Bengaluru girl beats Einstein, Hawking

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London: A 12-year-old girl in UK who is originally from Ben­g­al­uru, has stunned ever­yone after she scored an incredible 162 on her IQ test – even higher than Einstein and Step­hen Hawk­ing. Neha Ramu, dau­ghter of an Ind­ian doctor couple, achieved a score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test – the highest score possible for her age.
The score puts the tween in the top one per cent of brightest people in the UK and means she is more intelligent than physicist Hawking, Micro­soft founder Bill Gates and scientist Albert Einstein, who are all thought to have an IQ of 160.
“Neha scored 162 on the Cattell IIIB test, putting her within the top one per cent of people in the country,” a spokesman for British Mensa said.
Neha who studied at Sri Aurobindo Memorial School in Banashankari until age seven, moved to Britain with her parents shortly thereafter.  
12-yr-old city girl in elite IQ league
A prodigious twelve-year-old who has her roots in Bengaluru has given Einstein and Stephen Hawking a run for their money, with a score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test.
This catapults Neha Ramu into the elite “High IQ Society,” Mensa. 162 is the highest score possible for anybody below the age of 18.
A student at Sri Aurobindo Memorial School in Banashankari up to the age of seven, Neha was a quiet girl, who showed no signs of extraordinary ability.
When her parents, Jayashree and Ramu - both doctors - moved to London in 2007, Neha first outstripped her previous records by making it into one of the most prestigious middle schools in the country, Tiffin Girls’ School in Kingston-upon-Thames. “When they finish fifth grade, students in the UK have to take an entrance test to get into middle school,” said Murali, Neha’s uncle.
Two years later, Neha took the test for Mensa, where she achieved an oustanding score. “At first, I didn’t realise what she was capable of as she wasn’t being stretched at school,” Neha’s mother was quoted as saying in The Telegraph.
While other kids her age wanted to go to basketball and swimming camps, Neha chose the John Hopkins academic programme in America, where she would work for up to seven hours a day, dissecting body parts like the brain and studying the nervous system.
An avid swimmer and a big Harry Potter fan, Neha took her SATs at the age of 12, scoring 740 out of 800 in a test that is designed for 17 year olds.
She can now get into any Ivy League College she likes and will also win her an award in the Grand Ceremony in Baltimore. She hopes to go to Harvard someday and be a doctor, like her parents. However, she will remain in school and go to university with the rest of her classmates. “Her parents don’t want to pressurise her into skipping grades and goinn to college early,” said her uncle. “They've been very supportive of her that way.”
 

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