What is the average IQ score? In theory the tests are designed so that half the population will score below 100 and half above, and are scored according to age of the test taker. Here is a breakdown of IQ scores in the typical population:
130 or higher: 2.2% of the population.
120-129: 6.7% of the population.
110-119: 16.1% of the population.
90-109 (Average): 50% of the population.
80-89: 16.1% of the population.
70-79: 6.7% of the population.
Below 70: 2.2% of the population.
Three Steps To An Above Average IQ Score
Is it possible for anyone to have an above average IQ score? Not likely. If you start at 70, for example, it would be tough to ever score over 100. The good news is that most people can raise their score somewhat from wherever they start. Here are three ways to do it:
1. Be a better test taker. Go through the test quickly. Skip over questions you aren’t sure about, and return to them later. It’s always better on a timed test to answer all the easy questions first. That way you don’t eave several questions unanswered just because you spent too much time trying to get the...