Anushka Dixit, an 11-year-old child prodigy is officially announced brighter than science genius Albert Einstein after scoring the highest mark in the Mensa IQ test, Metro reported. Memory wizard Anushka could remember the entire periodic table in only 40 minutes, scoring the maximum 162 points, which means she is above the ‘genius’ score of 140 and two points higher than Stephen Hawking.

Memory wizard Anushka could remember the entire periodic table in only 40 minutes, scoring the maximum 162 points, which means she is above the ‘genius’ score of 140 and two points higher than Stephen Hawking.

Her mother Arti, 45, said her only child has always been bright, and started talking at the age of six months. Anushka would copy words from TV adverts, and that’s how she sharpened her memory since childhood. After convincing her family to compete in the Mensa IQ tests after having passed her 11 plus exams, Anushka, from Barkingside, London, said, “It was not very difficult, just slightly difficult.”

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She was three decades younger than most participants in the room, and got the highest score, which now puts her in the top 1% of the world in terms of intelligence. “One part was 28 questions in four minutes. It just boosted my self-confidence after passing the 11 plus and that made me want to sit the Mensa test. I got full marks. I was definitely quite shocked at that. I started to cry after the test finished because I thought that I might have got one of the non-verbal questions wrong. I was aiming for 162 but I was still shocked,” she added.

“I started to cry after the test finished because I thought that I might have got one of the non-verbal questions wrong. I was aiming for 162 but I was still shocked”

Anushka who wanted to be prime minister one day, took the test on April 20 at the University of East London. With the score Anushka received, she now qualifies for Mensa membership, also known as the High IQ society.

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Her mother is a Mensa IQ test homemaker, and father Neeraj, 48, an enforcement officer. Anushka added, “My favourite subject is English and I love poetry. When I grow up I would like to become a doctor. If that doesn’t happen I have other professions that I might like to have, for example I could go into finance. I love maths. I like all subjects. There’s no subject at school I don’t like. I memorised the periodic table. There was no real reason. I was just testing what my memory was like.”

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