The Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test, or BMCT, is used to assess your mechanical abilities. It helps a person determine whether he is capable of performing his job, or to find a job can do. The BMCT consists of 68 to 135 questions, which vary due to the job or field. Preparing for the BMCT is essential in getting the type of score you want.
Decide on the job you want to get with the BMCT. The BMCT is administered to manufacturing, production and utility workers. The careers include mechanics, engineers, installation engineers, industrial and sales representatives, electricians, welders and truck drivers.
Assess the types of mechanical knowledge you need in your job. The BMCT tests multiple areas of mechanical and technical knowledge, including acoustics, inertia, belt drive, levers, center of gravity, optics, centrifugal force, planes, slopes, electricity, pulley systems, gears, resolution of forces, gravity and velocity, shape and volume, heat, structures and hydraulics.
Take a BMCT practice test to find out where your strengths lie. These tests are available online for free. Print or write down your results, including questions missed. Include the correct answers with the missed questions.
Find the areas in which you were weak and determine how vital they are to your job. If you are scoring highly in the areas you need, only light studying is probably necessary.
Use mechanical text books and online sources to study weaker areas. Use the questions you missed to highlight specific problem areas. Break up your studying by section. Spend a few days studying one section, and then move on to the next. Apply your knowledge in practical situations, such as repairing an engine or designing a simple mechanical device. Study for at least one or two weeks before the test.
Take another BMCT practice test a few days before the test. Use your previous test to note how your knowledge has improved or worsened as a result of your studying. Study all areas briefly in the days leading up to the test.
Eric Benac began writing professionally in 2001. After working as an editor at Alpena Community College in Michigan and receiving his Associate of Journalism, he received a Bachelor of Science in English and a Master of Arts in writing from Northern Michigan University in Marquette.