Lydia Sebastian: Indian Origin girl attains top Mensa score
Lydia Sebastian, an Indian-origin 12-year-old girl from Essex, UK achieved a score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test.
Her score in the IQ test has surpassed even that of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Lydia attained the highest mark in the Cattell III B paper, administered by Mensa. She completed the paper only minutes before the time ran out. Lydia 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 said, “She had looked at the websites for the IQ tests herself and had shown an interest in them and talked to my wife about them". She has read all seven Harry potter books thrice. She has been playing the violin since the age of 4 and started talking at the age of just 6 months.
The highest score that can be achieved in Cattell III B, containing 150 questions assessing comprehension through passages of texts, is 161 for adults and 162 for under-18s.