There are umpteen websites that provide thousands of free PMP exam questions. But should you practice mock tests from these websites? Are free sources reliable?
Only some of the websites have reliable free questions. But most of these sites have old and incorrect sample questions. You will find questions based on PMBOK Guide 5th and older editions. Practicing from these sources is a sheer waste of time. You should do tests based on PMBOK Guide 6th edition only. Otherwise it can lead to failing in the PMP certification exam.
You will find a nice compilation of free PMP exam questions in this post. I have browsed many free sources of PMP mock tests and sample questions so that you do not have to perform a random search.
I have chosen reliable sources of free mock tests that can help you in your certification journey. Even though I have carefully chosen these websites, you must use your own discretion while practicing questions from these websites.
Free PMP Exam Questions From PMBOK Guide 6th Edition
The following PMP Tests are based on PMBOK Guide 6th edition.
|Author/ Source||Free Sample Q||Format||Answers' Explainations Available?||Paid Tests Available?||Additional Notes|
|Praveen Malik||75||Online Simulator||Yes||Yes. Buy paid tests.||Q prepared by the blog author|
|Cornelius Fichtner||20||Online Simulator||No||Yes. Click to read the comparative review of paid tests.|
|Cornelius Fichtner||120||Online||No||Yes. Click to read the comparative review of paid tests.|
|Christopher Scordo||10||Online Simulator||Yes||Yes. Click to read the comparative review of paid tests.|
|Simplilearn||200||Online Simulator||Yes||Yes. Buy their PMP Simulator.|
|Greycampus Opencampus PMP||220||Online Simulator||Yes||Yes, as part of the training course. Buy their 7 course bundle.|
|Master of Project Academy||42||Online||Yes||Yes|
|Master of Project Academy||40||pdf file||Yes||Yes|
|Mosaicprojects||30||Excel File||No||Yes, as part of the training course.|
|Preparepm||121||Online||Yes||Yes, as part of the training course.||Knowledge Areas Q|
|Preparepm||75||Online||Yes||Yes, as part of the training course.|
|Preparepm||28||Online||Yes||Yes, as part of the training course.|
|Openpm||1000||Online||Yes||No||Agrregated from different sources. May not be reliable.|
|izenbridge||35||Online||Yes||Yes, as part of the training course.||15 EVM questions|
|Edwel||50||Online||Yes||Yes, as part of the training course.|
|Edwel||100||Online||Yes||Yes, as part of the training course.|
|Certchamp||200||Online||Yes||Yes||Many questions are old|
|PMPExamForFree||700||Online||No||No||Many questions are old|
|Bibloteka||41||Online||Yes||No||Direct definition based questions|
Which Free PMP Mock Tests Should You Choose To Practice Questions?
The Internet is a great source of free content, including free PMP sample questions. If you try searching, you will find hundreds of websites providing such tests. But only few of these websites are credible. The quality of PMP sample questions present in most these websites is, at best, questionable.
One should be very careful while picking free stuff from the Internet. I have compiled the above list so that you can avoid such dubious websites. Having said that, you should make your own decision. The websites listed in the article are all third-party websites. I do not have any control over their content.
Do not randomly pick Free PMP sample questions from the Internet. It is one of the main reasons for failing in the PMP exam.
Generally speaking, free tests from the companies selling paid content are reliable. They publish content at no cost in order to build their reputation. If they don’t give useful content, no one will buy their paid content.
While doing your study or after completing your preliminary study, you should try 10-15 questions from each of the websites mentioned above. If you find these questions reliable, then only you should practice further. Otherwise, just leave them.
In the following section, you can find a small list of tests that are no longer current. They are from older editions of the PMBOK Guide. Although many experts still publicize these sources, you should strictly avoid them.
PMP Sample Tests Based On PMBOK Guide 5th Edition And Other Older Editions
|My PM LLC||Old Questions Link|
|Exam Central||Old Questions Link|
|Tutorials Point||Old Questions Link|
|PMStudy||Link removed by the author|
|Bibloteka||Old Questions Link|
PMP Practice Simulator
PMI used to have an eReads section on their website. Access to eReads was free for PMI members. It contained digital copies of many popular PMP books, including digital edition of Christopher Scordo’s book. It contained about 1000 PMP exam sample questions. These questions were considered to be the Gold Standard for the exam. Unfortunately PMI has taken off eReads after January 2016.
Today, you can either buy Christopher Scordo’s book or his company’s exam simulator for those questions. You can read my article on Best PMP Exam Simulator for a comparative review of Scordo’s simulator with other top simulators.How much are you willing to spend for online PMP preparation material (e.g. Simulator, eBooks etc.) besides the PMP training fee?
These simulators will cost you a little money but they are well worth the investment. They will help you in passing the PMP exam in first try.
If your budget does not allow you buy a full featured simulator, you can try Udemy courses. They do not provide simulator features but have good sample questions.
Free PMP exam question are an integral part of your prep. You should practice a few hundred of these from 5-7 different sources. This way you will get a feel of different variations. But don’t over-rely on them. You should follow them up with a few paid practice tests towards the end of your study. This way you will be able to determine if you are ready for the exam or not.
Over To You
What is your opinion about this list? Do you know of any other credible source of free tests? Please leave a comment.
Good luck to all the PMP aspirants.
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