PSM I Quiz

If you decided to become a professional Scrum Master and earn PSM I grade after passing the PSM I Assessment, this quiz will greatly help you. It contains 80 questions I created myself. However, they are pretty similar to the real ones.

Please, use the quiz for free. I hope, you will find it useful. If you think some questions could be improved, let me know. Just post a comment!

There are two quiz modes:

  • Learning Mode  Each question here has an explanation. No time limit. Pass it several times and you will be prepared well for the real assessment.
  • Real Mode It is very similar to the real assessment. No correct answers and explanations. There are 80 questions and 60 minutes. Try and get the feeling of the real assessment!

A special Nexus™ quiz based on the Nexus™ Guide will help you to prepare for questions on scaled Scrum that are included into any Scrum.org assessment.

You can find other helpful information how to prepare for the PSM I Assessment in my recent blog post: How to become a certified Scrum Master.

103 Comments

  1. chokshikhushboo

    Hello This info is really helpful. I am planning to take PSM1 certification soon…. I am confuse …which open assessment to practice for PSM1. There are 4 different assessment on scrum.org. 1) Scrum open 2) nexus open 3)product owner open and 3) developer open.
    Some people advise to take all 4 but as per my knowledge in test it will come from The Scrum Guide but i don’t see any content related to nexus or developer open in scrum Guide then why we need to do that and in test really they ask out of scrum guide??

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      The real PSM I exam contains some questions from the adjacent areas. So, expect several questions about Product Owner responsibilities, scaling Scrum, etc. So, it is reasonable to become proficient in every open assessment.

  2. chokshikhushboo

    Thank you for prompt response.

  3. aditi

    Hi Mikhail, the test simulation is very helpful. I’m planning to take my test sometime over the coming weekend. Will practice through all the open assessments per your suggestions (including the post above). Thanks!

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Good luck!

  4. jatin.accy

    Hi Mikhail, I am going to write PSPO 1 certification and for that i am reading scrum guide plus the i am undergoing PSM learning mode quiz. Could you please tell me if reading scrum org PDF file and giving PSM quiz is enough for preparing PSPO level 1 certification?

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Jatin,

      Thanks for using my quiz. Unfortunately, the Scrum Guide contains only the most important Product Owner responsibilities. It does not give much details. However, PSPO I will ask you for this additional information.

      Luckily this extra amount of information is not big. I would recommend reading:
      The New New Product Owner article: http://www.scrumcrazy.com/The+New+New+Product+Owner
      Evidence-Based Management Guide brochure: http://www.ebmgt.org/portals/agilitypath/Documents/EBMgt_Guide_v1_CWT.pdf

      It should be enough to answer all the additional PSPO exam questions.
      Regards,
      –Mikhail

      1. diecorp

        Thanks a lot

        1. mlapshin (Post author)

          You are welcome!

  5. dharamjeetkumar68@gmail.com

    Hi Mikhail,

    I have passed PSM I exam with 91.3 % in my first trial and many thanks to you for that. Your Learning Mode quiz helped me a lot.

    Thanks
    Dharam

  6. mlapshin (Post author)

    Hi Dharam,

    Congratulations! I am glad that my quiz helped you to become a Scrum Master.

    Thanks,
    –Mikhail

  7. Sam

    Hello Mikhail,

    I passes the PSM I in the first attempt and want to thank you for the excellent learning mode and real mode tests you have available here. I found the tests really useful in preparing for the test. Once again many thanks for this excellent resource.

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Sam,

      You are very welcome!

  8. surender.sweety

    Hello Mikhail,

    I am really grateful to you, after completed so many learning mode exam and real exam, to got confidence for attempting the real exam.

    whenever i am attempting any type of exam ( Real Mode and Learning mode), getting more than 85%.

    Please advice me can i go fro PSM1 Exam or when can i appear

    Regards
    Surender Jain

  9. mlapshin (Post author)

    Hi Surender,

    85% in my quiz is not enough. You tried it several times and know the questions. The real exam will contain some unknown ones. Probably a few of them you won’t be able to answer correctly. It will give a score below 85% and the exam will be failed.
    So, try to get a higher score in my quiz and do the same for the open assessments at Scrum.org

    Thanks,
    –Mikhail

  10. surender.sweety

    Hello Mikhail,

    Thanks for your respond. Please look at below query and advice me accordingly…

    1. Now I am getting 98% from every quiz ( Real Mode, Learning Mode, Scrum open Assessment). Let me know whether can i appear now for real exam. If not, then till how much % i need to get consistently for appearing the Exam.

    2. Please let me know whether following only Scrum Guide is enough to crack the PSM 1 Exam. if not, please help me to get other sources.

    3. I am little bit confused about Scrum Team and Development team. As per Scrum, Scrum team is consist of Product owner, Scrum Master and Development Team. Please help em to clear what is job of Scrum Team and Development team i..e. crafting the Goal for Sprint, who will Design DOD

    your advice only help me to get the Certification

    Regards
    Surender Jain

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Surender,

      1. It looks like you are well prepared now.

      2. It is enough. I would recommend two things:
      * My quiz does not contain questions about Scrum Values. This paragraph appeared recently in the Scrum Guide. Fortunately, it is very small. Probably I will add a couple of questions on it later.
      * Read more about Product Owner responsibilities like this one: http://www.scrumcrazy.com/The+New+New+Product+Owner

      3. It is easy enough. The Development Team creates the increment. It is self-organizing and cross-functional to do the work in the best way. Also it defines an appropriate DoD for it.
      You are rigth, the Scrum Team is PO + SM + DT. In the questions the Scrum Team is mostly mentioned regarding the Scrum Events. The whole ST participates in all Scrum Events except the Daily Scrum.

      Thanks,
      –Mikhail

  11. Hsnsdekoster

    Hi Mikhai,
    Thank you for your wonderfull quiz. You and the comments of the others helped me very much in passing my exam today.

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Hsnsdekoster,

      I am glad you passed the exam.
      The goal of my quiz is exactly this!

  12. Ellie

    Dear Mikhail,

    I am currently preparing for the PSPO assessment and I have a doubt about a statement I read in the Scrum Guide. The statement reads as follows:

    “By the end of the Sprint Planning, the Development Team should be able to explain to the
    Product Owner and Scrum Master how it intends to work as a self-organizing team to
    accomplish the Sprint Goal and create the anticipated Increment.”

    I have two questions/doubts regarding the above statement:

    1.This is very broad and I would like to know what it implies.
    2. Is it likely that there are questions regarding the means that the Development team uses to achieve self-organization or to the level of detail they should provide to the Product Owner during the Sprint planning?

    Many thanks!

    Ellie

  13. mlapshin (Post author)

    Hi Ellie,

    Thanks for using my quiz and for the questions.

    During the Sprint Planning meeting the Development Team answers two questions:
    * What can be done this Sprint?
    * How will the chosen work get done?
    At first, the DT selects several items to implement from the Product Backlog. Then the team creates a plan how they will implement the selected items. The plan should be detailed enough for the first several days of the Sprint.

    So, “able to explain” means the DT has a plan how to implements the selected items. It includes the means that the DT will use to achieve this.

    I hope it answers your questions.
    –Mikhail

  14. gulatineeraj

    Hi Mikhail

    Thanks for such a useful resource. This quiz gave me the confidence to attempt the PSM I assessment. I secured 92.5%.

    Many Thanks

    -Neeraj

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Neeraj,

      I am glad my quiz helped you.
      Thanks for using it,

      –Mikhail

  15. Ola

    Hi Mikhail,

    Your quiz helped me passed PSM I with 95.0%.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge.

    Ola

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Ola,

      Thanks for using my quiz. I am glad it helped you.

      –Mikhail

  16. viczamh

    Hi Mikhail!

    I just wanted to thank you for creating the PSM I Quiz. It was really helpful! I passed my test yesterday on the first attempt.

    Thank you very much once again!

    Regards from Mexico!

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      You are very welcome!

  17. Girish Thakur

    Hello Mikhail,

    I want to say Thank You very much. I started reading about Scrum in the last week. I practiced your quiz at least 3 times. Today I sat for the PSM I Assessment, I am very happy to share this good news with you. I am now a Professional Scrum Master. I owe it to you. You are awesome 🙂

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Girish,

      I am glad my quiz helped you.
      Thanks for the good words!

  18. fernando24

    Hi Mikhail,

    Thank yo very much for your awesome quiz! I used it when preparing for taking the PSM 1 exam and want to share with you that I got a PASS! 🙂

    Thanks again and my regards to you!!.

  19. mlapshin (Post author)

    Hi Fernando,

    I am glad that it helps. Congrats!

  20. Frank Knoche

    Hi Mikhail,

    thank you very much for providing these quizzes. Today I passed PSM I with 91% in the first attempt. Without your quizzes it would have been much more difficult.

    Thanks a lot.

    Kind regards,

    Frank

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Frank,

      Thank you for using my quiz and finding it useful.

      Have a great day!

  21. anil.sachdeva

    Dear Mr. Mikhail

    This is an excellent quiz. I used this quiz to prepare for my PSM1 exam and I passed with 96.3% in first attempt without having any Scrum or Agile experience in my real life.

    Thank you very much. One thing, I like about you is you always reply to everyone. Thank you very much once again for putting this quiz for free.

    Best Regards
    Anil

  22. mlapshin (Post author)

    Hi Anil,

    Thanks for the good words. I am glad that my quiz helps people to become a little better.
    I hope you will apply your new knowledge in the real life!

    –Mikhail

  23. dthongly

    Hi Mikhail,
    Great work putting this together! I’ve reviewed the Scrum Guide, live Scrum, and took your quizzes a number of times to ensure I pass on the first try. Fortunately, I was able to easily pass the exam on my first try with a 97.5% – thanks for providing such a useful tool!

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi David,

      I am glad my quiz helped you!

  24. sekaran

    Hi Michael,

    This is Sekaran from India,
    I have cleared the PSM1 today with all the help from your quiz.
    I am indebted to you for creating such a wonderful quiz, which helped me to get through the actual PSM 1 certification.
    I got 90%..
    Thanks to you for making me a professional scrum master…

    PSPO / PSM 2 / SAFE…Advice me which one should i take on next.

    Have a wonderful day Mike..

    Sekaran

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Sekaran,

      I am glad I helped you to pass the exam.

      What will be the next exam is completely depends on you. You should decide what is the best for your career, how will you apply your new knowledge.
      For example, if you want to become a Product Owner some day, you need to learn more about this role and probably earn PSPO certification.

      Thanks,
      –Mikhail

  25. sekaran

    Hi Mike,
    Thanks for your prompt reply.
    And for the piece of advice……

    Sekaran

  26. Jobin

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the quiz. I took the scrum open assessment several times with 100% score and before trying out the actual exam, I tried out your quiz. Damn… I realized that I have to spend more time with official scrum guide. Your quiz provides a better overview of the exam than the scrum official open exam. I cleared the exam with 91% score. Thanks again…

    Jobin

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Jobin,

      Thanks for using my quiz. I am glad I helped you.

      –Mikhail

  27. Astrid

    Hi Mikhail,
    I am Astrid from the Netherlands and i want to thank you for your PSM1 quiz.
    It helped me alot preparing for my exam which i just passed a few minutes ago, with a 93% score, thanks to your quiz.

    Best regards, Astrid

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Astrid,

      I am glad I helped you.

      –Mikhail

    2. sanjaykumarc

      Hi Astrid,

      I am planning to take PSM certification did you got any question from PSM1 quiz?

      Thanks in advance

      1. mlapshin (Post author)

        Hi Astrid,

        I created my quiz with the purpose to be very similar to the PSM I exam. I believe all the questions in the quiz or very similar ones can appear in the real exam.
        However, the real exam has a wider question base. Another difference is that my quiz is completely based on the Scrum Guide whereas the real PSM I exam contains small amount of questions from other areas like Scaled Scrum, etc.

        –Mikhail

  28. Neeraja

    Hi Mikhail,

    I cleared my exam today with 94%. Thanks a ton!!!

    The test simulation was very helpful.

    Regards,
    Neeraja

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Neeraja,

      Thanks for sharing your success!

  29. IBMDiouf

    Hi Mikhail,
    thanks for yours helpful quiz, just passed this day the PSM 1 with 96% (77/80)

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Congratulations!

  30. Rahul

    Hi Mikhail,

    I have read the Scrum Guide & able to score 100% in Open Scrum exam in Scrum.Org website as well as 100% score in Real mode of mlapshin website.
    Can I now opt for the PSM 1 exam now ? or I also need to study Nexus Guide (i.e Scaled scrum) before going for real PSM 1 exam?

    Regards
    Rahul J

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Rahul,

      Thanks for using my quiz.
      I think you are prepared well. Most likely you will pass PSM I. There is no need to study the Nexus Guide to the same level as the Scrum Guide. You just need to read it at least once. Just to know answers to the basic questions. For example, how many Product Owners are in scaled Scrum or how to divide into teams a hundred of people.

      Regards,
      –Mikhail

  31. jai_choukse

    Hi Mikhail,
    Your practice test helped a lot. I cleared my exam in 1st attempt with 91%. keep up the good work.

    Thanks,
    Jai

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Jai,

      Thanks for using my quiz and sharing your success!

      –Mikhail

  32. Gerard Kirwan

    Extremely helpful information! I followed the instructions and passed my PSM I exam earlier today. Thank you!!!

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Gerard,

      Thanks for using my quiz and sharing your success!

      –Mikhail

  33. ZScrum

    Hi Mikhail,

    Could you please tell me where I can find http://mlapshin.com/index.php/psm-quiz/real-mode/ quiz correct answers?

    I’ve passed your quiz and failed it, now I want to understand why?

    If it’s possible to provide correct answers or just tell me where I can find it, I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you and have a nice day!

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hello,

      Please, use the learning mode to check your answers.
      The quiz engine does not allow to get the list of wrong answers in the real mode.

      –Mikhail

      1. ZScrum

        Thanks a lot Mikhail!

  34. Jasmin

    Passed the PSMI with 96%(77 out of 80). Thanks for the Test and learning mode exams, it helped me a lot to prepare. Understanding the SCRUM guide is a must and also attempt all the open exams on the SCRUM site before taking the test.

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Jasmin,

      Thanks for using my quiz and sharing your success.

      –Mikhail

  35. Shipra Mamgain

    Hi Mikhail,

    I qualified PSM1 today with 96.3% (77/80).
    I read your article on how to crack the exam and found your quiz extremely useful.

    Thank you for creating such an extensive collection to help people out.

    For others preparing for this exam, here’s what I did:
    1. Read the scrum guide at least 10 times. Pause and think about each sentence. Digest the information
    2. When you read it, also speak out, as if you are explaining it to someone.
    3. Pass all the open assessments and the quiz here multiple times.
    4. Go for it!

    Once again, thanks Mikhail!

    Regards,
    Shipra

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Shipra,

      Thanks for using my quiz and sharing your tips!

      –Mikhail

  36. AS

    Hi Mikhail,
    The PSM quiz prepared by you was indeed very helpful and several practices helped me to sail smoothly on the final day and score 96 %.

    I am planning for PSM II , hence looking forward to your guidance on this.

    Thanks,

    AS

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Adrita,

      I am glad that my quiz helped you to pass PSM I exam.

      What about PSM II, the certifications at Scrum.org are changing. The new PSM III is the former PSM II (essay questions + multiple choice) and the new PSM II is the former PSP (only multiple choice questions).

      So, now PSM II is simpler than it was before. No more essay questions. The number of questions is just 30, but the questions are tough (think about the hardest questions in PSM I).
      PSM II covers wider subject areas: additional questions from PSPO subject area and from Nexus.

      Now I am working on a PSPO I quiz. When it is ready, probably I will try create a mock test for PSM II.

      Best regards,
      –Mikhail

  37. omegashrek

    Mikhail –

    I am glad to report that I was able to pass the PSM-1 with 94%, all thanks to your quiz. Along with your quiz, I only used the Scrum.org Scrum Guide and open assessments and less than 10 days of reading and practice. The learning mode is very helpful, and I would suggest test takers to prepare a document with all the questions where they went wrong as they take PSM quiz. Then they can go back to the Scrum Guide and the sentences there will make more sense. Once they repeat this multiple times updating the document as they go, they will beat the passing score more than once and develop a very good understanding.

    The free Scrum Master Training manual from Management Plaza is well-written. The Scrum.org blogs were also very helpful.

    Thank you again for providing this free of cost and look forward to your PSM-II mock test.

    Regards,
    Ravi

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Ravi,

      Thanks for using my quiz and sharing your experience and tips.

      –Mikhail

  38. Rahul

    Hi Mikhail,

    Thank you very much for your wonderful quiz! I used it when preparing for taking the PSM 1 exam and want to share with you that I got a PASS! with 97℅.

    Regards
    Rahul J

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Rahul,

      Congratulations! Very good score.

      –Mikhail

  39. abhinav_gupta

    Hello Mike,
    Many thanks for PSM I quiz! I see you have updated this site to contain PSPO and Scaled Scrum Quizzes as well. Amazing job, man. Very grateful.
    I passed my PSM I with 91% and PSPO I with 89% over the same weekend. 🙂

    Regards,
    Abhinav.

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Abhinav,

      Congratulations!
      Thanks for sharing your success.

      –Mikhail

  40. Jayanta

    Hi Mikhail,

    Just now I appeared for the PSM1 exam, and passed with 90%. A great help from your website and quiz. I followed

    – Scrum Guide (Book and Audio) . I read 4 times and listened the audio version 2 times.
    – Your Quiz
    – Mock tests at scrum.org.
    – General knowledge.

    Regards,
    Jayanta

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Jayanta,

      Thanks for using my quiz and sharing your tips!

      –Mikhail

  41. Adam

    Hi Mikhail!

    Thank you very much for posting this sample exam. It is of great help! I’m planning to do my exam tomorrow and I’ll be back here to post my results.

    I completed the exam and received a mark of 96% (77/80). I have few questions/suggestions as result of my experience doing your exam:

    There are three questions (the ones I got wrong) that may need better formulation in my humble opinion. they are:

    1) What comprises scrum? The answer according to your exam is “the roles, rules, artifacts, events and scrum teams”. My understanding is that scrum is comprised of the aforementioned except for the scrum teams as the scrum teams is part of the roles. If you are going to include the scrum teams as part of the answers then why not also include (which I don’t recommend including but rather trying to make a point) scrum theory (empiricism) and values (focus, respect, openness, commitment and courage)?

    2) Who is responsible for coping with incomplete artifact transparency? The answer has two parts as you know, which is the scrum master and the scrum team (as per the guide). I got this one wrong as I jumped right into the first answer I saw makes sense (the scrum master). I did that as the question didn’t include “choose all available variants” or a hint that there are tow possible answers. Could there be a question with two required answers without a hint that there might be two on the real exam? If not, perhaps you could provide a hint so that people don’t jump into the ONE answer they think is most appropriate?

    3) Who is responsible for crafting the Sprint Goal at the Sprint Planning? The answer as per your exam is the development team and the scrum team. I got this one wrong for the same reason as above. I chose the first answer I though was most appropriate without thinking there might be another. In addition, I would add the following to the explanation so that people could understand the reasoning behind the answer as per the guide:

    The Scrum Guide states:  
    The Product Owner discusses the objective that the Sprint should achieve and the Product Backlog items that, if completed in the Sprint, would achieve the Sprint Goal. 
    After the Development Team forecasts the Product Backlog items it will deliver in the Sprint, the Scrum Team crafts a Sprint Goal.

    Thank you once again for your contribution to all screamers out there and I hope that I do well tomorrow.

    Adam

  42. Adam

    Mikhael, I wanted to add that in relation to Q3 above. I think that perhaps having the answer as the “scrum team” instead of both scrum team and development team might be the better answer?

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Adam,

      Thanks for using my quiz and for the great questions.

      The first question is based on the following phrase from the Scrum Guide:
      The Scrum framework consists of Scrum Teams and their associated roles, events, artifacts, and rules. Each component within the framework serves a specific purpose and is essential to Scrum’s success and usage.

      I agree with you, Scrum Teams and their associated roles mean just “roles” here. The next sentence in the Scrum Guide confirms it:
      The rules of Scrum bind together the events, roles, and artifacts, governing the relationships and interaction between them.

      Also if we take a look at the Scrum Team definition, we will find:
      The Scrum Team consists of a Product Owner, the Development Team, and a Scrum Master.

      So, the Scrum Team consists of roles. It makes no sense to have “Scrum Teams” as a separate answer for the question.

      Thanks again for the good catch! I fixed the question in the quiz.

      I checked the second question. It seems you confused it with another one. The question is:
      Who is responsible for coping with incomplete artifact transparency?

      And it is a single choice question. The right answer indeed is The Scrum Master.

      In my quiz I have several questions without specifying how many correct answers are expected. As far as I remember, the real exam also contains similar questions. A hint here is if several options can be selected, you are expected to select at least two of them.

      The same confusion with the third question. The question is:
      Who is responsible for crafting the Sprint Goal at the Sprint Planning?

      The question is single choice. The correct answer is The Scrum Team. So, your understanding is perfectly right here too.

      Anyway, thanks for using my quiz and trying to make it better! Sometimes people find inconsistencies in the Scrum Guide itself.

      1. Adam

        Thanks Michael! I might have confused the question with having two possible answers.

        By the way, I got my certification yesterday with 97.5% (78/80). Part of my success is owed to using your quiz to prepare. I’ll be writing a LinkedIn article about my preparation and I’ll be sure to point readers to your quiz.

        Once again, thank you for posting this!

        Adam

        1. mlapshin (Post author)

          Adam,

          Congratulations. Good score!

          –Mikhail

  43. vipsaryan

    Hi Mikhail , Good Day ! am planning for the PSM 1 exam. have studied scrum giude many times and getting consistently 100% open scrum as well as sample tests you had created. I am still not feeling confident since we are not practicing SCRUM in our arganisation and most the questions are on real life scenario. Am confused pls help

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Vipsaryan,

      Thanks for using my quiz.
      If you constantly have about 100% in the open scrum quizzes and in my quiz, you are good to pass the PSM I exam. Questions about real life scenarios are mostly in the PSM II exam.

      Regards,
      –Mikhail

  44. Thomas

    I just took my PSM 1 assessment this morning and passed with a 92%, thanks to your Real and Learning modes of the assessment. The actual exam was quite a bit harder than your assessments, but they definitely prepared me and put me in the right mindset to think in theory and not just memorized answers. Thanks for doing this for the community.

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Thomas,

      Thanks for using my quiz and sharing your success.
      Maybe I need to add several harder questions in the quiz.

      –Mikhail

  45. murad

    hi mikhail,

    today i passed psm1 assessment with 98% score. thank you very much for your thoughtful and quality exams. i love your idea of two modes (learning & real) of exam – very effective. continue with your great mission

    take care

    murad

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Murad,

      Congrats! Very impressive score!
      I am glad I helped you.

      –Mikhail

  46. cwolfe

    Hi Mikhail,

    Thank you for the amazing quiz! It’s been very helpful as a reference and guide for the items contained in the PSM exam.

    I wanted to bring up an item of note, however. One of your questions, in Learning Mode, may be populating wrong and I wanted to bring it to your attention; granted, it may be oversight on my part and I am missing something which makes the format correct:

    In the category of Scrum Events, a question reads “Please, select a time box for each Scrum event”. Underneath, it states “Sort elements” and provides the given boxes of Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, and Sprint Planning respectively. using the choices, I matched up Daily Scrum with 15 minutes, Sprint Review with 4 hours or less, Sprint Retrospective with 3 hours or less, and finally Sprint Planning with 8 hours or less.

    I submitted my answer and the quiz informed me that I was incorrect, highlighting the fields of 4 hours or less (which I had next to Sprint Review) and 8 hours or less (which I had next to Sprint Planning). Underneath “Incorrect”, the explanation stated all of the time boxed events and their correct times; it confirmed my times were correct for all four choices.

    I can only assume that this could have happened as the initial elements are populating randomly but the choices should be patterned to match a static choice. I say this as I have answered this question correctly on several occasions and did not receive the error.

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know.

    Overall, your quiz is one of the best resources I have been able to find for the PSM exam and I am thankful that there are people like you helping people like me understand in order to further the goal and commitment of Scrum.

    Thank You for all the hard work

    – Christian

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Christian,

      Thanks for using my quiz and trying to make it better.

      There is a well-known confusing behavior of the quiz engine with “order it” questions. Most likely you experienced it. When a user orders answers and presses “Check” button, the engine always places the answers in the right order and marks in red the answers that were on wrong places. In your case it means that the first time you mixed up the times for Sprint Review and Sprint planning. Then you started answering correctly and did not see this behavior anymore.

      Regards,
      –Mikhail

  47. jr2017

    Hi Mikhail,

    Wanted to thank you for creating the PSM1 quizes. I got certified this Sunday and it was really helpful.Thanks so much!

    cheers!!

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi,

      Thanks for using my quiz and sharing your success!

      –Mikhail

  48. nishanth7

    Hi Mikhail,

    Thanks a lot for this quiz. It helped me to clear the PSM I certification today. Your quiz gave me an idea of how the exam will be and the learning mode is especially extremely helpful giving the tips and reasons for the answers. This is a new way of learning! 🙂

    Thank you

    Regards
    Nishanth Soundararajan

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Nishanth,

      Thanks for your words. I am glad my quiz helped you.

      –Mikhail

  49. abhjieet4u

    Hi Mikhail,

    Your quiz is amazingly helpful and covers almost all the aspects for PSM-1. I have cleared PSM-1 exam last Friday and secured 93% with preparation of 1 week (1-2 hours a day). Thanks a lot for doing all this work and helping others, the real time quiz helps in matching time and gives feel of real exam.

    For others, who are yet to write the PSM-1 exam, this is what I did to prepare and may help you:

    – Read the scrum guide and try to remember each and every point in that, I noted the important points in a paper, like values, time boxes for each events, responsible and accountable person for each event.. etc. It helped me in remembering easily and saving some time in exam for tough questions.

    – start with open assessments on Scrum.org, keep attempting until you start getting 100% for three consecutive times. Better not to attempt consecutively in single sitting, I did this three times a day with 5 hours difference.. and could achieve 100% from 4th-5th attempt onward.
    – then start practicing with quiz in learning mode given here by Mikhail, first with practice quiz until you start achieving at least 95% in consecutive tests. There are 80 questions in this quiz which covers all the aspects of Scum guide and helps in remembering them.
    – Once confident start writing quiz in real time mode, this will help in boosting the confidence further.
    – Read the scrum guide once again before attending PSM-1 exam, now guide will be much more clear.

    In exam, few question will be straight forward from the Mikhail’s quiz but not all. So remember to read the question and all options before thinking its the same question that you know already. In the exam, questions can be marked as review and can be answered later, but before marking to review always mark the favorable answer you think and do not leave any question unanswered. During practice you may find that 60 minutes are too much of time, but trust me while in real exam 60 mins will be just sufficient.

    All the best.

    Thanks,
    Abhijeet

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Abhijeet,

      Thanks for using my quiz and your tips. I think they will be really helpful for all the Scrum learners.

      –Mikhail

  50. supriyatel

    Hi Mikhail,
    I cleared PSM I exam with 93.8% in the first attempt on Saturday 19th August. Your tips and especially your quiz was extremely helpful for exam preparation. Thank you so much!

    I have 11+ years of IT experience in Java development (SDLC) and support. I don’t have agile experience. But I loved Agile concepts. I would like to do PSM II certification as well. Do you have any tips for PSM II certification? Any recommended books to read? Or in general, what would be your suggestions if I need to pursue my career as a Scrum Master? Can you advise? (I am taking a break as I am waiting for my work permit)

    Thanks
    Supriya

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hey Supriya,

      Thanks for using my quiz.

      About PSM 2 certification I wrote in the quiz FAQ.

      The scope of PSM 2 is the same as PSM 1, so you can read the same recommended books.

      However, the questions in PSM 2 are tough. Usually you won’t get any straightforward questions about the Scrum Guide contents. They will ask you to think about or interpret the meaning from the Scrum Guide, apply content from the PSM subject areas, and in some cases, apply your own experience.

      To become a real Scrum Master you have two opportunities:

      1. Start using Scrum in your organization and suggest yourself as a Scrum Master. Try to apply all the knowledge you got when was preparing for the PSM certification.
      2. If your organization already uses Scrum, become a member of the Development Team. Show your knowledge of Scrum rules during your work. Ask to be a Scrum Master for a Sprint or two to get some experience. By mutual agreement of the Dev Team members this role can be rotating between them, for example, once per 3-4 Sprints.

      Best regards and good luck,
      –Mikhail

      1. supriyatel

        Hi Mikhail
        Thank You for your suggestions.

        -Supriya

  51. Srinivas Prasad

    Hi Mikhail,

    I created an ID on your site just so that I could post you a thank you message. I gave my PSM-1 assessment sometime ago and scored a 100%.
    When I wrote your quiz for the first time, I attempted it in real mode and failed and I remember a message which said something like “We helped you save $150”. You could not have put it any better. Am sure you helped saved lot of bucks for a lot of people.

    I cannot thank you enough for taking the time out and creating a test for people like me to get an understanding of the type of questions you get in the actual assessment. Even though we are practising SCRUM in our organisation, the learning mode test of yours taught me few things which I did not know. That made all the difference in me failing and passing.

    I found the actual assessment to be trickier, NOT tougher, than the test here though. The wordings in the questions were confusing, but spending time reading the question clearly more than once helped. So did the age old tactic of eliminating incorrect options to narrow the scope.

    Once again, a huge thank you Mikhail. You are a legend!

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Srinivas,

      100% is awesome. Congrats!
      You are the first one who I know with such a high score.

      Thanks a lot for your words. It is a very big pleasure to see that the results of my work really help people.

      Best regards,
      –Mikhail

  52. manolisp

    Hi Mikhail,
    just passed the PSM I exam with 96.3 score. Thank you for your quiz. The learning mode is a GREAT way to help people get this.

    Thanks again,
    Manolis

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Manolis,

      Congratulations!
      Thanks for your feedback.

      –Mikhail

  53. sherylb

    Hi!

    I got 100% score on the real mode quiz 3 times already. Will this be sufficient enough for mt to take the PSM I exam and pass? I did not try the open assessment exam though.

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Sheryl,

      100% is a good achievement. Most likely you will be able to get 85% in the real quiz. However, I would advise you to score about 100% in all the available open assessments too.

      Thanks,
      –Mikhail

  54. mustufattu

    Just a general question. Does anyone know how much time you have time to take the exam once you pay for it? I have heard that you have to take the online exam within 2 weeks after you register and also heard that there is no time limit on when the test can be taken. Someone please assist.

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi,

      At the PSM I page you can find that: “Passwords have no expiration date, but are valid for one attempt only.”
      So, when you pay for the exam, the next day you have a password to start the exam. The password has no expiration date.

      Thanks,
      –Mikhail

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