IQ, IQ Test and IQ Scores
You might have come across many different people already, and probably you might have noticed that there are people who can learn and master new skills pretty quickly, there are people who can remember many little details of what they have seen or experienced, there are also people who are comparatively slower in learning new skills or have difficulties to remember things.
People are different in terms of mental capacity, in other word intelligence, some are pretty smart, some are not that smart, and most are just as average. Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a score that aims to assess a person's mental capacity - the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.
IQ test is a way, in which to ask a number of questions and based on answers provided by users, so as to calculate the user's intelligence quotient score.
For this IQ test, the median raw score of all users is defined as IQ 100, and scores each standard deviation up or down are defined as 15 IQ points greater or less. By this way, approximately 2/3 of the users' scores are between IQ 85 and IQ 115. About 2.5% of the users scores above 130, and 2.5% below 70.
As 'Intelligence' is such an abstract concept, no concrete measure of intelligence can be achieved, so IQ score is just an estimate of intelligence.
IQ scores have been shown to be associated with factors such as morbidity and mortality, parental social status, and biological parental IQ.
IQ scores are used for educational placement, assessment of intellectual disability, and evaluating job applicants. In research contexts, they have been studied as predictors of job performance and income. They are also used to study distributions of psychometric intelligence in populations and the correlations between it and other variables. Raw scores on IQ tests for many populations have been rising at an average rate that scales to three IQ points per decade since the early 20th century, a phenomenon called the Flynn effect.
|IQ Score ||IQ Classification|
| > 145 ||Genius|
|110–119 ||Above Average |
|90–109 ||Average |
|80–89 ||Below Average |
|70–79 ||Borderline impaired |
|55–69 ||Mildly Impaired |
| < 54 ||Moderately Impaired |
According to Thurston, there are about 7 dimensions of one's mental ability as listed below.
- Verbal Comprehension
- Number Aptitude
- Spatial Visualization
- Perceptual Speed
- Word Fluency
- Inductive Reasoning
relates to the ability to understand the meaning of words, concepts and ideas.
is the ability to quickly and accurately compute number related problems.
is the ability to visualize and manipulate patters and forms in space.
is the ability to grasp perceptual details quickly and accurately and to determine similarities and differences between stimuli.
relates to the ability to use words quickly and fluency in performing such tasks as rhyming, solving anagrams, and doing crossword puzzles.
is the ability to recall information such as lists of words, mathematical formulas, and definitions.
is the ability to derive general rules and principles from presented information.
IQ Test Format
Before taking this test, make sure you are in a place where you can focus.
40 questions will be asked, and you will need to complete the test within 60 mintues.
You will be assessed of the following intellectual abilities.
the ability to learn,
the ability to understand,
the ability to form concepts,
the ability to process information,
and the ability to apply logic and reason.
Your IQ score will be shown at the end of this test.
IQ Test - Mental Capacity Assessment Sample Questions
Which shape is missing in the pattern?
When the figure is folded to form a cube, which one is the end product?
Q3. What is the missing number?
How many rectangles in the diagram ?
Q5. Select a number in your head. Double it. Subtract 2. Multiply by 3. Divide by 6. Add 1. The number is the same one you first selected in your head.
Answers Are :
Q1 (B), Q2 (E), Q3 (E), Q4 (D), Q5 (A),