Indian Girl Power: Eleven-Year-Olds Top Mensa Test in UK

Two Indian-origin girls are now counted in the league of Hawking and Einstein after scoring 162 in the Mensa IQ test.

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Kashmea Wahi (right) and Anushka Binoy (left) have both scored the highest possible score, 162, in the Mensa IQ Test. (Photo altered by <b>The Quint</b>)

In a span of just over a month, two eleven-year-old girls of Indian-origin in the UK have achieved the highest possible score of 162 in a Mensa IQ test.

Mumbai-born Kashmea Wahi recently achieved a top score of 162 out of 162, putting her in the league of scientists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking and in the top 1 percent of the country’s brightest. Both Hawking and Einstein are thought to have an IQ of 160.

It’s overwhelming to be compared with the likes of Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, the comparison is implausible and I believe it would take loads of achievements for anyone like myself to be able to get into the league of such legends. Anyways, I am buzzing with excitement.

Kashmea Wahi

Kashmea has said she took the test to prove a point to her parents.

We are ecstatic at Kashmea’s Mensa achievement. Although we always believed she had the intellectual prowess, the acknowledgement is reassuring that she does possess the ability, the energy which, if well channelised, can lead to something wonderful.

Kashmea’s Parents

In early December, 11-year-old Anushka Binoy, who was born in Kerala, also scored 162 to get into the high-IQ society Mensa.

Mensa is believed to be the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world. Membership is open to anyone who can demonstrate an IQ in the top 2 percent of the population, measured by a recognised or approved IQ testing process.

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