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Anushka Binoy - BBC

Anushka Binoy scored the maximum 162 to get into the high-IQ society Mensa

Anushka  Binoy - BBC
Anushka Binoy – A screen grab from BBC

Anushka Binoy, 11, from Isleworth,  has scored the maximum 162 to get into the high-IQ society Mensa, BBC reported.

She told BBC Asian Network that she was “flabbergasted” when she walked into the exam hall as everyone was much older than her. Anushka, from Isleworth, west London, says she loves creative writing and wants to join the society’s specialist group.

The average IQ is 100 and a score of over 155 on the Cattell III B scale puts you in the top 1% of the population.

Anushka’s father Binoy Joseph was quoted as saying that he always knew his daughter was smart but hadn’t realised quite how remarkable.

“She loves reading quite advanced books and she memorises a lot of what she reads, so I knew she was pretty special but I was amazed when we got the results back. We’re very proud of her,” he told local website.

He added that Anushka, who attends St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, in Isleworth, is no swot, with tennis, swimming and playing the violin among her hobbies.