The score puts her in top 1% of brightest people in Britain
A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in the U.K. has stunned everyone after she scored an incredible 162 in her IQ test — a score even higher than that of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Neha Ramu, daughter of an Indian doctor couple, achieved a score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test — the highest score possible for her age.
The score puts the teen in the top 1 per cent of the brightest people in the U.K. and means that she is more intelligent than physicist Hawking, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and scientist Einstein, who are all thought to have an IQ of 160.
“Neha scored 162 on the Cattell IIIB test, putting her within the top 1 per cent of people in the country,” a spokesman for British Mensa said.
Neha’s parents lived in India before moving to Britain when their daughter was seven, The Telegraph reported.
She took the test for Mensa, a society for people with high IQs, and achieved a perfect score of 280/280 — the maximum possible score for someone under the age of 18.
“I am so proud of her. Although she’s been doing well at these kinds of tests for sometime now, this is just marvellous. I can’t express the feeling,” her mother Jayashree said.
“I’m really, really happy because I found the test quite hard and I wasn’t really holding out much hope that I’d be a member of Mensa,” Neha said.