Number of questions
CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) - 105 multiple choice questions (80 operational and 25 pretest*)
The following modules all have 75 multiple choice questions per exam (60 operational and 15 pretest*)
CPIM Master Planning of Resources (MPR)
CPIM Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP)
CPIM Execution and Control of Operations (ECO)
CPIM Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)
*Pretest questions do not contribute to the total score but are necessary for research purposes and are randomly distributed among the scored items and are used for statistical purposes only. Candidates should answer all exam questions.
Length of Exam
Candidates have three hours to complete the exam.
Exam content is developed according to the test outline included in the CPIM Exam Content Manual and industry validated by global subject matter experts. Exam questions are monitored through a rigorous psychometric calibration and cross-referenced to industry-approved source material.
APICS uses a scaled score methodology, which is a technique for equating scores in which the degree of difficulty varies from one exam form to the next. This ensures equivalent passing standards are maintained for each exam form. Candidates can download Understanding a Scaled Score for more information.
CPIM Score Range
The CPIM score range is 265 to 330
Pass = 300-330
Fail = 265-299