MNA – Tara Sharifi, 11, has scored 162 points – the highest number possible – on the Mensa IQ test, two points higher than the estimated IQs of physicist Albert Einstein and cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking.
Scoring 162 points means that Tara is well above the so-called ‘genius benchmark’ of 140.
“I was shocked when I got the result. I never expected to get such a good score,” she said.
Tara took the test in Oxford and had to answer questions within a set time.
Tara’s family is originally from Borazjan county in the Southern Iranian Bushehr Province.
“I knew she is intelligent but such a great success of her was unexpected to me,” her father said.