Paper Based Test (PBT) for PMP Exam in Pune in 2017

Schedule of Paper Based Test (PBT) for PMP Exam in 2017 for Pune, India

It is a good news for all PMP Aspirants who live in Pune or nearby area that PMI has scheduled one paper based test for PMP exam each month in 2017.

Pune has been a privilege city in this sense. It has got a special attention from PMI. There is no other city in India where PMI hosts PBT for PMP Exam every month. Other cities get this event once a while. I am not sure how many cities you may find in the world where PMI hosts paper based test every month.

A paper based test may save your travel to Mumbai and precious $150 (roughly Rs.10,000). It has some drawbacks also. PMI promises to give results in 4 to 6 weeks. In case of CBT (Computer Based Test) you get your result and report immediately. However most of the people who attempted PBT, got their results in 2 to 3 weeks.

Schedule of paper based test (PBT) for PMP Exam in Pune for 2017

Paper Based Test (PBT) for PMP Exam Schedule - Pune - 2017We do our best to keep the latest update here however PMI may change the schedule any time. Please refer PMI Website or Promatric website for latest schedule.

 

Last date of enrollment is the date before which you must get enrolled in the exam. To get enrolled in the exam, you should have your application approved.

So if you want to get enrolled in any of the above PBT exams, you should fill the application form, submit it and receive the approval before last date of enrollment. For example – If you want to give PMP exam on 10th June, 2017, you should have your application approved before 8th April, 2017.

Once you submit your application, PMI takes around a week to approve it. If your application is selected for audit, then consider around 20 to 30 days to complete audit formalities. In that case you may be able to take your paper based test only next month.

If you are in Pune, you have a great opportunity. Wish you all the best.

If you have any question or comments, you can use the comments section below. I will try my best to reply you at the earliest.

Paper Based Test for PMP Exam (PBT) in Pune , Vishakapatnam & Vadodara

PMI India has announced Paper Based Test for PMP Exam (PBT) in Pune, Vishakapatnam & Vadodara on 21st Nov, 2015

Date: 21st nov, 2015, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Last date for Registration: 17th Oct, 2015, 2015

PMP Aspirants must note that there is no Promatric centre in Pune and they need to travel to Mumbai to give computer based exam. It is expected that PBT will reduce travel and hardship to the professionals in Pune.

I met candidates who took Paper Based Test in recent past and they were happy with the overall process. It takes 10 days to provide the results of the exam.

PMP Aspirant should also note that the fee for PBT is only $250 for PMI Members and $400 for non-members. The fee for Computer Based Test (CBT) is $405 for members and $555 for non-members. So by taking PBT, they can have significant saving.

For more details, please go here: Group Paper Based Testing for PMP® Exam in Pune, Vishakapatnam & Vadodara

You may also send email to: pbt.india@pmi.org

Should I take Paper Based Test (PBT) for PMP Certification? Read a Comparative Study of PBT Vs CBT to get the answer.

Paper Based Test for PMP Exam (PBT) in Pune in Sep & Oct, 2015

Once again PMI India has announced Paper Based Test for PMP Exam (PBT) in Pune .The schedule is as below

Exam 1: September, 2015

Date: 12th September, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Last date for Registration: 8th August, 2015

Exam 2: October, 2015

Date: 10th October, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Last date for Registration: 4th September, 2015

PMP Aspirants must note that there is no Promatric centre in Pune and they need to travel to Mumbai to give computer based exam. It is expected that PBT will reduce travel and hardship to the professionals in Pune.

I met candidates who took Paper Based Test in recent past and they were happy with the overall process. It takes 10 days to provide the results of the exam.

PMP Aspirant should also note that the fee for PBT is only $250 for PMI Members and $400 for non-members. The fee for Computer Based Test (CBT) is $405 for members and $555 for non-members. So by taking PBT, they can have significant saving.

For more details, please go here: Group Paper Based Testing for PMP® Exam in Pune

You may also send email to: pbt.india@pmi.org

Should I take Paper Based Test (PBT) for PMP Certification?

For answer of this question and to read a comparative study of PBT Vs CBT, please Click here

PMI Project Management National Conference 2015, India is in Bangalore

The next Project Management National Conference of Project Management Institute (PMI), India is scheduled in Bangalore (Bengaluru) from 10 September to 12 September, 2015. The event will be hosted by PMI Bangalore Chapter.

Conference Theme

ARCHITECTING PROJECT MANAGEMENT for Redefining India

Why does someone attend?

  • You may get useful tips and sometime solution to your problems from the experience speakers
  • Network with several professionals across industry
  • Get to know what is happening in the industry and what’s new

Venue:

The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore, Kumara Krupa High Grounds, Next to CM Guest House, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Registration fee:

Fee Type

Regular

(INR)

Early Bird (INR)

(Until 31st July)

Member of any India Chapters of PMI

12500

11500

PMI Member

13000

12000

PMI Credential Holder

13500

12500

Other Individual Delegates

15000

13500

Government Employees

11500

8500

Corporate and Group Registrations of 5 to 10 Delegates

13000

Corporate and Group Registrations of more than 10 delegates

12000

 

Note: Delegates registering before 31st July, 2015 (Under Early Bird) will get some additional sessions to attend.

PDUs:

One can earn upto 21 PDUs (Including Early Bird Sessions)

 

References:

Link to website of PMI National Conference – 2015, India

http://www.pmi.org.in/events/conference2015/

Rules for earning PDUs are changing from Dec-2015

PMI has announced change in Continue Certification Requirements (CCR) Program to renew PMP Certification effective from December 2015. Earning PDUs and reporting them will be different.

Let me first briefly review the current CCR guidelines for ready reference so that it becomes easy to understand the change.

Currently PDUs can be earned in two groups. Through EDUCATION and Professional Service i.e. GIVING BACK to profession. Categories A, B & C fall under Education and categories D, E & F fall under Giving Back.

Cat A -> Education through REP & PMI Components – No limit

Cat B -> Education from other training providers – No limit

Cat C -> Self Directed Learning – Max 30 PDUs

Cat D -> Creating Project Management Knowledge

Cat E -> Volunteer Service

Cat F -> Work as Professional – Max 15 PDUs

Cat D, E & F all together – Max 45 PDUs

Now about the change. The change will give three dimensions to education category and impose limit on each dimension so that people attend educational programs in all areas of education required for project management.

Talent Triangle For some time now PMI is reinforcing and reiterating about talent triangle i.e. Technical Project Management Skills, LeadershipSkills and Business Management & Strategic Skills for project managers. Now PDUs will be aligned to this triangle.

From Dec-2015, you have to earn minimum 35 PDUs from Education (From REP/Chapter, Other Education Providers or Self Learning). Out of these 35 PDUs, you must earn minimum 8 PDUs from each side of talent tringle i.e. min 8 PDUs from Technical Project Management, 8 PDUs from Leadership and 8 PDUs from Strategic & Business Management Education. Remaining 11 PDUs can be earned from either of these skills. There is no maximum limit specified for Education.

From Giving Back categories (Volunteering, Creating new knowledge & Working as professional), you can earn maximum 25 PDUs. From Working as professional, you can earn only 8 PDUs (it is 15 in current system). There is no minimum limit specified for Giving Back.

If your CCR cycle is ending between 1st Dec 2015 to 30th Nov 2017, you need to report PDUs in new format from Dec-2015 however limits of new system will not apply to you. That means if your cycle is ending between Dec-15 to Nov-17, you are not much impacted in your current cycle except reporting PDUs in new format.

If your CCR cycle is ending after 1st Dec, 2017 (You have passed your exam in less than 1 years), the new system will completely apply on you from Dec-15 onward.

 

New Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program for PMP

Effective from 1-Dec-2015

 PMI CCR Program effective Dec-2015

My Views:

My view on the change is that, earning PDUs and reporting them will become more complex to understand because of min 8 PDUs requirements from three types of education. If a training involve contents of Technical Project Management Knowledge and Leadership Knowledge, we need to get into the curriculum for segregation which may not be so simple. Most of the professionals do not have time to read and understand all nitty-gritty of CCR guidelines and also remember them. Therefore it may create confusion.

Second, it will discourage people to volunteer and create new knowledge. The focus is more on attending programs than creating programs and delivering them. That again will not be good for community.

Reducing PDUs from Working as Project Professional from 15 to 8 means people have to earn more PDUs in new system.

As in new system there is no limit for Self Directed Learning, it may be easier for professionals to earn PDUs by self-study. However we should remember that this is the most unexploited category despite 50% (30 PDUs limit) of the PDUs can be earned from this category in current system. I have observed, people do not have confidence reporting PDUs in this category as there is no certificate given by anyone.

 

References:

2015 Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program Updates

http://www.pmi.org/certification/ccr-updates-pra.aspx

 

Related posts:

How to earn Free PDU for PMP Renewal

http://www.pmwares.com/free-resources/pmp-certification/how-to-earn-free-pdu-for-pmp-renewal/

Paper Based Test for PMP Exam (PBT) in Pune, Cochin & Jaipur

PMI India has announces Paper Based Test for PMP Exam (PBT) in Pune, Cochin and Jaipur. The schedule is as below

Date: 25th July, 2015

Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Last date for Registration: 21st June, 2015

PMP Aspirants must note that there is no Promatric centre in Pune, Cochin and Jaipur despite good number of professionals are taking PMP Exam from these cities. Professional from these cities need to travel to Mumbai, Trivandrum and Delhi to give exam. It is expected that PBT will reduce travel and hardship to the professionals in these cities.

For more details, please go here: http://www.pmi.org.in/nl/51/

You may also send email to: pbt.india@pmi.org

Should I take Paper Based Test (PBT) for PMP Certification?

For answer of this question and to read a comparative study of PBT Vs CBT, please Click here