Mechanical reasoning test

Mechanical reasoning is your ability to understand mechanical concepts and recognise mechanical principles, to apply these concepts and principles to make judgments and assumptions.

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How do mechanical reasoning tests work?

Mechanical reasoning tests are designed to evaluate a candidate's knowledge across a range of areas; these might include acceleration, friction, pressure, gravity, circuit diagrams, energy transformation, kinetic and potential energy, magnetism, levers, pulleys, gears, springs, etc.

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Why use an mechanical reasoning test?

Mechanical reasoning tests are typically used when selecting manual or technical roles, particularly in engineering and skilled trades.

Research has shown that mechanical reasoning tests are valid predictors of future workplace performance.

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Saville Assessment Mechanical Reasoning Tests

Swift technical aptitude

This 10-minute aptitude test measures practical reasoning through short spatial (3 min), mechanical (3 min) and diagrammatic (4 min) sub-tests. It is designed for all technical roles, e.g. production workers, apprentices, engineers, designers and scientists.
Time: 16 minutes
Questions: 32

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Mechanical reasoning aptitude

This test assesses mechanical understanding through items that present a problem with a number of possible answers. The task is to identify the correct answer to each problem.
Time: 12 minutes
Questions: 32

Try a practice mechanical reasoning test.

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