Systemizing Quotient Autism Online Test Questionnaire & PDF

Systemizing Quotient - SPQ

Sytemizing Quotient (SQ) Autism Online Test.  The Systemizing Quotient (SQ) is a test that is used to measure an individual’s ability to systemize. Systemizing is the process of understanding and analysing systems. Individuals who are strong at systemizing are typically good at understanding how things work and creating order out of chaos. Designed by Sally Wheelwright & Simon Baron-Cohen, the SQ test is often used to diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is because individuals with ASD typically have a higher SQ than those without ASD. The test is also used to research how ASD develops and to compare different ASD treatments.

The test is made up of 75 questions, each of which measures a different aspect of systemizing. The questions are presented in a multiple-choice format, and the test-taker has 15 minutes to complete the test.


Because the SQ-R has 75 items and each item can be scored with a maximum of 2 points, the maximum score on the test is 150 and the least is 0. A score of 75 or higher indicates autism.

● On an average, an autistic male scores 80.6 and females score 77.4.

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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 online test :-
1. I find it very easy to use train timetables, even if this involves several connections.

Question 1 of 75

2. I like music or book shops because they are clearly organised.

Question 2 of 75

3. I would not enjoy organising events e.g. fundraising evenings, fetes, conferences.

Question 3 of 75

4. When I read something, I always notice whether it is grammatically correct

Question 4 of 75

5. I find myself categorising people into types (in my own mind).

Question 5 of 75

6. I find it difficult to read and understand maps.

Question 6 of 75

7. When I look at a mountain, I think about how precisely it was formed

Question 7 of 75

8. I am not interested in the details of exchange rates, interest rates, stocks and shares

Question 8 of 75

9. If I were buying a car, I would want to obtain specific information about its engine capacity.

Question 9 of 75

10. I find it difficult to learn how to programme video recorders.

Question 10 of 75

11. 1. When I like something I like to collect a lot of different examples of that type of object, so I can see how they differ from each other.

Question 11 of 75

12. When I learn a language, I become intrigued by its grammatical rules.

Question 12 of 75

13. I like to know how committees are structured in terms of who the different committee members represent or what their functions are.

Question 13 of 75

14. If I had a collection (e.g. CDs, coins, stamps), it would be highly organised.

Question 14 of 75

15. I find it difficult to understand instruction manuals for putting appliances together.

Question 15 of 75

16. When I look at a building, I am curious about the precise way it was constructed.

Question 16 of 75

17. I am not interested in understanding how wireless communication works (e.g. mobile phones).

Question 17 of 75

18. When travelling by train, I often wonder exactly how the rail networks are coordinated.

Question 18 of 75

19. I enjoy looking through catalogues of products to see the details of each product and how it compares to others.

Question 19 of 75

20. Whenever I run out of something at home, I always add it to a shopping list.

Question 20 of 75

21. I know, with reasonable accuracy, how much money has come in and gone out of my bank account this month

Question 21 of 75

22. When I was young I did not enjoy collecting sets of things e.g. stickers, football cards etc.

Question 22 of 75

23. I am interested in my family tree and in understanding how everyone is related to each other in the family

Question 23 of 75

24. When I learn about historical events, I do not focus on exact dates.

Question 24 of 75

25. I find it easy to grasp exactly how odds work in betting.

Question 25 of 75

26. I do not enjoy games that involve a high degree of strategy (e.g. chess, Risk, Games Workshop).

Question 26 of 75

27. When I learn about a new category I like to go into detail to understand the small differences between different members of that category.

Question 27 of 75

28. I do not find it distressing if people who live with me upset my routines.

Question 28 of 75

29. When I look at an animal, I like to know the precise species it belongs to.

Question 29 of 75

30. I can remember large amounts of information about a topic that interests me e.g. flags of the world, airline logos.

Question 30 of 75

31. At home, I do not carefully file all important documents e.g. guarantees, insurance policies

Question 31 of 75

32. I am fascinated by how machines work.

Question 32 of 75

33. When I look at a piece of furniture, I do not notice the details of how it was constructed.

Question 33 of 75

34. I know very little about the different stages of the legislation process in my country.

Question 34 of 75

35. I do not tend to watch science documentaries on television or read articles about science and nature

Question 35 of 75

36. If someone stops to ask me the way, I'd be able to give directions to any part of my home town.

Question 36 of 75

37. When I look at a painting, I do not usually think about the technique involved in making it.

Question 37 of 75

38. I prefer social interactions that are structured around a clear activity, e.g. a hobby.

Question 38 of 75

39. I do not always check off receipts etc. against my bank statement.

Question 39 of 75

40. I am not interested in how the government is organised into different ministries and departments.

Question 40 of 75

41. I am interested in knowing the path a river takes from its source to the sea.

Question 41 of 75

42. I have a large collection e.g. of books, CDs, videos etc

Question 42 of 75

43. If there was a problem with the electrical wiring in my home, I’d be able to fix it myself.

Question 43 of 75

44. My clothes are not carefully organised into different types in my wardrobe.

Question 44 of 75

45. I rarely read articles or webpages about new technology.

Question 45 of 75

46. I can easily visualise how the motorways in my region link up.

Question 46 of 75

47. When an election is being held, I am not interested in the results for each constituency.

Question 47 of 75

48. I do not particularly enjoy learning about facts and figures in history

Question 48 of 75

49. I do not tend to remember people's birthdays (in terms of which day and month this falls).

Question 49 of 75

50. When I am walking in the country, I am curious about how the various kinds of trees differ.

Question 50 of 75

51. I find it difficult to understand information the bank sends me on different investment and saving systems.

Question 51 of 75

52. If I were buying a camera, I would not look carefully into the quality of the lens.

Question 52 of 75

53. If I were buying a computer, I would want to know exact details about its hard drive capacity and processor speed.

Question 53 of 75

54. I do not read legal documents very carefully

Question 54 of 75

55. When I get to the checkout at a supermarket I pack different categories of goods into separate bags.

Question 55 of 75

56. I do not follow any particular system when I'm cleaning at home.

Question 56 of 75

57. I do not enjoy in-depth political discussions

Question 57 of 75

58. I am not very meticulous when I carry out D.I.Y or home improvements.

Question 58 of 75

59. I would not enjoy planning a business from scratch to completion.

Question 59 of 75

60. If I were buying a stereo, I would want to know about its precise technical features.

Question 60 of 75

61. I tend to keep things that other people might throw away, in case they might be useful for something in the future.

Question 61 of 75

62. I avoid situations which I can not control.

Question 62 of 75

63. I do not care to know the names of the plants I see.

Question 63 of 75

64. When I hear the weather forecast, I am not very interested in the meteorological patterns.

Question 64 of 75

65. It does not bother me if things in the house are not in their proper place.

Question 65 of 75

66. In maths, I am intrigued by the rules and patterns governing numbers.

Question 66 of 75

67. I find it difficult to learn my way around a new city.

Question 67 of 75

68. I could list my favourite 10 books, recalling titles and authors' names from memory.

Question 68 of 75

69. When I read the newspaper, I am drawn to tables of information, such as football league scores or stock market indices.

Question 69 of 75

70. When I’m in a plane, I do not think about the aerodynamics.

Question 70 of 75

71. I do not keep careful records of my household bills.

Question 71 of 75

72. When I have a lot of shopping to do, I like to plan which shops I am going to visit and in what order.

Question 72 of 75

73. When I cook, I do not think about exactly how different methods and ingredients contribute to the final product.

Question 73 of 75

74. When I listen to a piece of music, I always notice the way it’s structured.

Question 74 of 75

75. I could generate a list of my favourite 10 songs from memory, including the title and the artist's name who performed each song.

Question 75 of 75