KOLKATA: A Kolkatan has topped the IQ world competition.
Amit Sahai, a 43-year-old senior professional from the city has recently joined the list cracking the number one position. Sahai, born and brought up in Kolkata, has a background in international sales of software, IT, ITes services and high end audio and engineering products. Presently the sales head of one of India‘s most established names in audio products and solutions and based in Kolkata, Amit is also a member of the International High IQ Society.
Sahai shares the the number one position with two others, both Americans. Their measured IQ being 148.
“I believe that intelligence is a relative term and this was just a test score which can be beaten by anyone with the right aptitude. Indians have a very sharp mind and understand things faster. Most Indians could get a high score as long as they play it fair. I would be proud if any Indian gets a higher score,” said Sahai. “While it is very satisfying to see my name on the top of the global list, there are hundreds and thousands of people with high IQ all around us and just that they haven‘t been measured yet,” Sahai added.
IQ World LLC (IQ World) is a leading intelligence measurement test development company which provides services to individuals, HR and recruiting companies mainly in the USA. In addition, they also work side by side with partners in most of the countries across the world.
Since 1973, they have been developing intelligence, personality and other kind of tests for individuals, schools, companies and public institutions.
IQ World offers a unique opportunity to join a large community with over 155,000 existing members and to compete against the brightest brains on the planet.
The (WAIS) is an IQ test designed to measure intelligence and cognitive ability in adults and older adolescents.The original WAIS (Form I) was published in February 1955 by David Wechsler, as a revision of the Wechsler–Bellevue Intelligence Scale, released in 1939.It is currently in its fourth edition (WAIS-IV) released in 2008 by Pearson, and is the most widely used IQ test, for both adults and older adolescents, in the world. Data collection for the next version (WAIS 5) began in 2016 and is projected to be complete in 2019.
The interesting fact is that their global competitive ranking for high IQ individuals features a mix of people from around the world. They have more than 1,55,000 registered members or individuals with a higher iq than normal. The list includes people from the USA, India, Canada , Middle east and Europe.
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