Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Are Form 944 Pr Portion

Instructions and Help about Are Form 944 Pr Portion

Hello there my name is Richard McMunn and in this video presentation I'm going to talk to you about mechanical comprehension tests what they are and how you can prepare effectively for them so let's get straight into it we need to know first of all what are mechanical comprehension tests and what are they used for well basically mechanical comprehension or aptitude tests as they are sometimes called have been in use for many years and they're used as a method for assessing a candidate's potential to perform a specific job so that's why the Assessor will give you the test to take as they want to see whether you have the potential to carry out this kind of job and it's important that the job that you are being assessed for and has a test that is relevant to the role so for example if you were going to carry out or you're applying for say an administration role in an office then you're not going to have to undertake a mechanical comprehension test so basically they're used in careers which require an ability to work with or understand mechanical concepts and examples of those different kind of careers would be something like a train driver where you have to undergo traction training so therefore you have to understand the basic principles about mechanical comprehension the same with driving careers so if you were applying to become a lawyer driver or bus driver and again you would need to have a basic understanding of mechanical aptitude or mechanical comprehension the same goes for armed forces now many of the different armed forces will assess you in relation to mechanical comprehension such as Royal Air Force the Royal Navy the Royal Marines and also Army engineering careers different civilian Street engineering careers will require an ability to have mechanical understanding the same if some of the jobs in the emergency services and the main one is probably the firefighter so if you want to join the fire service you may have to undertake a mechanical comprehension test because in that kind of role you're going to have to use different kinds of complex machinery some of them which require an ability to understand hydraulics and therefore mechanical aptitude is important goes without saying that a motor we'll have to understand mechanical comprehension and the same with an aircraft engineer now that list is certainly not exhaustive but it just gives you a bit of a flavor for the type of careers that you would apply for where you'll have to carry out this kind of test now I want to state from the offset that you will be assessed against both speed and accuracy when you undertake a mechanical comprehension test a lot of Assessors now will deduct marks for every one that you answer incorrectly so that basically means that any wild guessing is out of the window so you need to carry out lots of practice of mechanical comprehension tests and I'll tell you where you can do that at the end of this presentation so don't forget you're going to be going for speed and accuracy now a lot of the mechanical comprehension tests will give you a series of multiple choice options as the answers and that will generally be answer ABCD and sometimes II saw four or five different options for you to choose from so the answer is in front of you but you basically have to understand the principle so what is important to understand now I'm going to talk about clockwise and anti-clockwise now very briefly now to apologize most people will understand this and I don't want to insult your intelligence but it's very important that you understand the principle of clockwise and anti-clockwise before you tackle any kind of mechanical comprehension test now the easiest way to remember this for those who aren't too sure about clockwise or anti-clockwise is that the hands on a clock rotate clockwise okay so that's the way they go around so if you look at that one on the left that is clockwise and all you have to do if you ever forget it is just think about the hands on a clock which way do they go round and that clockwise so obviously the other way around is anti-clockwise and these are the two phrases which used quite frequently during mechanical comprehension tests now you may also find out some test questions which have been created in the USA referred to anti-clockwise is counter clockwise so just bear that in mind if you ever see that during your testing you know that counter clockwise is anti-clockwise okay let's try out that principle so which way will cog C rotate so that's coxy there the only clue that we've got in this question is that a is being shown as going round to the right which as we know because we learn this that that is clockwise so what I tend to do in this kind of question is to either use my mouse if the test is online or use a pencil if it's a paper-based test and I follow that round so you'll know that that's going clockwise that means that B will go anti-clockwise because the way the cogs are configurated and therefore that means that C will also rotate clockwise so the answer would be that C will rotate clockwise I'll just quickly go through that again a is rotating clockwise so you can follow with your pen or your mouse cog B will go anti clockwise or counter clockwise and C or therefore go clockwise and that's how you can work out which way they're going to rotate you don't have to just do it in your head you can actually use your mouse or a pen or pencil if it's a paper-based exercise now I want to quickly touch on mechanical advantage because again this is.