An Indian-origin girl in England has scored two points more than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in the British Mensa IQ test. The 12-year-old girl has now been invited to join the elite British Mensa IQ Society.
Rajgauri Pawar from Cheshire County scored 162 in the British Mensa IQ Test, which she had taken in Manchester in April. Her score is the highest possible IQ for any student under the age of 18.
Pawar is among one percent people who take the test and get to the maximum mark. The benchmark for 'genius' is fixed at 140. Pawar is among 20,000 people, who have achieved the score globally, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.
"I was a little nervous before the test but it was fine and I'm really pleased to have done so well," Pawar said. Dr Surajkumar Pawar, her father, said: "This wouldn't have been possible without the efforts of her teachers and the support which my daughter enjoys every day at school."
Pawar is a student at the Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. Andrew Barry, her math teacher who is also proud of her achievement, said: "Everybody is delighted. She is a very well-liked student and we all expect great things from her."