Test Format & Content

The Ramsay Mechanical Test, from Ramsay Corporation, consists of 36 multiple-choice items with a 20-minute time allotment. The categories that are tested include:

  • Household Objects (i.e., a watering can)
  • Hand & Power Tools
  • Work - Production & Maintenance
  • School - Science & Physics (basic, high school level concepts)

The Ramsay Corporation Mechanical Aptitude Test assesses one’s ability to learn the activities of production and maintenance jobs. Instead of evaluating knowledge and skill level, the Ramsay test measures the likelihood of an individual to succeed in a maintenance trainee or apprenticeship program. The Ramsay Mechanical Test is meant to be used for employee selection for positions where practical mechanical skill and knowledge are required.


Who Takes the Ramsay Mechanical Aptitude Test?

Individuals interested apprenticeship or trainee programs in the following fields may be required to take the Ramsay Mechanical Test:

Job Type Occupation
Maintenance Jobs Maintenance mechanics
Industrial machinery mechanics
Millwrights
Production Jobs Machine operators
Tool setters

Online Preparation

Currently, JobTestPrep offers a general mechanical aptitude test which includes materials covered on the Ramsay Mechanical test.

Cooming soon: JobTestPrep will soon provide a Ramsay Mechanical Aptitude Test practice pack which will include the aptitude test, including in-depth explanations necessary for success. This practice pack will provide you with the practice and confidence you need to do well on the Ramsay Mechanical Aptitude Test. 

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