RAADS-R Autism Online Test Questionnaire & PDF


The RAADS–R (Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale–Revised) test is a screening tool for autism that can be used with adults. This free online test for RAADS–R consists of 80 statements and you can also download the PDF version. RAADS R (revised) test is  Designed by Riva Ariella Ritvo, it is a self-report measure that contains items related to autistic traits and behaviours. The test is designed to be used by adults who do not have a diagnosis of autism but who may be interested in finding out if they have autistic traits.

The test is composed of 80 questions about social skills, sensory sensitivities, and repetitive behaviours. It is typically used with adults, but it can also be used with adolescents over the age of 16. It gives you four choices for each question:

● True now and when I was young
● True now only
● True only when I was younger than 16
● Never true

The scale contains two types of questions:

1. 64 questions describing specific symptoms of ASD. These are scored in order of severity from: ‘‘true now
and when I was young’’ = 3, to ‘‘never true’’ = 0.

2. 16 questions describing non symptomatic (normative) behaviors. These are score: ‘‘true now and when I was
young’’ = 0 to ‘‘never true’’ = 3. These questions have asterisks by their number Scoring


● The scoring range is 0-240.
● If you have a threshold score of 65 or higher, you are most likely autistic (no neurotypical
scored above 64 in the research).

Download RAADS – R Test Questionnaire PDF

The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only, The assessments on this website are not intended to diagnose autism or any  medical condition.
Following is the RAADS-R online test :-


1.  I am a sympathetic person.

Question 1 of 80

2. I often use words and phrases from movies and television in conversations.

Question 2 of 80

3.  I am often surprised when others tell me I have been rude.

Question 3 of 80

4.  Sometimes I talk too loudly or too softly, and I am not aware of it.

Question 4 of 80

5.  I often don't know how to act in social situations.

Question 5 of 80

6.  I can 'put myself in other people's shoes.'

Question 6 of 80

7.  I have a hard time figuring out what some phrases mean, like 'you are the apple of my eye.'

Question 7 of 80

8. I only like to talk to people who share my special interests.

Question 8 of 80

9.  I focus on details rather than the overall idea.

Question 9 of 80

10.  I always notice how food feels in my mouth. This is more important to me than how it tastes.

Question 10 of 80

11. I miss my best friends or family when we are apart for a long time.

Question 11 of 80

12.  Sometimes I offend others by saying what I am thinking, even if I don't mean to.

Question 12 of 80

13.  I only like to think and talk about a few things that interest me.

Question 13 of 80

14.  I'd rather go out to eat in a restaurant by myself than with someone I know.

Question 14 of 80

15.  I cannot imagine what it would be like to be someone else.

Question 15 of 80

16.  I have been told that I am clumsy or uncoordinated.

Question 16 of 80

17. Others consider me odd or different.

Question 17 of 80

18. I understand when friends need to be comforted.

Question 18 of 80

19.  I am very sensitive to the way my clothes feel when I touch them. How they feel is more important to me than how they look.

Question 19 of 80

20. I like to copy the way certain people speak and act, it helps me appear more normal

Question 20 of 80

21. It can be very intimidating for me to talk to more than one person at the same time.

Question 21 of 80

22. I have to 'act normal' to please other people and make them like me.

Question 22 of 80

23. Meeting new people is usually easy for me.

Question 23 of 80

24. I get highly confused when someone interrupts me when I am talking about something I am very interested in.

Question 24 of 80

25. It is difficult for me to understand how other people are feeling when we are talking.

Question 25 of 80

26. I like having a conversation with several people, for instance around a dinner table, at school or at work.

Question 26 of 80

27. I take things too literally, so I often miss what people are trying to say

Question 27 of 80

28. It is very difficult for me to understand when someone is embarrassed or jealous.

Question 28 of 80

29. Some ordinary textures that do not bother others feel very offensive when they touch my skin.

Question 29 of 80

30. I get extremely upset when the way I like to do things is suddenly changed.

Question 30 of 80

31. I have never wanted or needed to have what other people call an 'intimate relationship.'

Question 31 of 80

32. It is difficult for me to start and stop a conversation. I need to keep going until I am finished.

Question 32 of 80

33. I speak with a normal rhythm.

Question 33 of 80

34. The same sound, color or texture can suddenly change from very sensitive to very dull.

Question 34 of 80

35. The phrase 'I've got you under my skin' makes me uncomfortable.

Question 35 of 80

36. Sometimes the sound of a word or a high-pitched noise can be painful to my ears

Question 36 of 80

37. I am an understanding type of person.

Question 37 of 80

38. I do not connect with characters in movies and cannot feel what they feel.

Question 38 of 80

39. I cannot tell when someone is flirting with me.

Question 39 of 80

40. I can see in my mind in exact detail things that I am interested in.

Question 40 of 80

41. I keep lists of things that interest me, even when they have no practical use (for example sports statistics, train schedules, calendar dates, historical facts and dates).

Question 41 of 80

42. When I feel overwhelmed by my senses, I have to isolate myself to shut them down.

Question 42 of 80

43. I like to talk things over with my friends.

Question 43 of 80

44. I cannot tell if someone is interested or bored with what I am saying.

Question 44 of 80

45. It can be very hard to read someone's face, hand and body movements when they are talking.

Question 45 of 80

46. The same thing (like clothes or temperatures) can feel very different to me at different times.

Question 46 of 80

47. I feel very comfortable with dating or being in social situations with others.

Question 47 of 80

48. I try to be as helpful as I can when other people tell me their personal problems.

Question 48 of 80

49. I have been told that I have an unusual voice (for example flat, monotone, childish, or high-pitched).

Question 49 of 80

50. Sometimes a thought or a subject gets stuck in my mind and I have to talk about it even if no one is interested.

Question 50 of 80

51. I do certain things with my hands over and over again (like flapping, twirling sticks or strings, waving things by my eyes).

Question 51 of 80

52. I have never been interested in what most of the people I know consider interesting.

Question 52 of 80

53. I am considered a compassionate type of person.

Question 53 of 80

54. I get along with other people by following a set of specific rules that help me look normal.

Question 54 of 80

55. It is very difficult for me to work and function in groups.

Question 55 of 80

56. When I am talking to someone, it is hard to change the subject. If the other person does so, I can get very upset and confused.

Question 56 of 80

57. Sometimes I have to cover my ears to block out painful noises (like vacuum cleaners or people talking too much or too loudly).

Question 57 of 80

58. I can chat and make small talk with people.

Question 58 of 80

59. Sometimes things that should feel painful are not (for instance when I hurt myself or burn my hand on the stove).

Question 59 of 80

60. When talking to someone, I have a hard time telling when it is my turn to talk or to listen.

Question 60 of 80

61. I am considered a loner by those who know me best.

Question 61 of 80

62. I usually speak in a normal tone.

Question 62 of 80

63. I like things to be exactly the same day after day and even small changes in my routines upset me.

Question 63 of 80

64. How to make friends and socialize is a mystery to me.

Question 64 of 80

65. It calms me to spin around or to rock in a chair when I'm feeling stressed.

Question 65 of 80

66. The phrase, 'He wears his heart on his sleeve,' does not make sense to me.

Question 66 of 80

67. If I am in a place where there are many smells, textures to feel, noises or bright lights, I feel anxious or frightened.

Question 67 of 80

68. I can tell when someone says one thing but means something else.

Question 68 of 80

69. I like to be by myself as much as I can.

Question 69 of 80

70. I keep my thoughts stacked in my memory like they are on filing cards, and I pick out the ones I need by looking through the stack and finding the right one (or another unique way).

Question 70 of 80

71. The same sound sometimes seems very loud or very soft, even though I know it has not changed.

Question 71 of 80

72. I enjoy spending time eating and talking with my family and friends.

Question 72 of 80

73. I can't tolerate things I dislike (like smells, textures, sounds or colors).

Question 73 of 80

74. I don't like to be hugged or held.

Question 74 of 80

75. When I go somewhere, I have to follow a familiar route or I can get very confused and upset.

Question 75 of 80

76. It is difficult to figure out what other people expect of me.

Question 76 of 80

77. I like to have close friends.

Question 77 of 80

78. People tell me that I give too much detail.

Question 78 of 80

79. I am often told that I ask embarrassing questions.

Question 79 of 80

80. I tend to point out other people's mistakes.

Question 80 of 80