The IQ test allows you to determine the coefficient of the mental development of a person. It should be said that tests come in different forms that help identify both mental retardation and intellectual potential. Tests were first used to test intellectual function among schoolchildren and to confirm mental health in the United States in the early 1900s.
IQ test results
The main purpose of testing is not only to determine the general intelligence of a person but also to help determine the skills in which a person succeeds or needs additional attention. An IQ test helps determine the ability in the following areas:
- math skills;
- spatial perception;
- ability to languages;
- information processing speed;
- reasoning ability.
The maximum score that can be obtained by passing the IQ test is 160. Most people score from 85 to 115 points, such indicators are the average level of intelligence. Below is a more detailed breakdown of IQ scores.
|130 and above
|69 and below
Percentage of population with high IQ
About 70% of the total number of people have average intelligence, which is considered a normal indicator. The number of people who receive an assessment above 145 is small - about 0.2%.
IQ Testing Recommendations
Results may vary depending on testing conditions, the physical and emotional state of the person. To get the most accurate result, you need to adhere to the following recommendations:
- take the test in silence, in an environment free of annoying factors that may affect your thought processes;
- physical fatigue or emotional stress can negatively affect test results;
- you don't have to be limited in time. On average, the test takes 30-40 minutes;
- indicate the correct age at the end of the test.
Don't be discouraged if you haven't gotten the desired result.