Mukund Soni, a 10-year-old Indian-origin kid, who lives in Mayfair Avenue (Ilford), UK has brilliantly scored a perfect 162 in the MENSA’s verbal reasoning Cattell III B Scale, surprisingly higher than Einstein’s and Stephen Fleming’s score of 160. Both Hawking and Einstein are thought to have an IQ of 160.
Mukund took the famous MENSA IQ test in the month of March and achieved the highest possible mark of 162.
Mukund said on being asked about how he felt after beating Albert Einstein’s and Stephen Fleming’s score of 160, “I feel really proud to become one of the youngest people to achieve the highest possible score in the IQ test. I would like to come back to India if I find a really good opportunity, but for now I would like to stay in England for my education”.
Mahendra Soni, Mukund’s Father said, “We knew that he will get in the top 2 per cent but to get a score like this is really incredible”.
The MENSA IQ test can be taken by children aged over ten and a half years and consists of two separate sections. The first section deals with verbal reasoning skills, while the second is the image-based Culture Fair Test in which he scored 142. A student of Highlands Primary School, Ilford, Mukund Soni has now joined the executive list – only 1% of candidates taking the test manage to achieve the highest score possible.
Mensa is accepted to be the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. The Membership is open to all above 10 and a half years old, who can demonstrate an IQ in the top 2% of the population, measured by a perceived or approved IQ testing process.