RBQ-2A Adult Repetitive Behavior Questionnaire Online Test & PDF

Repetitive Behavior Questionnaire RBQ-20

The RBQ-2A Adult Repetitive Behavior Questionnaire test is a screening tool for autism that can be used with adults. This online test for RBQ-2A consists of 20 statements and you can also download the PDF version. The RBQ-2A measures restricted and repetitive behaviors such as routines and rituals, repetitive motor behaviors, sensory interests, and repetitive actions with objects. It is suitable for adults and only accessible to those with sufficient cognitive resources and verbal ability. 

This was created by Dr Sarah Barrett for her PhD at Cardiff University with Prof Sue Leekam and Dr Catherine Jones, Cardiff University.

  • Scoring range: 20–60
  • Threshold score: 26
    • 36 average autistic score
    • 25 non-autistic score

Scores can also be summarized into four factors (when measuring repetitiveness on a scale of 1-3) Scores are distributed as follows: 

Factor 1 – Repetitive Motor Movements. Includes items: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Factor 2 – Rigidity/Adherence to Routine. Includes items: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Factor 3 – Preoccupation with Restricted Patterns of Interest. Includes items: 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 17 

Factor 4 – Unusual Sensory Interest. Includes items: 8, 9, 10, 18.


Download RBQ-2A -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 RBQ-2A online test :-


1. Q1. Do you like to arrange items in rows or patterns?

Question 1 of 20

2. Q2. Do you repetitively fiddle with items? (e.g. spin, twiddle, bang, tap, twist, or flick anything repeatedly?)

Question 2 of 20

3. Q3. Do you like to spin yourself around and around?

Question 3 of 20

4. Q4. Do you rock backwards and forwards, or side to side, either when sitting or when standing?

Question 4 of 20

5. Q5. Do you pace or move around repetitively (e.g. walk to and fro across a room, or around the same path in the garden?)

Question 5 of 20

6. Q6. Do you make repetitive hand and/or finger movements? (e.g. flap, wave, or flick your hands or fingers repetitively?)

Question 6 of 20

7. Q7. Do you have a fascination with specific objects (e.g. trains, road signs, or other things?)

Question 7 of 20

8. Q8. Do you like to look at objects from particular or unusual angles?

Question 8 of 20

9. Q9. Do you have a special interest in the smell of people or objects?

Question 9 of 20

10. Q10. Do you have a special interest in the feel of different surfaces?

Question 10 of 20

11. Q11. Do you have any special objects you like to carry around?

Question 11 of 20

12. Q12. Do you collect or hoard items of any sort?

Question 12 of 20

13. Q13. Do you insist on things at home remaining the same? (e.g. furniture staying in the same place, things being kept in certain places, or arranged in certain ways?)

Question 13 of 20

14. Q14. Do you get upset about minor changes to objects (e.g. flecks of dirt on your clothes, minor scratches on objects?)

Question 14 of 20

15. Q15. Do you insist that aspects of daily routine must remain the same?

Question 15 of 20

16. Q16. Do you insist on doing things in a certain way or re-doing things until they ‘‘just right’’?

Question 16 of 20

17. Q17. Do you play the same music, game or video, or read the same book repeatedly?

Question 17 of 20

18. Q18. Do you insist on wearing the same clothes or refuse to wear new clothes?

Question 18 of 20

19. Q19. Do you insist on eating the same foods, or a very small range of foods, at every meal?

Question 19 of 20

20. Q20. What sort of activity will you choose if you are left to occupy yourself?

Question 20 of 20