Project Management Question Bank (5th Edition)

PMP Vision

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Project Management Test bank is thus established in 2009 and rebranded in the last days of 2011, with the vision of providing FREE and BENEFICIAL resources to all Project Management practitioners. 
We have provided 2 good years of free Project Management resources with many more years to come. 

Notice: If you would like to access a larger set of free questions as well as a the latest updates on PMBOK 5th Edition details chapter by chapter, please proceed onto the new Mister Exam Study Portal using this link 

PMBOK Version 5 - what you need to know

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® recently released the official dates for when the Project Management Professional (PMP)® and some other of its exams will be updated to the latest standards. Here is what we have learned and our recommendations for studying:

For more details, please refer to the PMBOK ver.5 subpage for more information.
If you want the section-by-section details of the changes, refer to this link.
CredentialExam UpdatedIf you take your Exam
BEFORE this date
If you take your Exam
ON or AFTER this date
PMP®31 July 2013Use PMBOK® Guide 4th EditionUse PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
CAPM®31 July 2013Use PMBOK® Guide 4th EditionUse PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
PMI-SP®31 August 2013Use PMBOK® Guide 4th EditionUse PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
PMI-RMP®31 August 2013Use PMBOK® Guide 4th EditionUse PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
PgMP®31 July 2013Use PMBOK® Guide 4th EditionUse PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition

PMP Exam Bank endorses Trial Exams

PM Testbank endorses the "PMP TRIAL EXAMS" which provides both free and paid access to a large repository of PMP practice questions.

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How to use the PMP Site

1. First of all, welcome to this website

2. A large collection of PM study tips can be found on the left hand side's navigation bar
3.  PM Notes and  PM Rita's Process Chart will offer useful heuristics towards mastering the various  P+M+P topics
4.  PM Processes - Key Points will elucidate on the essentials of the P+M+P processes
5.  PM Life Cycle offers a chronological process view and perspective
6.  PM Worksheets are very detailed, and is a MUST to understand which parts fall under which processes. Many questions will relate to these worksheets. 
7. Once your revision is complete, do attempt the 400+ PM practice questions. 
8. For those not familiar with PM body of knowledge 4th Edition, the Lessons Learned portion will be a good reference.
9. Last but not least, good luck!

PMP Credential

PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.

This recognition is seen through increased marketability to employers and higher salary; according to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey–Seventh Edition, certification positively impacts project manager salaries.

PMBOK 5th Edition Process Map

                                             PMBOK Guide 5th Edition Process Map in a Nutshell

PMP Eligibility Overview

To apply for the PMP, you need to have either:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

This is an overview of the requirements. For complete details regarding the PMP eligibility requirements, please view the PMP Handbook for further details.

If you do not meet the PMP eligibility requirements, you may want to look at the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification.

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Tips to Pass PMP Exam

Question-oriented tips 
  • There are certain questions that contain extra information. This information is irrelevant and it does not relate to the correct answer. Beware of such questions and remember it isn't necessary to use all the information provided to answer the question.
  • Each question has only one correct answer. You need to select the most appropriate answer. Beware of choices that represent true statements but are not relevant. Be sure to read all the options before you select any one.
  • You need to answer the questions from a PMI perspective—not from your own perspective, which you acquired through experience. Remember that PMI is trying to present an ideal environment for project managers that might be different from your own experience.
  • Beware of answer choices that represent generalizations, which may be characterized by words such as always,nevermust, or completely; these are often the incorrect choices.
  • Look out for choices that represent special cases. These choices tend to be correct and are characterized by words such as oftensometimesmaygenerally, andperhaps.
  • The correct answer may not be grammatically correct.

PMI Concept Oriented Tips 

  • The project manager takes an active approach to the job by not waiting until a risk materializes and becomes a problem. This is an extremely important concept that might affect many questions on an exam. The project manager does not escalate problems to upper management or to the customer before fully analyzing them and identifying options. When answering a question related to what the project manager should do in a specific situation, you should rephrase the question to: What is the first thing the project manager will do given such a situation and given his or her proactive nature?
  • Assume that lessons learned and historical databases are available. This might not be true in a real life situation.
  • PMI does not approve adding extra functionality without benefits or gold plating.
  • Project managers have all kinds of soft and hard skills.
  • The Work Breakdown Structures (WBSs) are wonderful tools.
  • Roles and responsibilities need to be properly defined.

PMI Concept Oriented Tips

  • You should memorize all formulas, especially the Earned Value and PERT.
  • Practice eliminating the completely implausible options first.
  • There is no penalty for guessing; thus, do not leave any question blank.
  • There will always be those situations where you have no idea what the question is asking. Use educated guessing to select the most appropriate option. Remember, you have only 80 seconds for each question. If you do not know the answer of a question, mark it and move on and revisit it later if you have time.
  • Answer the questions based on the P+M+B+O+K concepts first, then consider your experience. If they are in conflict, the P+M+B+O+K wins. 

Your 14 Essential Tips to the PM Studying Process

#1 - Fix the date for the PM exam.   Take note that you need at least three months to prepare for the exam.

#2 - Read PM Book thoroughly at least once.

#3 - Read PM Exam Preparation written by the author RITA MULCAHY at least two/three times.

#4 - Memorize the Sequence of the processes in Rita chart especially for initiate, planning and closing process groups.

#5 - Revise the RITA MULCHY. No need to worry about the Tools and Techniques. (Hardly 10 questions).

#6 - Try to do as many questions from the test bank as you can. Review those you have made mistakes and then retry the questions until you get 90% of them correct. 

#8 - Time, Cost, Human resources, Professional Responsibility are easier and very easy to score.  

#9 - Attempt all the questions in PMP Bank, and then find even more questions from our noteworthy links. 

#10 - Assess your score.  Review the incorrect answers.

#11 - Day before the exam, relax yourself.  Do not read and take good rest.  The exam is more on practical and not theory.  If you are not in good mood, definitely you will face problems in answering the questions.

#12 - Write the exam.

#13 - Pass the exam.

#14 - Good luck! 


21 April 2013
Carlos Molina (FEDEX)

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2 April 2013

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12 Sep 2012
Joanna Cantor
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12 March 2012
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2 Nov 2011
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27 Jul 2011
Desi Okpetu
Hi I am studying for the PMP this saturday. I appreciate your website and wanted to say thank you.

23 Dec 2010 Ram Tripathi Ph.D. Tucson Research Centre, U.S.A. 

Dear PMP Website Owner, Currently I am preparing for the PMP exam which I plan to take in June / July 2011. I find this site ( very informative and extremely helpful i.e. I love in particular the PMP Worksheets. Shall be providing more feedback again after passing the exam so please wish me GOOD LUCK.

24 Oct 2010 Yash Kyatsandra (Sr PM, FIMT - Investment Services Technology (IST), Philippines

THANK YOU SO MUCH for putting together a easy learning, elaborate & detailed foundational site for PMP preparation. Your site has all the elements required for passing PMP and having a you good understanding of Project Mgmt. Last week I successfully completed my PMP Certification. Thank you again and much appreciated.

30 March 2010 Kim Thien-Hoang 

Hello, Just wanted to thank you for creating this site; the questions were really helpful and allowed me to focus on certain areas where I just skimmed through when reading the PMBOK the first time.
Thanks again, I passed my PMP exam last night!

25 March 2010 Vasavi Chakka

This is a great website and Thank you so much for helping many people who are preparing for PMP exam. However I would like to point out that the pmp_worksheets still reflect PMBOK 3 version processes. Hope we will get to see the PMBOK ver 4. worksheet.

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First I would like to thanks and appreciate the type of question that you have provided on site. Questions level is very difficult and very useful."

22 Apr 2009 Sharma Anurag 

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14 Apr 2009 Tom F Junior 

"Just a quick note. Thank you for the questions and the process charts."

24 Mar 2009 Ivan Lim (Singapore) 

"Thank you for the free test questions and the studying process. I am sure it helped me to past my PMP test."

5 Feb 2009 Greta Buhr (Germany) 

"Thank you PMP Bank for the free questions!"

6 Aug 2009 Maria (USA)

"I checked out your site and found it very useful and well designed.  Are all the content and questions updated and in line with the PMBOK guide 4th edition?  This would make sense in preparing others like me to really make use of this site....practice, practice, practice."   

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