Eleven-year-old Anushka Dixit scored 162 on the Mensa IQ test two points more than physicist Stephen Hawking’s score.
She also is officially brighter than science genius Albert Einstein after scoring the highest possible mark in the Mensa IQ test.
Dixit is now officially among the top 1% of people in the world in terms of intelligence. A score of 140 is considered a “genius IQ”.
She took her test at the University of East London on on April 20, the Metroreported.
Dixit who hails from the city’s Barkingside area, is now eligible for membership of Mensa. Also known as the “High IQ Society”, membership of the association is open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardised, supervised intelligence test.
“Initially, I was very nervous as there were lots of people way older than me,” Dixit said. She said she had been challenged by the non-verbal reasoning section of the test also with time when she had to solve “28 questions in four minutes”.
According to her mother Arti, who hails from Haryana’s Faridabad, Anushka Dixit has always been a bright child. She started talking when she was just six months old by “copying words from television advertisements”. Her long list of accomplishments includes memorising the entire periodic table in just 40 minutes.
The 11-year-old dreams of becoming a doctor when she grows up.