Industrial Skills Tests: Free Practice Questions & Guide

Shlomik, Mechanical and Maintenance Tests Expert at JobTestPrep.

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## PGE Industrial Maintenance Skills Test

The Industrial Skills test (IST) is an assessment used to determine the level of reading comprehension, numerical reasoning, and mechanical aptitude of prospective employees for a range of mechanically oriented occupations.

The IST test is widely used by PGE and other companies to select candidates for various positions:

• Apprentice Lineman (lineman helper)
• Electrical technician apprentice
• Gas Service/Compliance Representative
• Operators (nuclear Operator, station operator, etc.)
• Maintenance Technicians.

The Industrial skills test can be used for entry-level positions, as well as for level 3 technicians.

## Free Industrial Maintenance Skills Test Practice

After rising very slowly for millennia, the number of humans on Earth was just starting to take off. A century and a half later, when another scientist reported the discovery of human egg cells, the world’s population had doubled to more than a billion. A century after that, around 1930, it had doubled again to two billion. The acceleration since then has been astounding.

Sample Question - Numerical Reasoning

What is the value of (I)?

Sample Question - Mechanical Comprehension

Which ball will hit the ground first?

The physical principle behind this question: The free-fall speed of two falling objects is always identical, regardless of shape, size, or mass.

On the IST test, you will have about 48 seconds for each numerical and reading comprehension question, and as little as less than 2 minutes for the more complex mechanical questions. To ensure you pass these questions, practice is key.

You can find online IST practice tests and mechanical study guides on our designated PGE industrial skills test page.

## The Light Industrial Skills Test (LIST)

Job candidates applying for entry-level industrial positions in less mechanical fields, such as manufacturing, shipping, distribution, and warehousing, will likely receive the LIST test. This is a less mechanical version of the IST test, both provided by PSI.

The LIST consists of 80 multiple choice questions with half of the questions focused on math, reasoning, and visual analysis skills, and the other half assessing workplace attitudes, taking overall 25 minutes to complete. It focuses mainly on evaluating a person's ability to solve practical problems, identify defects, work independently, and maintain a safe work environment.

## Ramsay Industrial Maintenance Test

The Ramsay maintenance test, or multi-craft test, is a highly professional written exam that assesses proficiency in mechanical and electrical knowledge and skills, of level 3 technicians and below. It is widely used by most large employers, such as Amazon, Walmart, UPS, J&J, Volvo, BMW, USPS, and more.

This industrial maintenance technician test contains 60 questions on 7 topics, ranging from motor and hydraulics to PLCs and electrical diagram reading. All questions must be answered within 1 hour.

## Ramsay Maintenance Test Sample Question

In induction motors, the difference between the synchronous and asynchronous speed of the rotor is referred to as:

To full prepare and ace your ramsay test go to our designated Ramsay maintenance page. or check out free Ramsay example questions and answers.

## NOTCI Maintenance Test

The NOTCI industrial maintenance test is a written assessment with 180 questions to be completed in 3 hours. This test measures candidates’ theoretical knowledge in varied mechanical and electrical topics such as motors, hydraulics, and PLCs, similar to the Ramsay test questions.

## Mechanical Aptitude Maintenance Tests

Another type of assessment commonly given to maintenance technicians is a mechanical aptitude test. This kind of test examines a more basic understanding of mechanical principles and is therefore used to select mainly entry-level mechanics and technicians.

A common version of this kind of test is the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT), which includes 55 multiple-choice questions you must answer in 25 minutes. Questions examine different mechanical topics, such as Velocity, fluids, force, and more.

Another common mechanical aptitude test is the Wiesen Test of Mechanical Aptitude (WTMA), which includes 60 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 30 minutes. like the BMCT, this mechanical test assesses all of the basic topics of mechanics such as forces, levers, velocity, fluids, etc.

## Plant Maintenance Tests

Candidates applying for maintenance positions in power plants are expected to demonstrate specific skills to keep the plant safely running.  To select the most qualified candidates, energy companies use plant maintenance tests for the following positions:

• Mechanic, machinist, electrician, welder, pipefitter, steel worker, rigger
• Instrument and control repairer
• Helper, painter, insulation worker

The most common plant industrial maintenance test is the MASS test provided by EEI. It is a challenging exam that includes 4 sections: Mechanical Concepts, Assembling Objects Mathematical Usage, and Reading Comprehension. Each section is limited in time, taking overall about two hours to complete.

To see what this test looks like, go to our designated MASS test page.

## Wonderlic Aptitude Test

In some cases, maintenance technician applicants are required to complete more general aptitude tests, measuring core cognitive abilities. The main test used in this case is the Wonderlic test, which requires answering 50 verbal, numerical, logical, and abstract reasoning questions in only 12 minutes.

If your test does not appear on this list, or you are not sure which test you are about to receive, please feel free to contact us and we will guide you to the most accurate practice tests for your assessment.

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