Practice and Pass the Delta BMAR Test [2024]

What Is the BMAR Test?

The BMAR (Basic Mechanical Aptitude and Reasoning Test) is a pre-employment assessment for technical positions. The test is administered by PSI and contains two sections:

  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Personality Profiling

The major employer currently using the BMAR test is Delta Airlines.

Delta BMAR Test

The Delta BMAR test is conducted for Delta Airlines' applicants for technical positions, such as:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Aircraft Support Mechanic

The test is the initial screening stage of Delta's hiring process. It is conducted online and evaluates a candidate's match to Delta's technical jobs.

Click here if you're looking for Delta's flight attendant hiring process instead.

BMAR (Basic Mechanical Aptitude and Reasoning Test) Sections and Content

Here is a brief overview of the 2 BMAR test sections. Further below you will find sample questions for each section.


BMAR Test Section #1 - Mechanical Aptitude Test

The mechanical section of the BMAR test is a variation of the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test. The Bennett test is one of the most widely used mechanical aptitude tests in the U.S. The BMAR version of the Bennett test contains around 40 basic mechanical questions.

The test covers topics such as force and torque, wheels and pulleys, velocity, gravity, gears, etc. A small portion of the test is dedicated to basic electrical concepts (series and parallel circuits, etc.)

In addition, every now and again you will be presented with a spatial reasoning question. You may also see an example of this question below.


BMAR Test Section #2 - Personality Profiling

Personality profiling tests aim to draw a candidate's personality profile on various traits the employer is interested in measuring. The test creates this personality profile by a series of self-report questions (see example below).

Since the BMAR test is used specifically for technical positions, your profile should follow that of the ideal technical worker, namely:

  • High analytical skills, thoroughness, team player, perseverance
  • Medium autonomy, participativeness
  • Low risk-taking, need for change

Your BMAR personality profile should look something like this:

Delta BMAR Test Personality Profile

Taken from JobTestPrep's Guide for the Ideal Technical Position Profile (available in the complete BMAR Prep Course)

BMAR Test Sample Questions

Here are three sample questions of the Delta BMAR Test:


BMAR Mechanical Aptitude Sample Question

Which ball will hit the ground first? (If equal, choose C.)

Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test Sample
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is C - both balls will hit the floor at the same time.

Free falling speed does not depend on the mass of the element, and every object falls at the exact same speed.

Now, before you ask whether a bowling ball falls down as fast as a feather, remember that this has to do with air resistance. Air resistance is not a classic physical principle and is therefore disregarded in the Bennett test.


BMAR Spatial Reasoning Sample Question

Choose the image that shows how the objects will appear if assembled:

Delta BMAR Test Spatial Relations question
None of the Above
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

You can see that the larger shape in the original image appears only in answer (D). However, in answer (D), there is only one more triangle, while the original image contains two triangles.

Therefore, no image has the same shapes as the original image, and the correct answer is None of the Above.


BMAR Personality Profiling Sample Question

I always double-check my work to be sure there are no mistakes.

1-Strongly Disagree
7-Strongly Agree
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

On the personality profiling section of the BMAR test, there is no correct answer for a single question as in the first two sections.

However, there is a "correct" profile you are required to demonstrate for the job. In the Delta BMAR test (being a test for technical positions), you are expected to demonstrate thoroughness, caution, and attention to detail.

Therefore, the answer to that question should be on the "Strongly Agree" side of the scale (6 or 7).

Practice for Delta Airlines' BMAR Test

JobTestPrep's Delta BMAR Test Practice provides you with a complete prep plan for each of the BMAR test sections.

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  • Covers all topics (mechanical, spatial, personality)
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  • 3 full Delta BMAR practice tests
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