What percentile is an IQ of 135?
IQ Percentile and Rarity Chart
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An 'average IQ score' or 'normal IQ score' can be defined as a score between 85 and 115. The Mensa qualifying IQ score is a score that puts you in the top 2% of the population in a bell curve like this one. The Mensa qualifying score is 130 or higher, as shown below.
- Yes, your IQ can change over time. But [IQ] tests give you the same answer to a very substantial extent, even over a period of year. The older you are, the more stable your test score will be. Now, validity of IQ as a measurement of all that we consider "intelligence" is another question.
- If you have an IQ of 126, it indicates that you are smarter than 85% of the population. That is very high, because the average IQ is only 100. Online tests are also mostly made to just make you feel good, thus people score much higher on online IQ tests.
- List of people with the highest IQ score ever recorded (in ascending order)
- Edith Stern (IQ score – 200+)
- Kim Ung-Yong (IQ score – 210)
- Christopher Hirata (IQ score – 225)
- Marilyn Vos Savant (IQ score – 228)
- Terence Tao (IQ score – 225 – 230)
- William James Sidis (IQ score – 250-300)
Genius IQ is generally considered to begin around 140 to 145, representing ~.25% of the population (1 in 400). Here's a rough guide: 115-124 - Above average (e.g., university students) 125-134 - Gifted (e.g., post-graduate students)
- If it was a supervised test, then good for you, you have a high IQ score that's genetically inherited. An IQ of 150 is above the 99th percentile. This means that your IQ score is higher than 99% of people in the United States.
- And just in case all that isn't enough, Lydia achieved the highest possible score — 162 — on her Mensa IQ test. That's higher than celebrated physicists Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, who scored 160.
- IQ Percentile and Rarity Chart
IQ 15 SD Percentile Rarity: 1/X 137 99.3181130218% 147 136 99.1802471131% 122 135 99.0184693146% 102 134 98.8294737819% 85
According to the Current Wechsler (WAIS–IV, WPPSI–IV) IQ classification, a score of 130 and above is very superior. 95% of humanity falls between 70 and 130 (or 2 standard deviations from the mean of 100), so a person with an IQ of 131 is effectively smarter than 97.5% of the people.
- An 'average IQ score' or 'normal IQ score' can be defined as a score between 85 and 115. 68% of people score between 85 and 115. The Mensa qualifying IQ score is a score that puts you in the top 2% of the population in a bell curve like this one. The Mensa qualifying score is 130 or higher, as shown below.
- High IQ. IQ tests can be used to determine giftedness in some children. Depending on which test is used, mildly gifted children score from 115 to 129, moderately gifted from 130 to 144, highly gifted from 145 to 159, exceptionally gifted from 160 to 179, and profoundly gifted -- 180.
- Lewis Terman (1916) developed the original notion of IQ and proposed this scale for classifying IQ scores: Over 140 - Genius or near genius. 120 - 140 - Very superior intelligence. 90 - 109 - Normal or average intelligence.
Updated: 18th November 2019