If you think you’d like to be a member of American Mensa, the high IQ society, but you’re nervous about arriving at the Mensa Admissions Test session unprepared, Piedmont Area Mensa and American Mensa have the solution for you. Using a combination of the Mensa Practice Test and The IQ Answer by Dr. Frank Lawlis, you may find yourself better equipped to answer the questions on the Mensa Admission Test, and you may even improve your score.
The Mensa Practice Test is available on line from American Mensa. The Mensa Practice Test is a fun way to discover whether you may be Mensa material. While this 30-minute test will not qualify you for membership, it does offer an equivalent score that correlates to your IQ range and provides a strong indication of your likelihood for success should you choose to take our admission test. Please visit http://www.us.mensa.org/join/mht/. (NOTE: The previously available Mensa Home Test can no longer be purchased from Piedmont Area Mensa or American Mensa.)
The Mensa Practice Test is a great way for a person to practice test-taking while having fun at the same time. It will also give you an idea of the kind of questions you may see on the Mensa Admissions Test. If you’re one of those people who likes to prepare, the Mensa Practice Test is an inexpensive and effective way to go.
While the Mensa Practice Test is not mandatory for membership and can not be used as a qualifying test result to join, it does engage the brain, and it gives the test-taker an understanding of what to expect from American Mensa's supervised test.
The Mensa Practice Test can be scored only if it is taken in its entirety. Once you complete Mensa Practice Test, the American Mensa National Office will score it, honestly and privately, and you then will receive a letter recommending whether or not you should sit for the supervised test.
For more information about taking the Mensa Admissions Test, or to find out when an upcoming Mensa Admissions Test session will be scheduled in the Upstate, please contact Piedmont Area Mensa's Testing Coordinator, Wanda Tripp, e-mail , telephone (864) 630-5547.
Additionally, The IQ Answer, authored by by Dr. Frank Lawlis, American Mensa's Supervisory Psychologist, is filled with tips and tactics on how to prepare yourself mentally and physically for an IQ exam in order to maximize your score. In the book, Dr. Lawlis reveals proven methods, like breathing exercises and diet changes, that will help your brain reach its IQ potential. The IQ Answer is a great gift item and can be found at www.barnesandnoble.com and at www.amazon.com.
If you are not currently living in the United States or its protectorates, you may wish to contact Mensa International for more information about pre-testing in your own country.
* Mensa does offer a culture-fair, language-free test for admission. The English-language section included in the Mensa Practice Test might not show a true indication of the abilities of some applicants who might qualify for a Mensa's culture-fair admissions test. Please contact Testing Coordinator Wanda Tripp for information about culture-fair testing.