Cooijmans tests ranked by popularity

© February 2013 Paul Cooijmans

The Test Top 106 of All Times!

Ranked by number of occurred scores per year (n/yr).

RankTestn/yrnTypeFromTo (yr)q
1Qoymans Multiple-Choice #2826.0413Verbal200220020.35
2Qoymans Multiple-Choice #1372.0186Verbal200220020.28
3Qoymans Multiple-Choice #3140.5281Verbal200220040.31
4Qoymans Multiple-Choice #442.3169Verbal200420080.22
5Intelligence Quantifier by assessment36.3109Assessment201020131.00
6Evens29.029Numerical200220030.00
7Space, Time, and Hyperspace18.2182Spatial199520050.54
8A-12 - Early experimental oral association test in Netherlandic, 40 items18.018Verbal199519960.28
9A-10 - Early experimental association test in Netherlandic16.08Verbal199519950.93
10KIT Intelligence Test - first attempts14.014Adaptive200520061.00
11Test For Genius - Revision 200413.380Verbal, spatial200420100.58
12Spatial Insight Test13.026Spatial200320050.35
13Association subtest of Long Test For Genius12.1109Verbal199520040.64
14.5Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 312.048Verbal, numerical, spatial200920130.44
14.5Qoymans Automatic Test #212.036Verbal, numerical, spatial, logical200220050.17
16Qoymans Automatic Test #111.847Verbal, numerical, logical200120050.22
17Test of Shock and Awe11.523Verbal, numerical200320050.39
18Analogies of Long Test For Genius10.998Verbal199520040.69
19Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 110.865Verbal, numerical, spatial199820040.30
20Spatial section of Test For Genius - Revision 200410.494Spatial200420130.46
21Verbal section of Test For Genius - Revision 200410.090Verbal200420130.71
22Long Test For Genius9.384Verbal, spatial199520040.58
23Short Test For Genius8.173Verbal, numerical, spatial199520040.88
25Numbers8.0120Numerical199520100.45
25Analogies #18.032Verbal199920030.63
25A-17 - Early experimental association test in English, 45 items8.08Verbal199519960.94
27Genius Association Test7.979Verbal200320130.43
29Qoymans Multiple-Choice #57.839Verbal200820130.14
29Reason - Revision 20087.839Logical200820130.18
29Reason7.839Logical200320080.17
31Reason Behind Multiple-Choice7.831Verbal, logical200420080.19
32Reason Behind Multiple-Choice - Revision 20087.638Verbal, logical200820130.14
33Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 27.366Verbal, numerical, spatial200420130.42
34The Final Test7.1121Verbal199620130.48
35.5A-18 - Early experimental association test in Netherlandic7.07Verbal199519960.52
35.5Numerical Insight Test7.014Numerical200320050.04
37.5Lieshout International Mesospheric Intelligence Test6.760Spatial200420130.37
37.5A-22 - Early experimental association test in Netherlandic, 27 items (maximum score 31)6.720Verbal199519980.27
39Bonsai Test6.325Verbal, numerical, spatial200220060.44
40Association and Analogies (German)6.06Verbal200420050.57
41Qoymans Automatic Test #35.511Verbal, numerical, spatial, logical200520070.11
43Numerical section of Test For Genius - Revision 20105.015Numerical201020130.80
43A-16 - Early experimental association test in Netherlandic, 21 items5.05Verbal199519960.90
43A-19 - Early experimental association test in Netherlandic, 23 items5.05Verbal199519960.48
45Gliaweb Riddled Intelligence Test - Revision 20114.59Verbal, numerical, spatial, logical201120130.19
46Cartoons of Shock4.431Verbal, numerical, spatial200620130.39
47The Sargasso Test4.225Verbal, numerical, spatial, logical200720130.49
48Cooijmans On-Line Test4.133Logical200120091.00
49.5Combined Numerical and Spatial sections of Test For Genius - Revision 20104.012Numerical, spatial201020130.63
49.5Verbal Insight Test4.04Verbal200320040.30
51Isis Test3.845Verbal, numerical20012013.96
52Test For Genius - Revision 20103.711Verbal, numerical, spatial201020130.69
53Odds3.629Numerical200220100.40
54Associative LIMIT3.636Verbal, spatial200320130.43
55The Test To End All Tests3.455Verbal199720130.66
56A Paranoiac's Torture: Intelligence Test Utilizing Diabolic Exactitude3.313Verbal, numerical, spatial200920130.93
59A-11 - Early experimental association test in English, 60 items3.03Verbal199519960.97
59A-15 - Early experimental association test in Netherlandic, 32 items3.03Verbal199519960.94
59A-21 - Early experimental numerical test, 9 items3.03Numerical19951996.85
59Early experimental association test in Netherlandic, 21 items3.03Verbal199519960.57
59Early experimental association test in Netherlandic, 38 items3.03Verbal199519960.08
62Test of the Beheaded Man2.719Verbal, numerical, spatial, logical200620130.40
63Female Intelligence Test2.78Verbal, numerical, spatial, speeded mental task, clerical accuracy, dexterity/motoric - All submissions received to date (October 2010) have been unsupervised; hereafter, only supervised administrations will be allowed. Test exists in alternative forms.200320060.25
64Giga Test2.55Verbal, numerical, working memory capacity - Supervised, Netherlandic199719990.62
65Numerical section of The Marathon Test2.419Numerical200520130.16
66.5Spatial section of The Marathon Test2.318Spatial200520130.47
66.5Numerical and spatial sections of The Marathon Test2.318Numerical, spatial200520130.30
68Association subtest of Long Test For Genius (Netherlandic)2.220Verbal199620050.66
69.5Verbal section of The Marathon Test2.117Verbal200520130.29
69.5Analogies subtest of Long Test For Genius (Netherlandic)2.117Verbal199620040.72
73.5Reflections In Peroxide2.06Numerical, spatial201020130.58
73.5The Marathon Test2.016Verbal, numerical, spatial200520130.31
73.5Narcissus' last stand2.06Verbal, numerical, spatial201020130.64
73.5Early experimental association test in English, 36 items2.02Verbal199519960.79
73.5The Final Test - Revision 20132.01Verbal20132013?
73.5The Hammer Of Test-Hungry - Revision 20132.01Verbal, numerical, logical20132013?
77Long Test For Genius (Netherlandic)1.816Verbal, spatial199620050.59
78The Nemesis Test1.828Verbal, numerical, spatial, logical199720130.86
79.5Cooijmans On-Line Test (Two-barrelled)1.68Verbal, numerical, logical200820131.00
79.5Words1.616Verbal200320130.10
81Problems In Gentle Slopes of the first degree1.611Verbal, numerical, spatial, logical200620130.09
83Daedalus Test1.521Logical19992013.55
83Letters1.515Verbal200320130.05
83Association and Analogies (French)1.512Verbal199620040.65
85Association subtest of Long Test For Genius (French)1.411Verbal199620040.58
86.5Psychometric Qrosswords1.315Verbal200120130.16
86.5Long Test For Genius (French)1.310Verbal, spatial199620040.60
88Analogies subtest of Long Test For Genius (French)1.211Verbal199620050.72
89The LAW - Letters And Words1.212Verbal200320130.07
90Early experimental association test in Netherlandic, 40 items1.01Verbal19951996?
91Low Countries Aptitude Test0.87Numerical, spatial - Supervised200420130.10
92.5Hoogst Aimabele Raadsel-Test0.72Verbal201020130.24
92.5Grail Test0.72Verbal, numerical, spatial, working memory capacity, speeded mental task, dexterity/motoric, physical (strength, explosiveness, speed, stamina) - Supervised, Netherlandic199920021.00
94Psychometrically Activated Grids Acerbate Neuroticism0.65Verbal, logical200420130.51
95Analogies #1 (Netherlandic)0.52Verbal199920030.52
96Labyrinthine LIMIT Test0.44Spatial, logical200420130.67
97De Laatste Test0.47Verbal199620130.61
98.5Gliaweb Raadselachtig Analogieënproefwerk0.32Verbal200720130.30
98.5The Hammer Of Test-Hungry0.31Verbal, numerical, logical20102013?
100De Golfstroomtest0.21Verbal20072013?
103.5GliaWeb Raadselachtige Associatie- en Analogieëntest0.00Verbal20082013?
103.5Laaglandse Aanlegtest0.00Verbal, numerical, spatial - Supervised, Netherlandic20042013?
103.5Individuele Gesuperviseerde Nederlandstalige Intelligentietest0.00Verbal, numerical, spatial, working memory capacity, speeded mental task - Supervised, Netherlandic20022013?
103.5De Roskam0.00Verbal20072013?
103.5Verbal section of Laaglandse Aanlegtest0.00Numerical, spatial - Supervised, Netherlandic20042013?
103.5Problems In Gentle Slopes of the second degree0.00Numerical, spatial20132013?

Number of scores occurring per year (n/yr) by number of item types contained

# typesmean n/yr (# tests)
127.8 (62)
24.1 (17)
34.9 (16)
44.6 (7)

It could not be more clear: Homogeneous (one-sided) tests are by far the most popular. Candidates, when allowed to follow their own preferences and not guided into more sensible ways, choose to have it easy and take mainly or only tests that fit their strongest side. Test constructors who are only in for the money and fame cater their candidates' regrettable whims, resulting in score inflation and the tsunami of unbalanced characters claiming the world's highest "I.Q." we all loathe so much.

Number of scores occurring per year (n/yr) on homogeneous tests by item type contained

Typemean n/yr (# tests)
Verbal34.6 (45)
Numerical8.3 (7)
Spatial10.1 (5)
Logical5.3 (4)

Verbal tests are always by very far the most accessible and attractive to a broad audience, despite popular notions of cultural or linguistical "bias" (which in actuality is quite small to nonexistent). Of the non-verbal tests, visual-spatial ones are the most popular. Numerical and logical tests are feared to some extent; this is probably the wide-spread fear of mathematics and (formal, symbolic) logic among the general "alpha" public.

Test hardness (q) by number of item types contained

# typesmean q (# tests)
10.50 (60)
20.49 (15)
30.62 (15)
40.33 (7)

Contrary to people's dislike for them, heterogeneous tests are on the whole not harder than homogeneous ones.

Hardness (q) of homogeneous tests by item type contained

Typemean q (# tests)
Verbal0.51 (43)
Numerical0.41 (7)
Spatial0.43 (5)
Logical0.58 (4)

Correlation number of scores occurring per year on test × test hardness

rn/yr × q = -0.10 (over 100 tests with at least 1 score each)

rn/yr × q = -0.15 (over 33 tests with at least 30 scores each)

rn/yr × q = -0.32 (over 19 tests with at least 60 scores each)

rn/yr × q = -0.32 (over 7 tests with at least 120 scores each)

Although this appears a slight negative correlation, one expects a somewhat larger negative correlation with the true, population-independent, test hardness. This correlation means that easier tests are more popular than harder tests. The fact that hardness as meant here is computed in relation to the group of candidates having taken the test may attenuate the correlation toward zero, on the understanding that a (truly) harder test will attract a smaller sample with a higher average level, and that therefore the average score of the sample shifts upward with true hardness, thus hiding the correlation.

Conclusions summarized

  1. Homogeneous (one-sided) tests are far more popular than heterogeneous (multi-sided, mixed-item) tests;
  2. Easier tests are more popular than harder tests;
  3. Heterogeneous tests are not on the whole harder than homogeneous tests, despite candidates' apparent dislike or fear of them;
  4. Of the homogeneous tests, verbal tests are the most popular, even though in a foreign language for many of the candidates;
  5. Of the homogeneous non-verbal tests, visual-spatial tests are the most popular;
  6. The various types of homogeneous tests do not differ much in hardness.