IBF

Basic Intelligence Functions
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Field of Application+

NEURO
TRAFFIC
SPORT
HR
Detailed Description+

Assesses intelligence level and intelligence structure on the basis of Thurstone’s four primary factors of intelligence (spatial ability, long-term memory, numerical intelligence and verbal intelligence). This test provides a quick, global overview of the intelligence level. It is used successfully in recruitment in various occupational fields and in job & career placement for young people.

Test forms+

S1: Standard form
S2: Easy short form – testing in the lower ability range

Task+

The four abilities are assessed by means of various item groups. A limited time is allowed for each item group. Within an item group, answers can be corrected as often as necessary until the time allowed expires.

Verbal intelligence is measured by means of verbal analogy tasks (general intelligence) and sentence completion tasks (world knowledge). Numerical intelligence is measured by means of text tasks (numerical processing capacity) and tasks that involve identifying mathematical rules (inductive reasoning). Spatial ability is assessed by means of a three-dimensional cube test. The memory task is divided into a memorizing phase and a test phase.

A limited time is allowed for each item group. The respondent selects an answer on the multiple-choice principle. Answers can be amended, repeatedly if necessary. Within the permissible time limits it is possible to go back to any item in the group in order to change the answer.

Dimensions+

Language and number comprehension

Cognitive abilities

Languages+

Hungarian

Turkish

Dutch

English (USA)

French

Chinese (Taiwan)

Italian

Portuguese

Slovak

Spanish

Greek

German

Farsi

Polish

Bosnian

Romanian

Russian

Finnish

Arabic

Serbian

Czech

Croatian

Duration+

If all subtests are presented, 30–65 minutes depending on test form.

 

Age+

Norms for ages 13+ (S2).

Test administration+

Controlled Mode


Field of Application+

NEURO
TRAFFIC
SPORT
HR
Detailed Description+

Assesses intelligence level and intelligence structure on the basis of Thurstone’s four primary factors of intelligence (spatial ability, long-term memory, numerical intelligence and verbal intelligence). This test provides a quick, global overview of the intelligence level. It is used successfully in recruitment in various occupational fields and in job & career placement for young people.

Test forms+

S1: Standard form
S2: Easy short form – testing in the lower ability range

Task+

The four abilities are assessed by means of various item groups. A limited time is allowed for each item group. Within an item group, answers can be corrected as often as necessary until the time allowed expires.

Verbal intelligence is measured by means of verbal analogy tasks (general intelligence) and sentence completion tasks (world knowledge). Numerical intelligence is measured by means of text tasks (numerical processing capacity) and tasks that involve identifying mathematical rules (inductive reasoning). Spatial ability is assessed by means of a three-dimensional cube test. The memory task is divided into a memorizing phase and a test phase.

A limited time is allowed for each item group. The respondent selects an answer on the multiple-choice principle. Answers can be amended, repeatedly if necessary. Within the permissible time limits it is possible to go back to any item in the group in order to change the answer.

Dimensions+

Language and number comprehension

Cognitive abilities

Languages+

Hungarian

Turkish

Dutch

English (USA)

French

Chinese (Taiwan)

Italian

Portuguese

Slovak

Spanish

Greek

German

Farsi

Polish

Bosnian

Romanian

Russian

Finnish

Arabic

Serbian

Czech

Croatian

Duration+

If all subtests are presented, 30–65 minutes depending on test form.

 

Age+

Norms for ages 13+ (S2).

Test administration+

Controlled Mode


Scoring+

The following main variables are scored:

  • Verbal intelligence functions: Measure of the quick and confident application of general knowledge and formal logical reasoning to verbal information.
  • Numerical intelligence functions: Shows how good the respondent is at analyzing numerical material and identifying and applying rules.
  • Long-term memory: Shows how good the respondent is at memorizing information under time pressure and recalling it when needed.
  • Spatial perception: Measure of the ability to picture objects in three-dimensional space and if necessary rotate them in one's mind.
  • Global variable – intelligence: Summarizing test score that describes the respondent’s intelligence level.

Useful additional information:

  • Detailed task-group-specific results.
  • IQ norming.