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Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test Preparation

Do you need to take the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT)? If so, learn more about the content of the test and begin preparing for it with JobTestPrep.

What do you get?
  • Two full-length Bennett-style practice tests, 136 Q&A
  • Our mechanical concepts study guide:  gears, levers, pulleys & more
  • Electrical concepts: circuits, sequences, signal flow
  • Explanations, solving tips and a score report
  • Immediate online access, Practice 24/7 
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About the BMCT

The Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT), developed by Pearson Assessments, is a popular assessment used in several fields, including technical and industrial occupations. The test was developed to measure a person’s aptitude for understanding and applying mechanical principles. From this, an employer may infer future performance in jobs that require these skills.

Test Format & Content

There are two versions of the BMCT: BMCT and BMCT II.

The BMCT consists of 68 multiple-choice questions with a 30-minute time allotment. It can be administered on paper or online. It is currently available in two forms, Form S and Form T.

The BMCT II consists of 55 multiple-choice questions with a 25-minute time allotment. It is administered online only.

The Bennett Mechanical Test is used to identify individuals with good mechanical reasoning abilities and spatial perception. For those who plan to take the BMCT, it is important to be familiar with basic concepts in physics and physics terminology.

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The BMCT and BMCT- II is used to assess the following:

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Spatial visualization
  • Application of physics
  • Deduction of "how things work"

The break down of the BMCT is:

Category Number of Items
Acoustics 3
Belt Drive 2
Center of Gravity 7
Centrifugal Force 5
Electricity 6
Gears 10
Gravity and Velocity 9
Heat 8
Hydraulics 16
Inertia 5
Levers 8
Optics 6
Planes and Slopes 2
Pulley Systems 10
Resolution and Forces 6
Shape and Volume 7
Structures 12
Miscellaneous 14

The break down of the BMCT-II is:

Category Number of Items
Pulleys and Levers 7
Hydraulics 6
Resolution of Forces, Centrifugal Force, and Inertia 6
Structures, Planes and Slopes 6
Gears and Belt Drives 5
Miscellaneous 6
Gravity and Velocity 4
Acoustics and Optics 3
Center of Gravity 3
Electricity 3
Heat 3
Shape and Volume 3

Sample Question

Who is Required to Take the BMCT?

Individuals who work in the following industries may be required to take the BMCT:
  • Engineer
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Equipment Operators/Transportation Trades (Truck Driver)
  • Automotive and Aircraft Mechanic
  • Industrial/Technical Sales Representative
  • Installation/Maintenance/Repair
  • Skilled Tradesperson (Welder, Electrician, Carpenter)
  • Mechanical Trades

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To succeed on your BMCT test, it is important to practice. JobTestPrep's Bennett-Style Mechanical Comprehension practice test pack covers the mechanical aptitude topics seen on the actual Bennett test. The Bennett practice tests can be taken in real-time simulation mode (to reflect similar test conditions) or in step-by-step mode. Practice tests include answers and in-depth explanations.


  • It is important to take the test in a quiet, well-lit room. Make sure to have comfortable seating, an adequate desk, and comfortable positioning of the computer screen, keyboard, and mouse.
  • Handbags, briefcases, and other personal materials are not allowed on or near the work surface. Examinees may not use reference materials, books, or notes to take the test, and such materials must be placed out of reach.

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