Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test®

The leading selection tool for industrial and mechanical 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”
Timed: 30 minutesUses: Selection, training potential

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

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

  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Machine Operators
  • Installation/Maintenance/Repair
  • Industrial/Technical Sales Representative
  • Skilled Tradesperson
  • Transportation Trades/Equipment Operators
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Automotive, Ship 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.

“We first tested our current machine operators with the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Tests to create a benchmark for candidates. The results gained from that really lined up with the individuals abilities which gave us confidence in the test. Since that time we test all individuals being considered for mechanical positions and it has become a useful tool in making our evaluation.”
– Bill Elam, Kar’s Nuts
“I really appreciate the fact that you carry the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test. It is a long-recognized standard in the industry. It has been very helpful in recognizing non-degreed talent for promotion into technical positions.”
– SPHR, Avicenna Technology, Inc.

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.