A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in UK has stunned everyone after she scored an incredible 162 on her IQ test — even higher than Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Neha Ramu, daughter of an Indian doctor couple, achieved a score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test — the highest score possible for her age.
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The message says that a 12 year old Indian-origin girl in UK has an incredible IQ of 162, which is supposedly higher than that of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. It is a fact, with some misinformation.
Neha Ramu is a 13 year old Indian-origin girl from Surbiton, a suburban area of south west London, who moved to the UK from Bangalore, India along with her parents when she was seven. Neha scored 162 in the Cattell IIIB test, which put her in the top 1% of the brightest people in the country. She is now a part of an elite group called the Mensa society, an exclusive club for people with high IQs. An IQ score above 140 is generally considered to be that of a genius. The geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking were 'thought' to have an IQ of 160, which is why news reports said Neha Ramu has an IQ more than them.
Einstein never really took an IQ test, so it would not be appropriate to compare this 13 year old girl Neha Ramu with Albert Einstein and also Stephen Hawking, as they have achieved so much. Talking about this comparison, Neha told the same thing, "Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, they've achieved so much. It's not right to compare me to them just because of my IQ." She also said, "If I don't put in my effort and make use of my IQ then there's no point in having it." Rightly so, one should have the potential to use his intelligence efficiently. From reference section below, you can watch Neha Ramu talking about her achievement in the video report of BBC news.
Neha hopes to study neurology at Harvard University. Of late, an 11-year-old British school girl Cerys Cooksammy-Parnell has also achieved this maximum score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test.