This 11-Year-Old Has A Higher IQ Than Einstein And Hawking According To Her Mensa Score

She scored above the 'genius benchmark'.

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An 11-year-old Iranian girl is making international headlines for receiving the highest possible Mensa IQ score, surpassing some of the greatest minds in history

Tara Sharifi.

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Tara Sharifi, a student at Aylesbury High School in the United Kingdom, recently took the Mensa IQ test in Oxford, NextShark reported.

The Mensa IQ test is a non-verbal test which focuses on the ability to understand the meanings of words.

She scored above the 'genius benchmark' of 140.

Tara's Mensa score of 162 points is two points ahead of the estimated IQs of theoretical physicist Albert Einstein and cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking

"I was shocked when I got the result – I never expected to get such a good score," the 11-year-old said.

She now qualifies for the Mensa membership, also known as the High IQ society.

"It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet other people within the Mensa system," she added.

According to her father, Tara has always been talented in mathematics, solving math questions in television shows before its contestants could

"I am extremely proud but very surprised at how well Tara scored. I knew she was very clever but I did not think she would have such a high IQ," Hossein said.

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Tara revealed that she wants to pursue "something related to mathematics" when she is older, NextShark reported.

Congratulations, Tara! We can't wait to see what you achieve in the future. <3

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