Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
IQ, short for intelligent quotient, is the most researched attempt to measure human intelligence and the one with the most practical applications to date.
IQ Scores have been linked to educational success, job performance and even personal income. In general, IQ is considered by many to be a reliable indicator of successful educational, professional, economic and social performance.
IQ research has shown that it is a stronger predictor of educational and professional success than any other single score.
The French psychologist Alfred Binet, together with the psychologists Théodore Simon and Victor Henri, was the first to publish an IQ test (Binet-Simon test) in 1905. It was developed to measure a child’s intelligence and compare it to what their intelligence “should be” based on their age.
Since then, a variety of self-taken IQ tests have been developed and constantly updated. Intelligence researchers have found IQ tests to be among the most accurate (technically speaking, the most reliable and valid) of all psychological tests and assessments.
However, it may be said that IQ tests can only measure a certain part of human intelligence, namely that associated with logic and analytical thinking. There are aspects of human intelligence such as creativity or emotional intelligence that cannot be measured by an IQ test.
The IQ test measures five different aspects of human intelligence: visual perception, abstract thinking, pattern recognition, spatial orientation and analytical thinking.
“Normalized” means that the average IQ Score is 100. Your score shows where you stand compared to other peers in your age group who have taken the test. How far you fall on either side of the average IQ Score roughly determines how unusual your IQ is.
IQ Scores follow a normal distribution of statistical data. About 95% of people in the world have scores within two standard deviations (SD) of the mean (average IQ Score). If one SD is 15 points, which is the norm in almost all modern tests, then 95% of the population is in the range 70-130, and 98% is below 131. Alternatively, two-thirds of the population have IQ Scores within one SD of the mean, i.e. in the range 85-115.
Recent research has shown that a person’s IQ Score can change significantly. There is strong evidence that life and learning experiences can have an impact on the brain and IQ.
Many studies suggest that cognitive training can increase intelligence, and it is possible that we are constantly improving the cognitive skills we want to work on. The human brain is equated by many with a muscle that is strengthened through exercise. Recent neuro-research has also confirmed the brain’s plasticity and demonstrated its ability to form new synapses.
The IQ test can help you discover your mental strengths and weaknesses and identify areas you need to work on to improve your score!
IQ Scores show a person’s performance in the test compared to all other people in the same age group who have taken the test.
Different tests have been developed as IQ research has progressed over the years, with each being given its own scoring system. Therefore, an IQ of 130 is rather meaningless unless you know the exact test that was used to measure your score.
In order to compare different IQ tests, their scores need to be converted into “percentiles”. For example, converting your IQ Score into a percentage will reveal how you compare to the rest of the population in percentage terms.
IQ test publishers use classification labels such as “exceptional” or “average” to define the different categories of IQ Scores.
There is no uniform way of labelling IQ levels, nor is there a consistent pattern of classifying IQ Scores into specific categories or with specific boundary scores.
In other words, about 95% of the world’s population have scores within two standard deviations (SD) of the mean (average IQ Score).
If one SD is 15 points, as is the norm in almost all modern tests, then 95% of the population are within the range 70-130, and 98% are below 131. Alternatively, two thirds of the population have IQ Scores within one SD of the mean, i.e. within the range 85-115.
Our IQ test consists of three steps. Below is a detailed explanation that might help the candidates understand the process:
Taking the test:
The test consists of 25 questions that might gradually increase in difficulty. For the best results, candidates need to be in a quiet place and away from any distraction that might shift their attention from the questions sequence. Be careful, once an answer has been clicked, you can go back to the previous question and change your answer.
The test is free to take and is accessible for anyone on the internet. In order for the candidates to view their results, the test must be validated. Tests that are not validated do no affect the scoring of other candidates and are dropped. Test validation fee is for $4.99 paid at the end of the test.
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