The Ultimate CAPM / PMP Formulas Cheat Sheet For PMI Exams

I have created a comprehensive PMP Formulas Cheat Sheet based on PMBOK Guide 6th edition. It can be used as a quick reference for PMP or CAPM exam prep. You can use it for solving calculation & formula based questions. And if you take it forward, the formulas contained in this guide can help you in doing regular project management work. You can download the pdf version of cheat sheet free of cost by following the links shared later in this article.

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Project Management Formulas & PMI Certification Exams

PMP Formulas should be actually called Project Management Formulas, since they are not specific to a particular test. In fact, CAPM aspirants would like to call then CAPM Formulas. However, the former title is most popular. This could be because of the immense popularity of the PMP Exam. But let us not delve into the reasons behind the name. You may call them by whatever name you like. A great man once wrote.

What’s in a name?

William Shakespeare


How Can You Download CAPM / PMP Formulas Free Of Cost?

I have seen my fair share of cheat sheets and formula guides. I would be lying, if I said I have seen all of them that are out there. There are tens of such guides available on the web. However, I can certainly claim to have seen the more popular ones. Most of these guides are sketchy and do not cover many formulas. So, I prepared a new one to share it with the certification aspirants.

Here it is at absolutely no cost to you!

A few years ago, I started a LinkedIn Group For The Exam Prep. I created this group to help the aspirants in cracking the certification tests. I moderate this group, answer all certification related questions, and frequently share exam related useful content. The formula sheet is available as part of the welcome kit to the group members.

There are no charges for joining LinkedIn or for becoming group member. These are absolutely free.

Go ahead! Join the group and get your free copy without paying anything.



About Exam Prep LinkedIn Group

The LinkedIn Group is specifically made for the certification aspirants. It is absolutely free. It has many benefits. By joining the group, among many other things you

  1. will get access to the free pdf file.
  2. will see interesting discussions on the certification exams.
  3. can ask certification related questions. I personally respond to all the questions.
  4. will get knowledge on a new PMP/CAPM topic everyday.
  5. would see periodic discounts & offers on certification products.
  6. will be able to participate in ‘A Question A Day‘ discussion.


What Does The PMP Formulas Cheat Sheet Contain?

The cheat sheet contains all the formulas as defined or referred to in the PMBOK Guide 6th edition. It is the best & most comprehensive pocket guide that can help you in your studies. It has formulas for:

  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Network Diagrams
  • Project Estimation
  • Project Selection Methods
  • Expected Monetary Value (EMV)
  • Communication Channels
  • Procurement Management (Point of Total Assumption)

It is designed to be your constant companion and it will help you in your exam prep. Overall it contains:

  • 45 Important Formulas
  • 57 Abbreviations
  • And more…

Just check it out yourself.


The proof of the pudding is in eating.


4 Practical Ways To Use The PMP Formulas PDF Guide

You can use the file in any of the following four ways:

  1. Print it, fold it and carry it in your pocket for memorizing.
  2. Print it and pin it beside your study table for quick reference while doing mathematical questions.
  3. Save it as Desktop background on your PC or Laptop for ready reference.
  4. Save it on your mobile device for anytime viewing.


It is short. It is comprehensive. It is pocket friendly. Don’t wait! Get it now.



Over To You

I am confident that the cheat sheet will help you in attaining the certification. However, if you feel that it can be improved further then don’t hesitate to leave a comment behind.

Good luck.


How/When will you receive the pdf file?

You would receive two automated mails from LinkedIn after you join the group. Both the mails would contain link & download instructions.

26 thoughts on “The Ultimate CAPM / PMP Formulas Cheat Sheet For PMI Exams

  1. Praveen,

    I am interested in PMP exam and have started reading materials in preparation. PMP Formulas Guide was very useful.

  2. Hi Jesperson, Thank you for you comment. There is nothing sinister about the fair price. I am using a services that shows “fair price” by default. I cannot change it.

    Just put $0 and download.

  3. Hey Praveen
    I am unable to join the LinkedIn group as I have reached my linkedin group limit. Is there a way I can download the formula guide

    • Hi Faruq,

      Earlier we had a different mechanism for downloading the file but some people were facing problem that is why changed it to LinkedIn based mechanism. It is quiet simple. I believe 50 LinkedIn groups are too much; you can prioritize which groups you want to stay in.

      Good luck.

    • Hi Gulshan,

      As soon as you request to join the group, you will receive an automated mail from LinkedIn. This mail will have the download link.

      Good luck.

  4. Dear Mr. Praveen,
    I am already a member of that group. I couldn’t find the download link. Could you please guide?

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

    • Hi Imran,

      As soon as you request to join the group, you will receive an automated mail from LinkedIn. This mail will have the download link.

      Good luck.

  5. Hello,

    I have requested to join the group. Do you know how long it will take to get access to the group in order to get the formulas guide?



    • Hi Camile, I usually approve the linkedin requests on weekdays morning IST. But you would have received an email containing link to the formula guide as soon as your sent a request to join the group. Please check. BR.

      • Hello,

        Not sure. I check all folders everywhere in LinkedIn, gmail etc. I have not received. Is there anyway you can email it to me? By the way, I purchased the ITTO booklet and it is a game changer.



        • Hi Camile, You would have received 2 mails with formula guide link.

          Linkedin sends 2 automated mails – first mail goes out when you opt to join the group and second one goes out when the group membership is approved. Both the mails have link to the formula guide.

          Please check your spam folder. Let me know if you got the guide.


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