This online test gives an indication of general cognitive abilities, represented by an IQ-score between 85 and 145 where 100 is the population average. This test does not serve as a substitute for a professional intelligence test, such as those administrated by a psychologists or Mensa – which has a license to offer a selection of intelligence tests.
This test consists of 35 problems that must be solved within a 25 minute time limit. All the items consist of entirely visual patterns with progressive difficulty, and do not require specialized knowledge or mathematical skills. Each correct answer gives one point, and all items are weighted equally. There is no bonus for rapid completion or penalty for wrong answers so it is in your advantage to use the time well and to guess whenever unsure.
For the results to be as valid as possible, make sure that the room you sit in is properly ventilated and free from distractions and that you can work uninterrupted for 25 minutes.
In the example to the left, you see a grid with 8 shapes that follows a certain rule or pattern – with the 9th missing. After you have worked out the relationship between the shapes, you choose which of the six alternatives that completes the pattern. You notice that all the shapes in each row are similar in both shape and color. In each column, there is one of each shape. The correct answer is therefore B.
Please select your age range to start the test:
This test was developed by Olav Hoel Dørum from February to May 2019. The web interface is coded by Aina Småvik.
For use in any other context, or by any other than Mensa Norway, please contact Olav Hoel Dørum at email@example.com. Thanks to the members of International High IQ Society and others who took the test during development.
About the test: During development, data from more than 520 submissions was collected and analyzed, resulting in several major and minor updates while continuously monitoring submissions to ensure that every adjustment contributed positively towards the finalization of the test.
The final version shows very high internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha 0.84+) meaning that the items measure the same construct and that how well you do on one item is connected with how well you will do on the other items. The test correlates strongly with professional tests such as Ravens Progressive Matrices and Daniels Figure Reasoning Test (correlation 0.9+) that measures perceptional reasoning or non-verbal abilities. The data also suggest a strong correlation with Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (correlation 0.86+) which taps into a broad selection of cognitive abilities.
The test measures IQ between 85 and 145, and provides valid I.Q. scores within the normal range (IQ 85-115), and for teenagers between 16 and 18. The test also allows for one mistake before penalized, reducing the “ceiling effect” where scores becomes less reliable near the best obtainable results.