Single Practical Aptitudes

Single Practical Aptitude Tests

Single Practical Aptitudes

Target Group: Production, Construction, Engineering & Scientific Staff

A series of three single supervised tests of spatial, mechanical and diagrammatic reasoning

Practical Aptitudes has been designed for use with production workers, apprentices, engineers, designers and scientists working in technical roles.

Each test is shorter than the industry standard whilst maintaining robust reliability and validity.


Practical Spatial Reasoning
Supervised Online Version (SA) Hard Copy Version

Practical Spatial Reasoning
Supervised Online (SA) & Hard Copy Versions

Assesses the ability to recognise shapes. Each item in the test contains four objects where three of the objects are identical while one object is different in shape. The task is to identify the object that is different.

Time: 7 mins

No of questions: 28

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Practical Mechanical Reasoning
Supervised Online Version (SA) Hard Copy Version

Practical Mechanical Reasoning
Supervised Online (SA) & Hard Copy Versions

This test assesses mechanical understanding through items that present a problem with a number of possible answers. The task is to identify the correct answer to each problem.

Time: 10 mins

No of questions: 28

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Practical Diagrammatic Reasoning
Supervised Online Version (SA) Hard Copy Version

Practical Diagrammatic Reasoning
Supervised Online (SA) & Hard Copy Versions

This test assesses the ability to evaluate processes represented through diagrams. The assessment contains panels and illustrations that define logical processes followed by questions which need to be answered using the diagrams presented. Please note that Diagrammatic Reasoning is a less difficult alternative to the assessments involving Diagrammatic Analysis, which additionally feature the 'Finding Faults' and 'Comparing Flowchart Sequences' item types.

Time: 14 mins

No of questions: 28

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