Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Review

Six Sigma is a philosophy developed for the management of highly complex business and manufacturing enterprises.

The computerized version of the exam contains 165 multiple-choice questions, and you are given 4 hours and 18 minutes to finish. The paper-and-pencil exam contains 150 multiple-choice questions, and you are given 4 hours to complete it.

The Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam is split into nine content categories:

  1. Organization-wide Planning and Development (12 questions)
  2. Organizational Process Management and Measures (12 questions)
  3. Team Management (15 questions)
  4. Define (20 questions)
  5. Measure (25 questions)
  6. Analyze (22 questions)
  7. Improve (21 questions)
  8. Control (17 questions)
  9. Design for Six Sigma Framework and Methodologies (6 questions)


To pass this exam, you will need a score of at least 550 points out of a total of 750.

You will receive a pass/fail score report upon completion at the testing site if you take the computerized version. If you fail, your report will include diagnostics on your performance.

You will also be able to access your results online 7-10 business days after your exam date. When your results are available, you will receive an email notification.