An information technology engineer from Kolkata has secured the first position in the IQ world test.

Forty-three-year-old Amit Sahay, who is also a member of the International High IQ Society, secured a score of 148 in the test. To put it into perspective, only two percent of the entire world’s population gets more than 130 in the test.

“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,” said Sahay, as reported by Times of India.

Sahay added he is very happy to see his name on top of the list, but insisted there are hundreds of people in the world who have not been measured yet.

Sahay is not only an engineer, but also a film director. In 2015, he directed a documentary, <i>Fading Magic</i>, based on the lives of magicians of Kolkata. The film was played at 13 international film festivals and won praise from the audience.

IQ World LLC (IQ World) is a worldwide institution that organises tests to measure IQ of people. It works in collaboration with many other countries.

It has been organising examinations since 1973 and students from school, colleges and employees from different organisations take part. Other than Japan, India, US and Canada, people from several other European countries take the examination.