Mechanical reasoning testsMechanical reasoning tests are often used to assess skills required for those in technical roles that require a level of mechanical understanding and reasoning.  

Occupations where such tests may be useful include roles such as:

  • machine operators
  • electrical technicians
  • process operators

Mechanical Reasoning Ability Test – Genesis

  • 15 mins, timed.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online version only.
  • This ability test looks at a person’s broad ability to understand physical principles in operation in the real world.
  • Useful in determining a person’s ability to learn the principle of operation and repair on complex devices.

Technical Understanding Ability Test - VT5.1 and VT5.2

  • 20 mins, timed.
  • 36 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online version only. 
  • This ability test measures a candidate’s understanding of written passages containing the type of verbal material likely to be encountered in a technical setting, such as equipment manuals and operating instructions.

Fault Diagnosis Ability Test - FT7.1

  • 18 mins, timed.
  • 36 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online version only.
  • This ability test measures an individual’s ability at finding faults in systems. 
  • The candidate must locate which element of an arrangement of processors is not working as specified.
  • No specialised knowledge is required.

Mechanical Comprehension Ability Test - MT4.1 and MT4.2

  • 18 mins, timed.
  • 36 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online version only.
  • This ability test measures understanding of basic mechanical principles and their application to a number of devices, including pulleys, gears and levers. 

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