TRPT0014 Mechanical Reasoning

Type of tests

  1. Writing the test first time
  2. Re-write the test

1. Writing the test first time

You are eligible to take the Trades Pre-entry Test if:

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Test description

The mechanical reasoning test measures the ability to understand basic mechanical principles of machinery, tools, and movement. It evaluates understanding on simple principles based on reasoning rather than special knowledge.

Test details

*Pass mark varies by program.

What to bring to the test

You will not be permitted to write the test without the required documents. Your test fee will be forfeited.

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Sample test

Download the Mechanical Reasoning Test [PDF] to help prepare writing the test.


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2. Re-write the test

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What to bring to the test

You will not be permitted to write the test without the required documents. Your test fee will be forfeited.

If you do not pass the re-write, you must wait a minimum of three months to re-write or show proof of completion of an appropriate upgrade course.

Note: Applicants to the Fixed-Wing or Rotary-Wing option of the Airline and Flight Operations Commercial Pilot Program: If you do not pass the re-write, you may not attempt to re-write the test until the next application year.