Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test®

The leading selection tool for industrial and repair jobs

Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT) is a widely used and extensively validated assessment of mechanical aptitude. For more than 60 years, this instrument has helped organizations select the best candidates for mechanical, repair, and industrial occupations. The BMCT can help identify candidates with good spatial perception and mechanical reasoning abilities, as well as with an aptitude for learning mechanical processes and tasks.

Zoom In On At A Glance
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Application of physical laws
  • Deduction of “how things work”

Lens: Industrial

Reading Level: 6th grade

Timed: 30 minutes

Uses: Selection, training potential

Available in U.S. English and Spanish (paper only)

Bennett Mechanical is validated for use in many occupations, including:

  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Engineer
  • Installation/Maintenance/Repair
  • Industrial/Technical Sales Representative
  • Skilled Tradesperson (e.g., Electrician, Welder, Carpenter)
  • Transportation Trades/Equipment Operators (e.g. Truck Driver)
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Automotive and Aircraft Mechanic

Hire With Confidence

Bennett Mechanical was developed in accordance with legal and professional guidelines embodied in the Uniform Guidelines for Employee Selection Procedures and the Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures.

Sample Question

An individual who scores well on BMCT demonstrates an aptitude for learning mechanical skills. The test is also shown to predict training performance (r = .52) and job performance (r = .31) across many jobs and industries.