The ACER Mechanical Reasoning Test 2nd ed. (MRT-2) is a group test of mechanical reasoning ability. This ability can be defined broadly as the ability to perceive and understand relationships between components within a mechanism.
There are two main uses of the MRT-2: Selection of apprentices, trainees and technical/trade personnel, and Counselling of individuals (such as school leavers or mature age job changes, who aspire to occupations requiring mechanical reasoning ability).
The MRT-2 can be administered and scored by hand, or online via the ACER Psychological Testing Platform.
The ACER MRT-2 Form A Test Booklet contains 32 items, covering a wide range of content including wheels, gears, clamps, levers, sliding rods, shafts, pulleys, weights, conveyor belts, fixed and non-fixed pivots, and springs.
Test Booklets present test items only, with responses being marked on a separate OMR Answer Sheet (meaning Test Booklets are reusable).
The ACER MRT-2 has two parallel forms, Form A and Form B.