# SAIT Automotive Service Technology Entrance Exam

hello everyone in our entrance exam for the ast program we have three main areas that you will need to study and be prepared for it there’s reading comprehension mathematics and mechanical aptitude and the reading comprehension what you need to be prepared for is to read an excerpt a series of instructions or some other type of literature be able to pick up some key words and then identify a question for example if I said that a gentleman was talking there were candles in the room and the candles reflected off the dark windows behind you you should be able to pick up some of the key words such as candles and dart windows and be able to identify that this story is taking place in the evening for the mathematics component the main areas you need to know are pretty basic mathematics you have the essential bed masks topics which are brackets exponents division multiplication addition and subtraction and that will be a normal decimal type of numbers some fraction numbers some percentage type of numbers in addition to that there will be some unknowns as well for example if you had 5x minus 3 equals 12 you should be able to identify what X is representing in this equation also you may see some exponents and some mod some questions that will look similar to this for example if we want to know the root of 105 what does it approximately equal and you saw three answers where it was 5 to 10 10 to 15 or 15 to 20 well you should know that right off the bat 10 times 10 is a hunch so we know that the root of 105 will be slightly larger than 10 and B would automatically be our answer in the mechanical comprehension you will have to identify some basic mechanical concepts for instance if this was a bus traveling down the road and I asked you which of these three individuals if we have somebody sitting in C days somebody’s scenic sitting and seat beat and somebody sitting in seat C which one would have the smoothest ride you should be able to identify that a bus is somewhat like a Lieber and whoever’s in between the pivot points will likely have a better rider whoever’s in seat C in this case also if we had two forces pushing on a ball you should be able to identify will the ball move in the direction a B and C given that these two forces are identical and just through logical mechanical comprehension you should understand that it will move in the direction of B I hope this helps good luck on the exam