Filipino Intelligence Test

The Filipino Intelligence Test (FIT) is a test designed to measure the mental ability of a Filipino adolescents and adults, on the basis of his/her verbal and non-verbal skills. It is made up of four subtests, each separately timed, and measures the following aspects of human intelligence:

  1. Vocabulary : A test of ability to deal with words and their meaning as used in a sentence.
  2. Analogy : A test of skill in perceiving relationships
  3. Numerical Ability : A test of proficiency along application of basic mathematical concepts and processes in various problem solving situations within the sphere of Filipino experiences.
  4. Abstract Reasoning

The development of the Panukat ng Katalinuhang Pilipino (PKP), the original version of the Filipino Intelligence Test, was motivated by the strong need in the country for local instruments that can provide a valid assessment of Filipino intelligence. The items were constructed based on Filipino setting and experiences. The various ways by which a Filipino manifests his intelligence have been observed and interviews were undertaken to solicit information on this matter. Pulling together these resources resulted in the selection of four major constructs of intelligence, which can be measured objectively.