New PMP Exam: Lots of Project Charter, Stakeholder and Risk Management Questions


Sanat Lyer

No. of Attempt
Study Duration
3 weeks

PMP® Course

Prep Book
Rita’s PMP® Book

Mock Exams Attempted
PM Exam Simulator

PMBOK® Guide Read

“Lots of questions on project charter, stakeholder and risk management . Hardly 2 questions on ITTO.”

My study plan was as below

  1. I studied for at least 8 hours daily 20 days before the exam.
  2. I referred Rita ‘s exam prep 8th edition (also referred to the addendum from website for the exam changes).
  3. I read throughly PMBOK® Guide two times cover to cover.
  4. I solved all questions after each chapter in Rita’s book.
  5. I solved exam on Headfirst (75%) , Oliver (65%) , questions from Cornelius (75%) after finishing reading Rita and PMBOK® Guide Guide.
  6. 3 days before the exam I did solve at least 11 exams which were of 50 questions each from the Christopher scoro book ( on average I scored 75% each test).
  7. I didn’t study the exam day (18th Jan).
  8. In the real PMP® exam, the questions were a bit tougher and more confusing compared to all the exams mentioned above.
  9. I noticed the questions didn’t have options like ‘except’ or ‘what would you do first ‘but they were straightforward ‘what would you do’ and all 4 options looked right . There were many of these types.
  10. There were less than 10 questions involving mathematical calculations ( I was banking on them and I was a bit let down).
  11. Lots of questions on project charter, stakeholder and risk management . Hardly 2 questions on ITTO.

Hope this is helpful to all future candidates .


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