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Elon Musk at 17 Was Asked to Reappear for Computer Test Which He Didn’t Fail. Here’s Why

Elon Musk's computer test shared by his mother on Twitter.
(Credit: Twitter/ @mayemusk)

Elon Musk's computer test shared by his mother on Twitter. (Credit: Twitter/ @mayemusk)

Maye Musk shared the test result on Twitter and said that Elon was asked to reappear for the test, because the teachers were surprised at his high scores.

Multi-billionaire tech mogul, Elon Musk had a Twitter throwback moment on Wednesday when his mother took to the social media site to share his computer aptitude test from his teenage years.

Maye Musk shared the test result on Twitter and said that Elon was asked to reappear for the test, because the teachers were surprised at such high scores, which they have never seen before!

“I found your computer aptitude test from when you were 17. If I remember correctly, they had to retest you because they had never seen such a high score,” said Maye adding, “No wonder you are such a brilliant engineer. #ProudMom.”

The test result shows the document signed by the Director of the Information Management, at the University of Pretoria in South Africa which Musk had attended before moving to Canada at the age of 17.

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The letter, dated 1989, reads, “I have requested ISM (SA) to conduct aptitude tests on Elon Musk regarding computer programming etc. The results were outstanding.”

The document shows that Musk had scored an ‘A+’ both in both Operating and Programming.

The test result immediately went viral, with netizens hailing Musk’s brilliance since an early age. They also pointed out how a “Mother knows, always.” Heartwarming reactions filled the comments’ section.

In a similar throwback post in 2019, Maye Musk took to Twitter to share a photo of a 23-or 24-year-old Elon working on the broken window of a 1978 BMW back in 1995.

“And people said you knew nothing about cars,” Musk’s mother wrote in a tweet, hashtagging it “1995” and “Found This Photo”.