In general, the vast majority of curious people on the internet have heard of MENSA.
However, very few know for sure what type of institution it is, and if it is worth applying to it.
This article seeks to summarize in 10 questions and answers everything you need to know about Mensa.
I am sure it will be of great help, especially if you are interested in belong to MENSA.
Let's start from the beginning:
MENSA was founded in 1946 by the:
Where the only requirement to be a member was to have a high IQ, more than 98% of the population.
Originally the MENSA goal was to create a society :
Over the years, MENSA has evolved and redefined its objectives.
Next I will mention the 3 main objectives of MENSA nowadays:
MENSA comes from a Latin word that means “table”. Well, they are considered a round table where everyone is equal and has freedom of expression.
MENSA does not distinguish its members by:
It is an institution where the only thing that is taken into account is intelligence.
All it takes to enter MENSA is to have obtained an intelligence quotient greater than 98% of the population (IQ greater than approximately 130).
Only the score obtained in an intelligence test properly managed and supervised by an expert.
To enter MENSA you can choose one of the options listed below:
If you have already solved an IQ test and you are wondering if your result is valid. Don't worry, you just have to make sure that the test has been applied by a registered or certified psychologist.
Keep in mind that the process of reviewing your result is completely free.
Yes of course. MENSA can perform an intelligence test in case you do not have enough means to apply one.
If you want to request an exam from MENSA, you can contact them by clicking on the link corresponding to your country:See list of countries
Currently the price to be evaluated by MENSA is 25 euros.
The only additional expense is the annual payment of a fee of approximately 43 euros.
Money that is used for the self-financing of the institution.
Mensa admits members from 14 years of age.
MENSA has approximately 70,000 members worldwide, divided into 2 main groups:
MENSA is currently present in 54 countries:
|International||450+ (DIM)||20 GBP||Contact|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||-||-||Contact|
|Channel Islands||150+||45 GBP (40 GBP by DD)||Contact|
|Cyprus||110+||20 GBP (Payable to MIL)||Contact|
|Czech Republic||4000+||700 CZK (CRM Included)||Contact|
|Hong Kong||300+||250 HKD||Contact|
|Ireland||850+||70.95 EUR / 59.95 GBP (DD 64.95 EUR / 54.95 GBP)||Contact|
|Netherlands, The||4300+||40 EUR (2.50 discount for DD) / 17,5 EUR Entrance Fee||Contact|
|New Zealand||600+||45 NZD||Contact|
|North Macedonia||100+||200 MKD (400 MKD for 3 years)||Contact|
|Philippines||160+||1200 PHP (3000 3 years)||Contact|
|Slovenia||250+||25 EUR (20 EUR if 25+ yo)||Contact|
|South Africa||1300+||400 ZAR||Contact|
|South Korea||2400+||50,000 KRW||Contact|
|Taiwan (R.O.C.) (Chinese Taipei)||600+||800 NTD||Contact|
|Turkey||-||20 GBP (Join via Mensa International)||Contact|
|United Arab Emirates||50+||20 GBP (Payable to MIL)||Contact|
|United Kingdom||19,000+||Standard Rate: £59.95/71.95 Euro (£5 discount for direct debit payment)||Contact|
|United States||50,000+||79 USD||Contact|
Here is an exercise proposed by MENSA some time ago.
It shouldn't take more than 20 minutes to solve it.
Try it! You have nothing to lose.
By clicking on the "eye" you will see the answers.
1. What number is missing in this sequence?
4 - 9 - 16 - 25 - ? - 64
2. If FP = 10 and HX = 16, then DX =?
3. Which letter should be next in this sequence?
L - K - J - H
4. Two people walk 4 meters from the same point in the opposite direction, then turn left and walk 3 meters.
How far away are they?
5. PEAR is to APPLE as POTATO is to:
6. What word is obtained by rearranging the letters SACPRAADAI?
7. A 30 cm wooden cube. on the side it is painted completely red; then it is cut into 27 cubes of 10 cm each.
How many will be the wrong cubes that will have only two painted faces?
For the curious of human intelligence, I leave this video.
I am sure you will love it.
If you are really interested in belonging to MENSA, I recommend you try before with an IQ test on the internet.
In order to obtain an approximate IQ score.
It will also help you strengthen your mind and ability to solve problems.
There are many tests on the internet.
This time I recommend you solve the one proposed by InstaIQ:
Since it is an image-based intelligence test, it will demand as much of you as a Test carried out by MENSA.
1. Your IQ according to Insta IQ
Your calculated IQ after taking the test.
2. Professional report
Analysis of your performance and comparison with those evaluated worldwide.
According to your age, area and educational level.
If you want to solve the IQ test and so measure your skills, I invite you to visit the following link:
If you have already solved it and your result was favorable. Then you have everything you need to belong to MENSA.
Remember: A high IQ does not determine your success in life, but it is an important fact to know.
I wish you success in everything!
ONLINE INTELLECTUAL COEFFICIENT TEST
What is your IQ?
Famous actors who use it and influence in education