Suspect you or someone you know has Aspergers? Take this short online Asperger’s Test developed by the Cambridge Autism Research Center.

Take the Aspergers Quiz

You have probably arrived at this page because you suspect yourself or someone you care about has Aspergers Syndrome (AS) or High Functioning Autism (HFA).  It hasn’t been until the past ten years or so that people have begun to become aware of the condition. Now with many celebrities and successful business people proclaiming that they have the condition there has been a massive increase in the number of people looking for a diagnosis. This is particularly so for those in the field of engineering or computer sciences where a certain level of introversion in the industry tends to attract those with AS.

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken this test since its creation and it has proved to be an effective screening mechanism in the diagnosis of AS. It can be used by adults, including parents taking the test on behalf of their children.

Who designed the Asperger’s Test?

This short multiple choice questionnaire known as the Autism Quotient or AQ Test was developed by Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues from the Cambridge Autism Research Centre. Its goal was to provide a simple screening mechanism that could be used by doctors/general practitioners as a basis for referring patients for a more formal Asperger’s Syndrome evaluation. More information about the test format can be found here.

How long does it take?

The quiz, which takes less than 7 minutes to complete, explores different areas of one’s life to give a result. The areas explored are communication, socializing, imagination and attention to detail as well as one’s tolerance to change. These areas are the main evaluating factors when looking for an AS diagnosis. The effects of AS in women are slightly different to those of men but as a general screening tool this questionnaire is still effective. The average score for women with Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism is usually about 5 points higher than for men.

Take this short Asperger's Quiz and find out where you are on the spectrum/

The test is completely FREE and is comprised of a number of multiple choice questions. At the end of the test you will receive a score which can be used to assess the likelihood of having Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism. Please note, for privacy reasons we do not store the results of the AQ test.

It is important to note that while this test can be used to give an indication of the likelihood of having Asperger’s Syndrome, it is not meant to replace a formal medical diagnosis. It is recommended that you visit your doctor if you are concerned. Please see our guide on getting an official diagnosis and answers to other frequently asked questions at

So are you ready?

Take the Aspergers Quiz

190 thoughts on “Take the online Asperger’s Test
  1. Delores says:

    You really need to tweek your test to make the questions specific. For example, are you fascinated by dates? Ummm which one? the fruit or the numbers?

    Too many questions can be taken to mean different things. Please alter this to be more specific.

    Thank you.

  2. I scored 26 which is borderline and I’m not surprised. I’ve always thought I was a bit different from ordinary people. I’ve been given a diagnosis of schizo affective disorder but I think I’m more an Aspie. I have all the attributes of an Aspie definitely when I was a child anyway.

  3. DA says:

    I took the test suspecting I might be a bit of an Aspie but scored a lowly 17 – very surprised! Expected to be borderline at least. I’ve always felt like there was a gulf between me and “normal people” and generally find them stressful and problematic to deal with. A bit like being a Jew in Nazi Germany (although not quite that bad!) – continually needing to hide my “jewishness” because if the normals find out I’m not one of them then bad things will happen. And they do. Things like making small talk and keeping a conversation going with strangers or people I don’t feel any connection with (i.e. almost all people) is very hard and stressful. Often in an attempt to do my duty and keep the conversation going I end up saying silly or strange things (because i have to say something and can’t think of anything else), then they conclude I’m a weirdo. So of course I try to avoid being in those situations as much as I can, which means avoiding my fellow man for the most part. And I really don’t like looking people in the eye – it just feels inappropriately intimate. I look at their mouth instead, to focus on what they are saying.
    It upsets me a lot if my routines are disturbed, especially if it involves doing something spontaneous. I find it very difficult to do more than one thing at a time, and do frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of everything else.
    Sounds like Aspergers, right?
    But then there is a bunch of other stuff which caused me to get a low score on this test:
    Despite what I wrote above, I actually find normal people quite interesting – the stuff they get up to is often interesting and amusing. I quite like going to parties once in a while, as long as i can quickly get drunk there so that whatever i say isn’t expected to make sense. More fun than going to the library for sure. For the same reason I would rather go to the theater than the museum. As for reading fiction, I loved that as a kid and would like to read more now in middle age but feel too guilty about taking the time for it. Then there were questions about numbers. No I am not fascinated by dates or numbers. This is not because of lack of interest or ability in math – I’m a professional mathematician with phd and a bunch of research articles. Just not very interested in numbers for their own sake. It’s the cleverness involved in deriving mathematical theorems that attracts me. And I can’t even remember my own telephone number, let alone anyone elses.
    As for relationships, most ladies want a normal guy and they can quickly tell that I don’t fit the bill. A few of them are more broadminded though, and with those I have a chance. So i had a few relationships, but much fewer than a typical normal guy. Have now been married (mostly happily) for 15 years. My wife is Asian (I’m western), and I think the cultural difference together with the fact that my wife has a few (charming) quirks of her own makes her less aware of and focused on my own non-normalness. It helps that I’m pretty much ok at reading people, caring and feeling empathy (I think). Besides my wife I have no real friends, just a few friendly acquaintances who I might exchange an email or two with every few months. I like it that way.
    Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. Reading the comments was very helpful in thinking about to what extend I might be an Aspie (although I still don’t know the answer to that).

    • Delores says:

      DA, This is not the best test to take (example in my comment above). an too many of the questions were just reworded versions of previous questions it seemed to me. This was probably put together for a thesis of some sort.

      Asperger’s is so much more than this drop in the bucket. Asperger’s also can involve iagnostic criteria that includes motor dexterity, how well they handle frustration, whether there are sensory issues, and how they handle time. Sp, don’t take this online test for a diagnosis either way. Some of what you describe can be attributed to other disorders, and not autism at all.

      I am glad you found someone you can share your life with. It certainly make life a bit easier if you have a supportive partner (or friend) in our life.

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