Mensa IQ Test: General Information
The Mensa IQ test is a standardised and phased test which is supervised by a psychologist, and which is primarily aimed at finding gifted people. Results equal to or greater than the 98% percentile grant the right to be part of the Mensa organization. (www.mensa.lu and www.mensa.org) This test does not contain any question on general culture. It rather tests the logical and mathematical skills and abilities (the speed of information processing, analysis and synthesis , attention to detail, etc..). If the candidate has not reached the score needed for a Mensa.lu membership, he has the right to take the test another time for free.
This test is proposed twice a year by Mensa Luxembourg. The date and place can be found on this site, in the yellow box on top of each page.
This test is intended for children aged from 6.5 to 9.5 years on the day of the test. Children which are older than 9 years take the adult test.
As this test does not contain any question on general culture and does not take into account the academic nor the verbal knowledge of the child, it gives equal opportunities to "good" and "bad" students. There is no need for preparation nor training. The child does not need to be able to read or write. The explanations will be given in Luxembourgish and, if required, in German, French, and English. The test takes about half an hour. Registration is required (only at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 3 days before the test. This test is graded by age brackets and is taken in 2 sessions / groups. The assignment to groups and starting time are determined by the child's age (and the ages of the other children present) and thus can not be known until after the close of registration. The price of 40 € is payable in cash on the spot, before the test. The results will be mailed within 2-4 weeks after the test. No need to ask for results on phone or e-mail
During registration (to the email address email@example.com) please provide the following information:
- Last name and first name,
- Gender and date of birth of the child,
- Full postal address for mailing the results,
- Name of the parent(s), phone numbers, mobile phone number of the parent accompanying the child to the test,
- Email address of the parent(s),
- Mother tongue and other languages that the child understands,
- the nationality of the child,
- Has the child ever taken an IQ test yet?
- If yes, which one, when was it, and what was the result?
- Useful information about your child's personality (especially for smaller ones): introvert / extrovert, confident / shy, feels comfortable / uncomfortable in a new place, medications, etc.,
- This could affect performance and we would like to put your child as much at ease as possible.
Additional information is available by email firstname.lastname@example.org.