Mechanical Aptitude Test (Alternate Equivalent) - Form MAT-B (Online)

SKU: OL110-B



Assesses:Mechanical aptitude
Skill Level:Apprentice
Test Format:36 Items , Multiple-choice


The Mechanical Aptitude Test is a quick evaluation of a person's mechanical aptitude with reduced adverse impact compared to older measures. This test is excellent for use in pre-employment selection and predicting success in employee training programs. This is the MAT-B version and is an alternate equivalent of the MAT-3-C.

Ramsay Corporation's Mechanical Aptitude Test (MAT) was professionally-developed in 2004 as a short-measure of mechanical aptitude with reduced adverse impact based on gender and race. The MAT has been found to be highly correlated with other measures such as the Wiesen Test of Mechanical Aptitude (WTMA) and the Bennett Test of Mechanical Comprehension. The MAT should be useful in selecting apprentices, trainees, or other candidates who are learning and performing production and maintenance job activities.

Great care was taken in selecting questions that relate to everyday items and common knowledge to reduce adverse impact (early data collection reveals this test to be very gender friendly). The following areas are the primary focus of the questions:

  • Household Objects
  • Work - Production and Maintenance
  • School - Science and Physics
  • Hand and Power Tools

Ramsay Corporation felt the need to develop the MAT to address several issues in the realm of mechanical aptitude testing. Specifically, the MAT fills the following voids:

  • The need for an updated measure of mechanical aptitude.
  • The need for a short and user-friendly measure of mechanical aptitude.
  • The need for a measure without reference to city/rural or gender-based content.
  • The need for a measure appropriate to the context of 21st century life.

In order to ensure this test can measure the ability to learn and perform production and maintenance jobs, the MAT underwent criterion-related validation studies for both maintenance and production applications. This test has been used in 8 content validation studies and 2 criterion-related validation studies.

  • It was found to be significantly (.48 p< .01) correlated with GPA for a sample of mechanical technicians in a technical college.
  • Scores on the MAT were found to correlate (.40 p<.01) with a measure of mechanical knowledge.
  • In a study of production workers, the Mechanical Aptitude Test was found to be significantly correlated with "ability to troubleshoot equipment" and "ability to enter and receive information using competency".
  • The MAT was shown to have a significant predictor-criterion relationship to success and manager ratings.

Additionally, validation studies were completed to determine the construct validity of this test and was found to be significantly correlated with scores on the WTMA (Wiesen Test of Mechanical Aptitude) and the Bennett Test of Mechanical Comprehension.


The reliability of the test was shown to be .72 (KR20) in a sample size of 994 persons.

  • Ramsay Corporation's self scoring test format
  • Contains 36 multiple choice items
  • 20 minutes testing time

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O*NET Job Titles


Below are the O*NET job titles that were determined to be applicable to this test during the job analysis. Click the Job Title for more information about tasks performed, tools and technology used, job knowledge areas and abilities required, as well as related job titles.

This assessment is intended for use with jobs that are sufficiently related.

[Industrial Machinery Mechanics]

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

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Product Statistics

These statistics were calculated based on 12,060 applicants using form MAT-3C of the Mechanical Aptitude Test, an alternate equivalent of this form.

Std. Error of Meas.

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