you finally complete the exam and submit your answers, you will be taken to a short survey. After completing this survey the screen will turn white for a few moments and then you will be able to see your result.
The allotted time for the exam is four hours and this time is sufficient to complete all 200 questions. The exam is preceded by a fifteen-minute awareness session; use this time wisely to note down any critical concepts or formulas. If you complete the exam before the time is up, use the remainder to check your answers.