Dhruv Talati, a 10 year old boy from Barkingside in Ilford, London has
achieved a maximum possible score of 162 in Mensa’s Cattell III B Paper
in July 2016 – beating Einstein’s and Stephen Hawking’s score of 160.
Dhruv Talati, who lives in Ilford with his parents and five-year-old sister, topped the high-IQ society’s Cattell B paper last month – beating the scores of well known geniuses like Einstein and Cambridge-graduate Hawking who both got 160.
The 11-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, a student of Fullwood Primary School in Barkingside, said, “The test was not that difficult, but the time made it a challenge.”
The test the primary school pupil took has 150 questions which assess how smart you are through passages of text.
The highest score an adult can get is 161, while for kids it is 162.
According to his dad Devang, sports-mad Dhruv’s high score came as a “complete surprise” as his focus so far has been on playing cricket and tennis.