10-Year-Old Indian Boy From London Beats Einstein And Hawking, Scores 162 In Mensa IQ Test
It looks like a 10-year old broke the IQ score of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking with ease. Last month, we had reported how an 11-year-old Akhilesh Chandorkar scored a baffling 160 in Mensa IQ Test. However, a 10-year-old Indian boy has gone a step further by beating Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking’s scores.
It is generally thought that Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking have a Mensa IQ score of 162.
Dhruv Talati, who resides in Barkingside in Ilford, London has managed to get a maximum possible score of 162 in Mensa’s Cattell III B Paper in July 2016, which outdoes the individual scores of Einstein and Hawking that is 160.
The youngster, who attends Fullwood Primary School in Barkingside, Ilford, now joins the elite club of one percent of people who not only have scored the highest but also have been named the most intelligent people in the world.
“The test was not that difficult, but the time made it a challenge,” Dhruv said after the test.
Dhruv, who is also a gifted cricket and tennis player, was selected to play and train at LTA’s Compete Tennis, which is one of the 19 High-Performance Centre’s for Tennis in the UK, at the age of 5. At the age of 9 years, he took up cricket and at the age of 10, he was selected to play for Metropolitan Essex District. He dreams to be a Robotics expert and a cricketer when he grows up.
“I am very proud of Dhruv’s result. He did very well in the grammar school exams too this year, despite some family challenges we had and despite the fact, he plays two sports, which eats so much into his study time,” said his mother, who is a teacher by profession.
“It was a complete surprise! Did not expect Dhruv to get that score! He was so busy with this cricket that he had not prepared for it. This is an eye-opener for me. I will make every effort to encourage his talent,” said his father, who is an Investment Banking Consultant.
Mensa is the world’s oldest and largest high-IQ society. In 1946, Mensa was formed in Oxford by Roland Berrill, an Australian barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist, and a lawyer. Later, the organization spread worldwide and now has 110,000 members around the world, including 20,000 in the British Isles. Membership is limited to the top 2% of the population by IQ.
The Cattell III B test that Dhruv took has 150 questions, which assess comprehension through text passages. While the maximum possible score for adults is 161, the highest limit rests at 162 for anyone who’s under-18.