A CHILD genius has achieved the highest possible score in a Mensa IQ test – beating Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Freya Mangotra sat the test in October when she was just 10-and-a-half, the youngest age allowed.
The impressive youngster from Moseley, Birmingham, achieved 162 points in the Cattell II B test which examines verbal reasoning.
Her score is two points above Einstein who is believed to have an IQ of 160, the same as Professor Hawking.
Freya’s results in the test means she is officially a “genius” according to the officials at Mensa.
Proud dad Kuldeep Kumar said he didn’t want to put too much pressure on his only child, but that from the early age of two or three, he already knew she was “gifted”.
Dr Kumar, a psychiatrist, said: “They said it’s the highest you can get under the age of 18.
“She grasps things very fast. She can concentrate very quickly and remember things – she only needs to read or do something once to remember.
“We are blessed.”
Not only is Freya a genius when it comes to verbal reasoning, she also has a black belt in taekwondo and enjoys writing stories, drama and chess.
To add to her impressive list of hobbies, Freya has a passion for swimming, Bollywood dancing and does an extra-curricular activity every day of the week.
But she’s still undecided about what she wants to be when she grows up.
“It changes,” said Dr Kumar. “She wanted to be a doctor but then went off it.
“She wants to write, she likes stories but she also wanted to become a film director.”
Dr Kumar added that Freya is a keen reader, just like he and his wife, Dr Gulshan Tajuria, who is currently studying for a PhD in child development.
IQ do you think you are?
- Andy Warhol – 86
- Britney Spears – 104
- Dwight D. Eisenhower – 122
- George W. Bush – 124
- Jodie Foster – 132
- Arnold Schwarzenegger – 135
- Shakira – 140
- Meryl Streep – 143
- Barack Obama – 145
- Snoop Dogg – 147
- Carol Vorderman – 154
- Albert Einstein – 160
- Stephen Hawking – 160
- Bill Gates – 160
- Sury Ranjan (aged 13) – 162
- Tara Sharifi (aged 11) – 162
- 70% of the population fall between 85 and 115. Less than 3% score higher than 130. 140 is considered the genius benchmark.
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In March Nishi Uggalle from Manchester, dubbed the “human calculator” was crowned Channel 4’s Child Genius 2019.
Freya is currently a pupil at The Blue Coat School in Edgbaston where she is head girl.
She has been offered a scholarship to King Edward VI High School for Girls and has already passed the entrance exam for selective grammar school, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls.
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