Mensa sets qualifying exam in Cebu

MENSA, the high IQ society whose members are bonafide geniuses, is providing an opportunity for everyone, in and around Cebu, interested to qualify as members of Mensa Philippines.

The next Mensa Philippines qualifying exam is set on Aug. 27, 2016 at the Castle Peak Hotel, Cebu City.

Test sessions will be held every hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exam will take about 40 minutes to complete.

Walk-ins are welcome, but Mensa recommends those interested to pre-register for the test at the links found at their website

The test fee is P800, and all test-takers are required to bring a valid ID with photo.

Undergraduate students may avail themselves of the discounted price of P500 if they show a current school identification (ID) card.

Membership to Mensa Philippines is open to anyone who scores in the top two percent of this qualifying exam.

The minimum age to take the Mensa test is 14 years old.

Mensa Philippines kicked off in 1992, with inaugural test sessions held at the Manila Peninsula Hotel and administered by the director of Mensa International.

This led to the birth of the first batch of members of the organization. Since then, Mensa strives to conduct test sessions regularly every year to make good on its mission of identifying and fostering human intelligence.

Mensa has over 110,000 members around the world, with over 200 active members in the Philippines.

Mensa members meet, collaborate and share knowledge about anything and everything.

Local members

Famous international Mensan members include Academy Award-winner and Olympic archer Geena Davis, bad boy director Quentin Tarantino, comedian Steve Martin, wordsmith Richard Lederer, the late science fiction master Isaac Asimov, and Dilbert creator Scott Adams.

Some local Mensa members include Mica Papa, senior news correspondent of GMA Network Inc. and winner of One World Award for “Gintong Krudo” documentary; Custer Deocaris, one of the recipients of the The Outstanding Young Men award for Science Communications; Lyndon Gregorio, creator of Beerkada comics; and Christopher Tan, one of the top 10 entrepreneurs of 2005 and reality TV personality.

There will only be one more Mensa qualifying exam this year after August. This is scheduled in November at Metro Manila.

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