Microsoft Exam duration and question types
The number of questions on a certification exam is subject to change as we make updates to ensure it aligns with current changes in the technology and job role. Most Microsoft Certification exams typically contain between 40-60 questions; however, the number can vary depending on the exam.
Exam time varies based on the type of exam you take.
|Exam duration*||Seat duration*|
|Fundamentals exams||45 minutes||65 minutes|
|Associate and expert role-based exams without labs**||100 minutes||120 minutes|
|Associate and expert role-based exams that contain labs||120 minutes||140 minutes|
|Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams delivered through academic channels||45 minutes||50 minutes|
|MTA exams delivered through commercial channels||45 minutes||80 minutes|
|Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams||50 minutes||60 minutes|
*Exam duration refers to the amount of time that you have to complete the exam. Seat time refers to the amount of time that you should allocate for the exam. It includes the time needed to review the instructions, read and accept the NDA, complete the exam questions, and provide comments after completing it (if you choose to do so).
**Because labs can be removed at any time due to Azure outages, bandwidth issues, etc., Microsoft does not provide a list of exams with labs. When you register for the exam, you will be provided with the exam time. When you launch the exam, carefully review the overview pages that provide information about what to expect on the exam, including if labs are available.
Take a practice exam
One of the best ways to get familiar with Microsoft Certification exams is to take an Official Microsoft Practice Test. While practice tests will assess your skills and help you get familiar with the exam experience, they aren’t identical to the actual exams.
Question types on exams
To protect exam security and the value of our certifications, we don’t identify specific exam formats or question types before the exam. Here are some samples of questions you might see on an exam:
Active screen (0:44)
Best answer (0:20)
Build list (0:45)
Case studies (1:13)
Drag and drop (0:37)
Hot area (0:17)
Multiple choice (0:37)
Repeated answer choices (0:20)
Short answer (0:29)
Mark review (0:33)
Review screen (1:36)
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Original reference https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exam-duration-question-types