Examinations are the nightmares of every student in the world. As they grow older, the exams keep getting more challenging. Every student feels that they’ve been facing the most challenging tests to have ever existed so stress management is always important.
Some of the tough examinations according to the student’s reference is given below-
CCIE- Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert
Cisco Networks conducts this exam for the recruitment of Internet experts within their own organization. The test is divided into 6 parts having 2 phases. Only the students who clear the first phase are certified to appear for the second phase. The practical test of this exam lasts for 8 hours and has a 1% clearing rate.
GATE- Gratitude Aptitude Test in Engineering
GATE is an all India level examination which acts as an entrance test for Indian students pursuing engineering. The test opens doors for post graduate courses for the students who clear the test. The test is a joint venture between The Indian Institute of Science and the all IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) across the country. There is one paper consisting of both MCQs and numerical questions.
The Gaokao examination is a compulsory exam which is to be given by every high school student in China. The test is mandatory if the student wishes to continue higher education. Ranked as the 8th most difficult exam to crack globally. This fate deciding examination has attracted many documentary makers all over the world.
The Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam is to be cleared by Indian engineering students who wish to enter one of the 7 most prestigious engineering institutes in India. The exam is divided into 2 objective papers of three hours each. It is objective paper and has a low clearing rate.
UPSC- Union Public Service Commission
This central agency in India conducts all major examinations and to recruit all the top notch government officials in the country. It is considered as one of the most difficult Indian Examination. Even the people who clear IIT and GATE find it difficult to clear this exam. Out of nearly 400000 candidates appearing annually, merely 1000 of them are selected.
The Mensa Society is a global society consisting of people with the highest IQs. Every country has its own Mensa Society, and it’s the largest IQ organization in the world and also the oldest. The Mensa IQ Test is the most difficult IQ Test in the world and only the top creamy of the students population is accepted into the society. There is no age bar and its youngest member is 2 years old.
GRE- Graduate Record Examinations
GRE is one of the most widely taken tests globally and also one of the most difficult to crack. Most of every US Universities providing higher education requires all of its applicants to have a specified GRE Score. It is available both in online as well as offline modes.
CFA- Chartered Financial Analyst
The CFA is not just an examination degree. It is more of a professional stature. Less than 1/5th of the applicants clear each year, that too after many repeated attempts. The test consists of 2 objective and 1 essay type subjective phase.
All Souls Prize Fellowship Exam
The fellowship exam conducted by Oxford University’s All Souls College and is considered as the second most challenging exam in the world. The students are supposed to write a single essay based on just one word in the paper. It requires a tremendous amount of factual knowledge and a highly imaginative mind. Only two students are selected for fellowship every year.
Master Sommelier Diploma Exam
A student who gives the Master Sommelier Diploma Exam gives up after the 5th or 6th attempt. The exam is divided into 3 sections: theory, service and blind tasting. As it is an exam of expert winemakers, students not only have to identify the taste, but also the year and region of the wine. Ever since its inception in 1940, only 200 candidates have cleared this exam, that too in their 3rd or 4th attempt.
These exams definitely aren’t every person’s cup of tea. Those who have cleared these examinations represents the most academically advanced people of this world.
Ans China’s version of the American SAT and British A-level exams takes place in June every year. It’s called the gaokao, and is known as one of the toughest exams in the world.
Ans Although the majority would argue that the CPA test is the most difficult.
Ans China and Korea, hands down. The main European countries of France, Germany and the UK are nowhere as far as difficulty.
Ans UPSC’s Civil Service Exam is tougher than IIT Entrance Exam.While for Civil services Exam(CSE), seats for GENERAL category candidate is only around 500! So the level of competition is very high for Civil service exam as compared to IIT entrance exams.