Mechanical Comprehension ASVAB Practice Test, Pt. 9

This is Part 9 of the ASVAB test. Part 9 covers Mechanical Comprehension. You will have 20 minutes to answer 16 questions. When you are ready, click the “Start Test” button below.

About the ASVAB Mechanical Comprehension Test

The ASVAB Mechanical Comprehension test is a part of the computerized CAT version of the test as well as the manual pencil and paper test. It is a mechanical aptitude test designed to quiz your knowledge of mechanics and machinery.

The computerized version of the test is 20 minutes long and has 16 questions. The manual version of the test is 19 minutes long and has 25 questions. 

The aptitude test is designed to assess your understanding of mechanics in more complex machinery like automobiles as well as simple machines like levers and pulleys. The military values an understanding of mechanics and the principles behind making machinery work, which is the main driver behind the ASVAB Mechanical Comprehension test.

If you are interested in working as a mechanic or an engineer then doing well on this section of the ASVAB test is a must. The ASVAB Mechanical Comprehension test will account for your Mechanical Aptitude Score, and if you score too low you may not be able to qualify for the military.

Here are two sample ASVAB Mechanical Comprehension test questions to familiarize you with the question types before taking our free practice exam:

  • If a crane carrying a large weight extends the weight 10 feet further in front of it, the crane will have shifted its…?
  • What is the rotation speed of a synchronous motor with 4 poles run on 80Hz?

Each question on the Mechanical Comprehension test is a multiple choice test with four possible answers with only one being correct. Take a ASVAB mechanical aptitude practice test above!

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