Practicing sample questions and attempting mock tests is an essential part of your PMP exam preparation.
Practicing sample questions helps you solidify your concepts and practicing mock tests lets you check your readiness for the exam and identify your weaknesses.
Therefore, to help you prepare effectively for the PMP exam, I am going to provide you with a list of high quality free and paid PMP exam sample questions and mock tests.
The resources mentioned here are authentic and renowned. I hope these resources will be enough for your PMP exam preparation.
Free PMP Exam Sample Questions and Mock Tests
A single search on the internet will give you many sites providing you with free sample questions and mock tests for the PMP exam. However, only a few of them are able to conform with the current trends and high quality of the exam.
You should try questions only from the authenticated resources because one wrong question can corrupt your correct concepts.
To make this process easier for you I have prepared a list of free PMP exam sample questions and mock tests. You can use them for your PMP exam preparation.
Before starting our discussion in detail, I am listing all the resources here in a table for your quick reference. If you are in a hurry, you can get the information here right away.
|wdt_ID||S. No.||Link||No of Questions||Remark|
|1||1||Oliver Lehman - I||75||Online Webpage|
|2||2||Oliver Lehman - II||175|
|3||3||PM Study Circle||100||Online Webpage|
|4||4||Tutorials Point||200||Online Webpage|
|5||5||PM Study||151||Online Simulator|
|6||6||Exam Central||1,000||Online Webpage|
|7||7||Edwel Programs - I||50||Online Webpage|
|8||8||Edwel Programs - II||100||Online Webpage|
|9||9||PM Exam Simulator||90||Online Simulator|
|10||10||PM Study||200||Online Simulator|
Now, let’s discuss each of them in detail.
This is the most popular set of questions by Mr. Oliver Lehmann, who is a world famous trainer for the PMP exam. His question sets are considered to be the hardest and many experts believe if you score more than 70% on his tests, consider yourself ready for the exam.
He has published two sets of questions. The first one is online and consists of 75 questions, and the other is the PDF version which you can download on your device. The PDF version has 175 questions.
You should try these questions at the end of your final preparation.
PM Study Circle
In this blog I have published 100 free PMP exam questions. These questions are aligned with the current version of the PMBOK Guide, and will help you find knowledge gaps in your preparation.
As the questions available here are easier, you should try them during your PMP exam preparation to find the knowledge gaps.
Tutorialspoint provides a great deal of educational content and is considered to be an authentic source of knowledge.
On their site, you can find 200 free sample PMP exam questions.
The difficulty level of these questions is low, so I would suggest you try these questions during your exam preparation.
PM Study is known for providing many courses for project professionals.
They provide you with 151 free sample questions but the catch is they come from only two chapters of the PMBOK Guide: project management framework and project integration management.
You can practice these questions for free.
The difficulty level of these questions is medium, so you can try them at the end of your preparation.
Here you can find 1,000 free PMP exam sample questions. To access these questions you will need to register on their website. Get yourself registered and try their questions.
Edwel Programs has been helping project professionals to excel in their careers since 1992. They provide two sets of free PMP exam questions to PMP aspirants.
The first set has 50 easier questions which you should try during your preparation. The other set has 100 tough questions which you should try at the end of your preparation or before the exam.
Free Mock Tests
Now we will discuss the list of mock tests. Compared to free sample questions, free mock tests are rare. All these are online mock tests with a timer, so when you start the exam, the timer starts ticking and you can measure your performance.
Mock tests provide you with an opportunity to test yourself against the real exam and help you develop stamina and patience to sit for a long duration.
PM Exam Simulator
This simulator was developed by Mr. Cornelius Fichtner who is a famous PMP trainer. The access is for three days and you can attempt to solve 170 questions.
PM Study’s Simulator
This mock test has 200 free PMP exam sample questions. I have checked this mock test and find that the quality of these questions is quite good.
Head First Lab
This mock test has 200 questions which you can try after providing your email.
Though the questions in this mock test are easier as compared to the real exam, you will find it to be useful practice.
Paid PMP Exam Questions and Mock Tests
You should invest some money in purchasing some high quality sample questions and mock tests. These paid sample questions and mock tests provide you with many benefits over the free options, such as:
- The question quality is high
- They are always aligned with the current exam guidelines
- They are always updated
- They are most likely error free
- They provide support to your queries
Free options are good as they are free, but the quality of questions may not be good and they may not provide answers to your queries.
Here I will provide you with a table of paid sample questions and mock tests and then give you a short description of each these resources.
|wdt_ID||S. No.||Link||No. of Questions||Remark|
|1||1||PMP Question Bank||200|
|2||2||PMP Mock Test||200||Online Simulator|
|3||3||PM Exam Simulator||1,800||Online Simulator|
|4||4||PM Training's Exam||1,000||Online Simulator|
|5||5||Whizlab's Simulator||1,195||Online Simulator|
PMP Question Bank
This question bank was developed by me, and it has 400 PMP exam sample questions. The question quality available in the mock test is very high and it helps you test your strength for the PMP exam.
You will find it to be the most affordable high quality question bank for the PMP exam.
The price of this question bank is 5 USD and it is available in three formats, PDF, ePub, and Mobi, so you can use it on any device you own.
PM Exam Simulator
This exam simulator was developed by Mr. Cornelius Fichtner. This simulator has 1,800 PMP exam sample questions. The content is based on the 5th edition of the PMBOK Guide and aligned with the latest syllabus, effective from January 11th, 2016.
PMP Mock Test
This is an online mock test which was developed by me. This mock test consists of 200 PMP exam sample questions. The quality of these questions is very high and near to the real exam.This mock test is available for 5 USD and the access is for three months. During this time you can attempt the test an unlimited number of times.
PM Training Practice Test
This simulator has more than 1,000 questions and the cost is 59 USD. The advantage of this course is that it includes many video tutorials including tips and tricks.
This simulator has around 1,000 questions, is updated with the latest syllabus and the access is unlimited. Though the cost of this simulator is 129.95 USD, for a limited time it is available at 39.95 USD.
Here, I conclude the list of PMP exam sample questions and mock tests.
Please note that passing the any of above mock tests does not guarantee that you will pass the real PMP exam. I have seen many people score around 80% on Oliver Lehman’s tests, but failed or performed poorly in the real test.
Every PMP test is unique and the set of questions is different for everyone. If the questions are easy the passing score may be high and if the questions are tough the passing score may be lower.
For the PMP exam you should study the complete syllabus. You should not assume that scoring more in one section can help you in another section. If you do so, it may reduce your chances of passing the exam.
Read the complete content thoroughly, practice enough questions and then attempt the exam.
Good luck on your PMP test!
For the PMP exam, practicing around 1,000 to 1,500 questions will be enough for you. You should not always look for free questions on the internet and solve them all. Stick with some good quality free resources, and invest some money in paid question banks and mock tests.
In this blog post I have given you many resources, and I believe if you use a few from the given lists, you will be able to pass the PMP exam successfully.