130 PAGES FULL OF TEST QUESTIONS
This 130 page book will help you to prepare for and more importantly pass the mechanical comprehension tests by providing you with sample test questions and answers
Mechanical comprehension or aptitude tests have been in use for many years as a method for assessing a candidates potential to perform a specific job. Predominantly, they are used in careers which require an ability to work with, or understand, mechanical concepts. Examples of types of careers which require this level of aptitude include:
Of course, the above list is not exhaustive and there are many other jobs which require an ability to interpret mechanical concepts.
You may find that some mechanical comprehension tests ask you to calculate the mechanical advantage of a simple pulley system. Here’s an explanation of how mechanical advantage works when using a simple pulley system.
To calculate the mechanical advantage in a moveable pulley system, we simply have to count the number of supporting ropes. Counting the supporting ropes in the pulley systems above, the mechanical advantage of each of system is, from left to right 2, 3, and 5.
In addition to being able to work out the mechanical advantage of pulley systems you will also be required to understand simple cog mechanisms.
Here is a sample mechanical comprehension test question including cogs:
Q. If wheel A rotates anticlockwise, which way and how will B rotate?
A. Clockwise faster
B. Clockwise slower
C. Anticlockwise faster
D. Anticlockwise slower
Wheel B will rotate anticlockwise and faster because it is smaller than the other two wheels.
Now let’s take a look at some important tips for helping you to prepare for mechanical comprehension tests.
I get asked on many occasions what is the pass mark for the test I am sitting? Whilst many test administrators will set a pass mark of 70% the simple answer is I do not know. This is because it is not uncommon for an employer or test administrator to set the pass mark based on an average score for group of people taking the test.
This enables the employer or test administrator to pick the upper quartile of test takers, ensuring they get the cream of the crop. The other matter to consider is that your scores in the mechanical comprehension test will normally go towards you overall score in an assessment; so, if you don’t do too well in one particular test this does not necessarily mean you will fail the entire assessment!
This booked is packed full of sample test questions for the mechanical comprehension test. It provides advice and tips on how to prepare for this type of assessment including how to understand mechanical advantage in simple pulley systems and rotational cog configurations. The workbook contains the following:
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I have spent 3 months creating the tests for this new mechanical comprehension testing workbook. As with all my books, I believe this will help you to prepare fully for your selection process or assessment.