As Poslovni writes, intelligence testing on March 25 at the Faculty of Philosophy is the first test of the year, with which Croatian Mensa will join the celebration of the national Gifted Awareness Week.
Registration for testing is possible through the Hrvatska Mensa webshop, where you can find more information about testing. The primary goal of the testing is not to become a member of Croatian Mensa, but to test intelligence, which is emphasized in every test.
“Last year, 2022, was exceptional for Croatian Mensa, when, among other things, it marked the 25th anniversary of its existence. The anniversary year ended with the largest number of members (1,322) in one year since its establishment, with as many as 300 more members than in 2005, when the largest number of members was reached. As for testing, in 2022 the largest number of candidates was tested in one year since the foundation of the Association, with a final number of 1,212 people. As part of last year’s International Intelligence Day, a total of 367 applicants were tested in all 5 of the largest Croatian cities, which represents the largest number of people who took part in the test in one day,” said Krešimir Kružić from the Public Relations Department of the Croatian Mensa.
The minimum age limit for joining the test is 14 years, and those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The intelligence tests that are used are gender and age neutral, they are based exclusively on pictures, and a successful result on the test does not require previous knowledge, knowledge of mathematics, any level of education, or knowledge of languages.
“In October of last year, an international gathering of mensas was held in Budva, where Croatian Mensa learned that it had the best result in the last 12 years at Mensa International, moving it from 13th place a year earlier to 7th place in terms of the relative number of members per million residents, on a total of 40 national Mensa, which for the first time brought Croatian Mensa 2 votes in all voting procedures. Also, for the first time since its foundation, Croatian Mensa has more than 200 members per million inhabitants,” Kružić pointed out.
In order for potential applicants to be somewhat closer to the test tasks, see examples of tasks:
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