Mechanical Aptitude Test -Maps

Maps in aptitude tests are often ignored when people study for a mechanical aptitude test yet they are still a very important component. People tend to brush it off because they assume they have no issue reading a map.

An important note before trying the following examples is when you are looking at the picture you should always assume the top view to determine left or right.

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Note the arrow is your current location & the arrows at the bottom left represent North, South, East, West. The top arrow being North.


  • Go south on Malet Street and turn left at the first intersection
  • At the first intersection turn left
  • Continue down that road until you reach the third intersection and turn left
  • At the second intersection turn left
  • At the first intersection turn left
  • The first intersection you reach turn right
  • Continue down to the forth intersection

Where are you?

A) Gower Street & Grafton Way

B)Gower Street & Montague Place

C)Gower Street & Cheniese Street

D) Totten Ham Court Rd & Totten Ham Street

Answer: C

It’s important to note that during your mechanical aptitude test, they might decide to use North South East West instead of left and right. So it’s a good idea to be comfortable with both scenarios.

Find more map examples here.