This article clarifies how you cannot pause an exam. Learn about a useful alternative. Use the Quiz mode, where you can either take short quizzes or answer questions without a countdown timer.
The real Project Management Institute (PMI)® exam is timed
On the real PMI exam, you will have a predefined amount of time to answer all the questions. If you take a break, the clock "keeps ticking." We have built The PM Exam Simulator™ to reproduce the real exam experience as closely as possible. Therefore, there is no option to pause an exam.
What if I have very limited time for practice?
If you only have a limited time to take an exam (for instance, you have 1 hour over lunch that you want to spend taking a "short" exam), then use the Quiz mode.
If you think you will get interrupted as you are practicing, we suggest that you consider either:
- Using a Learning Quiz. In this mode, you have no countdown timer. This means you can get interrupted and then continue your session later.
- Taking a Timed Quiz with fewer questions according to the time that you have available.