PRINCE2 Examination Format

PRINCE2 Foundation

  • Multiple choice questions
  • 60 questions per paper
  • 33 marks required (out of 60 available) to pass: 55%
  • One hour's (60 minutes) duration
  • Closed book.

PRINCE2 Practitioner Examination Format

  • Objective Scenario based
  • 68 questions per paper
  • 38 marks or more required to pass (out of 68 available): approximately 55%
  • Two-and-a-half hours' (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
  • Open book exam (official PRINCE2 manual only).


You must provide proof of having passed one of the following to take the PRINCE2 2017 Practitioner examination 

  • PRINCE2 Foundation (this must be a 2009 certificate or later)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)*
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)*
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)