List of the Toughest Exams in the World

List of the toughest exams in the world- Examination is the toughest part of every student. Here is a list of the most difficult examinations in the world that will help you to deal with it.

List of the toughest exams in the World

12. Indian Engineering Services (IES)

IES is civil services to take care of the managerial and technical field of the Government of India. It is a very prestigious posting and the government has to select the best candidates. For the selection, the candidates have to go through competitive examination of four stages which is IES examination. This examination consists of 6 tests. The president of the country itself chooses the best candidates to post at Group A Category.

11. National Admission Test for Law (LNAT)

LNAT is an aptitude test in UK for main law universities. This was started in 2004 to admit students to the best colleges of UK. The duration of the examination is 2 hours and a quarter. The students have to complete an essay and 42 MCQs. The students will get 40 minutes for essay and the rest for time for MCQs.

10. Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE)

This is the most prestigious examination in the whole networking market and the Cisco system select the candidates of planning, operating or troubleshooting difficult network facilities. CCIE is a 2 stage examination. In the first part the candidates have to answer 90 to 110 questions within 2 hours by paying $350 as registration fees. The candidate will get the result for the written examination immediately. If he is passed then the candidate has to pay $1,500 for second part of the CCIE examination. This will be an 8 hours practical examination.

9. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

The GATE examination provides opportunities for post graduate studies in science field at good universities. Gate examination is held jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven great IITs in India. This examination consists of only one paper with 3 hours duration.

8. Gaokao

In China this is the main examination to get admission in higher studies. Every teenage student’s future depends on Gaokao examination. This is the toughest examination and the students have to appear to get admission to undergraduate courses.

7. Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT JEE)

IIT is the A-One institute in India. Many students prepare for this examination and dreamt to get admission in this institute. IIT examination consists of two papers of objective type questions with 3 hours duration for each paper.

6. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

UPSC is India’s central agency that organizes all the important examination for the recruitment of government officials in India. UPSC conduct Combined Defense Services Exam, Examination for IAS Posts, Civil Services Exam etc. This examination held in 3 phases- preliminary phase, main phase and the Personal Interview. In the first phase candidates has to answer objective type questions and in second phase subjective type questions.

5. Mensa

Mensa is the largest and highest IQ society non-profit organization where 98% scored candidates considered as low rankers. It is the oldest IQ society which has branches across the world. There is no age barrier to take this examination.

4. Graduate Records Examinations (GRE)

This is like an entrance examination for many schools in the states. It held in online and off-line modes. There are 6 sections in online examination mode, whereas in off-line mode only those sections where conducting online tests is not possible. There are many schools in USA that need GRE score card as prerequisite score for admission.

3. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

CFA is a professional stature and is the toughest examination is the world. This examination consists of 3 stages. The first 2 stages contain MCQs and the 3rd stage contains subjective questions with few MCQs. Every finance and investment professional tries for CFA at least once in their life.

2. All Souls Prize Fellowship Examination

This fellowship examination held at Oxford University’s All Soul colleges is a tough examination in the world. Every year only two fellows are selected from all the appearing candidates. This examination contains four papers for 3 hours duration for each paper.

1. Master Sommelier Diploma Examination

This is one of the toughest exams in the world. This examination consists of 3 parts – theory, service and blind testing. Generally students pass the first two stages and fail in the last stage, so they have to appear for this stage next year as well.

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