Albert Einstein did it. So did Stephen Hawking. Joining the league of these extraordinary men is 11-year-old Akhilesh Chandorkar from Nagpur who scored an astonishing 160 in the Mensa IQ test when he appeared for it last month.
With the accomplishment of this feat, Chandorkar is being compared to some of the most intelligent people in the history of the world.
“My parents were aware of the Mensa IQ test but and it’s only when I reached the minimum participation age, that is 10 years, they asked if I am interested in appearing for the test. I agreed,” Chandorkar said.
On asking how he prepared for the test, he replied that he solved both online and books puzzles. “I started preparing three months before the exam. During vacations also, I kept reading books,” he said.
Chandorkar found the questions easy though he felt second paper consumed more time. “I was expecting to get 140 marks in paper one while I was doubtful about second paper two. I was shocked when my parents revealed that I scored 160 marks.”
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He attended the test while on a family trip to Scotland in June.
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 two per cent of the population, measured by a recognised or approved IQ testing process.
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