Aryan Kheterpal, who attends Queen Elizabeth’s School in Barnet, north London, said he is “over the moon” with his score that makes him one of the smartest people in the world
An 11-year-old boy received an incredible 162 points on his IQ test, the highest possible score and more than Albert Einstein.
Aryan Kheterpal, from Watford, has scored the highest on his Mensa IQ test leaving him “over the moon.”
The little genius, who attends Queen Elizabeth’s School in Barnet, was also awarded gold and silver certificates for the national Primary Mathematics Challenge in years five and six.
Aryan said: “I am good in problem solving and puzzles, but never tested my IQ before, so when I got the 162 score in Mensa, I was over the moon, also my parents couldn’t believe my score.
“My parents rewarded me with a trip to Barcelona as I enjoy beaches and the sun. At the same time, it was a pleasure to explore Gaudi’s architecture.
“I always felt that I have a lot of interest and inclination towards mathematics, so was quite delighted when I finally got gold in the PMC.”
Most people score between 85 and 115 points, while only two per cent of the world population get above 130.
Albert Einstein was believed to have an IQ of 160, although this is sometimes debated.
Vikram Kheterpal, Aryan’s father said: “We as parents are quite delighted by his achievements at such a young age.
“We asked him a few times what he would like to become in life, and he says either trader or stockbroker, but it is still too early to say though.
“I feel really proud. It started as I just bought books for him and I could see he really enjoyed it, so we kept buying more, but I never asked him to read.”
The little genius also enjoys outdoor activities including badminton and cycling, as well as reading thriller books, especially Anthony Horowitz.
On top of his trip to Barcelona, his parents have agreed to buy him his first ever smartphone.
Aryan joins Anushka Dixit in the IQ hall of fame.
Anushka, an 11-year-old girl from North-East London, also scored 162 on her IQ test in June last year.
Anushka said: “It was not very difficult, just slightly difficult.
“It was only the time pressure that was difficult. One part was 28 questions in four minutes.”
IQ, which stands for Intelligence Coefficient, is designed to measure someone’s reasoning and problem solving abilities.