Mechanical reasoning test

A mechanical reasoning test is a fundamental part of assessments for jobs that require mechanical comprehension. Mechanical reasoning generally does not require verbal or numerical reasoning although variations exist that do.

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There are many topics that mechanical reasoning tests assess, for example electricity, pressure or optics. This short free mechanical reasoning test demonstrates some questions on gears, pulleys and forces.

So, take this mechanical reasoning test online. Use your mechanical reasoning skills to identify the correct answers. In the results you'll see your answers, all correct answers and explanations.

Instructions Mechanical reasoning test

This test consists of eight questions that all need to be answered. There is no time limit.

1. In which direction does the orange gear rotate?





2. In which direction does the orange gear rotate?





3. In which direction does the orange gear rotate?





4. The scale is balanced. What weight is the weight with the question mark?








5. The scale is balanced. What weight is the weight with the question mark?








6. Pushing a ball

You are required to push a 180 pound ball to a storage platform 15 feet higher than where you are now. You can use a 45 foot long ramp to push the ball up. How much effort is required to push the ball up the platform using the ramp?






7. In which situation is the weight pushing down on the orange pole the highest?






8. Which pulley system needs the least amount of effort to lift the black weight?






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