Education

Sale schoolgirl really is a genius as she outscores Einstein in IQ test

By Barbara Metcalfe at

Aschoolgirl from Sale has been invited to join Mensa after passing its famous IQ test with flying colours.

Rajgauri Pawar, who goes to Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School, sat the British Mensa IQ Test in Manchester last month and scored an incredible 162 – a top 1% score.

Based on this success, 12-year-old Rajgauri will now be joining the elite British Mensa IQ Society as a member.

She said: “I was a little nervous before the test but it was fine and I’m really pleased to have done so well.”

Rajgauri’s father, Dr Surajkumar Pawar, added: “This wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of her teachers and the support which my daughter enjoys every day at school.”

Her teachers and peers at Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School have been celebrating the news.

“We are very proud of Rajgauri,” said Andrew Barry, her maths teacher. “Everybody is delighted. She is a very well-liked student and we all expect great things from her!”