Statistics of Female Intelligence Test

© Paul Cooijmans

Remark on the norms

Above are the preliminary norms for this test, which, in hindsight, has no significant correlation with I.Q. test scores and does not measure g in this small sample, even has a very slight negative g loading (meaning that higher scores correspond to lower I.Q.'s, but with a very shallow gradient). This may be a result of the test's construction; it consisted only of tasks for those ability types at which females are known to outscore males. Making a test female-friendly appears to impede g loading. Leaving out either or both of the two outlying scores (-152 and 120) does not significantly change the test's lack of correlation with I.Q. scores.

Scores on Female Intelligence Test as of 19 September 2019

Contents type: Verbal, numerical, spatial, speeded mental task, clerical accuracy, dexterity/motoric.   Period: 2003-2015

-152 *
-8 *
3 *
47 *
55 *
62 *
67 *
75 *
76 *
120 *

Note: This test was supervised, timed, and prohibited the use of reference aids. In practice it has always been administered unsupervised though, so that the possibility of fraud existed (for instance, using more time than reported, or using reference aids). Where relevant, score reports mention that the test was self-timed. Leaving out possibly fraudulent outliers does not significantly affect most of the statistics in this report though.

Scores by males

n = 6

-152 *
47 *
55 *
75 *
76 *
120 *

Scores by females

n = 4

-8 *
3 *
62 *
67 *

Correlation of Female Intelligence Test with other tests by Paul Cooijmans

(Test index) Test name n r
(11) Isis Test21.00
(16) Lieshout International Mesospheric Intelligence Test21.00
(66) Test For Genius - Revision 200421.00
(28) The Test To End All Tests30.97
(7) The Final Test30.93
(10) Genius Association Test30.92
(21) Psychometric Qrosswords30.81
(35) Intelligence Quantifier by assessment40.41
(26) Verbal section of Test For Genius - Revision 200430.03
(79) Association subtest of Long Test For Genius3-0.30
(15) Letters3-0.37
(41) The LAW - Letters And Words3-0.74
(29) Words3-0.94
(75) Analogies of Long Test For Genius3-0.97
(3) Qoymans Multiple-Choice #52-1.00
(24) Reason - Revision 20082-1.00
(40) Reason Behind Multiple-Choice - Revision 20082-1.00
(53) Qoymans Multiple-Choice #32-1.00
(56) Short Test For Genius2-1.00
(57) Space, Time, and Hyperspace2-1.00
(63) Long Test For Genius2-1.00
(68) Numbers2-1.00

Weighted average of correlations: -0.131 (weighted sum: -7.34)

Conservatively estimated minimum g loading: -0.36

Ranking in above table is based on the unrounded correlations. All available data is present in this table, no tests are left out except for those with less than 2 score pairs. All known pairs are used, including possible floor/ceiling scores or outliers.

Correlation of Female Intelligence Test with tests by others

(Test index) Test name n r
(220) Cattell Culture Fair21.00
(229) Mega Test21.00
(236) International High IQ Society Miscellaneous tests40.87
(242) Unknown and miscellaneous tests6-0.01
(235) Nonverbal Cognitive Performance Examination3-0.09
(231) Mysterium Entrance Exam3-0.43
(225) Logima Strictica 362-1.00
(241) Ultra Test2-1.00

Weighted average of correlations: 0.079 (weighted sum: 1.89)

Ranking in above table is based on the unrounded correlations. All available data is present in this table, no tests are left out except for those with less than 2 score pairs. All known pairs are used, including possible floor/ceiling scores or outliers.

Please be aware that correlations with these external tests are in most cases affected (depressed, typically) by one or more of the following: (1) Little overlap with the object test because of the much lower ceilings and inherent ceiling effects of the tests used in regular psychology; (2) Candidates reporting scores selectively, for instance only the higher ones while withholding lower ones; (3) Candidates reporting, or having been reported by psychometricians, incorrect scores.

Estimated loadings of Female Intelligence Test on particular item types

These are estimated g factor loadings, but against homogeneous tests (containing only particular item types) as opposed to non-compound heterogeneous tests. Although tending to surprise the lay person, it is not uncommon for tests to have high loadings on item types they do not actually contain themselves. Such loadings reflect the empirical fact that most tests for mental abilities measure primarily g, regardless of their contents; that the major part of test score variance is caused by g, and only a minor part by factors germane to particular item types. It is of key importance to understand that this is a fact of nature, a natural phenomenon, and not something that was built into the tests by the test constructors.

Typeg loading of Female Intelligence Test on that type

Compound tests have been left out of this table to avoid overlap.

Balanced g loading = -0.46

National medians for Female Intelligence Test

Country n median score

For reasons of privacy, only countries with 2 or more candidates are included in this table. Ranking is based on the medians, and then alphabetic.

Correlation with national I.Q.'s of Female Intelligence Test

Correlation of this test with national average I.Q.'s published by Lynn and Vanhanen:

Correlation of Female Intelligence Test with personal details

Personalia n r
Observed associative horizon40.79
P.S.I.A. Cruel30.57
P.S.I.A. System factor30.43
P.S.I.A. Orderly30.39
P.S.I.A. Just30.20
Disorders (own)70.15
Disorders (parents and siblings)70.07
P.S.I.A. True3-0.02
Educational level7-0.07
P.S.I.A. Antisocial3-0.10
P.S.I.A. Rare3-0.15
P.S.I.A. Ethics factor4-0.17
Gifted Adult's Inventory of Aspergerisms3-0.27
P.S.I.A. Deviance factor4-0.29
P.S.I.A. Introverted3-0.37
P.S.I.A. Cold3-0.38
P.S.I.A. Extreme3-0.39
P.S.I.A. Aspergoid3-0.43
Year of birth10-0.45
P.S.I.A. Neurotic3-0.45
P.S.I.A. Rational3-0.46
Father's educational level6-0.80
Mother's educational level6-0.90
Observed behaviour3-0.92

Estimated g factor loadings upward and downward of particular scores

In parentheses the number of score pairs on which that estimated g factor loading is based. The goal of this is to verify the hypothesis that g becomes less important, accounts for a smaller proportion of the variance, at higher I.Q. levels. The mere fact of restricting the range like this also depresses the g loading compared to computing it over the test's full range, so it would be normal for both values to be lower than the test's full-range g loading.

Raw scoreUpward g (n)Downward g (n)
-200-0.36 (56)NaN (0)
22.5-0.69 (27)-1.00 (14)
58.50.00 (4)-0.25 (37)
145NaN (0)-0.36 (56)


This low reliability excludes sizeable correlations of the test with any other variable.

(Cronbach's alpha can not be meaningfully computed for this test because the items (sections) give scores outside the range of 0 to 1.)


This huge error implies that scores on this test are almost meaningless.

Scores by age

Age class n median score
50 to 54232.5
45 to 49155.0
40 to 44167.0
35 to 39261.0
25 to 29234.0
18 or 192-16.0

Scores by year taken

Year taken n median score

ryear taken × median score = -0.29 (n = 10)

Robustness and overall test quality

That fact that overall quality is more or less reasonable despite the test's inability to measure intelligence is due to the very high values for resolution and robustness; used for admission, this test has caused no inflation of qualifiers. If one wanted to admit candidates based on some sort of mental test but without the under-representation of women that one sees in the high range, an approach like this might work, and in fact some television games and quizzes seem to purposely subject candidates to g-deprived tasks like these in order have more females among their finalists and winners. Do notice that the male/female participation ratio is 1.5 on this test, while it is otherwise about 11 on high-range tests, so these tasks do draw more female candidates, and also seem to allow for a more equal male/female ratio beyond pass levels like the 99.9th centile.

Correlations of sections with total score

Section r 
1. Word fluency.87
2. Arithmetic (mental).07
3. Reading (answering questions about a text).04
4. Writing (hand-copying).95
5. Spelling and grammar (correcting errors).94
6. Searching letters (clerical checking).06
7. Matching figures (finding matching figures)-.01
8. Drawing (dexterity).15
9. Maze (dexterity).14
10. Speed (reverse of time used).46

Some information on scores per section

1. Word fluency

Ranges from 38 to 63. The large range of scores in this section probably explains the high correlation with total score.

2. Arithmetic

Ranges from 43 to 48.

3. Reading

Ranges from 8 to 10.

4. Writing

Ranges from -133 to 0. The large range of scores in this section probably explains the very high correlation with total score.

5. Spelling and grammar

Ranges from -54 to 14. The large range of scores in this section probably explains the very high correlation with total score.

6. Searching letters

Ranges from -10 to 0.

7. Matching figures

Ranges from 1 to 10.

8. Drawing

Ranges from -2 to 0.

9. Maze

Ranges from -11 to 0.


Ranges from -90 to -21. The optimum seems to be just over -60 (so just under one hour). The shortest realistic time is about 50 minutes (-50).