Akhilesh Chandorkar became member of Mensa International after he scored an astonishing 160 in the Mensa IQ test.
This 11 year old boy from the city of Nagpur is now being compared to some of the most intelligent people in the history of the world.
Mensa is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world, which provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members.
The membership is open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized, supervised IQ or other approved intelligence test.
The word “Mensa” means “table” in Latin. Mensa is a round-table society, where race, color, creed, national origin, age, politics, educational or social background are irrelevant.
Akhilesh is a student of Jain International School in Nagpur. He did his early schooling in Scotland.
“My parents were aware of the Mensa IQ test but and it’s only when I reached the minimum participation age, that is 10 years, they asked if I am interested in appearing for the test. I agreed,” Chandorkar said.
On asking how he prepared for the test, he replied that he solved both online and book puzzles. “I started preparing three months before the exam. During vacations also, I kept reading books,” he said.
Akhilesh enjoys playing lawn tennis and reading new books. He is now a part of the most intelligent 2% people of the world.
Earlier in the year, 11-year-old Saanya Verma had scored the maximum possible scores in both the Mensa Tests (Cattell IIIB scale– 162 and Culture Fair scale – 142), putting her in the top one percentile across the globe.