Rajgauri Pawar is just a 12-year-old kid, but she has already achieved something that hardly one per cent of the people in the world can get. Pawar has scored the highest possible points in the famous Mensa IQ test and has beaten the scores of geniuses like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
She also got the elite British Mensa membership for high IQ talents across the globe. According to an Indian Express report, a happy Pawar said, “I am just feeling on top of the world and can’t explain it in words. It’s an honour for me to represent India on foreign soil and achieve such a feat.”
Dr Surajkumar Pawar, Rajgauri’s father, who is a research scientist at the University of Manchester and hails from Baramati in Pune district, said that at present, only 20,000 such individuals exist across the globe; out of which hardly 1,500 are children, who fall in the category of 2% percentile.
“My daughter with a top 1% score leads the tally, making her one of the youngest to achieve such a feat,” he said.
After achieving this feat, Rajgauri revealed her future plans and said that she wants to pursue medicine. Apart from the field of medicine, she is also inclined towards topics including Physics, Astronomy and Environment. Swimming, netball and chess are among her favourite sports.
Speaking about how she achieved this, she said that she was preparing for entrance exams to secondary schools and it was then when her parents suggested that she attempt the British Mensa IQ test. Anyone above the age of 10.5 years can take the test. As it was something different and was like a competition across all age groups, it sounded interesting to her and worth focusing on.
The preparation does not include much of the academic syllabus, but is more of an aptitude test, evaluating the non-verbal reasoning of the candidate.