Mechanical reasoning (also mechanical aptitude or mechanical comprehension) tests are used for candidates for Engineering related positions, as well as army (CFAT, ASVAB) emergency services personnel (Canadian Firefighter), skilled trades, automotive and industrial trades such as the Elevator Repair Aptitude Test. Mechanical reasoning tests are used to gauge your practical reasoning skills, mechanical understanding and aptitude.
See also Spatial Relations Practice
Mechanical Comprehension and Mechanical Reasoning Tests
These tests assess an individual’s understanding of basic mechanical concepts and principles, such as force, motion, and energy. They may include questions on topics such as gears, pulleys, levers, and simple machines, and how to apply these concepts to solve real-world problems.
However, here are some examples of common Mechanical Comprehension Tests:
- Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT)
- Differential Aptitude Tests (DAT)
- Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
- Trades Entrance Exam (TEE)
- Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Test (MAST)
- Mechanical Reasoning Test (MRT)
- Ramsay Mechanical Aptitude Test
- Wiesen Test of Mechanical Aptitude (WTMA)
- Minnesota Manual Dexterity Test (MMDT)
- The Bennett Test of Mechanical Reasoning
Registration and Fees
Registration is usually organized by companies with job vacancies. The test usually comes at no cost.
Format and Test Contents
Most tests are taken on a computer (CBT) while they are still sometimes taken with a pen and paper. Help with computer based tests
The test is multiple choice. Help with multiple choice
The questions which will be asked are centered on the basic principles and concepts. The test is designed to assess your understanding and command of basic principles. Here are the most common subject areas on the test.
- Pulleys and Belts
- Balancing Scales
- Energy Types
- Horseshow Magnets
- Pivot Points
- Power Source
- Open and Closed Circuits
- Series and Parallel Circuits
- Electrical load and Path
More FREE Practice
Bennet Mechanical Comprehension (BMCT I and II)
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