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Mechanical Reasoning Test

Assess your candidates’ ability to apply mechanical and physical principles to systems or processes.

Mechanical reasoning technical details

Measures mechanical reasoning ability.

20 minutes

24 questions

Designed for all sectors

Apprentices, graduates, professionals, managers, senior executives

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This mechanical reasoning test is suitable for:


High-volume testing

With each test only taking around 12 minutes on average to complete, the Insights suite is the ideal high volume recruitment tool.


Large-volume campaigns where companies have strong attraction strategies and need to filter high quality candidates.


Early-stage screening

The Insights suite measures the essential cognitive abilities which underpin high performance in the workplace.

Effective first-stage pre-screen of applicants before progressing to more cost-intensive stages such as interviews.


Routine selection

Ability tests are a quick and effective way to identify high performers for routine recruitment processes (i.e. graduate and apprentice schemes).


Classic application of psychometric testing such as graduate schemes or apprenticeship schemes.

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Modern adaptive tests for the digital age

Hiring the right people is the most important thing your organisation will do.

Test Partnership applies cutting-edge predictive data science to hiring, and allows you to benefit from decades of research through our psychometric test tools.

Bring your selection process into the digital age with our fully mobile-responsive tests.

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Fair and inclusive selection

For improved diversity and inclusion, Test Partnership has optimised all our tests to achieve industry-beating low adverse impact.

All our tests are designed to identify high-performance whilst minimising adverse impact. We achieve this by trialling and re-trialling against tens of thousands of participants from all backgrounds.

Online mechanical reasoning test

This mechanical reasoning test predicts job performance. Mechanical ability is a facet of general mental ability, and candidates’ results from this test help you select those most likely to excel in technical and highly hands-on roles. This mechanical reasoning test can be used alone or in combination with other assessments, such as inductive, numerical, or verbal reasoning tests.

Engage candidates with a positive candidate experience that is inclusive and fair for everyone.

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