PMP Passing Rates, Scores & Averages
How hard is the PMP exam? The way PMP examinations are scored varies based on the test performance.
There are 200 questions on each, and depending how you do, you will receive a generated
“pass/fail” result score
After the “pass/fail” scoring result has been decided, the second level of scoring
results breaks down your performance throughout each Domain into one of the
following three categories: Proficient, Moderately Proficient, or Below Proficient.
Your PMP passing score is based on how you rank in each of the five Domains, compared to average global rankings of other test takers and project management professionals.
This is to ensure that the exam is fair as well as a way to provide
global project management statistics and overall industry knowledge assessments.
The recent global average of a PMP passing score and rate was dropped from 141 proficient answers
to 106, as PMI (Project Management Institute) adjusted the test to make it a fairer
assessment of professional skills.
The best advice anyone could receive prior to taking the exam is to prepare.
Study practice materials, take practice tests, and become proficient in PMP exam