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Here’s how you effectively deal with PMP exam questions!
After months of studying for the PMP Exam prep by taking courses and reading exam guide books,
the next step is to take the PMP Exam itself! Whether you believe you need more test preparation or
are optimistic in your ability to pass the exam, the following tips from PMP accredited candidates
and teachers are often useful.
4 Tips you can practice for answering PMP Exam questions correctly
Understand the question types. There are various types of question styles asked in the
examination, which are designed to test your skills, knowledge, and understanding of project
management concepts. Some of the major question formats include – short and direct,
scenario and situational based, lengthy, formula-based, and ITTO questions.
Read the questions carefully. This is specifically crucial for lengthy type questions. Read
carefully and look for keywords that would have a direct impact on the correct answer. Most
likely, least likely, Not, Best, and except are some of the keywords you must pay attention
to. Read the question twice.
Understand the core information of the question. Going through lengthy questions will take
up a significant amount of time, not to mention the time taken to understand the primary
information required answering the question. Read the last sentence of the question-and-
answer choice first.
Use the best option, for the situational based questions. These situational types of questions
are usually lengthy and also trickier. There is no correct answer is usually, 2 to 3 options are
reasonable or logical. They will ask you to identify – the best next course of action, the first
thing to do, and the best response. Your task is to find the one, which best fits – according to
PMI’s point of view.
Remember to make use of correct formulas, since the PMP has a closed book exam.