Mechanical Reasoning Aptitude Test

Use the Mechanical Reasoning Aptitude Test to identify candidates with an understanding of basic physical and mechanical principles.

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Use the Mechanical Reasoning Aptitude Test to identify candidates with an understanding of basic physical and mechanical principles.   Before you invest the time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants for skills like:

  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Understand Basic Operations
  • Troubleshooting
  • Physical Principles

This test provides the answers you need to make informed decisions.

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Assess a candidate’s understanding of basic physical and mechanical principles and the application to everyday situations with the Mechanical Reasoning Aptitude Test.

Purpose: This mechanical aptitude test assesses understanding of basic physical and mechanical principles and the application to everyday situations. The Mechanical Reasoning Test should be used where employees work around large equipment and are expected to understand basic operations and engage in limited troubleshooting of equipment failures. We recommend this mechanical aptitude test for a wide range of positions from entry-level production associates to higher level maintenance workers in industrial settings.

About the Test: This 20-minute timed test consists of 68 items.

High Scorers: People scoring high on this test tend to pick up new information in a job orientation program more quickly. They profit from formal instruction and demonstrate a higher ability to apply what they have learned in on-the-job applications. They are the employees that you tend to give additional responsibility for the more complicated equipment – particularly those that have multiple systems and computer interface.

Low Scorers: People scoring low on the Mechanical Reasoning Test tend to have a great deal of difficulty learning new things about equipment operations, preventive maintenance and more complicated mechanical troubleshooting. They are less likely to be able to take on full responsibility for automated equipment and they tend to ask a lot of questions about simple problems. Low scorers on the Mechanical Reasoning Test are more prone to behavior that could lead to an accident and to persist in activities that are inefficient methods of solving equipment problems.

Testing Process: Online aptitude testing provides immediate reporting. Proctoring is desirable but not required.

Validity: This test was found to be significantly related r=.40** with composite job performance; r=.33** with teamwork; r=.24* with task competence; r=.31** with overall performance; r=.20* with productivity; r=.27** with openness to training and dealing with change; r=.19* with safety mindedness: r=.29** with teamwork; r=.35** with relations with supervisors; r=.28** with overall job performance; r=.26** with decrease in turnover among production workers; r=.28** with job knowledge; r=.32** with reasoning skills and judgment; r=.28** with planning ability; r=.37** with ability to learn; r=.39** with reasoning ability; r=.30** with skills competence; r=.32** with openness to new learning; r=.25* with productivity; r=.18* with attendance; r=.25** with average performance rating.

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