Procrastination Test

Procrastinate much? This scientific test on procrastinating will let you know how much of a problem procrastination is for you.


This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have a problem with procrastination. This screening measure is not designed to make a diagnosis or take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation. Please take the time to fill out the below form as accurately, honestly, and completely as possible. All of your responses are confidential. It takes most people 3 minutes to complete.


I am a year old / /

1. I delay making a decision until it’s too late.

2. I generally delay before starting on work I have to do.

3. I find myself running out of time.

4. Even after I make a decision, usually I delay acting upon it.

5. I waste a lot of time on trivial matters before getting to the final decisions.

6. I often find myself performing tasks that I had intended to do days before.

7. I am continually saying “I’ll do it tomorrow.”

8. I rarely get things done on time.

9. I am not very good at meeting deadlines.

10. I’ve lost money or something of value due to putting things off till the last minute.

11. I often waste time doing other things when I’m trying to prepare for a deadline.

12. Even jobs that require little else except sitting down and doing them, I find that they seldom get done for days.


This procrastination test is adapted from a version of the pure procrastination scale, originally from Steel, P. (2010). Arousal, avoidant and decisional procrastinators: Do they exist? Personality and Individual Differences, 48(8), 926 and the work of Svartdal & Steel (2017). For research and educational purposes only; other use may be prohibited by law.



Psych Central Research Team

Psych Central quizzes are developed by Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. in conjunction with other psychological researchers, based upon scientific studies and/or the official diagnostic criteria for a disorder. Dr. Grohol is a published researcher, author, and mental health expert, and he currently sits on the scientific board of Computers in Human Behavior. Learn more about how we develop our psychological tests.

APA Reference
Research Team, P. (2020). Procrastination Test. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 30, 2020, from


Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 29 Jul 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 29 Jul 2020
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