Mechanical Ability and Aptitude Test

Hire People with the Mechanical Aptitude and Skills to Succeed

15 mins

30 Questions

Scientifically Valid

The Mechanical Ability Aptitude test gives you a general indicator of an individual’s knowledge of general mechanical concepts.

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What is the Mechanical Ability or Aptitude Test?

The Mechanical Ability Aptitude test is a type of psychometric tool designed to measure a person’s comprehension and application of basic mechanical and electrical concepts and tools.

The test evaluates an individual’s potential to perform in a role requiring these abilities, identifying their key strengths and weaknesses.

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Expected Behaviours

Follow-up interview Questions

Online Administration

Instant Score Report

Managament Suggestions

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Why Organisations Use the Mechanical Ability test

The Mechanical Ability Aptitude test helps you to quickly and effectively select the best candidate for the job, while removing the guesswork.

People with stronger mechanical abilities require less time to train and onboard. They are also far more likely to quickly adapt to new challenges and tasks.

What the Mechanical Aptitude Test Measures

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Electrical Knowledge

Assess how well someone understands basic electrical ideas and concepts.

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Measurement Knowledge

Identify an individual’s knowledge of basic measurement and mathematical concepts.

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Mechanical Movements

Evaluate an individual’s ability to conceptualize how moving one object might affect another.

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Physical Properties Understanding

Measure an individual’s basic understanding of how varying weight distribution affects effort and safety.

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Spatial Reasoning Ability

Identify if an individual is able to mentally manipulate various objects to determine how they can be assembled or how they might best fit together.

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Tools Knowledge

Assess an individual’s  basic knowledge of common tools.

Which job roles is mechanical ability important for?

Mechanical aptitude tests are commonly used by employers for the hiring and selection of new staff.

The assessment is ideal for assessing candidates for jobs requiring key practical and technical skills such as:

  • Mechanics
  • Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Construction workers
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Save Time and Money, While Making Better Hiring Decisions

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Faster Hiring Decisions

The Mechanical ability test gives you instant results, so you can make better informed decisions faster.

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Unbiased Hiring

Hire people for their potential rather than their past history. Enhance your people decisions with objective data.

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Find Employee Strengths

Uncover and build on individual employee strengths so you get the most out of people.

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Faster Onboarding

People with the right basic skills and aptitude will adapt to new roles much faster and require less time training.

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Get a free quote on our mechanical aptitude tests personalised to your own or your organisation’s needs. A free sample report is also included.

Reliability and Scientific Validation

The Mechanical Ability Aptitude test has been developed and validated by industrial psychologists with 30+ years of expertise across all industries.

The research conducted to establish the validity of the this assessment complies with The Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (Federal Testing Guideline) and the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). The results consistently demonstrate that it is a valid predictor of critical aspects of job performance.

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Dr, Jesse Llobet, psymetrics tests and assessments author

Researcher and Author

Dr, Jesse Llobet has 30+ years of experience in the development, validation and implementation of leading edge assessments across all industries.

Dr. Llobet’s experience in employment screening includes having consulted with Fortune 500 companies across the U.S., and his assessments have been implemented by over 10,000 companies. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists

Mechanical Ability and Aptitude Test Example Questions

The Mechanical Ability test has 30 multiple-choice questions, taking roughly 15 minutes to complete. Below we look at some of the types of questions found in the test:
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Try mechanical aptitude example questions below.

Mechanical Ability Test FAQs

What score is needed to pass the mechanical ability test?

The score needed to pass a mechanical ability or reasoning assessment depends on the requirements of the specific job or business.

Often a score above the 50th percentile will be desired, but in other cases a businesses might be looking to hire someone with a higher score.

How does the test measure mechanical knowledge and skills?

The test measures mechanical knowledge and skills by assessing the individual’s understanding of mechanical principles, ability to solve problems related to machinery and tools, and proficiency in applying theoretical concepts to practical situations through multiple-choice questions.

Is the mechanical ability test completed online?

Yes, the test is entirely completed online through a series of multiple-choice questions.

What skills does a Mechanical Aptitude test measure?

A Mechanical Aptitude test measures skills such as understanding of physical and mechanical principles, ability to interpret diagrams and technical drawings, problem-solving abilities in mechanical contexts, and proficiency in applying concepts of physics and mechanics to real-world scenarios.

How do I prepare for mechanical reasoning test?

To prepare for a mechanical reasoning test, study basic principles of physics and mechanics, practice with sample questions and tests, familiarize yourself with common mechanical devices and tools, and improve your problem-solving and spatial reasoning skills.

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