The 11-year-old Tara Sharifi scored 162 points on the Mensa IQ test, which is the highest number possible. It is two points higher than the estimated IQs of physicist Albert Einstein and cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking.
The 11-year-old tara, originally from Borozjan, Iran, is well above the so-called “genius benchmark” of 140.
She took the test in Oxford, and said that she was shocked when she got the results because she never expected to get such a good score.
Her father said that he knew she was intelligent, but such a great success of her was unexpected to him.
The test was non-verbal, and it focused on her ability to understand the meanings of words.
She said that it was a joint decision between herself and her parents to take the test, and it will be a wonderful opportunity for her to meet other people within the Mensa system.
She now qualifies for membership of Mensa, and she says that she looks forward to meeting other members.
Tara noted that she would like to do something related to mathematics when she’s older, and her dad Hossein added that he’s extremely proud, but very surprised at the results.
He figures she might do well because she would get maths questions before the contestants when they would watch TV.