10-year-old British Asian boy gets highest Mensa score of 162

"I'm building a small computer at the moment; let's just say it's a work in progress"


Web Desk June 07, 2015
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UK: A 10-year-old boy, Aahil Jouher, has attained the highest possible score of 162 in a Mensa IQ test, becoming one of the youngest people to achieve such a feat.

The score puts him in the ‘1%’ who got that score.

Aahil Jouher, a kid from Blackburn, loves to read and wants to be a scientist when he grows up.His favorite subjects are math and science, and he loves to invent things in his free time, reports the Telegraph.

"I like inventing things, most of the time they go wrong. I'm building a small computer at the moment; let's just say it's a work in progress."

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After taking the test, he felt he could have done better. "I could have done better". "I was really quite surprised. I thought I was just like every other ordinary kid," he said after he got to know his score.

Dr Jouher Kallingal, Aahil’s father said that he wasn’t expecting him to do so well because after the test he said it he could have done better. "We decided to send him for the test when he was 10-and-a-half. When we got the results I rang Mensa to ask what it meant and they explained he had got the top score of 162.”

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"We had not wanted him to worry so we only told him about it the day before so he wasn't under any pressure. I told him where to look at some practice papers, but I doubt very much he looked at them.

"When we found out the score, we just think it is absolutely wonderful."

This article originally appeared on NDTV

COMMENTS (8)

Aman | 6 years ago | Reply He's from my home state of Kerala :). kallingal is a well known name here
Azeez | 6 years ago | Reply Aahil jouhar's parents are from Kerala,India
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