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A 12-year-old Indian girl in the UK has an IQ higher than Einstein and Hawking

Rajgauri Pawar is an Indian-origin girl in England who got 165 points in the British Mensa IQ test, higher by two points than geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. She has been invited to join the coveted society as a member, according to Economic Times.

The 12-year-old appeared in the Britisj Mensa IQ Test in Manchester last month and scored 162 – the highest possible IQ for someone under the age of 18. Pawar is among the 1% of those who sit in the Mensa test and achieve the maximum score, with the genius benchmark being 140.

Pawar is one of only 20,000 people to achieve this score worldwide, Mensa said. “I was a little nervous before the test but it was fine and I’m really pleased to have done so well,” Pawar said.

Her father, Dr Surajkumar Pawar, declared: “This wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of her teachers and the support which my daughter enjoys every day at school”.

She is a student at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, which also expressed pride at her achievement.

Daisy Wilder