A 10-year-old Indian-origin boy from London has scored higher than Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein in an IQ test. Dhruv Talati achieved the highest possible score of 162 in Mensa’s Cattell III B Paper in July 2016. He beats the scores of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, both of whom scored 160.
Mensa is the oldest and largest high IQ society in the world, has only eight percent members who are under 16. The test attempted has 150 questions and assesses comprehension through passages of texts.
The 10-year-old now joins the elite club of one per cent of people who didn’t only score the highest but were also named the most intelligent people in the world. Dhruv Talati, a student of Fullwood Primary School in Barkingside, said, “The test was not that difficult, but the time made it a challenge.”
Dhruv Talati also plays cricket and tennis, at the age of 5, he was selected to play and train at LTA’s Compete Tennis, which is one of the 19 High-Performance Centre’s for Tennis in the UK. At the age of 9 years, he took up cricket and at the age of 10. He dreams to be a Robotics expert and a cricketer when he grows up.