11-Year-Old Iranian Girl Gets the Highest Mensa IQ Score, Beating Einstein, Hawking

Sharifi, a student at Aylesbury High School, recently took the Mensa IQ test in
Oxford where she scored well above the “genius benchmark” of 140. The
11-year-old student scored 162 points on the test, which is two points ahead of
Einstein, a theoretical physicist who is considered as one of the two pillars
of modern physics, and famous cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking.

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Mensa IQ test, which needed to be answered within a set time, focused on the
student’s ability to understand the meanings of words, according to Iran Front Page.

“I was shocked when I got the result – I never
expected to get such a good score,”

the score she received, Sharifi now qualifies for the Mensa membership, which
is also known as the High IQ society.

“It was a joint decision between me and my parents
to take the test,”
girl said. “It will be a wonderful
opportunity to meet other people within the Mensa system. I have told some of
my friends at school and they were really impressed.”

also added that when she becomes older, she would pursue “something related to mathematics.”
Her father, meanwhile, admitted that he was surprised by the result, but was
proud of what his daughter achieved.

“I am extremely proud but very surprised at how well
Tara scored,”
father, Hossein, said, Bucks Herald UK reported. “I figured she might do well when we watched
TV and she would get maths questions before the contestants. I knew she was
very clever but I did not think she would have such a high IQ.”