What to Expect From a Membership Test

High IQ society membership tests are the most accessible qualifying IQ tests allowed for admission into any of the many high intelligence societies. Generally, anyone over the age of 13 may sit for the test, and it can be administered by a psychologist or participating institution. The test is typically given at varying times and has a fee in the range of $40-60. Most admission tests can take up to two hours to complete and are comprised of two separate tests. The first test is a short mental agility test, a 12-15 minute test that contains fifty questions; and the second is the admission test, comprised of seven different sections and 125 questions. Some high intelligence clubs and societies may implement their own preferred version, tailored to assess what they believe the be most precise method of assessing one's intelligence. However, they generally tend to be structured along similar lines, and developed  most commonly on the Stanford-Binet, or Weschler platforms.

Sample Test Questions

Most of the distance problems are measured in meters, so if you plan on figuring out the right answer, you need to know the metric system, including their relative conversions. One type of question that you might see involves two people who leave a location at the same time. One person walks in one direction for three meters, and the other person walks the opposite way, turning after five meters and then turning again. You need to find the distance between the two people.

Another often encountered question involves age. You will need to figure out how old someone is based on the age of a sibling and how old they were some time ago. Analysis questions are big on the test, similar to those that you would find on an SAT or LSAT test. It is not uncommon to see a simple question like: "pear is to apple as potato is to what?"

While taking the test, you will see questions about what one person likes. Peter will like Susan and not Shawna, William but not Charles. With these questions, you need to figure out the logic in the names to determine the difference among characters, or find a pattern in a set of data. Some of these questions will involve images and visual puzzles that will require a good understanding of how objects interact within a space.

How Else to Qualify for Membership

Some clubs and societies have alternative methods of gaining membership, which may not include the need for an intelligence test. If you are interested to see whether your GRE, LSAT, SAT, or ACT are elibible for qualification, we find it best to contact the organization directly.