The certification exam for “SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Ariba Procurement” confirms that the applicant possesses the fundamental understanding of SAP Ariba Procurement solutions. This certification attests to the candidate’s comprehensive knowledge of the SAP Ariba Procurement application consultant profile and his or her ability to apply that knowledge practically in projects while being guided by a seasoned consultant. It is advised as a foundational credential to enable consultants to familiarize themselves with the SAP Ariba product line.

Topic Areas

C_ARP2P_2202-SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Ariba Procurement (Part A) exam covers the following topics:

Consulting  > 12%
Integration  > 12%
Buying  > 12%
Contract Compliance  > 12%
Invoicing  > 12%
Guided Buying  > 12%
Administration  8% – 12%


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Exam details:

Total Number of Questions 80
Cut Score 65%
Duration 180 minutes
Languages English


Here is the List of MCQ’s (Multiple Choice Questions):                         (The correct answers are mentioned with *)

1. Which of the following statements are true regarding Invoice Reconciliation (IR)?
a. IR contains a record of the reconciliation process. *
b. The Invoice Reconciliation (IR) is a copy of the original invoice*
c. Invoice Reconciliation numbers does not have same numbering scheme as Invoices
d. The IR document is generated only when exceptions are not generated

2. Which project phase is initiated following the completion of the Ariba configuration workbook?
a. Build *
b. Design
c. Go-Live
d. Test

3. Which of the following parameters can contain blank (zero) values?
a. Auto Accept Amount*
b. Allowed Attachment Extension
c. E-mail Notification from Name
d. Auto Accept Percentage*

4. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true?
a. When creating a contract without release orders, users can receive directly against the contract*
b. In the absence of a purchase order, the three-way match becomes Invoice-Contract Receipt*
c. If receiving is enabled, Ariba will perform a two-way match between the Contract and Invoice.
d. If receiving is not enabled, Ariba will perform a three-way match between the Contract, Receipt, and Invoice

5. Cancel orders are allowed only under which of the following conditions? There are 2 correct answers to this question.
a. Your ERP supports cancel orders (and ERP is involved in the ordering process) *
b. The supplier accepts cancel orders *
c. PO is in Received status
d. Cancel orders are allowed in your Ariba Procurement Solution

6. Which catalog status on the Ariba Network informs the supplier that the catalog content is made available for the customer’s end users?
a. Approved
b. Validated by Customer
c. Activated*
d. Published

7. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true regarding Accounting – Line Items?
a. Both a and b
b. Accounting can be changed as needed during the transaction flow*
c. None of the above
d. Each requisition line cannot have a different set of accounting

8. Which of the following invoices have no matching documents?
a. Non-PO Invoices *
b. PO-based Invoices
c. Non-Contract Invoices
d. Contract-based Invoices

9. Change orders are allowed only under which of the following conditions?
a. Your ERP supports change orders (and ERP is not involved in the ordering process)
b. The supplier accepts change orders*
c. The PO has no status
d. Change orders are allowed in your Ariba Procurement Solution*

10. Which of the following data elements can you integrate in an SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing project?
a. Approval Lookup files*
b. Fixed enumeration validation
c. Flex master data*
d. ANID on SAP vendor master*
e. Catalog kits

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11. Which supplier master data is shared in a suite-integrated environment in SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing?
a. System ID*
b. Preferred ordering method*
c. Supplier location
d. Owner information

12. Which of the following statements are true regarding Under Receiving?
a. Allows receipt of a greater quantity or amount than is specified on the PO
b. Receipts can still be entered for quantities and amounts that are less than under receiving tolerance *
c. None of the above
d. Both a and b

13. During deployment, what is the Ariba functional team responsible for?
a. Document customizations and configurations, and support the customer with data management.
b. Document customizations and configurations, and lead testing sessions.
c. Document customizations and configurations, and provide sample test scripts.*
d. Determine the feasibility of customizations, and provide sample test scripts.

14. Which contract (-based) invoice options does Ariba P2P offer via the Ariba Network?
a. A supplier sends an e-mail to the Ariba Network with a PDF attachment of the invoice.
b. A supplier users the Ariba Network to access the Ariba P2P site and creates an invoice.*
c. A supplier accesses the supplier-side Ariba Network and creates an invoice. *
d. The Ariba Network creates an invoice automatically on the due date of the contract line items.

15. Which of the following statements are true regarding Close Order?
a. Closed POs cannot be reopened
b. POs can be closed for change, receiving, invoicing, or all *
c. Can automatically close POs that have had no activity for a period of time *
d. Only Purchasing Administrators can close Pos

16. Which items can you customize for your customer in an Ariba P2P project?
a. Prepackaged reports
b. Administrator e-mail name*
c. Branding logo*
d. Site locale

17. Which of the following statements are true regarding Accounting Functionality?
a. Accounting can drive ledger entries in the ERP*
b. Accounting cannot determine approval workflows
c. Accounting can define budgets by only Project Codes
d. Accounting can drive journal entries in the ERP*

18. In Ariba, how many types of contracts exist?
a. 2
b. 3
c. 5
d. 4*

19. To create contract hierarchies, you select the proper hierarchical type in the contract request wizard or in the contract workspace. Which of the following are the choices available?
a. Standalone agreement*
b. Sub agreement*
c. Multi-level agreement
d. Multi-task agreement
e. Master agreement*

20. How does the Ariba Network help reduce invoice processing errors?
a. The Ariba Network performs a three-way match to ensure the invoice matches the purchase order.
b. Suppliers use the Ariba Network to manage the approval process for invoices.
c. Suppliers can ‘flip’ a purchase order (PO) into an invoice and most fields are field automatically based on the information from*
d. Certain invoices fields can be configured with tolerances to be validated on the Ariba Network before the invoices reached Ariba P2P*

21. Which of the following statements are true regarding Catalog Kit Features and Functions?
a. A catalog kit is a grouping of items/services as a single catalog entry *
b. When a user adds a kit to a requisition, the system doesn’t unbundle it
c. Created from existing catalog items*
d. You can’t click a kit name in the catalog to see more information about the kit
e. Kits represent groups of items that are frequently purchased together*

22. For which purpose can you turn on Quick Enablement in Ariba P2P?
a. To create user accounts automatically when they are needed by integrating with an LDAP system.
b. To simplify the configuration process for Ariba P2P to reduce the total implementation time to roughly half of a sta
c. To send purchase orders over the Ariba network to suppliers who have not yet registered.*
d. To reduce the number of steps necessary for suppliers to upload catalog to the Ariba Network by using CIF tem

23. Which supplier master data is shared in a suite-integrated environment in Ariba P2P?
a. System ID*
b. Owner information
c. Supplier location
d. Preferred ordering method

24. To access the Ariba Procurement Solution you need to enter your username and password on a login screen.
Your company security and authentication rules govern which of the following three possible login authentication methods?
a. Application authentication*
b. Corporate authentication*
c. Application authentication with Single Sign-On
d. Corporate authentication with Multiple Sign-On
e. Corporate authentication with Single Sign-On*

25. The Ariba Commerce Cloud is the most efficient and effective way for organizations to achieve which of the following?
a. Increasing NPV
b. Controlling costs*
c. Reducing attrition
d. Minimizing risks*
e. Improving profits*

26. Which of the following statements are true regarding Preload Accumulators?
a. They only affect pricing discounts in supplier level contracts*
b. Preload amounts are tracked at the header level only*
c. They are used to update item or commodity level accumulators
d. The preload amount field lets users specify an amount of prior spend against an existing contract*
e. They affect tiered pricing calculation in all types of contracts

27. Which of the following statements are true regarding Milestones?
a. Milestones cannot be added to all types of contracts
b. Successful completion of a milestone usually results in payment to the supplier*
c. A milestone is a set of conditions or requirements that must be met by a supplier to achieve the terms of a contract. *
d. Amounts can only be associated to milestone in a release order contract

28. Which SAP Ariba condition makes a field mandatory for user input?
a. Is Not Null
b. Set
c. Require*
d. Is equal to

29. Which of the following statements are true regarding Approval Process Management?
a. The administrator can define more than one approval process for each approvable type*
b. Each approval process applies to one type of approvable*
c. The administrator cannot manually deactivate an approval process
d. The Manage Approval Processes page allows your administrator to search for, view, edit, create, and copy approval processes*
e. More than one approval process can be active for each approvable type at a time.

30. What are the configuration options for the child sites of Federated Process Control systems in Ariba P2P?
a. Single-variant *
b. Cross-variant
c. Disconnected *
d. Connected
e. Multi-variant*

31. Which customer resource are responsible for attending an Ariba P2P design workshop?
a. Business Process Lead
b. Project Manager
c. Technical Lead*
d. Functional Lead*

32. What must be done before you can create customizations in the SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing environment?
a. The customer must submit a Service Request after go-live.*
b. A statement of work must be created by the customer engagement executive.
c. The functional lead must create a prototype during the requirements gathering
d. phase.
e. The technical lead must engage with the customer to define the scope.*

33. When you develop the flight plan, which suppliers do you include in the second wave of enablement?
a. Low volume and less strategic supplier
b. High volume or strategic or suppliers who are already Ariba Network members
c. Suppliers who must continue to use paper invoices
d. Medium/low volume or less strategic supplier who are already Ariba Network members*

34. Which of the following tasks are the responsibilities of the customer in the first wave enablement process?
a. Contact the Supplier Membership Organization for managed suppliers
b. Prioritize suppliers for integration
c. Confirm testing for integrated suppliers*
d. Collect supplier data as needed*

35. By default, PO numbers for contract releases have which of the following format?
a. <ContractlD><PONumber>
b. <ReleaseNumber><ContractlD>
c. <PONumber><ContractlD>
d. <ContractlD><ReleaseNumber>*

36. Which deliverables would you expect from an Ariba Design Workshop?
a. Ariba Network Basic Requirements workbook
b. Functional Design document*
c. Spreadsheet template documenting customizations
d. Customer ERP and interface documentation*

37. For Contract Management, which of the following is the best practice adoption based on Maverick Spending?
a. Electronic repository with the ability to share contracts with other employees for collaboration, version control, searching and options to set reminders of key expiration/renewal dates
b. Organization has ability to monitor supplier compliance with contract terms; and performs regular reviews of contracts to insure terms and conditions are being met*
c. Contract management system is integrated with eRFX/e-Auction system to pre- populate relevant information into the contract
d. None of the above

38. Which of the following are SAP Ariba best practices for designing forms?
a. Create new templates for every project.
b. Allow entry of sensitive and business-critical information.
c. Plan your form and its workflow.*
d. Test the forms after publishing and activating them.*

39. Which of the following should the Customer expect from the CEE (Customer Engagement Executive)?
a. Advocate
b. Only b and c
c. Advisor
d. All of the above *
e. Strategist

40. Which of the following statements are true regarding Milestones with NoRelease Order Contracts?
a. They are only used for notification and bookkeeping purposes.
b. All of the above
c. The tolerance is the percent above the maximum amount that can be invoiced or received against the milestone item
d. Only a and b*
e. The maximum amount is the total amount that can be invoiced or received against the milestone item

41. When using the Budget Check, a parameter is set to either ‘Absolute’ or ‘Warning’. What effects do these options have?
a. Warning: Preparers are notified when the budget is near its limit.
Absolute: Preparers are only notified when the budget is over its limit.
b. Warning: The requester’s manager is added as a watcher when the budget is exceeded.
Absolute: The requester’s manager is added as an approver when the budget is exceeded.
c. Warning: Preparers are able to submit requisitions that exceed the budget.
Absolute: Prepares are only able to submit requisitions that are within the budget.*
d. Warning: A budget approver is added only when the budget is exceeded.
Absolute: A budget approver is always added.

42. Which features from other SAP Ariba solutions can be integrated with SAP Ariba Guided Buying?
a. Templates from SAP Ariba Sourcing*
b. Catalogs from SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing*
c. Exception rules from SAP Ariba Invoice Management
d. Preferred suppliers from SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycles and Performance *
e. Contract attributes from SAP Ariba Contracts

43. Your customer needs to negotiate with a minimum number of suppliers during the purchasing process. Which type of collaboration do you suggest?
a. Spot-buy
b. Open bidding
c. Dynamic
d. N bids and a buy policy*

44. What must you do to correct a receipt that was over-received in SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing?
a. Enter a negative value in the Accepted box to reduce the quantity previously accepted*
b. Enter the correct value in the Accepted box that matches the total quantity accepted
c. Enter a 0 value in the Accepted box to reset the quantity previously accepted
d. Enter the correct value in the Accepted box after you create a new PO

45. The Ariba Network sends how many types of status messages to the Ariba Procurement Solution?
a. 2
b. 4
c. 3*
d. 5

46. Which activity does the moderator perform in an SAP Ariba Guided Buying community?
a. Communicate with SAP Ariba to request additional roles for the organization’s users.
b. Tag important questions with taxonomy terms.*
c. Oversee all aspects of the organization’s help community.
d. Upload documents and videos to the community and create articles.

47. Which of the following are the approvable documents that are used in contract receiving?
a. None of the above
b. Milestone Tracker
c. Receipt
d. Both a and b*

48. While adding a non-catalog item to a purchase request, the Ariba Procurement Solution prompts you for which of the following mandatory fields?
a. Price*
b. Item Description*
c. Commodity Code*
d. Supplier part number
e. Quantity

49. Approvers can receive an email notification under which of the following case(s)?
a. Someone submits or resubmits a document for approval
b. Someone withdraws a document
c. All of the above*
d. The system is about to escalate a request to a supervisor
e. Only b and c

50. Any type of item can be added to a Catalog kit with certain exception(s). Which of the following is/are the exception(s)?
a. Non-catalog items
b. Only b and c
c. Existing kits
d. Punchout items
e. All of the above*

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51. For which integration method do you require a non-Ariba middleware? Please choose the correct answer.
a. web Services*
b. SAP Direct Connectivity
c. Common Data Server Channel
d. Master Data Channel

52. By default, a budget is configured to have a threshold percentage of which of the following?
a. 80%*
b. 70%
c. 90%
d. 60%

53. A Receipt document has multiple users on an approval flow in Ariba P2P. Who enters the quality or amount that is accepted or rejected?
a. The first user in the approval flow *
b. Any user in the approval flow
c. The person who prepared the requisition
d. The person who requested the requisition

54. Which of the following statements are true regarding Auto Reject Invoice?
a. The approver cannot see the results of the automatic reconciliation
b. The invoice reconciliation engine cannot choose to automatically reject an invoice
c. An invoice is rejected automatically if an invoice exception occurs*
d. The automatic reconciliation phase always creates an invoice reconciliation document and submits it for approval, even if the automatic reconciliation process has indicated that the document should be auto-accepted or auto-rejected*

55. What must you create before you can set up Ariba Contract Compliance contract when Ariba P2P is integrated with Ariba Contract?
a. Procurement Workspace
b. Pricing Terms Microsoft Excel worksheet
c. Contract Request (Procurement) *
d. Contract Workspace (Procurement)

56. Your customer does NOT want to use any customer-specific criteria. Which set of values can you use to set default receiving types?
a. Ship to location
b. Supplier
c. Supplier part number *
d. Account type

57. Ariba Discovery sends email notifications to suppliers when you do which of the following?
a. Remove a supplier
b. Respond to a supplier’s question *
c. Reopen a posting
d. Indicate you are not interested in a supplier’s response*
e. Save a supplier*

58. What is an advantage of using an Approver Lookup table (CSV rule)?
a. Approver Lookup tables can be modified by an administrator without accessing the approver rules editor.
b. Approver Lookup tables can be used to add more than one approver using a single rule.*
c. Approver Lookup tables allow SAP Ariba to look up the appropriate approver by calling the ERP system or database.
d. Approver Lookup tables process faster than other rules so approvers are notified sooner.

59. Which of the following is the default receiving type for all receipts?
a. Manual – Receive by amount
b. Auto – Receive
c. Manual – Receive by quantity*
d. No Receipt

60. Your customer has an existing business process that is NOT supported by Ariba P2P out of the box. What does SAP Ariba recommend you do first?
a. Work with the technical lead to provide a customization.
b. File a service request to the Ariba Support Team requesting a change to thesystem.
c. File an enhancement request to the Ariba Support Team and await a response from product support before proceeding.*
d. Work with the customer to modify their existing process to match SAP Ariba best practices.

61. For which activities do you expect the customer’s functional resources and pilot users to engage with the Ariba Functional?
a. Install, configure, and test the Ariba Network Adapter
b. Administer catalog in the system*
c. Participate in configuration workshops*
d. Address technical requirements raised by all involved customer departments
e. Answer questions how the system will support the business*

62. When you create or edit a custom form, which property controls the visibility of a widget?
a. Custom groups
b. System group
c. Access control
d. Conditions*

63. What do you need to ask your customer when gathering the requirements for commodity codes?
a. Will users need to see the ERP commodity codes in Ariba P2P? *
b. Will customers use UNSPSC commodity codes in their catalog? *
c. Will customers use UNSPSC as the commodity coding in Ariba P2P?
d. Will customers use commodity code names in languages other than English?
e. Will customers use two or three levels in their commodity codes hierarchies?

64. In SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing, which features classify kits?
a. Kits can be created by customer catalog managers.*
b. Kits can contain punchout items.*
c. Kits can be created from non-catalog items.*
d. Kit item quantities can be modified by shoppers.

65. Which of the following are the major locations for reports?
a. Public Reports*
b. Personal Workspace*
c. Public Workspace
d. Dynamic Workspace
e. Prepackaged Reports*

66. For Supplier Collaboration, which of the following is the best practice adoption based on Procurement Cost?
a. Supplier portal supports stock requirements inventory level checks
b. Strategic suppliers are viewed as part of the team and collaborate with engineering as well as sourcing to ensure components and finished products can meet expectations
c. Company facilitates order collaboration through a supplier portal for order acknowledgements, advanced shipping notifications, and confirmations*
d. Suppliers are able to maintain their own data, pre-enter goods receipts (ASNs), and preenter invoices on behalf of the buying organizations

67. Which of the following statements are true regarding Contract Catalog Subscriptions?
a. Subscriptions are created using Auto Catalog Creation and are only used in conjunction with the item level contracts that include one or more non-catalog items.
b. Email notification is sent when catalog import, activation, or deactivation fails.
c. Only a and b
d. With Auto-Catalog Creation, items are searchable just like with any other catalog.
e. All of the above*

68. How do different types of purchasers in an organization benefit from SAP Ariba Guided Buying?
a. Functional Buyers can perform three bids and buy without help from centralized procurement.*
b. Infrequent purchasers have one place to buy goods and services.*
c. Centralized procurement employees directly touch more purchase orders.
d. Procurement management can view which purchase tie to contracts.

69. For Material Receipt, which of the following is the best practice adoption based on Procurement Cost?
a. Buyers have online access to PO status
b. Receiving system is highly integrated with other systems such as purchasing and inventory systems
c. None of the above
d. Evaluated receipt settlement is utilized to take advantage of early payment discount*

70. Which of the following is/are the receiving type(s)?
a. All of the above *
b. Only a and b
c. Manually
d. No Receipt
e. Auto-Receive

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71. In Catalog Search, Keyword searches default to which of the following searches?
a. None of the above
b. OR
c. NOT
d. AND*

72. For which use case in the Invoice Against Contract Buying process considered best practice?
a. Infrequent, one-off purchases
b. Simple services recurring collaboration
c. Simple goods related to direct materials
d. Simple services related to recurring activities*

73. Which of the following statements are true regarding Email Approval?
a. Email approvers can edit approvable
b. Email approvers can modify approval graphs to add additional approvers
c. Approvers can delegate their approval authority for a given approvable by forwarding an email notification*
d. Email notifications do not contain file attachments *
e. Approver can add comments on the reply email*

74. During user acceptance testing, one of the users wants to change their own and other submitted and approved requisition change order are allowed. What do you recommend to this user?
a. Explain that it is NOT possible to perform changes on other user’s requisitions. The user must ask the requester to
b. Explain that the Application, Procure, Allow Change Requisition parameter is deactivated. The user must contact his
c. Explain that it is NOT possible to perform changes on requisitions once they are submitted. The user must ask the
d. Explain that only members of the Purchasing or Procurement Manager groups have permissions to change other*

75. For Requisitioning, which of the following is the best practice adoption based on Procurement FTEs?
a. System enables online order approvals as well as workflow and employs an electronic approval process for shopping carts and purchase requisitions
b. Online item catalogs are used for self-services requisition*
c. The ability to view ad approve purchase requests is available via email and mobile devices
d. Approval levels are established based on risk; High risk/dollar requests require more stringent approvals, low risk/dollar requests require less stringent approvals

76. Which of the following are Invoice Reconciliation – Line Actions?
a. Refer*
b. Submit
c. Dispute
d. Manual Match*
e. Edit*

77. Ariba Network offers suppliers which of the following service that converts a PO into an invoice?
a. Contract-based invoicing
b. Ariba Network invoices
c. PO flip*
d. PO-Invoice

78. Which of the following statements are true regarding PO Quick Enablement? There are 3 correct answers to this question.
a. If you use Quick Enablement, the Ariba Procurement Solution can send purchase orders to suppliers that do not yet have Ariba Network accounts*
b. When the Ariba Network routes a PO to a supplier for Quick Enablement, the PO includes an invitation for the supplier to log into the Ariba Network and complete the registration process*
c. There is no limit to the number and monetary value of the orders that can be transmitted to a supplier during the Quick Enablement process
d. Ariba Network does not encourage suppliers to take ownership of their accounts
e. “Manual” suppliers can be enabled to become members of the Ariba Network*

79. Which of the following is not part of high-level process of CCO Flight Planning Tool?
a. Archive the plan
b. Publish the plan
c. Review & Refine Flight Plan with customer stakeholders*
d. Finalize and Track Progress*
e. Identify Opportunities to Expand Adoption*

80. Which of the following statements are true regarding Reporting features? There are 3 correct answers to this question.
a. Scheduling reports provides report storage and distribution. *
b. Reports display data in a pivot table that you can manipulate to see different scenarios for the data*
c. Public reports are custom reports created by your Ariba administrator and can be accessed by anyone with the proper permissions. *
d. A Public Workspace is the virtual folder for all personal reports that you have saved
e. You cannot send the results of a report to your dashboard.


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