Lydia Sebastian from Essex has joined the one per cent of all entrants to attain the highest mark in the Cattell III B paper supervised by Mensa, the society for people with high IQs.
“At first, I was really nervous but once I started, it was much easier than I expected it to be and then I relaxed,” said Lydia.
The chronological order of tests in which her brain was subjected to tests is language skills, including analogies and definitions, and her sense of logic.
Lydia’s father, Arun Sebastian, a radiologist at Colchester general hospital, said his daughter “had looked at the websites for the IQ tests herself and had shown an interest in them and talked to my wife about them.”
She uttered her first word only when she was six months old as said by her parents.
This little girl, yet on the verge of her teen, oozes out other talents as well. Violin has been her companion since she was meagre four.
Cattell III B has 150 questions, often assessing comprehension through passages of texts, while the maximum score that can be achieved is 161 for adults, and 162 for under-18s.
Mensa is renowned as one of the most age-old and the largest IQ society in the world.
By prerna Daga