The PMP® Exam is Changing on 26th March 2018

The PMP® exam is changing from PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition to PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition on 26th March 2018

PMP Exam is Changing from PMBOK Guide 5th Edition to PMBOK Guide 6th Edition

PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition was released on 6th September, 2017 with several modifications. We posted changed in the PMBOK® Guide 6th edition in our blog post titled PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition FAQ. Please check this out.

Now PMI® has recently announced that First PMP Exam on PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition will happen on 26th March, 2017 across the world. This mean PMP® aspirants can take PMP® Exam on PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition until 25th March, 2018.

It has been observed in past that as date of change come closer, it will become difficult to get a slot for the exam. Even getting a seat in paper based exam would be difficult. Pune observes a paper based test (PBT) for PMP® Exam every month and dates until Dec, 2017 are already announced. Click here to refer PBT Schedule for Pune form Year 2017.

For the PMP® aspirants who want to give PMP® Exam on PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, it is advisable to book a slot as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment later.

For PMP® aspirants who want to give PMP® Exam on PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition, should buy PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition or become a PMI® members to download a free copy of PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition from PMI® website and start studying it.

If you have any question, please leave your questions in comments sections below or send it to, we will reply you at the earliest.

We wish you all the best for your PMP® Exam.


The PMP® exam is changing on 26 March 2018



  1. Gaurav Goyal Author December 6, 2017 (3:11 pm)

    What are the exam dates in January and February 2018 as per pmbok 5.

    Reply to Gaurav Goyal
    • Vivek Prakash Author December 7, 2017 (12:11 pm)

      Dear Gaurav,

      When your application is approved by PMI, they send you a list of prometric testing centres. On the prometric site you can see the available slots and book one of them. Go to the centre at that time and give the exam. Availability of the slots will be different at different centres. I check the available in Mumbai a few days ago – in Dec, availability is good, in Jan and Feb, it is low and in Mar, it is very low. The status is changing every day. If you want to give exam in Jan or Feb, I will suggest you to book a slot as early as possible. Also see that you are well prepared at by that date. This was about CBT. If you are asking about PBT, then schedule for PBT for 2018 is not published yet.

      Reply to Vivek Prakash

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