For job roles across a wide range of industry sectors, the test is used to evaluate a candidate’s understanding of mechanical reasoning and spatial awareness.


The test can also be used to predict how well a candidate will learn key concepts in an educational training course related to mechanical reasoning. Pre- and posttests may be given to gauge the trainee’s learning and the effectiveness of the training program.

Risk Management:

Hiring individuals with poor mechanical reasoning for roles that involve driving, using heavy machinery, repairing equipment, or similar tasks could result in workplace injuries and equipment damage. Screen potential candidates for their mechanical aptitude.

The BMCT-II is available in both paper and online formats. The online format and item-banked items allows off-site, unproctored screening early in the hiring process, with no two applicants receiving the same set of questions. It has very high equivalence to the BMCT-I at 0.81.

  • Mechanical comprehension
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Knowledge of basic physical and mechanical laws
  • Deduction of how machinery works
  • Suitable for applicant screening or pre-training
  • Age 16+
  • Timed