What has changed in the PMP exam 2021

PMP New Exam Changes

PMP new exam will be effective from 02nd January 2021.

Major changes to the exam are:

 Domain  Percentage of Items on Test 
 I. People  42% 
 II. Process  50%
 III. Business   Environment  08%
 Total  100%

  • Exam is based on three domains instead of five
  • Exam will consists of  50%  of Agile/ Hybrid related questions and 50%  on predictive life cycle related questions
  • Still the PMBOK Guide 6th  edition is the standard to follow(till the 7th edition is released)

Exam format and types of Questions

 New exam format comprised of:

    • 180 questions (no test questions)
    • 230 minutes to complete the exam
    • One additional breaks for a total of two 10-minute breaks
    • Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank

How to prepare for the new exam

If you have already completed the PMP preparation program, 50% of what you have learned will support the new exam launched on 02nd January 2021. There is no necessity to do a course again. If you have done the course sometime back and wish to refresh your knowledge, please contact us for guidance.

PMI USA is organizing a transition program to bridge your knowledge between current and new versions of the PMP. The course is self-paced and offered online for FREE from 22 January to 18 April 2021. Visit PMI website and register immediately using this link;    

Coming Soon: Free Online Course for New PMP Exam Candidates 

If you don’t do well on the exam, PMI will offer eligible candidates 65% off any re-examination fees.

All candidates planning to take the new PMP by 18 April will be eligible for the free course. 


For any clarification please call on 0772511711 or write to


PMI recommended reference list for new exam:

Agile Practice Guide

Author: Project Management Institute

Publisher: Project Management Institute


A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – 6th Edition

Author: Project Management Institute

Publisher: Project Management Institute


Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

Author: Harold Kerzner

Publisher: Wiley


Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, Hybrid

Author: Robert K. Wysocki

Publisher: Wiley


Fundamentals of Technology Project Management, 2nd Edition

Author: Colleen Garton with Erika McCulloch

Publisher: MC Press


Project Manager's Portable Handbook, 3rd Edition

Author: David Cleland and Lewis Ireland

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Information Technology Project Management, 7th Edition

Author: Kathy Schwalbe

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process

Author: Kenneth S. Rubin

Publisher: Addison-Wesley


Project Management: The Managerial Process

Author: Erik Larson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill


The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right

Author: Tom Kendrick



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