Classical intelligence test


By 123test team. Updated Feb 26, 2024

  • 44 questions, 12 topics, 45 minutes
  • World's most used type of IQ test
  • Scientifically validated (g-factor theory)
  • Comparisons between levels of education
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What's included in this IQ test?

In the expandable table below an overview is given of the components of the Classical IQ test.

Your verbal intelligence is measured using three types of questions:

  • meaning of words
  • synonyms
  • antonyms

Your verbal intelligence gives an indication of your ability to solve grammatical or linguistic issues. Your written and spoken language production is also affected by your verbal intelligence. An example would be clarifying the meaning of words or an estimation of the meaning. This in turn says something about your ability to communicate and the speed of your (linguistic) understanding. Verbal intelligence therefore is much more than just vocabulary.

Your numeric intelligence is measured using two types of questions:

  • number series
  • math word problems

Your numeric intelligence says something about your abilities to deal with numbers, such as the ability to calculate, to reduce a large amount of numeric data or to see the logic behind a number series. It is certainly not based on pure arithmetic skills only.

Your spatial intelligence is measured using three types of questions:

  • figure series
  • cubes
  • composite figures

Your spatial intelligence says something about your ability to think three-dimensionally, interpret images and figures logically, see connections between figures and reshape and reimagine them. Your ability to ‘see objects in your mind’ and ‘rotate them in your mind’ is also part of spatial intelligence.

Your logical intelligence is measured using three types of questions:

  • syllogisms
  • analogies
  • sets

Logic says something about your ability to see and define connections. In the professional literature, it is sometimes referred to as the use and valuation of abstract relationships. Being able to distinguish categories is crucial here.

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