A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy in the UK has got the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, placing him in the top one percent people in the world who achieved this feat.
The teenage maths genius, from Wokingham in south-east England, reportedly scored 162 in his entry IQ test, placing him in the top one percent people in the world who achieved this feat.
The boy has also scored the highest mark in the second test, known as the Culture Fair scale. He got 152 in the second test.
Garg, a student of Reading School, a grammar in Berkshire, is also working on the development of an app. The app connects people who are interested in socializing with new friends in the same area.
“I was just so surprised to get the result. I was looking for something to do over the summer holidays and so I thought I’d try taking the test, but did not expect to do so well,” he said.
“I’m really looking forward to the new school year, I really like school and want to use the app to help people,” Garg said.
His mother, Divya, said the whole family is proud of their young prodigy, whose favorite subjects are maths and chemistry.
“When he got the maximum score they told me it’s the highest mark possible but I didn’t realize what it meant. It was only when I spoke to Mensa that they told me I said ‘oh my God’ this is special, this is really something worth celebrating,” she said.
A keen cricketer and table tennis player, Garg can also complete a Rubik’s Cube in under 100 seconds.
“In year one was when we started to realize he was gifted as his teachers said he was very sharp and had to have special lessons, so all along he was always special. He is an avid reader and reads a lot of journals,” Garg’s mother said.
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 percent of the population, measured by a recognized or approved IQ testing process.