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    10 toughest exams in the world

    Children usually feel stressed during exams and get anxious about the question paper and whether they will be able to get a good score. However, there are some examinations which are tougher than others and need a lot of preparation.

    These examinations test the candidate's skill, knowledge and memory power. Read on to know more about the toughest examinations in the world.

    • Top 10 toughest exams in the world

      Top 10 toughest exams in the world

      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

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    • 10. CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert)

      10. CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert)

      The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) certifications are accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certifications in the industry. Network Engineers holding an active Cisco CCIE or CCDE certification are recognized for their expert network engineering skills. The CCIE/CCDE community has established a reputation of leading the networking industry in deep technical networking knowledge...

      More at: www.cisco.com

    • 9. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

      9. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

      The Gratitude Aptitude Test in Engineering is an all-India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various graduate level subjects in engineering and science. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India...

      More at: www.careeravenues.co.in

    • 8. Gaokao

      8. Gaokao

      In China, applying to college is about one thing only: the Gaokao. Gaokao is short for 'The National Higher Education Entrance Examination' and a student's score in this all-important test is pretty much the only thing that matters in determining whether or not they can go to college -- and if they can, what schools they can attend...

      More at: chineseculture.about.com

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

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

      The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the most prestigious institutes in India that offer engineering and technological education of internationally recognized standard of excellence.Every year, the IITs conduct a Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) to select candidates for the 4-year B.Tech, B.Pharm, 5-year B.Arch, Integrated M.Sc. and M.Tech courses...

      More at: www.vidyalankar.org

    • 6. UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)

      6. UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)

      Civil Services is one of the most prestigious competitive exams in India. It is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Also known as Civil Services or IAS Exam, it is conducted for the recruitment of various Civil Services posts of the Government of India. It is one of the toughest examination with success rate of only 0.2%...

      More at: www.upscguide.com

    • 5. Mensa

      5. Mensa

      Mensa, the high IQ society, provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. There are members in more than 100 countries around the world. Membership of Mensa is open to persons who have attained a score within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test that has been properly administered and supervised...

      More at: www.mensa.org

    • 4. GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)

      4. GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)

      The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) is a standardized test taken by students who are applying to postgraduate courses in the US and in some other parts of the world. There are actually two GRE examinations: The General Test and The Subject Tests. GRE tests a candidate's verbal reasoning, analytical writing and quantitative reasoning...

      More at: www.mbacrystalball.com

    • 3. CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Exam

      3. CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Exam

      The CFA Program includes a series of three exams; Levels I, II, and III. The exams are offered annually - at test centers around the world - on the first Saturday in June. The Level I exam is also offered in December. Level I tests your knowledge of the ethical and professional standards. Level II tests how you apply those standards to situations analysts face. Level III tests how you apply the standards in a portfolio management and compliance context...

      More at: www.cfainstitute.org

    • 2. All Souls Prize Fellowship Exam

      2. All Souls Prize Fellowship Exam

      All Souls, a graduate-only college with a reputation for exclusivity, even by Oxford standards, annually invites some of those with firsts to sit its own special exams.
      Candidates take two general papers and two specialist ones and write a three-hour essay on a single word, revealed only on the day. Between four and six are then interviewed by the 75 fellows en masse, before a dinner in Nicholas Hawksmoor's beautiful 18th-century hall. Just two are then chosen as prize fellows...

      More at: www.telegraph.co.uk

    • 1. Master Sommelier Diploma Exam

      1. Master Sommelier Diploma Exam

      On average candidates sit for the exam two to three times, some take it as many as six times. The exam is broken down into three sections: theory, service and blind tasting. Candidates might pass the first two, only to stumble on the third, which means returning a year later to re-test on the missed section. Some argue that the process of testing and preparing for entry into the Court of Master Sommeliers is on par with studying for a medical degree...

      More at: www.forbes.com

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