Scrum Quizzes

If you decided to earn a certificate at Scrum.org or just learn Scrum better, my quizzes should greatly help you:

When I decided to pass PSM I exam, I found no good free practice quizzes. The open assessments at Scrum.org are fine, but the number of available questions is too small. I decided to help all the Scrum learners by creating these free quizzes. You will learn the Scrum Guide by heart and get an idea of the real assessments.

There are two quiz modes:

  • Learning Mode – Each question has an immediate explanation. No time limit. All quiz questions are available. 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 randomly selected questions and 60 minutes. Try it and get the feeling of the real assessment!

All the quizzes based on the Scrum Guide v2017.

If you are looking for more questions or want to clarify some weird Scrum topic, take a look at Scrum Questions page.

Questions about the real exams and the quiz itself are answered at Quiz FAQ page.

Professional Scrum™, Professional Scrum Master, PSM, PSM I, Professional Scrum Product Owner, PSPO, PSPO I, Scrum Open, Scaled Professional Scrum, Nexus, Nexus Guide, etc. are the protected brands of Scrum.org. The preparation quizzes at mlapshin.com are neither endorsed by nor affiliated with Scrum.org.
All the content related to Scrum Guide is taken from scrumguides.org and is under the Attribution ShareAlike license of Creative Commons.

204 Comments

  1. Sharad

    Hi Mikhail,
    Will you help me explain little more about following statement.

    Product Backlog refinement usually consumes no more than 10% of the capacity of the Development Team.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. lalratnakar

      I guess it says 10% but if it need more time or more meetings it can be taken

      1. mlapshin (Post author)

        Thanks for answering this question. It looks like I missed it.

        I agree. Not more than 10% of total time spent on refinement is a good goal.
        However, some complex features may require more time.

        –Mikhail

  2. Sharad

    One of the question from PSM 1 learning mode :

    Who is allowed to participate in the Daily Scrum?

    The Scrum Master : YES (My answer)
    The Product Owner : YES (My answer)
    The Key Stakeholders
    The Development Team : YES (My answer)

    Explanation : The Daily Scrum is an internal meeting for the Development Team. If others are present, the Scrum Master ensures that they do not disrupt the meeting

    My question:
    If the question was who is REQUIRED to attend daily scrum then my answer would be only the DT. but this question here asks who is ALLOWED to attend DS – isn’t SM allowed to attend? Not so much sure about PO.

    Thanks in advance

    1. Sharad

      Hmm, i read some posts on Scrum.org forum. And I think the question is about Attending DS vs Participating DS. So PO and SM can attend DS but they are not allowed to participate (talk) unless required by DT.
      Wow.

      1. mlapshin (Post author)

        Hi Sharad,

        You are right. People outside of the Development Team can come and listen at the Daily Scrum, but cannot speak.
        I answered a similar question here: https://mlapshin.com/index.php/blog/scrum-questions#participate_vs_attend

        Thanks,
        –Mikhail

    2. mariamiko

      Hey here is written “Participate” so only dev team can

    3. lalratnakar

      Why you think Scrum master is required for the Daily Scrum..??

      1. Greg

        Here is another example of one I missed. The Scrum Master, from what I’ve seen, doesn’t HAVE to be there. Its ultimately the responsibility of the Dev team to have the DS. *Yes, the SM should have taught them and coached them on the importance of having the DS… but the SM doesn’t HAVE to be there.

        1. mlapshin (Post author)

          Greg, thanks for the explanation.

    4. Greg

      1. I cant find where to start a new thread of questions…so, I guess here is as good as any.
      2. I went thru 40 questions, and about 50% of them, werent in any study material I found. The above question was one I missed as well.I had the same answers, and got it wrong. It went downhill from there. I’ve been studying for at least a month, and I feel as though the PSM1 test is far beyond anything I’ve learned over the past month.

      1. mlapshin (Post author)

        Hi Greg,

        Normally, there is “Leave a Comment” section at the bottom of the page. However, it is hiding if you click “Reply” for a post on the page. You need to cancel the reply it to see the section back.

        Did you try my quizzes? What was your score? Usually, people report the quizzes are quite close to the real exam.
        What topics, in your opinion, are missing in my tests?

        Thanks,
        –Mikhail

  3. jvleminc

    Hey Mikhail,

    This message to thank you for these tests; they helped a lot in understanding Scrum better and in securing my “PSM I” certification in only one step (96.3%). 🙂

    I wrote a LinkedIn article about my certification experience, hope it might help other people:
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-experience-becoming-certified-scrum-master-joris-vleminckx-pmp/

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Joris,

      I am glad I helped you.
      The article will be very useful for anyone preparing to PSM I exam.

      Thanks,
      –Mikhail

  4. mimibar

    Dear Mikhail,

    Thanks for setting up these quizzes.

    The question for “Please, select a time-box for each Scrum event” has wrong answers for Sprint Planning and Sprint Review. The should be in reverse as the Scrum Guide says:
    Scrum Review. This is at most a four-hour meeting for one-month Sprints.
    Sprint Planning. This is at most a three-hour meeting for one-month Sprints.

    Thanks again!

    1. mimibar

      Sprint Planning. -> Sprint *Retrospective

      1. mlapshin (Post author)

        Hi mimibar,

        Thanks for providing the feedback.

        Most likely, you faced this issue: https://mlapshin.com/index.php/blog/quiz-faq/#orderIt
        This is the way how the quiz engine shows incorrect questions for “order it” questions.

        Best Regards,
        –Mikhail

  5. Sharad

    Hi Mikhail,
    I passed PSM I yesterday. And in my preparation your quizzes played a very important role. Thank you for all the hard work.

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Sharad,

      I am glad I helped you!

      –Mikhail

  6. anilkumar

    Any open assessment link for PSM-II

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi,

      I think, some questions in my quiz can be considered as level 2 questions. However, I do not have a special PSM II quiz.
      I know this web site contains 8 sample questions for PSM II.

      Thanks,
      –Mikhail

  7. Muthukumar

    Who should decide who will be the Scrum Master for a new Scrum Team?

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Of course the team should do this because in Scrum all teams are self-organizing.

  8. NIATI Abderaouf

    I would like to thank you for the perfect work , i just passed my PSM1 today with 93.8 % first attempt thanks to the quiz !! Thank you again !!
    NIATI Abderaouf

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Niati,

      I am happy I helped you with passing the exam.

      Scrum on!

  9. moberg

    Hi Mikhail,

    only wanted to let you know that I just passed my PSM1. The quizz on your website has largely contributed to this success and I wanted to say thank you very much.
    I will now target the Product Owner 1. Please keep up the good work 🙂

    Большо́е спаси́бо!

    best regards,
    Marc

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Marc,

      Thanks for sharing your success.
      I am happy I helped you.

      Пожалуйста!

      Best Regards,
      –Mikhail

  10. marcoserod

    Hi Mikhail,

    Just wanted to thank you for all the effort you put in this blog.

    I’ve recently passed PSM I, and your quizzes had helped a lot.
    I’m studiyng to take PSPO soon, i’m sure your blog would be a great contributor to my success 🙂

    Regards

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi,

      I am glad I helped you.
      Thanks for sharing your success!

      –Mikhail

  11. anthukne

    Hi Mikhail,

    one of your questions i believe to be worded incorrectly.

    – Who is allowed to participate in the Daily Scrum?.

    The answer is The Development Team and The Scrum master. surely the question should be worded as “Who is required to participate the daily Scrum”

    Thanks

    Anthony

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hey Anthony,

      I was at vacation and just found your question.
      It is better to answer it late than never. 🙂

      The Scrum Master is not required to participate in the Daily Scrum. The SM should explain importance of having the meeting to the team and make sure it happens.

      So, usually with a new team a Scrum Master spends several first Daily Scrums, then attendance for the SM is not required (unless the SM combines the role with the Developer role in the team).

      Thanks,
      –Mikhail

  12. Dnailwal

    Hi Mikhail,

    First of all thanks for making this site, it’s helping me lot while preparing and getting started for PSM-1.

    I am planning to give PSM-1 exam in end of July. I scored 95%, 97% and 100% respectively in your real mode exam.

    What else source should i visit to learn more tricky and updated question ?

    Requesting People who have cleared just now PSM-1 please post your question here so it can help me.

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      I would recommend taking the open exams at Scrum.org. Definitely try PSM and PSPO open exams.

      You could also read some articles from the recommended list: https://www.scrum.org/resources/suggested-reading-professional-scrum-master

  13. Ajay

    Hi Mike,

    One question:
    The Sprint Backlog contains items pulled only from the Product Backlog. Is this statement true or false.

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      A simple answer is “true”.
      However, during a Sprint, some additional work can be discovered. Then the team could renegotiate the Sprint scope with the PO to include the new work. If the work is included, it means it was not in the Product Backlog.

  14. Ajay

    Hi Mike,
    Another question:
    Who can remove and replace Sprint Backlog items during the Sprint?

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      The Scrum Guide answers it:
      “Only the Development Team can change its Sprint Backlog during a Sprint.”

  15. Ajay

    Hi Ajay,

    I had to remove several your questions because they look like taken from somewhere and could be copyrighted.

    Thanks,
    –Mikhail

  16. Ajay

    Hi Mike,

    How many weeks are required to release increment based on the following information: – 240 points release backlog – 3-week per Sprint – 45 points velocity per Sprint ? How to calc this and does such questions comes in exam.

    Please help.

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Ajay,

      Definitely, the real exam does not contain such questions.

      I would answer to this question just doing some simple math: 240/45=5.3 It means 6 sprints should be enough to cover 240 points. 6×3=18 weeks.

      However, in real life you would never have so precise estimations. Team velocity is changing (vacations, sick leaves, team changes), new work could be discovered, and so on.

      Thanks,
      –Mikhail

  17. okieiv

    Hi Mikhail,

    I’ve recently passed PSM I exams. I’ve also made a donation to show my appreciation. Thanks for the effort you put into this site. Thanks

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi,

      Thank you so much for using my quizzes and your donation.
      I am happy I helped you.

      Best Regards,
      –Mikhail

  18. Ramdas

    Hi,
    For the question “Who is allowed to participate in Daily Scrum?” This question was multiple choice so I select below option and it shows wrong:
    1) Development Team 2) Scrum Master 3) Product Owner

    But, the answer is given on this site is “Development Team”. I feel all 3 allowed in the daily scrum, can anyone please elaborate or the answer on this site needs to update?

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Ramdas,

      This question is a multiple choice question on purpose. Otherwise, it would be very easy to answer.

      The idea behind it is the difference between “participate” (come and speak) and “attend” (come and remain silent). I remember, I got a similar question during the real exam. Only the Development Team members should speak during the Daily Scrum. Others can come, but should not interrupt the flow of the meeting.

      Check my full answer here: https://mlapshin.com/index.php/blog/scrum-questions#participate_vs_attend

      Thanks,
      –Mikhail

      1. Ramdas

        Thanks for your response. I hope the real exam also consider these concepts.

  19. Ramdas

    I have confusion on below 2 questions:

    Q 1) Who create increments?
    Correct answer given on this site is: The Development Team

    Q 2) What belongs solely to the Development Team? (Multiple choice options)
    Correct answer given on this site is: The Sprint Backlog

    My question here is, why for Q 2, the answer “The increment” should also be correct along with the Sprint Backlog. i.e. The Sprint Backlog and The increment should be correct answer for Q 2.

    Can anyone please help on it?

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Ramdas,

      I answered your question here: https://mlapshin.com/index.php/blog/scrum-questions/comment-page-14/#comment-1103

      Thanks,
      –Mikhail

  20. SteReeves

    Hi Mikhail

    I have now completed the following

    Professional Scrum Master I
    Professional Scrum Product Owner I
    Scaled Professional Scrum

    I found your quizzes a great help so wanted to thank you for your efforts with this site.

    Steve

    PS – I am now starting to look at Professional Scrum with Kanban

    1. mlapshin (Post author)

      Hi Steve,

      I glad my quizzes helped you!
      Unfortunately, I have nothing to share about Kanban.

      Thanks,
      –Mikhail

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