Top 9 Toughest Exams In The World

If you have ever wondered while studying for an exam if yours are among the  toughest exams in the world, we will give you the answer, as we have come up with Insider Monkey’s latest article. In this list they, at Insider Monkey have gathered the top most difficult exams, and now we don’t need to do anything, just browse this arrresting list.

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9. GATE Test

It’s the first Indian exam on our list.  The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, otherwise known as GATE in India, is one of the toughest exam in the world.  The test features multiple-choice questions and also numerical questions, and the test duration is 3 hours.

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8. The Gaokao test

It is a Chinese exam that is also called the National Higher Education Entrance Examination. Students in China have to fulfil this exam if they plan to go to tertiary education.

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7. The IIT JEE

The Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Entrance Examination or the IIT JEE is one of the most difficult exams in the world. Only 10,000 students are selected every year out of 5, 00, 000.

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6. The Union Public Service Commission test

It’s an Indian exam, and it selects to occupy top civil servant positions. The country uses the UPSC combined with other criteria such as the Indian Statistical Service Examination, the Combined Defence Services Exam, and the Civil Services Exam to determine who is best suited for those positions.

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5. The Graduate Record Examination

We are half way on our list of the toughest exams in the world. This exam has sic sections including verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, research, analytical writing.  International students who want to study in US institutions are required to pass this test.

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4. Mensa

It’s a non-profit society that was launched long ago, and they have an IQ test with the same name that is regarded to be the best criterion to rank the highest IQs in the world. If someone manage to score high in the Mensa test, then he/she may be among the smartest people in the world.

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3. The Chartered Financial Analyst Exam

It’s one of the taoughest exam in the world which finance and investment professionals attempt to take part. Even the Wall Street Journal regards that it is one of the most difficult exams in the world.

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2. The Chartered Account exam

We can find the most difficult exams in India, and here’s another Indian exam on our list again.  The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts the CA exam in three levels, and this test is reportedly so difficult that many who have attempted it have given up. Only 10 percent of those who attempt this exam pass it.

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1.The Master Sommelier Diploma Exam

This test is regarded to be the toughest one in the world, and it’s for winemakers. The exam is overseen by The Court of Master Sommeliers, which was founded in 1977. If you want to take your diploma, at first you will need the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Sommelier Certificate. It features a verbal theory test and a blind tasting session involving six different wines. This test is so dificult that since 1977 only 229 people have been able to pass it.


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