Writing down 47 processes chart in 8 minutes and key Math formulas in 7 minutes in a scratch paper during the 15 minutes PMP exam tutorial really helped candidates gain confidence during the PMP exam. It’s a “HISTORY” now!
Project Management Institute (PMI)® and Prometric have made the following change to the examination format of all PMI® certifications: Candidates are no longer allowed to take any notes/brain dump during the 15 minutes time of the tutorial effective from 23 October 2016 globally!
Below is the summary of the policy:
Testing candidates can start to utilize their scratch paper/note boards once the exam has officially started
Doing a “brain dump” during the 15-minute tutorial period or prior is not allowed
All scratch paper/note boards will be collected at the end of the testing session
PMI is smart and always focus on quality. Going forward candidates need to plan the exam for 230 Minutes instead of 240 Minutes (4 hours)! Learn and Practice to write 47 Processes Chart & Formulas in 10 minutes and complete exams in 230 minutes.
“It still worth investing 10 – 15 minutes writing these notes even after starting the exam!”
“Using the scratch paper before the exam time begins has always been against Prometric’s testing center rules, but it was not being properly enforced. Although we don’t have it officially in writing just yet, it is now being strongly enforced” by Mattie, Customer Representative, PMI.org.
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