The “Mechanical Comprehension” subtest measures your aptitude for physical and mechanical principles. It also measures your ability to solve mechanical problems ranging from beginner problems to difficult. The test consists of twenty-five multiple-choice questions while allotting nineteen minutes to take the test. The score achieved on this subtest might be considered if you desire scientific, technical or mechanical jobs in the military.
The ability of understanding mechanical concepts and idea is important for numerous tasks in the every-day life of military members. The “Mechanical Comprehension” portion of the ASVAB covers mechanical topics you might be familiar with some you might not be so familiar with.
You will discover that most of the questions will require some mechanical knowledge with other questions providing the information needed in order to answer the question. The test will ask you to identify certain mechanical devices and machines. You will also be asked questions pertaining to springs, gauges, linkages, hinges, levers, gears and pulleys.
You will find other questions that will require knowledge of acceleration, direction, friction for fluids and solid bodies with mechanical motion. Questions about acceleration and motion of cars and pressure of fluids can be found on this portion of the ASVAB.
The “Mechanical Comprehension” subtest presents an array of mechanical questions to include concepts of structures and properties of materials. You will be required to have knowledge on weight, density, thermal properties and weight in relation to material properties.
This subtest can help recruits discover exciting and challenging careers in the military.
Some of the possible fields that the military offers for new recruits are as follows.
- Small and large vehicle mechanics
- Airplane mechanics
- Tank mechanics
- Missile mechanics
The following are civilian jobs that can be obtained with having adequate aptitudes for mechanics.
- Car mechanic
- Airplance and helicopter mechanic
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