When you have chosen one of the
tiles, indicate its letter in the Answer box. Pressing
the Next button saves your answer (if any) and takes you to the next question. You
can also enter a question number and jump to it by pressing the Go button.
This will save your answer and take you to the question number you have
selected. There is
a page after question 36 (the Finish page) where you can decide whether to request
your score and finish the test, or to go back and guess at unanswered questions.
Guessing is recommended as
you will not be penalized for wrong answers.
This is a power IQ test -- there is no time limit. Timed IQ tests differentiate
people based on how fast they can get through the test, with most people unable
to finish all the relatively easy questions in time. Instead, a power test has questions
that become increasingly difficult so that almost nobody can get them right at the
This test is closely based on another one concept by concept. That test was standardized
against a Mensa sample. As such, this test will only give exact IQ scores for the
97 to 160 IQ range. (100 is defined as the average IQ for the general population.
High school graduates have an average IQ of 110.) However, the scores being
given now are based on old data. All IQ tests have to be eventually re-standardized
because of generational IQ gains (the Flynn Effect). The restandardizations
almost invariably result in lower IQ scores being assigned for the same raw score.
New data is being collected
to standardize the test and update the corresponding IQ scores. This preliminary
data shows that the test validity is .724 (N = 64), which is in the range of how much
IQ tests usually correlate with each other. According to Bias in Mental Testing
by Jensen (p. 315), "... the correlations among various IQ tests can be said to
be most typically in the range from about +.67 to +.77." The reliability is .832
(Cronbach's Alpha, N = 349). For this type of test, "for normal adults in their
late teens or older, reliability coefficients of .80 to .93 are typical." (p. 214
in Psychological Testing: History, Principles, and Applications 3rd Ed. by R.J. Gregory). Once the standardization
is done, a more detailed report will be posted and IQ score results will be adjusted at no
cost to you.
The fees are in US funds, and payable through credit
card or PayPal.
Test Results: $5.00. Includes a score results page with a personalized link (URL) that you can bookmark, post, or send to your friends. The Results page includes your User Name,
number of questions answered correctly, total number of questions, number of
questions not answered, IQ score, IQ standard deviation, and your percentile rank
with respect to the general population. It also includes a clear and consise explanation of intelligence, IQ tests, IQ scores, and what the related statistics
mean. Note that since online tests are unsupervised,
cannot be used for admission to high IQ societies.
Answers: $4.00. A list of all the questions you got right and wrong and what the correct answers are. No answers will be given for questions
you skip, thus guessing is recommended. Some people
will be quite curious about the answers to these questions, so
at the risk of having answers posted on the Internet (which is strictly prohibited),
we show the answers to people who are willing to pay.
See the confidentiality notice below.
It is still up to you to explain these answers to yourself, although we are considering
offering explanations in the future. If you think this would be a worthwhile
feature, please email us to express your interest.
We will give full refunds if technical problems prevent you from completing
the test, seeing answers, or if there is a gross error on our part.
If you are not sure you want to see the answers, you can still
choose to pay for that options afterwards, at the end of the test.
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You can tell anyone you want about your score and publish links
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