A 12-year old girl surpasses Albert Einstein and Stephen King ‘scores in IQ test.
While 140 is the ultimate goal in IQ and considered as a benchmark for being a genius, Rajgauri Pawar scored 162.
With that score, Pawar has a higher mark than both theoretical physicists, Einstein and Hawking, with two points in difference
Having Indian roots and was born in Cheshire in England, Pawar was in Manchester to take the British Mensa IQ test last month.
“I was a little nervous before the test but it was fine and I’m really pleased to have done so well.” Pawar said.
Pawar is said to be the longest candidate who sits the exam and reach the greatest score. The 12-year-old girl got the highest IQ score for girls and boys who are less than 18 years old.
Many people who knew Pawar, such as her father and her school (Altrincham Grammar School for Girls), are happy and proud of the little girl.
“This wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of her teachers and the support which my daughter enjoys every day at school,” Pawar’s father, Dr Surajkumar Pawar, commented.
“Everybody is delighted. She is a very well-liked student and we all expect great things from her,” Andrew Barry, Pawar’s Math teacher, remarked.
Mensa stated that Pawar is one of the 20,000 people worldwide to get this score. Therefore, after reaching such a high score, Pawar joined the Mensa society and becoming a member.
As well as the oldest, Mensa is the largest high IQ society globally. It is a non-profit organization which was created in 1946 and currently run by Elissa Rudolph. Mensa’s mission and target aim to “identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity.”