This 9-itemed ADD Test takes only a couple of minutes to complete. The scale is an online screening tool to help find out whether you have Attention Deficient Disorder.

ADD TEST


Instructions: Answer each item that you believe accurately describes your condition in the past month

1. I make careless and avoidable mistakes while I’m working on important tasks
  • Not at all
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

2. Even in important matter, it’s difficult for me to keep my attention on one thing for a sufficient length of time
  • Not at all
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

3. Whether I am talking to someone or listening to someone talking to me, I find it hard to follow the thread of a conversation, even if people are talking to me directly
  • Not at all
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

4. While working on important tasks, I’m easily sidetracked by minor things
  • Not at all
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

5. I'm a well-organized person who can complete tasks or plans from start to finish
  • Not at all, it’s almost an impossible challenge for me to organize my tasks and activities
  • No, I try hard to organize my tasks and activities, but mostly fail to do so
  • Yes, most of the time, I manage to keep my issues organized
  • Definitely yes, I always keep all my issues organized and meticulously plan all my tasks and activities

6. I tend to lose or misplace the necessities (like my phone, wallet, keys, eyeglasses etc.) or things necessary for my tasks and activities (e.g. papers, books, pens, tools etc.)
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

7. I forget to attend my appointments and/or pay my bills, or become forgetful about doing something I do regularly Never, I’m a very punctual person
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Never, I’m a very punctual person
  • Rarely, it could only happen if I’m under pressure, overloaded or preoccupied with something
  • Very Often

8. I don’t like work, which requires me to focus for a long period of time
  • Not at all, I like tasks that require extended mental effort and diligence
  • No, It’s not a problem for me to stay focused over a long period of time
  • Yes, I get easily bored doing tasks requiring my attention over long periods
  • Yes, I hate any task that requires my focus for any long period

9. My focus shifts from one task to another frequently
  • No, I always follow the rule – one thing at a time
  • No, but I sometimes struggle to keep my focus on one task
  • Yes, my focus shifts from one task to another quite often
  • Yes, my focus shifts from one task to another very often