Modern IQ - What is IQ?

The first modern IQ test was designed by Alfred Binet in 1904. By definition, the IQ was a test created to determine an individual's ability to make meaningful contributions to society. It was based off of simple pattern recognition, arithmetic, and other basic subjects that were limited to a scope which could be administered to school children.

Today people all over the internet are taking IQ tests and labeling themselves as geniuses without understanding the meaning of the IQ test. In practice it is impossible to assign a fully accurate number that gauges a person's intellectual ability.

Our philosophy is that if we just take a step back and target what the IQ test is really about, we can design a test that doesn't label people as imbeciles, but a test that only measures extraordinary ability.

Our test is composed of ten questions that range from moderate to very difficult. An average adult may not be able to answer all questions in the alotted time.

You won't see us throwing around terms like genius, superior, or any of that nonsense. Our tests have been developed by a number of specialists in their respective fields and should not be taken too seriously.

Find Your IQ Score

The average IQ is 100. Have you wondered what your IQ score is? The Modern IQ Test will give you a fast and accurate IQ score. Take our IQ test and find out just how smart you are.

You and Your IQ

A person's Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is arguably one of their most important characteristics. It is believed that you can predict a person's behavior more accurately from their IQ than from any other single piece of information about them.

Standard IQ Distribution

  • 100
  • STANDARD RANGE ( 100-115 )

    Most people should fall into this category.

  • 115
  • ABOVE AVERAGE ( 115-130 )

    A measurable deviation above most people, associated with higher level employment.

  • 130
  • GIFTED RANGE ( 130-145 )

    Few people score in this.

  • 145
  • MAXIMUM SCORE (145-160)

    Very few tests attempt to test above 142. Typically these tests must account for advanced scientific knowlege. Historians categorize people in or past this range by measuring their accomplishments.

  • 160







Where does your IQ fit into the range?

Take Our IQ Test

IQ stands for intelligence quotient. It is a score that tells one how "bright" a person is compared to other people.

The average IQ is by definition 100; scores above 100 indicate a higher than average IQ and scores below 100 indicate a lower than average IQ.