Indian boy Arnav Sharma beats Einstein, Stephen Hawking in IQ test

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Arnav Sharma who topped Mensa IQ Test
Arnav Sharma who topped Mensa IQ Test

New Delhi : 11-year-old Arnav Sharma has beaten legends like Einstein and Stephen Hawkings in Mensa IQ test score, becoming the brainiest child in the country.

He scored 162 marks that is two points higher than geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Indian origin boy Arnav Sharma, from Reading town in southern England, cleared the test with nil preparation, said a report.

His mark in the exam, which primarily measures verbal reasoning ability, puts him in the top one per cent of the nation in terms of IQ level, The Independent reported.

"I had no preparation at all for the exam but I was not nervous. My family were surprised but they were also very happy when I told them about the result," Arnav was quoted as saying by a news agency PTI.

Mensa is believed to be the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world. 

Membership is open to anyone who can demonstrate an IQ in the top 2 per cent of the population, measured by a recognised or approved IQ testing process. It was founded in 1946 in Oxford by Lancelot Lionel Ware, a scientist and lawyer, and Roland Berrill, an Australian barrister, but the organisation later spread around the world.

(With inputs from Agencies)