They got their name according to their creator John C. Raven, who developed them in 1936 as a non-verbal test of abstract thinking. It is a ‘culture fair’ multiple choice IQ test, that measures your fluid intelligence (Gf) – your reasoning and problem solving ability. Fluid intelligence is a core component of g – your general intelligence.
This test tests the understanding of the complexity of patterns, the ability to store and retrieve information. It provides insight into the ability to observe, solve problems and learn. The test measures only a subset of intellectual abilities. Based on this, valid conclusions can not be drawn about the overall intelligence of the person, the results are approximate. Though this type of test is used in particular in clinical or counseling psychological practice, it is recommended to contact specialists if you really need to determine your IQ accuratelly. Those specialists may consider more aspects that influences your overall intelligence.
The IQ Test comprises of 60 questions which in turn are gradually more complex. Respondents choose geometric shapes to properly complete larger images.