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30 June 2017

Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking beaten on Mensa IQ test by 11yo boy

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was beaten on the Mensa test by an 11-year-old.

A BOY genius achieved a higher score than brains Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in a prestigious IQ test.

Arnav Sharma decided to sit the Mensa IQ test, developed in UK to form an elite society of intelligent people. To be part of the society, you have to have an IQ higher than 132.

At just 11 years old, Arnav was one of few to pass the gruelling test and scored 162, higher than the 160 score both Einstein and Hawking achieved.

Sharma, from the UK, wants to use his intelligence to help the world, much like theoretical physicists Einstein and Hawking. The Mensa test measures the average IQ as 100.

Mensa is one of the most exclusive clubs in the world and you can only join if your IQ test results are in the top two per cent.

There are currently 20,000 members in Mensa and only 1500 are under the age of 18.

Arnav, whose hobbies include badminton, swimming and reading, toldThe Independent not many people passed the Mensa test, but he did not find it difficult.

“I had no preparation at all before taking the Mensa exam,” he said.

“It took about 2.5 hours. There were non verbal questions as well as verbal questions.

“It wasn’t that difficult but I had to guess a few questions as there wasn’t much time.”

German physicist and scientist Albert Einstein.

German physicist and scientist Albert Einstein.Source:AFP

Arnav said his parents were surprised by his achievement.

He has a younger brother, 4, who he will encourage to take the test when he’s older.

You have to be aged at least 10-and-a-half to sit any of the Mensa exams.

Arnav isn’t the only young genius to pass the Mensa test.

Last year 11-year-old Saanya Verma got a perfect score.

She also got a score of 162 and both her and Arnav are in the top one per cent and are some of the youngest people to achieve this top mark.

In 2015 a 12-year-old achieved a score of 162 on the Mensa test and in 2013, another 11-year-old also got the perfect mark.

Saanya told Business Insider she had advice for people who were considering sitting the Mensa test.

“You don’t need to worry at all,” she said.

“The test is written in a way that any person can do it, you don’t need to have schooling in specific subjects.”

She warned people not to get distracted and suggested annotating as much as you could.

Actors Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn stop by the WSJ Caf� and reveal the secrets of playing Albert Einstein in the National Geographic series “Genius.”

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