PMP Exam Blueprint

The PMP Certification Exam is constructed based upon the percentages specified in the PMP Examination Blueprint. The PMP Exam Blueprint can be found in the PMP Handbook . The Exam Blueprint specifies the percentage of questions contained in each PMI category. For example, per the Blueprint, Initiation equals 13%. This 13% means that of the 175 questions that count towards your assessment, approximately 23 of the questions will focus on items categorized by PMI as pertaining to Initiation. The following represents the percentage of questions in each category that will appear on the examination.

PMP Exam Blueprint

Knowledge Domain Exam Question Percentage
Initiating the project 13%
Planning the project 24%
Executing the project 31%
Monitoring and Controlling the project 25%
Closing 7%