The Practitioner Exam is there to test your understanding of how to use PRINCE2 and whether you can apply the method successfully to a project.

  • It lasts two and a half hours.

  • It has eight sections, each with ten questions. Unlike the Foundation Exam, there are no ‘experimental’ questions in this exam, so all questions are live ones.

  • Each question is worth 1 mark, so the whole paper is 80 marks.

  • The pass mark is 55 per cent, so you need 44 marks to pass.

  • You don’t have to pass each section, just achieve 55 per cent across the whole paper.

  • Questions are different styles of multiple choice, such as matching questions and sequence questions.

  • Only one right answer exists to each question unless you’re specifically asked to give more than one answer.

  • As with the Foundation exam, there are no levels of pass. The result is simply a pass or a fail.

  • Your training company may give you your result very quickly, or it will follow within about two weeks – after the paper has been marked centrally.

  • There are no deliberate trick questions and there’s no intention to try to catch you out.