CAPM / PMP Formulas Cheat Sheet: Free Download of 45 Exam Formulas

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I have created a comprehensive PMP Formulas Cheat Sheet based on PMBOK Guide 6th edition. It can be used as a quick reference guide for the CAPM or PMP exam prep. You can use it for solving calculation & formula based questions in PMI exams. You can download the pdf version of cheat sheet free of cost by following the links shared later in this article.

The formulas are not only useful for passing the exam but they can be also be used for doing the regular project management work.

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

CAPM / PMP Formulas Based On PMBOK Guide 6th Edition

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 includes 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.

How Can You Download CAPM / PMP Cheat Sheet Free Of Cost?

The formula sheet is available as a pdf on Gumroad. You can download it as a free pdf copy by entering $0 in the price field.

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.

Group members get many benefits. By joining the group, among many other things you

  1. will see interesting discussions on the certification exams.
  2. can ask certification related questions. I personally respond to all the questions.
  3. will get articles on new /CAPM / PMP topics.
  4. would see periodic discounts & offers on certification products.
  5. will be able to participate in ‘Weekly Quiz‘.
  6. can share your opinion through ‘Weekly Poll‘.

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

Go ahead! Join the group. It doesn’t cost you any money.

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.

Final Thoughts

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!

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 contact me.

Good luck.

Free PMP Exam Prep Guide

Do you want to become PMP in 50 days? Why don't you start by downloading my free guide? I will give step-by-step guidance and help you in achieving your goal.

Praveen Malik, PMP

​Praveen Malik ​is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with a rich 23+ years of experience. He is a leading Project Management Instructor, Coach and ​Advisor. He ​has successfully trained thousands of aspirants for the PM certification exams.



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

    Praveen Malik, PMP

    Pageon, Thanks for your kind words.


Download free!!!!! Hmmmm…actually name a fair price…..

Praveen Malik, PMP

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.


Thanks Praveen for sharing this with us for FREE. It has helped me memorize Formulas and understand Abbreviations very Quickly.

    Praveen Malik, PMP

    Hi Dev, Thanks for your appreciation. 🙂

elyas mohammed

I am preparing for exam since 4 months from PMBOK 5TH EDITION.
This is the best formula guide.

    Praveen Malik, PMP

    Hi Elyas, Thanks for your kind words.

    Gulshan Pittie

    Can you please share the download link?


Hi Praveen,
The download is not working.
Would appreciate if you could share this formulae.


    Praveen Malik, PMP

    Hi Kate,

    I have changed the download mechanism. Now you can download using LinkedIn. Please try.

    Good luck.

      Dear Sir, thank you for being part of this great group. please help me to download the formulas



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

    Praveen Malik, PMP

    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. I have requested to join this group. Should I wait to see the download link after my request to join this group is accepted?

    Praveen Malik, PMP

    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.


I didn’t find the link to formulas. I’ve joined the group.


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!

    Praveen Malik, PMP

    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.

Camile Walls


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?



    Praveen Malik, PMP

    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.

      Camile Walls


      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.



        Praveen Malik, PMP

        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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