An 11-year-old schoolgirl has achieved the highest points in Mensa IQ Test, beating the renowned scientists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Tara Sharif scored 162 points, the highest score possible and well above the ‘genius benchmark’ of 140. “I was shocked when I got the result. I never expected to get such a good score,” says Tara.
Tara took the non-verbal test in Oxford, which involved understanding the meaning of words and answering a set of questions in the prescribed time.
Tara hails from Borazjan county in the Southern Iranian Bushehr Province. Her father said that he is extremely proud of her and also surprised at how well she scored.
“I knew she is intelligent but such a great success was unexpected to me,” he said.
The 11-year-old shared her future plans after acing the Mensa IQ Test. “When I am older, I would like to do something related to mathematics,” she said.
Tara is now eligible for the membership of Mensa, which is also known as the ‘high IQ society’.