Physical ability tests measure the physical ability of an applicant to perform a particular task or the strength of specific muscle groups, as well as strength and stamina in general.
Physical ability tests may be conducted for potential employees in the manual and physical labor sectors. Abilities such as stamina, flexibility, and strength are the abilities most commonly considered. For example, employers may ask job seekers to prove that they can lift a set amount of weight if doing so is part of the routine duties of that particular job.
Some parts of a physical ability test can include muscular tension and power, endurance, cardiovascular health, flexibility, balance, and mental fortitude under physical strain.