Mensa test in Karachi

Mensa, worldwide high IQ society, with presence in more than 100 countries and over 100,000 members across the globe; announces its test schedule for Karachi.

Date: 29 APRIL 2007

Venue: New Horizons Pakistan (formerly TEC Education Center)
49-C, Block 6 PECHS (Main Nursery)
behind Habib Bank, off Sharah-e-Faisal

Tel: 4382352 – 4

Timing: 10:00am – 12:30pm (30 minutes x 05 sessions)

For registration pls contact:
Registration Desk @ TEC College
49-C, Block 6 PECHS (Main Nursery) Shahrah-e-Faisal
Tel: 4382352 – 4

Ahsan Zaheer – 0333-3194252

Faisal Ibrahim – 0300-3486670

Akbar Zubairi – 0334-3108329

For more information & details:
Testing Coordinator Karachi
Syed Ali Vaqas – 0300-2506257

City Coordinator Karachi
Hashim Hanif – 0321-2101375

Mensa International:
Mensa Pakistan:

Credit: Hassan Zuberi, Chairman Mensa Pakistan

22 Comments so far

  1. MB (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 8:22 pm

    Info needed on test
    What we should expect (a general view ) in test ?
    What could be the possible pattern of this test…..

    es ki 5-year mil jaaigi kahin se ?

  2. Farhan (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 11:21 pm

    The test is very easy , I gave it 3 months ago ,it’s based on pattern recognition no English or Math skills are needed the only drawback is time , btw thanks for posting , I have to try it again

  3. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

    Can we appear online in it ? Is it a computerize test ? What if the light went off in between ?
    Is there any prize if somebody scores the maximum number ?

    @MB, Try AU Khan guess paper :) and no pharras ok ?
    I was wondering if AU Khan still fools around ppl with his guess paper.

  4. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 12:10 am

    @Farhan, the test is anything but easy. It is the time constraint that makes it so hard. Otherwise what would be the benefit of the test, if we had all the time in the world.

    Btw, I am also sitting this one, once again. Need to increase my IQ. :-))

  5. Raza (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 12:51 am

    I tried it once with me friend. Didn’t make the top 2 percentile :P! It’s tricky alright …

  6. HASSAN' (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 2:04 am

    is there is some fee for regestration????? I would like to participate in the test as according to my IQ is 121

  7. Abbas Halai (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

    i gave this test about 12 years ago at the holiday inn. i didn’t realize it was still going on. are people like faisal qureshi and basit alavi still around?

  8. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 1:10 pm

    Hassan, the charges, I think, are Rs. 300/- per test. And there is no limit on the number of times, you take it.

  9. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 4:01 pm

    yeah yeah – and why not say it that those who appear there are Known by their Pals as –

    Mental Sa :(

    some like me here are / were mentalsa Pakistan in late 80’s 90s’

  10. alias (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

    I gave the test 4 years back in high school. Managed to score a 152 and was offered membership, but when you’re that age, nobody wants to be a geek.

    I would recommend everyone to take the test. I use it as a great way to show off my CV. Makes quite an impression sometimes.

  11. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

    Alias, being intelligent has nothing to do with being a geek. High intellegence is a God-given gift to a chosen few.

    My advice would be to apply for MENSA membership and as you have said that it looks good on CV. And believe me, you would need it in future.

  12. wasiq (unregistered) on April 21st, 2007 @ 3:55 am

    @HASSAN ABBAS…..this is a great site i got my first four right….but have you ever tried doing the real test with too much taco’s and bihari’s …..i bet you haven’t….i did last night…wasn’t able to do the minimum 25 to qualify for assessment…..


  13. Ramla A. (unregistered) on April 21st, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

    I’m curious about MENSA’s CV value. Have I grown out of the whole CV thing – or are qualifications considered valuable?

    I’m just trying to understand how a prospective Pak employer views a MENSA qualification… any experiences? How is MENSA working in Pak? How do members apply their IQ skills? What comes after the test?

    I planned to take it after my brother scored the top 2% 4-5 years ago, but wasn’t sure how will it change my life. After you’ve cracked admission tests and university life relatively comfortably – the challenge loses its appeal. I would be very interested now lesser from an intellectual POV (by this time I know who I am), but more from a practical POV (how can the membership help me?).

    I feel these tests are a very good testing opp for the 14-20 year olds. We should have more of these kinds of mental and other skill-related tests.

    Watching this season of The Apprentice on Star (one season lagging behind the current US one) – I see Donald Trump keeps harping about this Tariq dude’s MENSA qualification.

  14. alias (unregistered) on April 21st, 2007 @ 7:34 pm

    @Arsalaan: That’s the thing. The people whom I met from MENSA PK at the time appeared like geeks, and the only people from my high school who joined them were geeks as well. Of course, this is a point of view. Your point is still valid.

    @Ramla: I personally think it’s a test of your ability to think analytically. Have no idea how it helps an employer makes a decision, but having a high IQ imprint there always does impress your mates. Gives you that additional air of confidence as well. And btw, Apprentice with Trump sucks. I would recommend Apprentice UK. Grab a dvd if you can because it’ll be worth the money. At least there you don’t have a rich guy flaunting off his money.

  15. wasiq (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2007 @ 7:53 am

    @ the learned chaapati….incorrect…i said too much not too many…

  16. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

    Alias, I am glad that you got my point. But in defence of MENSA PK members, I would like to say, irrespective your perception about them, they are anything but geeks.

    I personally know two of them……Hasan Zuberi (Chairman) and Hashim Hanif (Coordinator, South Zone (Karachi)).

  17. Raheel (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

    Actually I had a very bad experience with them. They didn’t even inform me about a cancellation of test. I had a exam few days after and didn’t have time to waste then.

    I hope this time, they don’t show such irresponsible attitude.

  18. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 3:07 am

    WOW … so many queries, comments & questions to answer; I will try to accomodate all:

    Mensa is a worldwide high IQ society, with member presence in more then 100 countries and nearly all teh top Universities of the world (In Pakistan it is very much present in LUMS, IBA, QAU, AKUH, SZABIST etc. & top Schools like KGS, LGS, Lyceum, St. Patricks, PAF City etc.)

    Test we follow: Figure Reasoning Test (FRT), based on 45 Picture Pattern/Recognition questions to be answered in 20 minutes time.

    The test is NOT available online; though you can try your skills at different variants available. My favourite is

    @ ABBAS HALAI: Good to see you still remember your Mensa days … Faisal Qureshi is long gone and busy with Loose Ends these days.

    @ JAMAL SHAMSI: It depends brother how you want the title for yourself – We prefer it as FundaMensanists.

    @ ALIAS: Now as the membership is not restricted to one side of the bridge, you will see many bright & smart people who are everything but a Geek.

    @ RAMLA A.: It sure helps. I had experienced it two time at job interviews where the interviewer didnt asked me much just for the reason that I was part of Mensa.

    @ RAHEEL: I share your anger. But pls send a courtesy note to our dear Prime Minister for whom the Sharah-e-Faisal was closed on the very same morning we were supposed to organise our test session.

    FInally, would love to share with the crowd here that 02 people on the KMB authors are active members of Mensa; and that includes our honourable General Secretary Mensa PK, Mr. Khurram Farooq.

    So come one come all; do try if you think you have what it takes to be in the top 2 %ile …. as a friend once said: “Its not worth an intelligent men’s time to be in the majority”.

  19. wasiq (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 3:47 am

    paichana.? nahein paichana..! Allah ney wadee izzat diti hai…

  20. Fuck Mensa (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 9:52 am

    Isn’t it a god damn Free Masonic orgnization? oh yes, I know you guys and not just me, a lot of people do!

  21. wasiq (unregistered) on April 25th, 2007 @ 2:27 am

    This aint no san fransisco missy…i know my rivers well…..

  22. aamir zia (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2007 @ 12:56 am

    we need guess papers for class nine

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