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An intelligence test is a process of checking a person’s intellectual abilities through various tasks such as different types of reasoning and dealing with novel situations. An Individual Intelligence test is a test given by one person at a time to measure the person’s intellectual potential. It is a method of checking an individual’s reasoning and problem-solving skills by providing a series of tasks. This is done to measure the person’s IQ (Intelligence quotient) level. The types of Individual Intelligence tests are the verbal method, non-verbal method, and performance test.
Advantages of Individual Intelligence Test
The advantages of the Individual Intelligence test are the following:
- As the test is given by one person at a time, the invigilator can pay better attention to the participant.
- A friendly and harmonious relationship may be formed between the invigilator and the participant. There is a better understanding of one another between both parties.
- The behaviour of the participant can be observed easily by the invigilator throughout the assessment.
- The participant is not dependent on anyone during the test but their intellectual ability.
- The results are accurate as it is the outcome of just individual effort and hard work.
- The invigilator can encourage and motivate the participant if necessary.
Disadvantages of Individual Intelligence Test
Following are the disadvantages of the Individual Intelligence test:
- It may be time-consuming as the test is given by one person at a time.
- It is also a costlier method when compared to other procedures of Intelligence tests.
- A highly skilled and experienced examiner is needed to invigilate such a test.
However, the Individual Intelligence test is considered to be the most effective way of testing an individual’s intellectual ability as all the problems are solved by the individual himself/herself and the results are accurate.