Yusuf Shah, an 11-year-old youngster, achieved the highest score possible on a Mensa test, outperforming geniuses Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. According to a story in the Yorkshire Evening Post, he received a score of 162 on the IQ test, although the two legends are thought to have had IQs of about 160.
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The boy attends Wigton Moor Primary School in Leeds and is in class six. “Everyone at school believes I am very smart, and I have always wanted to know if I was in the top 2% of individuals who take the test,” he said in a statement to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The publication added that Shah’s family decided he would prepare for the Mensa test along with his high school application, which included learning material that was somewhat similar.
Irfan, Yusuf’s father, stated to the media, “It is challenging to study for the test. We didn’t do anything specifically for the IQ exam; we just carried on as usual.” Furthermore, he stressed the value of his son continuing to put forth the effort. “Irfan continued, “We take it all in good fun and I still tell him that your dad is still smarter than you. Even if you have talent, you still need to put in the most effort.”
It is also claimed that Yusuf misheard instructions to answer 15 questions in three minutes during one segment of the test and thought he had 13 minutes. He, therefore, took his time in responding to the inquiries. Despite everything, the boy performed remarkably well, finishing in the top 1% and earning the highest score.
The family went to Nando’s to eat Portuguese-style chicken to commemorate this accomplishment.
According to the site, Yusuf intends to study mathematics at Cambridge or Oxford in the future, but in the interim, he will hone his creative writing abilities in order to pass secondary school entrance exams.