Practice Tests

There is a general belief that, barring injury or illness, your IQ does not change significantly over your life time and that you cannot ‘study’ for an IQ test. However, consider this:

  • If you complete a few practice tests and are scoring well, it may give you a surge in self-confidence.
  • If you see questions of the sort that you may be asked, you might not be taken by surprise at a formal test
  • You might gain a feel for the test methodology. It is a race against the clock and the easy questions are first and then they get harder (perhaps hard enough to test Einstein). Practice may help you pace yourself well.
  • Some people may panic or get flustered during the test process. That may get their brains to shut down. Practice may keep you calm and performing at your best.

We have listed some tests below that we have come across. We are not endorsing or recommending any, just offering them to you to make your life easier. You can use Google to find others but remember, some of the online tests can be wildly unreliable, so use all of them with care.

These tests do not belong to Australian Mensa and any questions regarding the test, eg when you think the answer is wrong, should be directed to the site that provided the test and not to Australian Mensa

English language sites

These tests have a mixture of verbal and non verbal questions and hence give a reasonable idea of the different sorts of questions that are included in the test used by Australian Mensa.

..MIL.. Mensa International

This is a fun Quiz type of test that takes 30 minutes. The result is just for entertainment.

Mensa New Zealand

Neat test that you should do in 20 minutes by self-timing to give an indication of your score. If you cheat, what do you gain?

Non-English language sites

These sites provide IQ tests using Matrices and are hence "non-verbal". So, although the instructions are not in English, the tests do not require you to understand the language used. This form of IQ testing is only one part of the actual test used by Australian Mensa.

Matrix type questions typically display a 3x3 grid with one tile missing and require you to determine the best match for the missing tile from a number of choices.

Mensa Hungary

This very useful test is mostly nonverbal so you can figure things out and have a reasonable chance. Some of the buttons don’t translate so you have to guess sometimes. The next question you get depends on whether the previous question was answered correctly, so each person gets a different series of questions.

Click here for a pop up translation of the pages that will be displayed. (or use Google translate if opening in Chrome or other browser that support this)

The button to start the test is Blue and labelled [ONLINE PROBATESZT INDITASA]

The next page requires you to enter your age and gender then click on the yellow button on the bottom right corner.

A pop up will appear. Click OK to start test.

Each question is timed, so be ready to start.

Mensa Finland

This test is also based on matrices and has only broad age ranges, reducing its accuracy.

Click here for a pop up translation of the pages that will be displayed. (or use Google translate if opening in Chrome or other browser that support this)

On this first page click on the blue button labelled [ALOITA NETTITESTI]

In the pop up, select your age range then click on the link "jatka".

The test is timed (25 minutes) so be ready to start.