The Wiesen Test of Mechanical Aptitude

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The Wiesen Test of Mechanical Aptitude (WTMA) is a brief, written test of mechanical aptitude. The WTMA measures basic ability rather than formal schooling or job experience. It uses pictures and simple sentences to ask questions about everyday objects and situations. In that way, the WTMA is designed to give all candidates an equal chance to do well, whatever their academic preparation or work experience.

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Mechanical aptitude helps people learn about and use tools, machines and equipment. The WTMA is designed for use in selecting entry-level personnel for jobs involving the operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical equipment of various types.

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The WTMA is available in a self-scoring, and a computer or hand scoring format.