IQ Test Question Paper
According to the dictionary definition IQ can be defined as “A measure of relative intelligence determined by a standardized test”. As the name suggests, IQ Test or Intelligence Quotient Test is administered to assess a person’s IQ in a scientific and reliable method. Although there have been several ways of measuring people’s IQ, the one that is considered as the standardized one, was drafted by Alfred Binet and Théophile Simon.
The formula that is commonly used to measure IQ is: Mental Age / Chronological age x 100. Here, by mental age, the scientists mean “the age at which the child is performing intellectually”. For example, there are a few children, who at the age of three can perform all those tasks, which are usually executed by the five-year-old children. In such cases, the mental age of these children is 5, although their chronological age is three. The mental age divided by the chronological age, yield the Mental Quotient, which when multiplied by 100, produces the IQ of the child. Generally the IQ of any individual at any age ranges from 85 to 115. People whose is more than 115, are regarded as gifted!
There are various parameters on which IQ is tested. IQ in specific discipline might be tested through verbal reasoning, abstract-reasoning problems, Quantitative reasoning, memory, vocabulary or GK. However, in order to administer a more standardized test that would be suitable for every individual, irrespective of their back ground, interest, social set-up and qualification, the scientists endorse the highly accepted “G-Loaded Tests”. This test mainly includes questions based on Abstract Reasoning, to make the test free from bias. This test is said to unleash the “real essence of intelligence”. The toughness and content of the test however depends on the age of the subjects on whom the test is being administered.