High-IQ Societies and the Tests
They Accept for Admission Purposes

Kevin Langdon

 

Part 2

Table 3: Qualifying Scores for High-IQ Societies on Various IQ and Aptitude Tests

Data is from the societies' Web sites, as of February 2000. Numbers in italics are general-population percentiles.
The societies are not all using the same system for some tests. Some ask for a raw score, some a percentile, and some an IQ.

Percentile Cutoff

98

99

99.5

99.9

99.997

99.9999

Society Code (1) MN TO IN PG CO IS GL OT IQ TN PR FS PI MG
ATGSB (2)           725   746   746          
ACT (7) 29   30 33   33 32 32 32        
AGCT (8)   145   147 (9) 156   157          
BTVE       22                    
Bloom Analogies   99   99.5       99.9            
BV17         110                  
CTCS 132                          
CTMM 132 99 136 141 141 149   150 150 149        
Cattell Verbal 148 99 156   160 172   173 173 173        
Cattell Culture Fair 2B     39   39 172       149 88      
Cattell Culture Fair 3A     35   37 172       149 88      
Cattell Culture Free     140                      
Cognitive Abilities Test                   149        
Society Code (1) MN TO IN PG CO IS GL OT IQ TN PR FS PI MG
Cooijmans Analogies             150              
Cooijmans Intelligence             150              
Creative Assoc. Test             150              
Daedalus Test             150              
D-48 ("Domino")         40                  
Final Test             150              
FSQT (3)                 150     164    
Giga Test             150              
GMAT (10)         746 746   746          
GRE (Math + Verbal) (11) 1300 1300 (12) (13) (14) (15) 1500 1454 (16) 1610      
Grail Test             150              
G-Test                         176  
Society Code (1) MN TO IN PG CO IS GL OT IQ TN PR FS PI MG
Hoeflin Power Test (4)             150           (17)  
LAIT (5)   137           150 150   164 164 173 175
LIGHT (5)                 150     164    
LSAT (18)   (18.5)     764 764   764          
LSFIT (5)                 150     164    
Logima Strictica                         176  
Mega (4)   14   141       24 24   36   (19) (20)
Miller Analogies 66 74 74 75 82 89 94 91 89 85 98      
The Mobius Test (3)                 150     164    
Navy GCT (21)   (22)     (23)                
Nemesis Test             150           176  
Society Code (1) MN TO IN PG CO IS GL OT IQ TN PR FS PI MG
NMSQT         135                  
Otis-Alpha           159                
Otis-Beta         135                  
Otis-Gamma 131       140 148                
Otis-Lennon 132       141 149       149        
PIAS (6)                 150     164    
PSAT (24)       (25)                  
PSDI       87                    
Raven Adv. Prog. Mat.     (25.5)   33 32     32 31        
SAT (26) (27) (28) (29) (30) (31) (32) (33) (34) (34) 1560      
Skyscraper   99           99.9            
Space, Time, Hypersp.             150           176  
Society Code (1) MN TO IN PG CO IS GL OT IQ TN PR FS PI MG
Stanford-Binet   137 136 141 141 (35)   150   149        
Terman Concept Mast.   135       157   157 160          
Test for ESP             2              
Test for Genius   (36)         150 (37)         (38)  
Test of Poetic Discrim.       141                    
Test to End All Tests             150           176  
Titan   10   141       24 24   36   (19) 43
Ultra       141     150              
WAIS 130 135 135 139 139 146 146 147 147 146 160      
Wechsler-Bellvue       139     143     146        
WISC 130   135 139 139         146        
W-87   99   99.5         172          
  1. The names of the societies corresponding to these codes can be found in Table 2.
  2. The full name of each of these tests is given in Table 4.
  3. Scoring temporarily suspended.
  4. Believed to be compromised. See the Prometheus Society 1998-99 Membership Committee Report <http://www.eskimo.com/~miyaguch/MCReport/mcreport.html> with regard to the Mega Test. The abbreviated "Mega27" test was compromised subsequently to the MC Report.
  5. No longer scored, as of January 1, 1994.
  6. No longer scored, as of October 1, 1987.
  7. 29, prior to 9/89.
  8. 136, prior to 10/80.
  9. 157, prior to 1976.
  10. Total score 95th percentile of tested population.
  11. 1250 (math + verbal), prior to 5/94; 1875 (math + verbal + analytical), effective 5/94.
  12. Verbal, 95th percentile.
  13. Verbal, 700; quantitative, 780; analytical, 750.
  14. 727, average of scores.
  15. 1490 (verbal + quantitative); 2270 (verbal + quantitative + analytical).
  16. 1460 (verbal + quantitative); 760 (analytical).
  17. 176, prior to 2000.
  18. 662, prior to 1982; 39, 1982 through 5/91; 163, effective 6/91  ***** 694, prior to 1983.
  19. 176, prior to 1999.
  20. 43, prior to 1995.
  21. 68, prior to 10/80.
  22. 88, prior to 1944; 68, 1944 through 1947; 74, 1948 through 1953; 68, effective 1954.
  23. 97, prior to 1944; 74, 1944 through 1947; 78, 1948 through 1953; 74, 1954 through 1977.
  24. 180 if taken in junior year, 195 if taken in senior year, prior to 5/93.
  25. Verbal 66, math 70, prior to 4/95; verbal 75, math 76, effective 4/95.  *** Intertel formerly accepted 127 on the Raven and they now say that their list of qualifying scores is not exhaustive.
  26. 1300, prior to 9/30/74; 1250, from 9/30/74 through 1/31/94.
  27. 1300, prior to 1995; 1360, effective 1995.
  28. 1375, prior to 1993.
  29. Verbal, 97th percentile.
  30. Verbal 684, quantitative 753, prior to 4/95; verbal 750, quantitative 760, effective 4/95.
  31. 750, average of scores, prior to 4/95.
  32. 1470, prior to 4/95; 1530, effective 4/95.
  33. 1450, prior to 1995; 1520, effective 1995.
  34. 1450, prior to 4/95; 1520, effective 4/95.
  35. 151, form L and form M; 149, form LM.
  36. "Contact Ron Hoeflin for exact value (either 3 or 4 right out of 42)."
  37. 10 correct (short form).
  38. 176 (long or short form).

 

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