85% Required to Pass Google AdWords Professional Exam

Nov 25, 2009 • 8:31 am | comments (13) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords

Google AdWords Professional LogoA Google AdWords Help thread asks what do you need to score in order to pass the Google AdWords Professional exam?

There are two exams:

(1) Google Advertising Professionals Exam (2) Fundamentals and Search Exam

The first one, the Google Advertising Professionals exam needs an 85% score to pass. Whereas the second one, the Fundamentals and Search exam needs an 80% to pass.

AdWordsPro Sarah explained in the thread:

I checked with the people in charge of the Google Advertising Professionals Exam and it looks as if the passing score for the Fundamentals and Search exams are 85% and 80% respectively.

She then added that Google will adding more practice quizzes about the April or May time.

Forum discussion at Google AdWords Help.

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11/25/2009 05:46 pm

I'm not sure this is correct. The team at our agency all passed the Google Advertising Professional Exam and the results noted the minimum passing score is 75%

diarmuid ryan

11/26/2009 11:50 am

we are currently in the prcoess of undergoing these exams, it would be nice to know what to aim for

Marcel Heinkens

11/28/2009 11:01 am

I just took the Google Advertising Professional Exam (and passed :-), the minimum passing score is 75%


12/16/2009 09:50 pm

Sorry, but you are wrong: The pass score for new 2010 GAP Exams which can be already taken by several companies (including ours) is 85% for Fundamental and 85% for Advanced Search Part. My first attempt 10 days ago was 83% and I FAILED and yesterday I passed Fundamental part with 93%.


12/16/2009 10:25 pm

nope. It is 85% for new GAP 2010 Fundamental and 80 for Advanced parts. 120 questions - 120 minutes. had my 1st attempt 10 days ago with 83% - FAILED. Yesterday had 94% - passed.


02/03/2010 09:01 pm

i just took it earlier and got an 81 thinking a 75 was passing. were the questions similar the second time around?

No Name

07/08/2010 07:52 pm

85% for Fundamental and 80% for Search Advance.

Jerold Hawkins

07/16/2010 12:55 pm

85% to pass the google adwords fundamental exam 80% to pass the advanced search advertising exam both or one of the other advanced exams are required to officially become google adwords qualified. definately worth it!


10/31/2010 09:48 pm

Woah. the advanced search exam was a beast. lots of tricky questions there. used ALL of my time on that one. Passed them both, though. phew.....

No Name

10/31/2010 10:37 pm

Yep. 85% Fundamentals and 80% Advanced. I just got 80% in the Search advanced exam and that was a pass. I'm thankful it is 80% too because there were a bunch of questions about Adwords API and I never use the API.

Courtenay Probert

08/16/2012 12:10 pm

The latest scores for passing the Google exams can be found at: http://support.google.com/adwords/certification/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=167880 I had to look them up today for the Adwords exam simulator we're building at http://www.ipassexam.com :)

Dario Petkovic

02/20/2013 03:00 am

I got 82% out of the 85% minimum passing score for fundamental exam - bugger! 2 hours for 96 questions and some questions were very tricky in my opinion


05/30/2013 01:48 pm

Hi! If you're interested in testing yourself in Google Fundamentals, you can try http://teachmegood.com. Its affordable and gives a good example of what the actual Google exam will be like.

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