Indian-origin girl has highest IQ
An 11-year-old Indian-origin girl in the UK has achieved the top possible score of 162 on a IQ test of Mensa, becoming one of the youngest brainiest...
An 11-year-old Indian-origin girl in the UK has achieved the top possible score of 162 on a IQ test of Mensa, becoming one of the youngest brainiest students in the country.
Mumbai-born Kashmea Wahi achieved the top score of 162 out of 162, putting her in the league of scientists like Albert Einstein and Steven Hawking and in the top 1 per cent of the country’s brightest.
“It’s overwhelming to be compared with the likes of Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, the comparison is implausible and I believe it would take loads of achievements for anyone like myself to be able to get into the league of such legends.
Anyways, I am buzzing with excitement,” Kashmea said. Both Hawking and Einstein are thought to have an IQ of 160.
The daughter of IT management consultants, Vikas and Pooja Wahi, at Deutsche Bankin London took the test to prove a point to her parents.
The Cattell III B Mensa test is a well-known international evaluation process and Kashmea stumbled upon it while browsing her iPad.
Cattell III B has 150 questions, often assessing comprehension through passages of texts, while the maximum score that can be achieved is 161 for adults, and 162 for under-18s.
The high achiever at school felt it would be a good way to convince her parents to get off her case for not being buried in her books for long hours. “We are ecstatic at Kashmea’s Mensa achievement,” her parents said.