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The Mechanical Aptitude Test (MAT)

When selecting employees who will be performing jobs that involve mechanical or equipment repair, general building maintenance, knowledge of tools and/or general mechanical concepts, it is important to assess such skills objectively. Failure to do so could result in hiring individuals who could cause harm to themselves and those around them.

The Mechanical Aptitude Test (MAT) provides a valid, reliable and objective measure of an individual's knowledge of general mechanical concepts. The test consists of 30 questions that touch on the following areas:


The degree to which the individual has knowledge of basic electrical concepts.


The degree to which the individual has knowledge of basic measurement and mathematical concepts.

Mechanical Movements

The degree to which the individual can conceptualize how moving one object might affect another.

Physical Properties

The degree to which the individual has a basic understanding of how varying weight distribution affects effort and safety.

Spatial Reasoning

The degree to which the individual is able to mentally manipulate various objects in order to determine how they might best be assembled or how they might best fit together.


The degree to which the individual has basic knowledge of common tools.


The MAT Measures Knowledge of:

  • Basic Electrical Concepts
  • Basic Measurement and Math
  • Effects of Moving Objects
  • Effects of Weight Distribution
  • Assembly
  • Tools


This test is ideal for objectively measuring a candidate's general understanding of mechanical concepts. It is critical to assess these aptitudes and abilities before making a hiring decision. Not doing so could lead to an unsafe working environment.

Test Details
  • 30 questions
  • Untimed (approximately 15 minutes)
  • Follow-up interview questions
  • Online administration
  • Immediate score report
  • Management Suggestions

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