I have done some pitch recognition tests. No note was given, and between questions a very chatty piece of music was placed to erase your mind. I got a 4/20 and for the rest I was off up or down a second-third.
I saw on youtube people taking pitch tests but not answering for ex C3 or D4. They were answering just C or D. No indication of the octave. I could relatively recognize that a note might be G for example or around G in C3 octave but for some I was an octave off. For one example I was thinking it was E5 when in fact it was E4.
I Googled about this issue but I couldn't find anything. Am I broken or is it normal to mess also the octave when doing pitch recognition?
(I find piano to give me the most confusion about pitch, maybe because of harmonic richness.)