What is the passing score for the CAPM exam?
You might be thinking about this frequently if you are preparing for the CAPM exam. Not only you; in fact every CAPM aspirant has the same curiosity as you do.
Unfortunately the answer to this question is not known to anybody except the PMI.
PMI does not disclose the passing score for the CAPM certification exam; moreover, I have also gone through the CAPM Handbook to find the passing score for the CAPM exam, but no luck there.
As per the PMI,
“The passing score for all PMI exams is determined by sound psychometric analysis. PMI uses subject matter experts from across the globe to help establish a point at which each candidate should pass the exam(s) and the exam point of difficulty. Data that show how candidates actually performed are cross referenced with the subject matter experts to ensure that the point of difficulty on each exam is healthy.”
Simply put, there is no information available on the passing percentage for the CAPM exam.
Although it is a common perception that if you score above 61% you may pass the exam, but no one can guarantee the truthfulness of this claim.
I suggest you aim for more than 70% in your CAPM certification exam.
Please note that the exam is also consists of 15 pretest questions and the marks for these questions will not be added to your score. Since these questions are placed randomly among the other questions and you will not be able to differentiate them, you should assume that all questions are scorable and you must get all of them right. Consider all 150 questions as real test questions.
The CAPM passing score is a mystery to all and nobody knows it except the PMI. It is also not clear if the passing score is the same for all or not. Therefore, I would suggest you not think too much about it; instead focus yourself on the exam preparation. As there is no clarity on the subject you should aim to get more than 70% on the exam; i.e. try to get more than 105 questions right on the exam.