What IQ Ranges Are Considered Smart and Genius?


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A score of more than 140 is counted as a high IQ, and a score of more than 160 is considered to be a genius IQ score. Average intelligence IQ scores range between 85 and 114.

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Intelligence tests are based on the original test developed in the early 1900s by Alfred Binet. IQ scores are plotted on a bell-shaped graph known as a bell curve. The peak of the graph is where the average intelligence falls. A score of 1 to 24 denotes a person of profound mental disability. A person who scores 180 or more is considered profoundly gifted.

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