Top 12 Toughest Exams in the World

Top 12 Toughest Exams in the World

Examinations have always scared the hell out of students, even the brightest ones. We lose our sanity and logical thinking when exams come knocking on the door. Every other activity except sleep and eating is forgotten before exams and just a mere look at the time table of our examinations sends a chill down the spine, such is its severity. From a very early age we are introduced to exams and they do not leave us for a very long time. First school exams, high school exams, followed by college, university, entrances, and interviews and by the time we get a job, we are already planning to leave it and switch to a better job. Another exam! This is the bitter truth of our lives!

12. IES (Indian Engineering Services)

11. LNAT (National Admission Test for Law)

10. CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert)

9. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

8. Gaokao

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

6. UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)

5. Mensa

4. GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)

3. CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Exam

2. All Souls Prize Fellowship Exam

1. Master Sommelier Diploma Exam

This is till date hailed as the world’s toughest examination. One does not have any idea as to how selective the authorities can get while selecting candidates. The exam was first taken 40 years ago in the UK and since then only 200 candidates have been selected on the basis of this exam. On an average, every candidate appears for this exam at least for 2-3 times before getting selected. The exam is divided into three sections, which are theory, service and blind tasting. Most of the students pass the first two sections and fail badly in the third one, and thus have to repeat that section again next year. The blind tasting section is tougher than one can imagine. Candidates not only have to identify the grape variant, but also the year and the region where it was grown. Even the most famous sommeliers in the world had passed this exam in the third or fourth attempt.




Top 12 Toughest Exams in the World

Top 12 Toughest Exams in the World

Top 12 Toughest Exams in the World

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