Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (Form S&T & Randomized Versions)
The Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test identifies the ability to learn mechanical skills by assessing physical law, mechanical operation and spatial perception. The BMCT S & T and Short Form versions have been retired. Please see the BMCT-II instead.
About this Test
The BMCT-I, Form S, Form T. and all Randomized versions have been discontinued and replaced with the new BMCT-II.
Please see the BMCT-II instead.
We’re sorry, this test has been discontinued as of May 1, 2019. Please see the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test II instead or see our INDUSTRIAL & MECHANICAL SKILLS category for more alternatives.
The BMCT S & T and both Randomized versions are discontinued and will be unavailable as of May 1 2019. Only the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test II will be available after that date. As of January 1, 2018, no new BMCT Form S/T or Randomized administrations may be purchased. Previously purchased versions may not be administered or scored after this date.
When you need to determine quickly and surely if a job applicant has the aptitude to learn mechanical skills, you need the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test.
In only 30 minutes, the BMCT results help you decide who is best suited for jobs requiring a grasp of the principles of operation and repair of complex devices. The 68 BMCT test items are presented in terms of simple, frequently encountered mechanisms and require no special knowledge. Items do require the application of a physical law or mechanical operation and focus on spatial perception and tool knowledge rather than manual dexterity.
The BMCT may be self-administered in paper format or online, read aloud by an examiner; or administered using a taped recording of the questions. You may administer it to a single applicant or a group. The first forms of the BMCT were prepared for use in the US military and many of the Allied countries. Current forms have been refined in more than 50 years of research and use. The manual was revised in 1994 and contains 18 new norms tables, based on cases collected in 1993 and 1994. Updated test booklets retain original items but have a contemporary look. Answer sheets and score keys have been redesigned to make them easy to use.
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