• Saturday, June 03, 2023


Twelve-year-old girl scores higher than Einstein and Hawking in ‘genius’ test

Rajgauri Pawar scored a higher score than both Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking (picture courtesy of altrincham.today)

By: Sarwaralam

A 12-year-old girl, who secured two points higher than geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in the British Mensa IQ test, has been invited to join the coveted society as a member.

Rajgauri Pawar appeared in the Mensa IQ Test in Manchester last month, and scored 162 the highest possible IQ for someone under the age of 18.

Ms Pawar of Cheshire county is among the one per cent of those who sit in the Mensa test and achieve the maximum mark, with the ‘genius’ benchmark set at 140. She secured 162, two points higher than Einstein and Hawking. She is one of only 20,000 people to achieve the score worldwide, Mensa said.

“I was a little nervous before the test but it was fine and I’m really pleased to have done so well,” Ms Pawar said.

She studies at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, which also expressed pride at her achievement.

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