Passed at first attempt on Nov 7th
Before I go ahead with the detailed study plan I would like to thank every one who had post their lessons learned in this forum. It was very helpful and that pushed me to post my experience. Also, would like to thank my family and friends for all their support and prayers.
Real exam started at 01:00 pm and in my experience the questions were lengthy and it took me more than one minute to pass through each question. I utilized all 4 hours. My plan was to spend 45 minutes for 30 questions so by end of 3rd hour I finished all 200 questions. Revisited the marked questions in rest one hour. I marked more than 100 questions and found it hard to cover all marked questions in last one hour. Did not change many answers on my second visit.
I got Proficient in two process groups and Moderate proficient in four groups. There were around 10 to 15 questions on ITTO's, 5 to 6 questions on formulas and rest were situational. My paper was neither very easy nor very tough. I would rate it as moderate. All situational questions were new. Only very few were from existing mock exams. The questions were like what will you do next or what will you do first? There was negative question as what is not part of? . Elimination method helped with some questions (as knocking out the wrong answers to find out the right one)
Hence, understanding the concept and order of process occurrence is very important.
My hiccups on preparation were the breaks I took in between, getting selected for audit and the exam day commute tensions.
Without these delays this study plan can even be used for a 4 month plan.
All the best to all PMP aspirants.