Arnav Sharma, a UK-born Indian-origin boy recently beat the IQ test score of German-born theoretical physicist Einstein and celebrated cosmologist Hawking. According to reports, the so-called genius benchmark is set at 140 and 11-year-old Sharma, scored a whopping 162 – the maximum possible result you can achieve on the paper and two points higher than Einstien and Hawking did in their time.
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Academicians around the world were further shocked to find out that the boy passed the infamously difficult test a few weeks back with zero preparation and had never seen what a typical paper looked like before taking it.
“I took the exam at the Salvation centre and it took about two and a half hours,” he recalled. “There were about seven or eight people there. A couple were children but the rest were adults. It was what I thought it would be.”
His family was astounded when they found out about the result.