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Barron’s Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Test, 3rd Edition

SKU: BARRON Category:

Author: Barrons Educational Series
Format: Soft Cover
Publication Date: 2015



Private employers and public agencies use various mechanical aptitude tests to screen applicants for jobs that range from mechanics and skilled trades apprentices to aerospace engineers and firefighters. These tests often differ in detail but measure similar abilities. This manual presents 18 typical tests that gauge an individual's mechanical aptitude and spatial ability, with all questions answered and explained. The author also advises on ways to improve mechanical comprehension, gives test-taking tips, and explains how pulleys, levers, and other simple machines work. The book is filled with diagrams and illustrations.

Table of Contents

  • 1 The Streetwise Test Taker
  • 2 How to Develop Your Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Ability
  • 3 General Mechanical Understanding
  • 4 Gears
  • 5 Pulleys
  • 6 Tools
  • 7 Map Reading
  • 8 Line Following
  • 9 Matching Shapes
  • 10 Visual Comparison
  • 11 Finding Rotated Shapes
  • 12 Cut-Ups
  • 13 Jigsaw Puzzles
  • 14 Hole Punching
  • 15 Hidden Blocks
  • 16 Counting Touching Blocks
  • 17 Making Rectangular Boxes
  • 18 Paper Folding--Shape Known
  • 19 Paper Folding--Shape Unknown
  • 20 Parts Assembly
  • 21 The Different Types of Computer-Based Tests
  • 22 Taking a Video-Based Test
  • 23 Practice Tests

Soft Cover | 480 Pages | 2 lbs.

Author Bio

For more than 80 years, the experts at Barron’s have been helping students succeed on more than 145 standardized tests, from the SAT to the NCLEX, and have shown learners both inside and outside the classroom how to master everything from Spanish verbs to statistics. Confused in class? Anxious about an exam? Need to polish your skills for a new job? You can count on Barron’s.

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