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Engineering Tests

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If you are looking for an engineering role in any of a number of industries, the likelihood is that you will have to take psychometric tests as part of the application process.

Psychometric tests are used to help streamline applications and the process used in recruitment, by ensuring that candidates are qualified and have the necessary skills to succeed in the role.

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Sample Engineering Tests question Test your knowledge!

An engineer examines a sequence of process steps for manufacturing a smartphone case: Step 1 – Injection molding; Step 2 – Cooling; Step 3 – Demolding; Step 4 – Finishing. What step in the sequence is most critical in determining the final surface appearance of the smartphone case?

  • Injection molding
  • Cooling
  • Demolding
  • Finishing

A reservoir has a capacity of 10 million gallons of water. The current level of water is at 45% of its capacity. If the local town consumes 250,000 gallons per day, how many days will the water last before the reservoir needs to be replenished?

  • 18 days
  • 80 days
  • 90 days
  • 180 days

Within an engineering firm, a project manager has to make a decision based on the following data: The project has a budget of $500,000, and so far, 75% of the work has been completed with 60% of the budget spent. According to this data, which option describes the project's financial status?

  • Under budget, with potential cost overruns
  • On track, with balanced cost and work completion
  • Over budget, with more work completed than planned
  • Under budget, with more work completed than planned

A paragraph written in a technical report states that the implementation of a new algorithm increases the efficiency of a device by reducing the response time from 10 microseconds to 6 microseconds. What is the percentage increase in efficiency?

  • 40%
  • 66.7%
  • 60%
  • 16.7%

Read the following passage and answer the question below: 'A ground-breaking material, which can be used to construct more efficient and lighter aerospace structures, is being researched by top industry engineers. The new composite has a tensile strength-to-weight ratio that is significantly better than any metal currently in use.' In the context of the passage, what is the most likely reason engineers are interested in the new material?

  • It is cheaper than current metals
  • It resists higher temperatures
  • It improves fuel efficiency due to its light weight
  • It is more aesthetically pleasing

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Engineering Tests Tips

1Understand the Format

Before you even start practicing, get comfortable with the structure of the tests. Knowing what to expect can ease nerves and help you manage your time better during the actual exam.

2Sharpen Your Skills

Focus on the skills that will be tested, such as numerical and spatial reasoning. Use online resources, textbooks, or courses to improve in these areas.

3Simulate Test Conditions

Practice under conditions similar to the real test. This includes timing yourself and working in a quiet environment to build your test-taking stamina.

4Review and Reflect

After taking a practice test, review your answers, especially the ones you got wrong. Understanding your mistakes is crucial for improvement.

5Relax and Stay Positive

Have a good night’s sleep before the test and maintain a positive attitude. Being well-rested and confident can significantly affect your performance.

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Engineering Tests FAQs

What are covered on Engineering tests?

Engineering tests typically encompass numerical, mechanical, and spatial reasoning questions. They’re designed to evaluate an applicant’s problem-solving capabilities and decision-making skills crucial for engineering roles.

How do I prepare for Engineering tests?

To prepare for engineering tests, start by understanding the test formats and then practice extensively. Focusing on the key areas of numerical, mechanical, and spatial reasoning is essential. It’s also helpful to review similar case studies and written exercises.

How difficult are Engineering tests?

The difficulty of engineering tests can vary, but they’re meant to challenge your analytical and problem-solving abilities, which are core to engineering roles. Regular practice and brushing up on relevant skills can make them more manageable.

What types of tests are included in the Engineering tests?

The types of tests included in the Engineering tests are numerical reasoning, mechanical reasoning, spatial reasoning, personality-type assessments, and case study or written exercises.

Where can I practice free Engineering test questions?

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What our customers say about our Engineering tests

  • Canada

    August 21, 2023

    Interesting test

    The test is good to gauge a person's ability to make quick judgements without pulling out a calculator.

  • India

    March 25, 2023

    Economy And Overall cost

    The question asked in the test have a medium level of difficulty. For logic building this test is very useful for college students. For taking this test, our basic knowledge is very strong. I like this test most because the questions asked in the test are not easy for everyone

  • United Kingdom

    March 21, 2023

    Reading the question to make sure you use the correct data

    Liked the open view of the data and how it changed throughout the test rather than manipulating the same data set

  • Philippines

    February 22, 2023


    like: can be computed manually and trained me to have quality under pressure answers dislike: none so far

  • Zambia

    December 16, 2022

    Keep a cool head!

    It was actually very easy but being a timed test made it seem hard. That's why you don't have to panic, and trust that you're doing the right thing. Move steadily - not too fast and not slow either.

  • South Africa

    November 03, 2022

    is to never give up on my dream job

    what I like about this test is that it is challenging and I have to use my brain. And my dislike of this test is that the calculation is hard for me but I will practice them to be successful in maths.

  • United States of America

    October 05, 2022

    very hard but also i didin't mind some of the problems

    i liked it because it is helping me toward my engineering goals and i also didn't like it because if i fail this it will make me rethink my choices to be an engineer.

  • South Africa

    August 26, 2022

    Estimation based on knowledge

    The questions require a bit of concentration and critical analysis, however at the end it is just guessing

  • United Kingdom

    July 07, 2022

    Good Test

    Not too challenging but it really does engage the brain. Excellent gateway for the harder aptitude tests

  • Australia

    May 23, 2022

    Reasonable test, but definitely not engineering

    This test is quite generalist. It would be suitable for someone who has complete high schooling in mathematics, or someone starting uni in a STEM field.