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Mensa India: IQ Society

Opportunity: Membership to Mensa India (Website)

Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other’s company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

Mensa has three stated purposes: to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity, to encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence, and to promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its members. Today there are some 100,000 Mensans in 100 countries throughout the world.

Entrance Test Procedure:
Membership in Mensa is open to persons who have attained a score within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test that has been properly administered and supervised. There is no other qualification or disqualification for membership eligibility.

Candidates for membership in Mensa must achieve a score at or above the 98th percentile (a score that is greater than or equal to 98 percent of the general population taking the test) on a standard test of intelligence. Admission to Mensa India is on the basis of an admission test conducted by Mensa India. Mensa has no eligibility requirements other than IQ testing.

If you want to take an on-line test, the Mensa workout is an interactive intelligence quiz, in which you have a half an hour to answer 30 questions. Then just press a button, your test is instantly scored and you can see how your score measures up. The answers to the questions are provided, along with discussion of the answers. The Workout is not an IQ test, and can’t be used for qualification to join Mensa. This workout is available at www.mensa.org

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