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Lydia, a 12-years-old girl, scored 162 on Mensa’s Cattell III B paper

Lydia Sebastian is a 12-years-old girl who achieved the top score of 162 on Mensa’s Cattell III B paper. This test is suggesting that she has a higher IQ that Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

This girl is a British student, who’s currently in Year 8 at Colchester Country in Essex, England.


“I don’t think I can be compared to such great intellectuals such as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. They’ve achieved so much. I don’t think it’s right,” said Lydia.

Lydia sat this test in her summer holidays and it turns out that the test wasn’t that hard after all. “I was really nervous before the test and I thought it was going to be really hard. But as I started the test, I thought it was a bit easier than I thought it was going to be”, said Lydia.

Lydia is not decided about what she will do when she leaves school. At the moment, she’s leaning toward something “based around maths, because it’s one of my favorite subjects.”

To be more precisely, the top adult score in the Cattell III B test is 161. Lydia scored 162, a score that is placing her in the top 1% of the population.

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