Indian-origin girl in the UK aces IQ test

A kid brighter than Einstein and Hawking?

Diaspora

May 12, 2017

/ By / New Delhi



 

A girl of Indian origin has outshone all others participating in an IQ test in the UK and apparently has outscored even Einstein and Hawking.

By securing 162 points in the British Menza IQ test, a 12-year-old Indian origin girl in England has outscored the geniuses, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, who both managed 160.

Rajgauri Pawar, who wrote the test last month in Manchester, has given herself the edge of possibly having the highest IQ in the under-18 age-group.

Hailing from Cheshire county, Pawar is not only from among the one pc of those who sit in the Mensa test, but, also a rare  kid to have beaten the ‘genius’ benchmark set at 140. She is also one of the only 20,000 people to achieve the score worldwide, Mensa has said.

Mensa is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. It has more than 20,000 members from all walks of life with IQs in the top two pc.

Commenting on her participation and victory, Pawar said, “I was a little nervous before the test, but, it was fine and I’m really pleased to have done so well.”

A student at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Pawar will now be joining the elite British Mensa IQ Society as a member. Mensa’s members use the society to share their knowledge, their enthusiasms and their passions with like-minded people.

“Everybody is delighted. She is a very well-liked student and we all expect great things from her,” said Andrew Barry, her maths teacher.

“This wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of her teachers and the support she enjoys everyday at school,” commented her father, Dr Surajkumar Pawar.

Founded in England in 1946 by Lancelot Lionel Ware and Roland Berrill, Mensa’s mission is to ‘identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity’.

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