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Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test II (BMCT-II)

The Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test® II or BMCT-II measures the ability to apply physical and mechanical principles in practical situations. The assessment evaluates an applicant’s problem-solving skills and ability to learn new mechanical concepts quickly. It is ideal for use in a wide variety of occupations in production and maintenance.

BMCT-II is an online test comprised of 55 randomised scoring items (from a large bank of over 300 items) and can be completed in 25 minutes. The use of a random item presentation format helps ensure that the chances of two test takers receiving the same set of items are extremely low. The test is designed for both unproctored (unsupervised) and proctored test administration.

BMCT-II Report

BMCT-II reports contain the following information:

  • Skills and abilities assessed by the BMCT-II
  • Norm reference group selected
  • Score interpretation
  • In response to client requests and preferences, the new report also presents the score in four different ways:
    • Percentile against a norm reference group
    • T-scores that are standardised scores used to compare a test taker’s results. A T-score has a mean of 50 and standard deviation of 10
    • STANINE (Standard Nine) scores are standardised scores based on a 9-point scale, with a mean of 5 and standard deviation of 2
    • STEN (Standard Ten) scores are standardised scores based on a 10-point scale, with a mean of 5.5 and a standard deviation of 2
  • No matter which method of presenting scores is preferred, they all allow for comparison of a test taker’s score relative to the normative reference group.
  • No score is more accurate than another.

Each administration will present 55 items.

Administration time is 25 minutes.

Competency Areas

Mechanical Aptitude


Online Administration

Administer online via our Talent Assessment Platform

Timed Administration

Timed administration, completion in 25 minutes

9 Norm Groups

Norm Groups include, automotive

Resources & Downloads

Document Type Download
BMCT-II Banked Score Report .pdf Download (0.3 MB)
BMCT-II Frequently Asked Questions .pdf Download (0.18 MB)
BMCT-II Norms Composition Table .pdf Download (0.53 MB)
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