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Talent Assessment: Differential Aptitude Tests - Mechanical Reasoning

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The Differential Aptitude Tests - Mechanical Reasoning Test measures the ability to understand basic mechanical principles of machinery, tools, and motion. The items represent simple principles that involve reasoning rather than specialized knowledge or training. It is comprised of 45 multiple-choice items and has a 20 minute time limit.

The Mechanical Reasoning Test is part of the Differential Aptitude Tests for Personnel and Career Assessment (DAT for PCA) series of assessments.

The DAT for PCA Mechanical Reasoning Test Measures

  • Mechanical Reasoning

DAT for PCA Mechanical Reasoning Test Report:

The report provides the candidate’s raw score and percentile score in addition to interpretive text. The following norms are available (note: the report will use only one norm group):

  • Hourly/Entry Level
  • Hourly/Entry-Level in Installation/Maintenance/Repair
  • Hourly/Entry-Level in Manufacturing/Production
  • Hourly/Entry-Level in Retail/Wholesale
  • Hourly/Entry-Level in Transportation/Equipment Operation
  • Individual Contributors: Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
  • Individual Contributors: Non-degreed
  • Skilled Tradespersons
  • 12th Grade Students

Price: As low as $9 per test.


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