Mechanical Aptitude Course

What is a Mechanical Aptitude Test?

Mechanical aptitude tests also known as mechanical comprehension tests and mechanical reasoning tests, are part of the selection process in many of todays jobs. These include: construction, auto mechanic, firefighter, police officers and more. These tests include questions about mechanical tools and various equipment.

Mechanical aptitude tests are usually administered via computer or in a pen and paper format. Each question has one correct answered followed by multiple incorrect answers. It is very important that you learn how to approach each question in order to maximize your time.

What can I expect from this course?

In this course, we simply don’t just throw questions at you and expect you to understand.  We accompany each question with a detailed answer allowing you to really understand how to solve any problem. Our goal is to have you complete this course with all the tools to succeed on your next mechanical aptitude test. We do not want you more confused than before you purchased this course.

Our course is broken down into 9 individual sections. Once you complete the quiz, you receive instant access to your quiz score AND to the detailed answers on how to arrive to the correct answer.

It doesn’t end there! Once you get comfortable with each individual lesson, try the practice test. Every time you take the test, you will be given 30 random questions from a mix of every section! All tests will be different every time you reset the quiz.

There’s even more! Here are some great features:

  • Progress through the course with ease with our progress bar
  • Receive updates and messages from our custom message center
  • Quiz questions get randomized every time you refresh the page
  • Quiz multiple choice answers randomize every time you refresh the page
  • Receive reports on your progress through the course
  • Ability to reset the quiz to challenge it again

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What should I expect from a Mechanical Aptitude Test?

Most tests are broken down into the following categories:

  • Levers – a machine consisting of a beam or rigid rod pivoted at a fixed hinge, or fulcrum
  • Pulleys – a wheel on an axle or shaft that is designed to support movement and change of direction of a cable or belt along its circumference
  • Electrical Circuits – a path in which electrons from a voltage or current source flow
  • Gears – a rotating machine part having cut teeth, which mesh with another toothed part to transmit torque
  • Screws – a type of fastener characterized by a helical ridge, known as a male thread (external thread) or just thread, wrapped around a cylinder
  • Springs – an elastic object used to store mechanical energy

There are also less common things you can find in mechanical aptitude tests, such as Water Tanks, Tool questions and finding the right directions with maps.

How should I prepare?

Preparation is key when it comes to taking a mechanical reasoning test. You must  start studying as soon as you are aware of an upcoming test. You need to review the subjects thoroughly and ensure that you understand how to apply the rules of physics on given situations. Our mechanical aptitude course covers all the topics mentioned above to assure a complete preparation journey.

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This test has provided me a great confidence boost: gauging my performance by it, and also being able to inspect the questions in own time have been far more helpful than any other material. While I have the knowledge base to have done well at the test, this has helped me ‘smash’ it.
March 2015 – Probationary FireFighter – Mechanical Aptitude Course
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March 2015 – Apprentice Electrician – Mechanical Aptitude Course