How to answer PMP exam questions

How to answer PMP practice exam questions

PMP exam questions are known for their long paragraphs and could be difficult to understand, answering PMP practice questions, help you to effectively prepare for the main exam. Most times, there are two possible answers, however, you have to pick the best answer to get the correct answer to the question. Also, they are very application based and require a depth of understanding to answer them.

I have found that you get the best answer by breaking down the PMP question using these questions:

  1. What is the question asking for?
  2. Is it an input, tool and technique or output?
  3. What knowledge area or domain is the question scenario in?

Once you have identified these, you would be able to look through the options and eliminate some to get the most correct answer

Practice Test Example

You got appointed as a project manager on an existing project. Upon resumption, you realize that the team members leave at any time and are not team players. You want to know if there are any existing operating guidelines for the team. In what document would you find this information?

  1. Communications management plan
  2. Project team assignments
  3. Team Charter
  4. Resource management plan

First, breakdown the question by asking the 3 questions:

The question: You got appointed as a project manager on an existing project. Upon resumption, you realize that the team members leave at any time and are not team players. You want to know if there are any existing operating guidelines for the team. In what document would you find this information?

  1. What is the question asking for? – A document that has the team operating guidelines
  2. Is it an input, tool and technique or output? – it is an output
  3. What knowledge area or domain is the question scenario in? – in the project resource management knowledge area and most likely in the plan resource management process which is in the planning domain because these guidelines should be established while planning

Second, look through the options and select the best answer based on the response to the 3 questions:

  1. Communications management plan
  2. Project team assignments
  3. Team Charter
  4. Resource management plan

From the breakdown of the question, options 1 and 2 are wrong because option 1 is an output in the Plan communications management process and project team assignments is not produced during the plan resource management process but the acquire resources process.

Options 3 and 4 are produced during the plan resource management process. However, the team charter is most accurate because this document is specially created to establish the team operating guidelines

Therefore, the correct answer is option 3

Get a copy of my PMP exam Practice Questions workbook which contains over 500 free practice questions and step-by-step guide on how to answer PMP exam questions by signing up for my PMP Flexible Coaching Program.

I advise you to attempt as many practice questions as possible before the exam. Remember to always review the correct answers and rationale behind why that is the correct answer after completing any practice question.

Wondering how to pass the PMP Exam? Get my FREE PMP Exam Checklist. It contains the 6 powerful tips that I used to prepare, study and pass the PMP Exam with above target in all domains at my first attempt.

If you have any questions or contribution, please do so by leaving a comment in the comment section below.

If this was useful, please share it with a PMP aspirant using the share buttons below.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *