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SAP PM (Plant Maintenance) Online Test

About the test:

The SAP PM Online Test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their knowledge and skills in areas such as plant maintenance, work order management, preventive maintenance, maintenance planning and scheduling, equipment management, and integration with other SAP modules. This test aims to assess candidates' understanding of fundamental concepts and their ability to apply them to real-world scenarios, as well as their familiarity with SAP Plant Maintenance module and related technologies.

Covered skills:

  • Organizational Units
  • Maintenance Processing
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Plant Maintenance Data
  • Controlling Functions
  • Maintenance Plan Work

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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface SAP PM (Plant Maintenance) Test is the most accurate way to shortlist SAP Plant Maintenance Consultants



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The SAP PM (Plant Maintenance) Online Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Ability to effectively manage and maintain organizational units
  • Understanding and utilization of plant maintenance data
  • Proficiency in maintenance processing
  • Knowledge of controlling functions in plant maintenance
  • Skill in implementing preventive maintenance procedures
  • Ability to create and execute maintenance plan work
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

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Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

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With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!


Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment SAP Plant Maintenance Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

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Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the SAP Plant Maintenance Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

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Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

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Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


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About the SAP PM (Plant Maintenance) Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment SAP PM (Plant Maintenance) Online Test?

The SAP Plant Maintenance Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Creating and maintaining Organizational Units in SAP PM
  • Configuring and managing Plant Maintenance Data in SAP PM
  • Performing maintenance processing tasks in SAP PM
  • Utilizing controlling functions in SAP PM
  • Implementing preventive maintenance strategies in SAP PM
  • Developing and executing maintenance plan work in SAP PM
  • Analyzing and troubleshooting Plant Maintenance related issues
  • Performing equipment and technical object management in SAP PM
  • Managing work order and notification processing in SAP PM
  • Utilizing SAP PM reporting and analytics functionalities

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the SAP PM (Plant Maintenance) Online Test?

  • Organizational Units

    Organizational Units in SAP PM refer to the different functional areas or departments within an organization that are responsible for the maintenance of plants and equipment. These units can be defined based on geographical locations, production lines, or specific maintenance responsibilities. Measuring this skill in the test helps recruiters assess a candidate's understanding of how to set up and manage organizational units effectively in SAP PM.

  • Plant Maintenance Data

    Plant Maintenance Data in SAP PM relates to the information and data that is crucial for managing maintenance activities. This includes recording equipment details, maintenance history, work orders, and notifications. Evaluating this skill in the test allows recruiters to gauge a candidate's proficiency in maintaining accurate and up-to-date plant maintenance data, which is essential for effective planning and execution of maintenance tasks.

  • Maintenance Processing

    Maintenance Processing in SAP PM involves the execution of maintenance activities, such as creating and managing work orders, carrying out repairs, performing inspections, and closing completed tasks. Assessing this skill in the test helps recruiters determine a candidate's ability to efficiently process and track maintenance requests, ensuring timely and effective resolution of maintenance issues.

  • Controlling Functions

    Controlling Functions in SAP PM are used to monitor and control maintenance costs, budgeting, and resource allocation. These functions enable organizations to optimize maintenance activities and ensure that they are aligned with financial objectives. Measuring this skill in the test allows recruiters to evaluate a candidate's understanding of how to utilize controlling functions in SAP PM to maintain cost-effective and efficient maintenance operations.

  • Preventive Maintenance

    Preventive Maintenance in SAP PM involves proactively conducting inspections, servicing, and repairs to prevent equipment failures and breakdowns. This helps in minimizing downtime, extending equipment lifespan, and optimizing maintenance resources. Assessing this skill in the test allows recruiters to assess a candidate's knowledge of setting up and managing preventive maintenance strategies and schedules in SAP PM, which is vital for ensuring uninterrupted operations and minimizing disruptions.

  • Maintenance Plan Work

    Maintenance Plan Work in SAP PM refers to the creation and management of maintenance plans that outline the specific tasks, instructions, and schedules for carrying out maintenance activities. These plans provide a structured approach to maintenance and facilitate efficient planning and execution. Evaluating this skill in the test enables recruiters to determine a candidate's ability to create and manage maintenance plans effectively in SAP PM, ensuring timely and systematic completion of maintenance tasks.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for SAP Plant Maintenance Test to be based on.

    Organizational Units
    Master Data in SAP PM
    Functional Locations
    Equipment Master Data
    Material Master Data
    Maintenance Orders
    Technical Object Management
    Work Centers
    Scheduling and Capacity Planning
    Notification Management
    Permits and Lockout/Tagout
    Workforce and Resource Management
    Maintenance Costing
    Maintenance Analytics
    Preventive Maintenance Strategies
    Maintenance Planning
    Maintenance Execution
    Breakdown Maintenance
    Maintenance Documentation
    Maintenance Reporting and Analysis
    Failure Analysis
    Root Cause Analysis
    Maintenance Optimization
    Shutdown and Turnaround Management
    Contractor Management
    Spare Parts Management
    Quality Management in Maintenance
    Safety and Compliance in Maintenance
    Environmental Management in Maintenance
    KPIs and Performance Metrics in Maintenance
    Mobile Solutions for Plant Maintenance
    Integration with Other SAP Modules
    User Interface and User Experience in SAP PM
    SAP PM Configuration
    SAP PM Customization
    Integration Testing and System Validation
    Data Migration and Conversion
    Training and User Adoption
    Change Management in Plant Maintenance
    Asset Lifecycle Management
    Reliability-Centered Maintenance
    Total Productive Maintenance
    Predictive Maintenance
    Condition Monitoring
    Risk-Based Maintenance
    FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)
    RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis)
    Maintenance Strategy Optimization
    Maintenance Performance Assessment
    Maintenance Benchmarking
    Maintenance Standards and Best Practices
    Sustainability in Plant Maintenance
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What roles can I use the SAP PM (Plant Maintenance) Online Test for?

  • SAP Plant Maintenance Consultant
  • SAP PM Functional Consultant
  • SAP PM Analyst
  • SAP PM Project Manager
  • SAP PM Team Lead
  • SAP Controlling Consultant

How is the SAP PM (Plant Maintenance) Online Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Implementing equipment breakdown and repair strategies
  • Optimizing maintenance processes and workflows in SAP PM
  • Implementing equipment history and documentation management
  • Performing risk assessment and analysis for maintenance activities
  • Integrating SAP PM with other modules and systems
  • Utilizing mobile solutions for SAP PM work management
  • Implementing system enhancements and customizations for SAP PM
  • Conducting user training and providing support for SAP PM
  • Understanding and implementing SAP PM best practices
  • Participating in continuous improvement initiatives for Plant Maintenance
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.


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SAP PM (Plant Maintenance) Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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