Anyone who scores above 140 on the test, is considered to be a genius.

Indian-origin girl beats Einstein and Stephen Hawking scores 162 on the Mensa IQ test
news News Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 09:23

An Indian-origin girl in England has managed to beat Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in the British Mensa IQ test, despite being just 12 years old.

Rajgauri Pawar took the test in Manchester last month, and scored 162. Anyone who scores above 140 on the test, is considered to be a genius.

According to a report in PTI, Pawar, who hails from Cheshire county, is among the 1% of people who achieve the maximum mark possible for someone below 18.

She is one of only 20,000 people to achieve the score worldwide, Mensa said in a statement.

"I was a little nervous before the test but it was fine and I'm really pleased to have done so well," Pawar was quoted as saying.

“I am just feeling on top of the world and can’t explain in words. It’s an honour for me to represent India on foreign soil and achieve such a feat...The test was kind of a mixed bag, easy at the beginning and got tough at the end. The key difficulty was completing the test in time,” the 12-year-old told The Indian Express.

Rajgauri's father, Dr Surajkumar Pawar, hails from Baramati in Pune, and is a research scientist at the University of Manchester.

"This wouldn't have been possible without the efforts of her teachers and the support which my daughter enjoys every day at school,” he was quoted as saying.

The British Mensa society has now invited Rajgauri to join them as a member.

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