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Why take the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test?

You are motivated and excited by machines and how they work and plan a career in mechanics of some kind, but how do you know you have the aptitude? How do you know you have the commitment to succeed in this area? Taking the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test gives you a good indication as to your aptitude to learn and focus on a mechanical career.

The comprehension test measures your natural interest and passion for mechanics and their moving parts, knowledge, mechanical reasoning and spatial intelligence. It also assesses whether you understand simple physical and mechanical principles. The scores from the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test can guide your future direction and career.

What is the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test used For?

The Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test is used for the following:

1. Employer Screening

Employers in the industry require different levels of knowledge for different types of jobs, such as: mechanics, plumbing, welding, and so on. Employers use the mechanical comprehension test to determine your knowledge, experience and aptitude for working in this area.

2. School Study

Many school systems now recognize there is a need to focus on more practical trades at an early age. Using this test can help you determine if you have a particular aptitude and interest in a mechanical trade rather than in academic study. It is a great time for you or your children to develop in the direction the test indicates.

3. Further Training

Employers can use this test to determine the suitability of their employees for further training and in what areas they have a natural aptitude for and your ability to learn.

Test Structure

There are 135 questions in the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test that cover the following categories:

1. Acoustics

2. Inertia

3. Belt Drive

4. Levers

5. Center of Gravity

6. Optics

7. Centrifugal Force

8. Planes and Slopes

9. Electricity

10. Pulley Systems

11. Gears

12. Resolution of Forces

13. Gravity and Velocity

14. Shape and Volume

15. Heat

16. Structures

17. Hydraulics

18. General

How the Test Is Delivered?

Depending on who is delivering the mechanical comprehension test, you can find yourself facing one of the following situations:

Online Testing: The most common way to complete your Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test is online by completing the set of questions.

As a Written Test: A written comprehension test may be administered to you individually or you may be part of a group and be given a paper test to complete.

Read Out Loud: The most uncommon method of delivering the test is by reading it loud to you with you having to respond verbally.

Verbal Interpretation of Mechanical Concepts: Mechanics is complex and there are drawings involved that may require you to interpret the issues verbally.

How to Prepare for Test

As with any test, you want to be prepared. If you want to follow your dreams of a mechanical career then there is a lot you can do to give yourself a head start and a good understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. Here are some things to help you prepare for your test:

1. What Mechanical Area? If you know what area your prospective employer is going to test you in you can study for it. But it is unlikely you will be given advance warning so take a look at the equipment associated with your job application and study along that line. Also, make sure you understand the workings of the basic everyday equipment you will be required to use if you get the job.

2. Practice to Improve: Get hold of sample mechanical comprehension tests and practice. Take a look online to find what you need.

3. Chill Out: Once you have done all you can to prepare for your test, chill out, relax the night before. There is nothing more you can do except complete the test. Take it easy. Get an early night. It is well know that if you are well rested and relatively stress free you will do better than those who are not.

4. Read Test Instructions and Questions Carefully: Make sure you read the test questions carefully and follow their direction to the letter. After all, you do not want to fail because you do not understand the instructions.

Good Luck. Your results will be assessed alongside any other tests and interviews your prospective employer may require from you. So get out there and follow your dreams, get the knowledge you require to pass the test that will help your mechanical career.

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