Are you required to take the ACER Mechanical Reasoning test (MRT)? Learn about the ACER-MRT at JobTestPrep, where you will be guided through the testing process and be given relevant practice resources.

The Purposes of the ACER-MRT:

  • Assessment of mechanical reasoning ability, which is viewed as essential for various positions. The test is used for the screening of apprentices, trainees and recruits for technical and trade personnel, and other mechanically-oriented positions.
  • Individual counselling for high school graduates and mature career changers, wish to pursue occupations requiring mechanical abilities.

This article is from a series about ACER aptitude tests.

Test Format & Content

The ACER-MRT consists of 42 questions with a 20-minute time allotment and can be administered on paper or online. Every question includes a simple pen-and-ink illustration and multiple answer choices.

The ACER-MRT does not measure any previous knowledge in mechanics or reading ability. It measures specifically your mechanical aptitude: understanding the relations between mechanical components and visualizing spatial movements. Only a very basic familiarity with physical and mechanical principles is required.

Topics discussed in the test are:

  • Wheels
  • Gears
  • Clamps
  • Levers
  • Sliding Rods
  • Shafts
  • Pulleys
  • Weights
  • Conveyor Belts
  • Fixed & Non-Fixed Pivots
  • Springs

Prepare Online

JobTestPrep’s mechanical reasoning practice pack covers the topics seen on the actual ACER test. The practice tests can be taken in real-time simulation mode (reflect similar test conditions) or step-by-step mode. Practice tests include answers and in-depth explanations. Take a free mechanical test with answers.

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