Maintenance Management MCQ Multiple Choice Questions with Answers

Are you looking for a way to manage your maintenance responsibilities more effectively? Do you feel like you are constantly learning new things and never have enough time to keep up with the ever-changing maintenance landscape? If so, take our Maintenance Management 70 MCQ quiz and see how well you score.

In this quiz, you will be tested on your knowledge of maintenance management. Take the quiz to see how well you have learned. Answers are at the end of each Question.

Maintenance Management MCQ Multiple Choice Questions with Answers for students who are preparing for MBA, BBA distance & regular courses.

Maintenance Management

Brief Introduction to Maintenance Management

When it comes to keeping a facility running smoothly and efficiently, the maintenance department is a key player. But what exactly is Maintenance Management? In short, it’s a system that ensures facilities are properly maintained and operated.

Maintenance Management encompasses everything from scheduling repairs and replacements to tracking progress and performance. It’s an important part of any organization, small or large, public or private.

In order for Maintenance Management to be effective, there must be clear goals established and objectives defined. This way, everyone involved knows what’s expected of them and can track their progress over time.

Communication is also key: everyone needs to be aware of changes affecting the facility so they can take appropriate action. Finally, proper equipment and resources need to be allocated so work can get done quickly and without issue.

Maintenance Management MCQ with Answers

1. ___ is concerned with the direction and pooling of all internal resources to control the availability and performance of the plants and types of machinery at expected levels.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Maintenance management[/expand]

2. The ___ machines were programmed for highly reliable production.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Computer Numerical Control (CNC)[/expand]

3. The objective of maintenance is linked to the overall organizational objectives of maximizing ___ and hence ___ of the organization.
[expand title="Show Answer"]The productivity and profitability[/expand]

4. Sound maintenance management minimizes accidents through proper maintenance of ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]All safety devices[/expand]

5. Maintenance manager is responsible for scheduling maintenance activities? (True/False.)
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

6. Maintenance planning and ___ are some of the important, modern maintenance management activities.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Directing execution of maintenance plan[/expand]

7. Maintenance organization establishes integrated ___ for performing high-quality maintenance activities, which are controlled, measured, and improved upon.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Maintenance procedures and processes[/expand]

8. Any maintenance activity requires resources.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

9. Maintenance manager, quality manager, all concerned with the resources provisioning, and ___ are the four groups that have to integrate the maintenance dynamics.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Higher up team[/expand]

10. Good quality maintenance could contribute significantly to ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Quality assurance[/expand]

11. Certain key process areas (KPAs) are identified which may enhance the effectiveness and the capability of the ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Maintenance personnel[/expand]

12. Shut-down maintenance can either be a preventive activity or a corrective activity.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

13. Corrective maintenance activities include both emergency repairs (fire fighting) and preventive (or corrective) repairs. This system is also called the ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Operate to failure[/expand]

14. Maintenance activity must be defined and managed as a process in order to achieve maximum payoff. The maintenance management system helps the organization to work within an integral ___  covering all the machinery and equipments.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Life cycle management model[/expand]

15. There are three stages in the lifecycle management of any machinery namely the Acquisition phase, ___, disposal, and replacement phase.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Maintenance phase[/expand]

16. Subcontractor’s function does need not to maintain data related to subcontracts.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

17. Work order management function is required to plan capacity.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

18. Equipment maintenance function includes scheduled preventive maintenance work.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

19. Information systems will not validate data entry.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

20. Vendor management function needs to maintain vendor information.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

21. Equipment/machinery malfunction have a direct impact on factors like ___, production costs, product and service quality, employee safety, and customer satisfaction.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Production capacity[/expand]

22. The work management system evolved with a goal to achieve excellence is a deliberate process in which the total scope of work is identified, selected, ___, to keep up and maintain records.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Planned, scheduled, executed[/expand]

23. From the following, find the missing functional requirements that have to be evolved and established as a part of the maintenance system and planned accordingly for execution.
a) Maintenance management system
b) Equipment maintenance function.
c) Work order management subsystem.
d) Inventory management subsystem.
e) ______
f) Subcontractor management subsystem.
g) General Information system
[expand title="Show Answer"]e) Vendor management subsystem[/expand]

24. Management tools for a successful critique process include ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Worker feedback[/expand]

25. ___ can be closed and declared complete when defined requirements in the approved work package have been met.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Close Work[/expand]

26. Execute work describes the ___ and ___ associated with the actual performance of the work.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Processes, Tools[/expand]

27. ___ systems are often put in place to collect work requests.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Work management[/expand]

28. The performance measurement in ___ has become one of the key ingredients to achieving operational excellence.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Maintenance[/expand]

29. In order to maximize maintenance effectiveness and equipment uptime and minimize losses, organizations want to adopt the best practices in maintenance for which the benchmarking and ___ maintenance methods could be evolved to measure performance.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Balanced Scorecard[/expand]

30. For effective control of maintenance, the ___ measurement of performance is essential.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Annual[/expand]

31. MTTR depends on how well the maintenance crews are in a position to quickly locate the ___ of the problem and find out remedial measures?
[expand title="Show Answer"]Root cause[/expand]

32. Requirements of a good maintenance program are:
a) Good supervision and administration of the maintenance department.
b) Consultation with production for fixing priority schedules of maintenance work.
c) A good lubrication schedule.
d) Clear instruction to maintenance crew regarding maintenance work.
e) _______.
f) Adequate stock of spare parts, recommended by equipment manufacturers.
g) Data, regarding failure and corrective maintenance work carried out earlier.
[expand title="Show Answer"]e) Keeping proper records of maintenance, service manuals, and handbooks[/expand]

33. ___ of very basic technical tasks through a set of standard operating procedures will minimize errors and improves the efficiency of the operations.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Standardization[/expand]

34. The maintenance costs are the six big losses to the organization and can be classified under.
a) Breakdowns and unplanned shutdown losses
b) Excessive setup, changeovers, and adjustments losses
c) Idling and minor stoppages
d) _______
e) Startup losses
f) Quality defects and their losses
[expand title="Show Answer"]d) Running at reduced speeds of the machine[/expand]

35. The gap between the current level of performance and the ___ level of performance is nothing but the improvements required, which have to be achieved within the shortest possible time.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Desired[/expand]

36. Records must include the following:
a) Downtime hours arise from both preventive maintenance and breakdowns.
b) Cost implications of downtime.
c) ________.
d) Frequency and nature of failures of key pieces of equipment.
e) Cost of maintenance services.
f) Identification of persons performing the work on all major types of equipment.
[expand title="Show Answer"]c) Severity[/expand]

37. Breakdowns can be measured in terms of their frequency and also the ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Frequency[/expand]

38. ___ measure indicates how often the equipment was not fit for use, whereas the severity measure indicates how long it was unavailable due to breakdown.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Measuring Availability[/expand]

39. Measures that capture the attributes pertaining to breakdowns and other maintenance performances are mentioned below. These are:
a) Measuring Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
b) Measuring Mean Time To Repair (MTTR)
c) ______.
[expand title="Show Answer"]c) Measuring Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)[/expand]

40. ___ is the expected time of the arrival of a failure.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Measuring Mean Time To Repair (MTTR)[/expand]

41. ___ on the other hand is the expected time for restoring the equipment back to working condition.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Availability[/expand]

42. The ___ is defined as the fraction of the time the equipment is available for production use.
[expand title="Show Answer"]time Total Failures of Number[/expand]

43. Failure rate of the compressor = ___
[expand title="Show Answer"]Number of Failures
Total time[/expand]

44. MTBF = ___
[expand title="Show Answer"]Total time
Number of Failures[/expand]

45. MTTR = ___
[expand title="Show Answer"]Repair time
No of repairs[/expand]

46. Availability = ___
[expand title="Show Answer"]MTBF
(MTBF + MITR)[/expand]

47. The effectiveness of maintenance can be evaluated in terms of the ___ and ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Maintenance cost incurred, equipment downtime[/expand]

48. Maintenance cost index (as a percentage) = ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"][((Annual maintenance cost) x 100)/(Cost of Production)][/expand]

49. Frequency of breakdowns = ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Number of breakdowns per week
Available machine hours per week[/expand]

50. Downtime index (as a percentage) = ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"](Downtime per week) 100
Available machine hours per week[/expand]

51. Available machine-hours = ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"][(Weekly working days) x (hours per day) x (Number of machines)][/expand]

52. Breakdown Maintenance index = ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"](Labour hours spent on breakdown maintenance) x 100
Labor hours spent on all forms of maintenance[/expand]

53. Labour Cost of Planned Maintenance Index = ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"](Labour hours spent on planned maintenance) x 100
(Labour hours spent on all machines)[/expand]

54. Equipment Availability = ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"][((Operating Time)/((Operating Time + Maintenance Time))] ][/expand]

55. It is mandatory for the ___ to supply the equipment as specified in the purchase order and also ensure that all the documentation asked for is supplied with the equipment.
[expand title="Show Answer"]OE manufacturer[/expand]

56. Further specific training needs of both ___ and ___ have to be accomplished to the satisfaction of the customer.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Production, maintenance staff[/expand]

57. Scope of supply contracts includes the supply of equipment, ___ of the equipment, supply of documentation, and training of personnel in the maintenance of the equipment.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Erection and commissioning[/expand]

58. The equipment catalog is an important requirement for ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Effective maintenance[/expand]

59. ___ gives us details of the overall specifications and dimensions of the machine and certain salient features.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Catalogs[/expand]

60. Manuals are prepared by categorizing into different critical areas and hence separate manuals for each of these ___ of the machine.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Critical operations[/expand]

61. Manuals prepared and issued by the manufacturer provide the following information:
a) List of recommended spare parts and the quantity to be stocking
b) _________
c) Basic set of troubleshooting methods
d) Recommendations on the frequency of maintenance
[expand title="Show Answer"]b) Recommended methods of maintenance[/expand]

62. A troubleshooting mechanism is a structured approach to identify the ___ of the problem that needs some correction in a maintenance scenario.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Root cause[/expand]

63. A fault tree is a ___ of the circuitry that will trace the component failure to a specific portion of the network and help maintenance attend to the problem.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Network diagram[/expand]

64. The decisions that are taken from this maintenance policy will be more of an ___ decision rather than the technical one.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Economic[/expand]

65. The planned actions by the maintenance manager amount to a reduction in the total maintenance cost, which is nothing but the ___ of the preventive and remedial maintenance costs.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Sum total[/expand]

66. For an effective PM program, detailed records need not be maintained for each of the machines.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

67. Equipment specifications and checklists are not needed for inspection of Plant Maintenance activities and during early decisions on replacements.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

68. Data is also necessary to determine whether or not the maintenance actions in the previous occasion have really enhanced the life of the equipment or whether or not the cost of maintenance exceeded the total savings in losses due to breakdowns.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

69. Maintenance department requires reliable data for analyzing and evaluating the problems through statistical methods before initiating the maintenance actions.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

70. The amounts of data that are generated in a large factory are always huge and hence computers are generally used to maintain the database for the maintenance department to access whenever required.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]


It is evident that proper maintenance management is essential for any business. Through regular maintenance, businesses can save money, improve efficiency, and extend the life of their equipment.

By taking this quiz, you have learned more about the basics of maintenance management. Be sure to put what you have learned into practice to ensure the success of your business. If you like share it on social media and post your answers throughout the comment box.

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