French Foreign Legion IQ test

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Writing IQ test in the French Foreign Legion

Today, we’re going to unpack a topic that often gets overlooked when we talk about joining the French Foreign Legion. That’s right, we’re talking about the IQ test or in French, “psychotechniques”. You might not hear about it as often as the physical tests, but it’s just as key to getting through the selection process.

First, let’s clear up something important. The IQ test is not the same as the psychological test. While both are parts of the selection process, they have different goals. The IQ test is looking to measure your thinking skills. It tests your ability to problem solve, your math skills, and your ability to understand and use visual information. In other words, it’s a measure of your Intelligence Quotient or IQ.

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The psychological test, on the other hand, is all about who you are as a person. It’s less predictable and harder to prepare for because it’s trying to understand your personality. For this test, you’ll answer a wide range of questions. Some of these might seem personal or strange, like “Have you ever thought about ending your own life?”, “What is your favorite animal?”, or “Do you find it easy to make friends?”. But remember, each question is designed to understand you better.

With that said, let’s dig into five important things you need to know about the IQ test in the French Foreign Legion

1.) Not knowing French is okay

The first thing to remember is that you don’t need to speak or understand French to pass the test. The people running the test understand that many of the candidates don’t speak French. So, don’t let the language barrier hold you back.

2.) It’s an all-or-nothing test

This is a pass-or-fail test. If you don’t pass, you can’t continue with the selection process and have to leave right away. However, you’re allowed to try again after a waiting period, which can be from 6 months to 2 years.

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3.) You can and should prepare

The IQ test is made up of different parts, including logical reasoning tests, spatial reasoning tests, and basic math reasoning tests. Fortunately, you can find plenty of free IQ tests online that can help you get familiar with these kinds of questions. Don’t stress too much about your results on these practice tests. They’re just for practice. You can also prepare with the Legion Training App. It’s specifically designed to help people who want to join the French Foreign Legion get ready for the tests.

4.) Your test score can shape your career in the Legion

You might not be thinking about this now, but your score on the IQ test can have a big impact on your future in the Legion. A good score can open up opportunities in specialized roles like being a combat medic, working in communication, or doing office work.

5.) Your score isn’t set in stone

After you’ve joined the Legion, you can try to improve your score by retaking the test. This is a common practice, especially for legionnaires who want to qualify for special training.

In short, the IQ test is a crucial part of the selection process for the French Foreign Legion. It’s not just about getting in, but also about what opportunities might be open to you once you’re in. So, don’t take it lightly. Prepare for it like you would any other test, and you’ll increase your chances of not only joining the Legion but also having a successful career within it.

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  2. Saque en puntaje 127 a 132 y voy a la legión en enero tengo 20 años y soy de Panamá y justo quiero ir al 2 reg y cuando sea caporal unirme a los GCM

  3. Hi thr, how you doing? am really pleased to know and read your vlogs about ffl, want to know how many paid leaves will we be assigned post 1 year of joining and will we get the sanction for home country vacation if paid leaves are guaranteed?

    • Hello sir iq information about me big. Dream in French 🇫🇷 foreign I’m Nepali

    • It’s a personality test and it’s hard to fail. It supposed to determine if you are someone normal or a psychopath

  4. How many IQ question do we get and what is the pass marks for IQ? Is there a website where i can get ffl iq test sample and lastly i heard that before entering ffl we are given 10 Iq question and if we pass then only we are are sent to do pull ups and so on..is it true??

  5. Hey ARON,

    DO we get a chance to go to my home country while I am in 5 years of contract . (I am not from europe)

    • Yes, you can once you got your passport back and made an official demand for going to a foreign country. I could officially go back home after a year.

  6. Hello, Aron! Greetengs from Bulgaria! I really like your storys and enjoy to read it. I really have wish to join the legion. I read about the IQ test. But I can’t find some books about IQ tests. I solve the free IQ test that you send link here. First time it was 103/124. Second time when I solve it the score was 112/124. Can you send me some links with IQ test or something like that? Because i want to practice more. Also I heard about a test with map that I must show where is the locations of shops, restaurants… is still there this test or not?

    • Hey, no I’m sorry, but I don’t know a test like showing restaurants and things like that on a map. The full version of the app is coming out very soon both on android an IOs

  7. Me da la sensación que el que escribió esto es el mismísimo Carlos Muñoz. Ojo en como se redacta, justificando muchas cosas e idolatrándolo.

    • You’ll have 45 days off a year and you only can go back to your country if you got your papers back

    • Hi Aron
      as you mentioned earlier how long does it take to get papers back ?

  8. Salout sir,I am from Nepal and I am belongs to normal family not good economic conditions.But I am well educated and my passion is joining the French legion army..how I can be there from Nepal and what is the process sir plz give me some advice and hints coz you already serverd as French legion army and I had read all your blogs sir.And I am in para military at present in Nepal but I my passion my aim is to join French Foreign legion army for fully military man sir …

    • at first you need to apply schengen visa and tourist visa has high probability to get visa than others.

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  12. Hi my name is Ahmed from Nigeria, and I am willing to join and serve legion at all cost, but please can some one help me send the IQ tests questions

    • Ahmed I tell you IQ test app download it (LEGION TRAINING APP)
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  13. The information is very useful and helpful for us who wants to join the Legion. However if you put some more sample question regarding to iq test it would be complete information. anyway thank you so much for your information.

  14. Hey,

    You have some IQ tests in the Legion Training app you can download for from either from the Appstore ou Google play.

    Good luck,
    Aron

  15. Hii Aron
    is their any time limit for physical test for eg 800 m should be done within 2:30 min like that and wanna know after 5 years of service will we get the European citizenship.. and wanna know if any Nepalese is going to France this year so that we can go together

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