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PRINCE2 Practitioner Sample Questions

Here you can download two sample papers:

Remember that practicing with sample questions is not a substitute for learning; you should complete your studies first.

Tips for the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam

Label and understand the structure of the manual

The Practitioner exam is an open book examination and therefore you can quickly reference the manual during the exam. Tip: You should be looking things up and not reading your PRINCE2 manual. If you understand the structure of the PRINCE2 Practitioner manual and know how to quickly refererence information, you will get another 6%-8% score.

There are eight questions (each with a number of parts) in 2.5 hours so you will not have time to relax and read the text. You need to know exactly where to go in the manual and find the information as quickly as possible. This is the reason why you should consider using labels.

You can purchase labels and then write on them. Various types of labels can be found, in different colors.

Another suggestion is to print and use the labels provided by Henny Portman. As you can see the section names area already printed on the labels.

Attempt at least four Practice Exam Papers

It is strongly advised to immerse yourself into the PRINCE2 Practitioner and a good way to do so is to do the Practitioner Exam papers. PRINCE2 requires the candidate to have a clear understanding of the topic and syllabus, and the practice questions are there to bring you through all the important parts of the PRINCE2 Practitioner Syllabus and provide a scenario for each exam.

The Practitioner Exam requires you to have a strong base knowledge of PRINCE2 and of how PRINCE2 can be applied and tailored in different circumstances. During the exams you will be applying PRINCE2 to a given scenario – so you have to take the project scenario into account when answering the questions, otherwise you may answer incorrectly.

Learn how to read and understand the scenarios provided in the exam so you can easily detect the different types of information (E.g. Business Case, Organization, Requirements, Quality, etc.).

Manage your time

Life may be short but time management during the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam is critical. Your aim is to complete all 8 questions, including all parts, which mean a total of 80 line items in 2.5 hours.

You can consider applying the 15-minute ruling to a question and this will give you a 25 minute buffer that you can use to review the additional information or spend a few more moments on some questions that need attention.

Make sure to attempt all questions and not just the first questions you see. There is no negative marking in the Practitioner Exam and this is another reason to attempt all questions.

Read the question, read the choices, and then answer the question

Be on the look for absolute answers such as ALL, ALWAYS, NEVER, MUST and ONLY as these are a usual giveaway that they are not a good option to choose. Use the simple process of elimination technique – you should be able to eliminate the “non-PRINCE2” answers and this will make it easier to choose from the possible answers that are left.

Get familiar with the PRINCE2 project documents

You should have a basic understanding of how some of the PRINCE2 management documents are used in a project (e.g. Project mandate, Project Brief, Project Product Description, Product Description, Plan, Highlight Report).

Understand the different types of question formats

Taking the Actual Exam

When you’re ready, you can buy a voucher for the official online PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam and take it from home or work, anywhere in the world.

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