What has changed in the 2021 PMP Exam?

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

    • 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 duminda.weeraratne@gmail.com


    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



    Project Management Institute 

    Dr. Duminda Weeraratne