Harry Potter is one of the most famous books that you wouldn’t believe J.K. Rowling thought it up on a train! 

Most of us have taken quizzes to find out which House, wand, or magical pet we would have. 

But if you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’ve come across the same issue as have most of the Potter-verse fans: House sorting discrepancy. One of the essential features of being a Potterhead is knowing which House you belong to, but the results online are showing some discrepancies.

No two websites show the same result, and the same website shows two different results at times. 

Most of the questions don’t have much to do with the Potter-verse at all. Personal choices like favourite colour and food can’t influence whether you’re a Gryffindor or Hufflepuff, right? 

So which house are we really in? Who can solve this problem for us?

Fear not, my fellow Potterhead. Keep reading as we break down the statistics behind the sorting quiz. The Sorting Hat is never wrong!

How it works

Like most poll-based systems, the Harry potter House Quiz works on an algorithm. It’s not the same algorithm for all quiz websites, but no site functions without one.

These algorithms work on a preset notion of the four houses; that is, certain answers are for Slytherin, others for Hufflepuff, for Ravenclaw, and Gryffindor.

So, each time you answer a question, the algorithm adds points to the column of the corresponding House, and at the end of the quiz, it shows you the house for which you scored maximum points. 

While this is pretty standard, there is a slight issue here that is causing all these different results to show up every time.

What is the problem?

Most of us aren’t 100% of either house. We all have bits of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, and these sides show up in different circumstances. These also influence the answers you give.

That makes the chances of getting into your dream house difficult because while you may think you’re answering every question Gryffindor-style, the result might be Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff, maybe even Slytherin. While there is nothing wrong with any of the houses, if we have one in mind, getting into another house can be a bit disarming. 

So, what can we do?

They have updated their quiz questions as of 2021 and added more options. This is the one. 

Not only is it super fun to play, as all harry potter quizzes are, it also asks pretty relevant questions that can determine your House, such as which portion you’d like to have, who your favourite teacher is, and more. It asks 20 questions in total, and most of them are pretty good determinants of what Hogwarts House you belong to.

So, what are you waiting for? Get quizzing; your Hogwarts House awaits!

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Janice Martin is a professional journalist who loves to cover education, politics and social sciences. She is also a media influencer with 3 million followers.