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Certified Scrum Master (CSM)­® Practice Exam 

We put together this practice exam to help you get a feel for the real certification test after your training. 

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This mock exam based on the the November 2020 Scrum Guide to help you practice for the real thing. We've taken time to craft these questions to give you a feel for the actual question format you'll experience on the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Exam.


The Scrum Guide

Before starting this test you should read and understand the the November 2020 Scrum Guide, follow the link below to access the guide in Audio, Video and Written form.



CSM Exam Structure

The exam is set by the Scrum alliance and consistently reviewed to ensure it meets the current framework to ensure those who qualify can effectively perform the role of Scrum Master in their organisation.


  • The CSM Test is online, open book and set by the Scrum Alliance and taken via the Scrum Alliance Exam Portal

  • It is time boxed to 60 minutes, there are 50 multiple choice questions and the pass rate is 37 out of 50

  • To be certified as a Scrum Master you must pass the online test within 90 days of the end of the course.

  • You will be informed of your test result immediately at the end of the exam

  • You have two opportunities to pass the test

  • Not everyone will have the same questions, they are drawn from a pool of 150


Frequently asked questions

Who is the CSM exam set by?

The Test is set by the Scrum Alliance, ensuring standards are consistent all over the world.

Where do I take the CSM Exam / Test ?

The test is ONLINE you should aim to have a very stable connection to the internet.

What format does the CSM exam take?

It is multiple choice – there are 4 choices but only ONE correct choice.

How many questions in the CSM exam?

There are 50 questions for everyone.

Whats the pass mark on the CSM exam?

The pass rate is 37 correct out of 50.

Are any question scenario based in the CSM exam?

Yes, but there is a mixture of questions. If you have the Scrum Guide printed and with added notes (we ask you to do this for tomorrow afternoon), you will be fine.

Will everyone get the same questions?

No, there is a pool of 150 questions, but all aspects of the course are covered in every Test.

What is the time limit for the CSM exam?

YES! The time box is 60 minutes – so 50 questions in 60 minutes!

Will the test be moderated?

No! The test is OPEN BOOK. But remember you only have 60 minutes for those 50 questions, if you look up every single thing in great detail you will run out of time.

What happens if I don’t pass – maybe because I run out of time?

You have TWO CHANCES to pass, if re-taking..., do it AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


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Test Instructions:

- 20 sample multiple choice questions

- You have 20 minutes to complete all the questions

- The pass mark is 90%, 18 out of 20 questions.