Official IQTP Certified 2021 IQ Test
Making Sense of IQ Scores
Before taking an intelligence test it’s important to have a frame of reference to help you understand what your score means. While the scoring scale can vary a bit depending on which type of IQ test you’re taking, in general, the average IQ is 100. IQ test scores fall along a standard distribution, or a bell curve, with 68% of all IQs falling within one standard deviation (15 points) of the average score of 100. Higher IQs, such as people with 130 and above, make up only 2% of the population. Follow the link to learn more about the IQ range.
Understanding IQ Test Questions
First and foremost, IQtestprep.com’s IQ tests are for entertainment purposes only. While our IQ questions and answers have been developed and refined to test real aspects of intelligence similarly to the world’s most commonly used IQ tests and cognitive abilities tests, they are not as comprehensive as real IQ tests such as those used to earn a Mensa membership. To go that route, you’ll need to contact a local testing center, psychologist or Mensa chapter to take a proper IQ test that would be used in a professional evaluation or to gain entrance into a high IQ society like Mensa which requires a verified IQ in the 98th percentile.
Real IQ Test Sample Questions
While the IQtestprep.com online IQ tests focus on processing speed and perceptual reasoning, there is a reason that official IQ tests must be done in person with a professional administering the exam. Most modern tests focus on a wider variety of aspects of intelligence. In formulating an IQ score the most popular IQ tests used today, the Wechsler tests, focus on the following indices:
- Verbal Comprehension Index
- Perceptual Reasoning Index
- Working Memory Index
- Processing Speed Index
There are subtests within each of these indexes where the IQ test proctor will provide questions and when you answer correctly your score for that subtest will improve and increase your index score for that component of your intelligence. A selection of these subtests is then combined upon the test’s completion to make up your Full-Scale IQ, or FSIQ. Average intelligence would be someone with an FSIQ score of 100.
Sample Similarities Subtest Question
An example question from this type of IQ test would be within the similarities subtest in the Verbal Comprehension Index. In this test, the proctor will provide you with two items, so for example, “milk” and “orange juice”. The subject is asked to provide information as to what the items have in common. A highly specific such as, “They’re both beverages” would be worth two points while a less specific answer such as, “They’re both liquids” would be worth one point. These questions will be presented in a series, and you will either receive partial or full points for each correct answer, or you will be cut off after too many incorrect responses and you will proceed to the next section of the test.