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Greetings,

I have recently applied to the JAC in Hamilton Ontario and have an aptitude test booked about a month from now. I was told it would basically be about grade 12 math and science. I was wondering if any members here have recently written this test and can share what to expect? I want to prepare as much as possible and focus on areas that I may have difficulties with. I have recently taken a pre- apprenticeship coarse for 6 months on weekends and found the math and science relatively easy.

I have a feeling that the test will be much more difficult.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I took the test 2 days ago at city of commerce. The test has 3 sections... 1. Mech App 2. Reading Comp & 3. Math...

I highly recommend picking up Barron's Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Test- This book really explains how gears/pulleys work. I checked it out at my local library.

For math & reading, I bought Kaplan's ASVAB book- this really refreshes you with basic algebra and arithmetic as well as reading comp.

The key to passing is to study study study!

Good luck 2 you!
 

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Thanks Evostan! I will look for these books. I'm surprised there was nothing on the test in regards to science.. The test you described sounds very similar to the aptitude test my brother wrote for the JAC Toronto area.
 

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