Mechanical reasoning – student sheet

Year Level

Years 7-10


Work Studies


Energy & Renewables


Mechanical reasoning tests are used by employers to assess the mechanical and technical knowledge of a job candidate. The test requires the use of mechanical principles and concepts to find solutions to problems.

Mechanical reasoning tests are often administered to applicants who are pursuing a role related to engineering, architecture, automotive/heavy vehicle mechanics, technology, mechatronics or some related field that requires a background in mechanical comprehension. Examples are skilled tradespeople such as electricians, welders, and carpenters, transportation trades/ and equipment operators such as truck drivers and heavy equipment operators.