||This is an ‘open book’ exam. The Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 publication, 2017 edition, should be used (and you can make notes inside the book), but no other material is allowed.
|2 hours 30
|Candidates taking the exam in a language that is not their native or
working language may be awarded 25% extra time, i.e. 188 minutes in
|Number of marks
||There are 68 (part) questions, each worth 1 mark. There is no negative marking.
||You will need to get 38 (part) questions correct to pass the exam.
|Level of thinking
||Bloom’s levels 3&4
||“Bloom’s level” describes the type of thinking needed to answer the
question. For Bloom’s level 3 questions, you need to apply your
knowledge to a situation. For Bloom’s 4 questions, you need to analyze
the information provided and reason whether a course of action is
|You should read the ‘Project Scenario’ which gives background
information about the project that the questions apply to. For at least
one question, you will also need to use the ‘Additional Information’ which
gives information about people who may be working on the project.
||Classic & matching
||The questions are all ‘multiple choice’. There is a short description of a
situation, and then a question. For the ‘classic’ questions (1 mark), you
have a question and four options (A,B,C,D). For the ‘matching’ questions
(3 marks) you have 3 pieces of information and you have to choose an
answer for each from a list of 5 or 6 options.
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