What you need to know before you start testing
Preparation and workspace
Before starting the test, make sure of the following:
- You are in a quiet and comfortable environment with no outside stimuli.
- You have at least 20 minutes of uninterrupted free time to fully complete the test.
- All potentially distracting notifications and alerts on your device are turned off or silenced.
- Avoid taking the IQ test in the first hour after waking up or one hour before your estimated bedtime, as results may not be reliable during these periods.
Use these tips to ensure that your IQ test score is as accurate as possible.
The test consists of 40 questions. The test is not limited in time, but time is a factor influencing IQ scores. Our test begins with easier questions and ends with harder ones. On average, it should take you 15 seconds to solve easy questions, 35 seconds to solve medium ones, and one minute to answer the most difficult ones. This format allows for an effective and focused assessment of a person's intellectual abilities.
In an IQ test, you will encounter three main categories of questions: logical and math thinking, pattern spotting, and problem-solving.
To get accurate results during the test, you are not allowed to search for answers on the Internet or use a calculator.
When you complete the test, you will be automatically redirected to your final score page. This page is permanent, which allows you to use it at your own discretion - for example, to attach it to your resume or share it on social networks. The page will include the following data: IQ score; Analytical overview for each question type; Correct and incorrect answer statistics; Your place in global and segmented statistics; A high-resolution PDF file suitable for printing.
What is PRO version
Our PRO package has what you are looking for. You will receive a PDF certificate with a unique ID created just for you. We also offer in-depth analytics to help you explore and better understand your intelligence. You will get a link that's yours forever.
What's a good IQ score and what's a bad one?
Most people get a score between 85 and 115, which is average. A score over 130 is really high, and a score under 70 is much lower than average.
To find more information about what your IQ level means click here: IQ classification.
How accurate is our online IQ test?
Our online IQ test is highly accurate and reliable. We use advanced methods like CFA and SEM to make you sure our test is solid. Compared to off-line tests that use old data and basic methods, our test is more up-to-date.
Do you offer special products for businesses and schools?
Yes, we offer special products for businesses and schools. Our corporate partnerships include custom branding, prepaid testing packages, a user-friendly dashboard, and API integration. We are focused on helping companies and educational institutions understand and evaluate cognitive abilities effectively. Find more info on our Corporate Page.
Can I pause during the test?
There is no pause button during the test. It is recommended to take the test within 20 minutes. You can spend more time, but it will negatively affect your results.
Can I change my answer?
You can only change the answer to the previous question. This is done in case you selected an answer by mistake.
Can free IQ tests be accurate?
No, they can not. These tests are more for fun and are not suitable for studying your cognitive abilities. We also offer a free IQ test version that may give you a basic understanding of how IQ tests work.