"I was a little nervous before the test but it was fine and I’m really pleased to have done so well."
A 12-year-old girl, originally from India, has accomplished an extraordinary feat. By beating the likes of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in an IQ test.
Rajgauri Pawar achieved a score of 162, two points more than both of the world-famous geniuses.
The schoolgirl, who resides in Cheshire, took the British Mensa IQ test in April 2017. This test calculates a person’s intelligence and provides a score for which determines their IQ level.
The benchmark for “genius” level sets at 140. And for a person under the age of 18, 162 points is the highest they can possibly obtain.
Not only then has she surpassed Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. But the 12-year-old girl becomes one of the smartest teenagers in the world!
The 12-year-old girl spoke to Times of India about the result, expressing her surprise. She revealed: “I was a little nervous before the test but it was fine and I’m really pleased to have done so well.”
Her father, Dr Surajkumar Pawar, also spoke the score, giving praise to his daughter’s educators. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of her teachers and the support which my daughter enjoys every day at school,” he said.
In addition, teachers at Rajgauri’s school, Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School, have welcomed the news. They revealed their pride for the girl’s achievement. Her Maths teacher, Andrew Barry, added: “Everybody is delighted. She is a very well-liked student and we all expect great things from her.”
By scoring 162, Rajgauri Pawar has not just impressed herself and her family, but also Mensa itself.
The IQ organisation has even claimed that the 12-year-girl is one of only 20,000 people in the world to have achieved this score! In total, they make up only 1% of the world’s population.
Therefore, they have now invited Rajgauri to join their society.
This marks a huge success for the schoolgirl. Only those who achieve maximum scores in the Mensa IQ test can actually join the elite organisation.
Mensa became founded in 1946 by Lancelot Lionel Ware and Roland Berrill, as they created the society in Oxford.
With its mission described as to “identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity”, they focus solely on IQ. Meaning as long as people can prove they have a high IQ with their test, Mensa welcomes those from all backgrounds.
And now Rajgauri hails as one of their latest members to join the top society. With such a high intelligence at her young age, it seems the 12-year-old girl has a long, successful path ahead of her.