EIAT Mechanical Aptitude Test Guide (Updated for 2022)

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## What Is the Mechanical Section of the EIAT Test?

The EIAT Mechanical Aptitude section contains 25-35 questions that cover 3 main topics:

• Gears
• Wheels and Pulleys
• Force and Torque

The entire EIAT test has a limited time of around 1.5, so it takes approximately 30 minutes to complete this section.

## Gears

The Gears questions require basic knowledge of physical principles that work on gears.

To receive a high score in the Gears questions, you need to understand how the whole system works together and how each cog's movement affects the other parts of the system.

### Gears Sample Question

In which direction does the grey wheel turn? (If neither, mark C.)

## Wheels and Pulleys

The Wheels and Pulleys questions require understanding the basic mechanism rules of these elements.

To answer these questions, you need to comprehend the relationships between speed and size, linear- rotational velocity, force reduction, etc.

### Wheels and Pulleys Sample Question #1

In which direction will the wheel spin? (If neither, mark C.)

### EIAT Wheels and Pulleys Sample Question #2

Which bicycle wheel turns faster? If they both have the same turn rate then please select answer 3.

## Force and Torque

The Force and Torque questions require knowledge about things like force equilibrium, law of the lever, and (rarely) torque calculation. This is probably the most versatile part of the entire section. However, though coming in many shapes and sizes, the questions here are actually based on a very small number of physical principles.

### EIAT Force and Torque Sample Question

In which direction should the acrobat move his body to balance the seesaw? (If neither, Mark C.)

## Tips to Pass Your EIAT Mechanical Aptitude Test

Preparedness is key when applying for any job, this one is no exception. Studying beforehand for the different sections of the aptitude test, as well as for the oral interview, will give you the edge over other candidates! Here are a few helpful tips:

• Focus on learning physical principles rather than case-by-case questions – as it is the only way to make sure you will solve ANY mechanical question. To learn more about the importance of physical principles, check out our Complete Mechanical Aptitude Guide.
• Read the instructions carefully, and ensure you understand the questions and how to figure out the answers - With that said, because the EIAT score is based only on the number of correct answers, it is better to guess and move on than to leave a question unanswered
• Live on the edge! – when not sure of the effect, consider the extreme case. For example, if the question is whether it’s harder to row with a short or a long paddle, think of a 1-mile vs. a 1-inch paddle.

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