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TOPIC: Mandatory break during PMP exam

Mandatory break during PMP exam 1 year 3 weeks ago #23697

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I will take the PMP exam at the test center, and I found out that now there is a mandatory break after 100 questions. And you are not allowed to return to those questions after the break.
Do you know if the break occurs exactly after 2 hours, or at whatever time you complete the 100 questions?
If you complete 100 questions in less than 2 hours, it would be nice to be able to use that time to answer the remaining questions with less time pressure..
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Mandatory break during PMP exam 1 year 3 weeks ago #23698

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Massimo,

Unless rules have changed (which may be the case), tests taken at a PearsonVue Testing center will allow you take on-the-clock breaks any time during the exam, mark questions for review and allow you to go back to any question (or questions) you want. I believe, but am not 100% sure that the "at-home online" version has stricter rules.

Please call the testing center or PMI to find out for sure. (PMI sets the rules for the exam, not PearsonVue).

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Mandatory break during PMP exam 1 year 2 weeks ago #23704

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Thank you Harry for your reply. Apparently there is already a thread on this topic:
www.project-management-prepcast.com/kune...eak-10-min-regarding
It seems the break is mandatory whenever you decide to submit your first 90 questions, and then you cannot return to review them.

Mandatory break during PMP exam 1 year 2 weeks ago #23708

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Gabriella's answer on that thread is very thorough and it is officially referenced. Please disregard my outdated advice!

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