11-year-old Iranian girl beats Einstein, Stephen Hawking in Mensa IQ tests

11-year old Iranian girl scores highest possible mark in Mensa IQ test
TEHRAN, May 27 (MNA) – Tara Sharifi, 11, has scored 162 points – the highest number possible – on the Mensa IQ test, two points higher than the estimated IQs of physicist Albert Einstein and cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking.

“I was shocked when I got the result. I never expected to get such a good score,” 11-year old Iranian girl said.

TEHRAN: An  11-year-old Iranian school girl scored, the highest points in Mensa IQ Test, leaving behind world renowned scientists, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Tara Sharif’s astonishing 162 point score indicates, that she is above the so called ‘genius benchmark’ of 140.

In a non-verbal test in Oxford, Tara focused on understanding the meaning of words and answered all the questions with in a set of time.

Sharing her thoughts on this achievement, Tara said: “I was shocked when I got the result. I never expected to get such a good score.” 

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What is Mensa IQ TEST?

Mensa is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world.[3][4][5] It is a non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardised, supervised IQ or other approved intelligence test.[6][7] Mensa formally comprises national groups and the umbrella organisation Mensa International, with a registered office in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, England[8] (which is separate from the British Mensa office in Wolverhampton[9]). The word mensa (/ˈmɛnsə/; Latin: [ˈmensa]) is Latin for “table“, as is symbolised in the organisation’s logo, and was chosen to demonstrate the round-table nature of the organisation; the coming together of equals.[10]

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