13 September 2015
Lydia Sebastian, a 12 year old Indian origin girl from the UK to attain the highest mark in the Cattell III B paper. This is called CFI Test which was constructed by Raymond B. Cattell, PhD, DSc ( a British American Psychologist known for Psychometric research during the 20th century),. This test is to yield a measure of cognitive abilities that accurately estimates intelligence under environmental influences.
Mensa International, founded in 1946 with an idea of forming a society for bright people with high Iqs. Lydia has achieved the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, crossing the physicists, Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.
CFI Test gas 150 questions, assessing IQ through passages of texts, while the maximum score that can be attained by adults is 161 and 162 by under 18 of age. Both Hawking and Einstein are thought to have an IQ of 160.
Lydia’s father, Arun is a radiologist at Colchester general hospital in Essex.