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Mechanical Reasoning

This assessment looks at the skills required in different positions where mechanical knowledge is key.

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This is an academic test therefore measures the individuals' knowledge level. There are right and wrong answers to the questions.

There are eight sections to the test, which provide an overview of different sub-components of Mechanical Engineering:

  • Pulleys
  • Levers
  • Gears
  • Belts
  • Springs
  • Gravity
  • Electricity
  • Hydraulics
Number of Questions:
Time Limit:
45 minutes
Invigilator Required:
Joystick Required:


This test generates a report, which the Symbiotics team put together in easy-to-interpret sections and pass back to the customer.

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Is an Invigilator Required?

Optional Invigilator Symbiotics offer a Remote Invigilation Solution which allows an invigilator to be present during the tests to increase the reliability of the results. Click here to find out more about our Remote Invigilation Solution.

Our Psychologists Comments

Mechanical reasoning tests are often used for engineering or other technical roles. They rely on the test taker having a knowledge of mechanical concepts rather than looking at an underlying mechanical aptitude. However, it is reasonable to assume that an applicant for a role of this sort will have an academic background that includes Physics and Maths, which will have introduced them to the relevant concepts.

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