12 Year old Indian origin girl, Lydia Sebastian, scored more than Einstein and Hawking in IQ test!

Meet the 12 year old Indian origin (Kerala) girl, Lydia Sebastian from Langham, United Kingdom who scored the maximum points in Mensa IQ test. She scored 162 points which is the highest possible score. Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking scored 160 points in the same test when they took it. The test measures primarily the verbal reasoning ability of the individuals.

Lydia who has prepared for an year for the test called it “easy” and said “At first, I was really nervous but once I started, it was much easier than I expected it to be and then I relaxed.”


Her father, Arun Sebastian who works as a radiologist in Colchester general hospital said “She was talking about it for over a year. When I heard she had the maximum possible mark, I was overwhelmed, and so was my wife.”

With her score she can now have the membership of Mensa which is only given to the top 2% of highest scorers in the test.

Lydia and her family hails from Kerala. She has been a voracious reader since her childhood and according to the guardian reports she has completed all the Harry Potter books three times, started playing violin at the age of four. Her parents also said that she started talking at the age of just six months!!

We wish Lydia on her success and we hope she reaches lots of heights!

Source: The Guardian

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