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The exam is not all that hard if you are well prepared. You can't just go in having read PMBOK once and think that you will pass though. And, if you are scoring so low on your simulated exams then that means you need to study more.
Here's my experience.
I passed my PMP exam! It was a great feeling to see the word “CONGRATULATIONS”, not to forget the 20-30 seconds delay in waiting for the result, looking at the blank screen. It was the result of four months hard work.
Following were my study materials
Simplilearn Online course
Attended almost all their online trainings
Rita’s 6th edition once
Read Rita’s 7th edition twice
PMBOK had a glance
Attempted as many as 3000 test questions, fastrack, Simplilearn, PMZilla, oliverlehmann, and many more.
Simplilearn new questions are very close to exam.
I used to complete 200 questions simulation tests at an average of 2hrs, but in exam I took 3.5 hrs
Taking up multiple mock tests helped especially the wordy ones
Practicing to sit for 4 hrs and concentrate. helped in the exam
Having a glance at PMBOK summary and glossary a day before the exam, was handy
Understanding and remembering the process chart is of great value
Given another chance, this is what I would do
Better focus on studying Risk Management