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 comprehension tests are used to gauge your practical reasoning skills, mechanical understanding and aptitude.
See also Spatial Relations Practice
Registration and Fees
Registration is usually organized by companies with job vacancies. The test usually comes at no cost.
Format and Test Contents
Most Mechanical Comprehension 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 in Engineering and Mechanical 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