Top 10 Toughest Exam In World 2023

Top 10 Toughest Exam In World 2023 :- Friends, you must have given many exams in your life. Exams are an important part of our life, we have to give exams from time to time in our life under different circumstances. The knowledge of a man and how much he is capable of can be tested only through examination.

Toughest Exams in World 2023

Top 10 Toughest Exam In World

Today we are talking here about the world’s toughest exams (World Top 10 Toughest Exams) in which it is not possible for everyone to succeed. Does this question also come in your mind that which are the exams which are considered to be the most difficult in the world. If not, no problem. By reading this article of ours today, you will be able to know which exams have been kept in the list of world’s most difficult. To know, read the article carefully till the end.

क्रमांकExams)Full form
1Gaokao“high exam”
2IIT-JEE(Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination)
4CFAChartered Financial Analyst
5GREGraduate Record Examination
6GATEGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, India
7CCIECisco Certified Internetworking Expert
8ASPFEAll Souls Prize Fellowship Exam
9UPSCUnion Public Services Commission
10LNATLaw National Aptitude Test

List of Top 10 Toughest Exams in World

1. China’s Gaokao exam

  1. China’s Gaokao exam is considered to be the toughest in the world.
  2. This exam of China is a kind of National Higher Education Entrance Exam, after passing which the student gets admission in the university.
  3. The duration of that exam period in China is 10 hours. Which is organized for two consecutive days.
  4. Let us tell you that this year this exam was conducted on 7th and 8th of July in which about 10.71 million students from China appeared.
  5. For the successful conduct of the examination, more than 4,00,000 examination centers were set up all over China.
  6. In China’s Gaokao exam, questions related to Chinese language, mathematics and an optional foreign language are asked.
  7. This exam is often difficult and remains in controversies because there are maximum cases of suicide after failing in this exam. Parents of children keep pressuring children to pass this exam from a young age.
  8. Official website of Gaokao exam of China :-

Statistics related to China’s Gaokao exams

YearNumber of examinees Accepted studentsAcceptance rate

2. India’s IIT – JEE exam

  1. Friends, as you know that every year in India, IIT-JEE exam is conducted for admission in engineering college.
  2. The full name of JEE exam is Joint Entrance Exam. Which is a kind of college entrance exam. Any student who has to take admission in 25 IIT colleges present in the country, it is mandatory to pass this exam.
  3. This exam is considered one of the toughest exams in the world, in which lakhs of students of the country appear for the exam, out of which only a few thousand children are able to pass this exam.
  4. Let us tell you that JEE exam is conducted in two phases.
  5. Phase I :- JEE Mains (3 hours)
  6. Phase II: – JEE Advanced (3 hours)
  7. In the exam, students are asked questions related to Science, Mathematics, English and other subjects and these questions are of multiple choice type.
  8. Official website of IIT JEE exam :-

3. Mensa Exam

  1. Friends, one of the biggest names for IQ test in the world is Mensa. Which is done by the Mensa Society.
  2. As you know, Mensa is famous all over the world for conducting IQ test.
  3. There is no age limit to appear in this test, any person can give this IQ test at any age. You may be surprised to know that the youngest person to appear in this test is only 2 years old.
  4. To pass the test, you must score at least 98% marks.
  5. Mensa International official website :-

4. CFA Exam

  1. The full name of the CFA exam is (Chartered Financial Analyst), whoever passes this exam has to do Account and Finance related work in the world’s famous Multinational companies.
  2. The exam CFA conducted among the examinees around the world, in which only 32% of all the candidates who appear are successful.
  3. According to a figure of 2016, there are 1,32,000 charter holders in the world so far.
  4. After passing the exam, the candidate has to complete the course program of 4 years.
  5. While completing this course program only 20% people are able to complete this course.
  6. Official website of CFA exam :-

5. GRE – Graduate Record Examination

  • Friends, GRE exam is an entrance exam for schools in America. Which is done through both online and offline medium.
  • There are 6 parts of this exam, in these parts questions related to Analytical Section, Verbal Reasoning Section, Quantitative Section and Research Section are asked.
  • GI scores are given to the students on passing this test. The student whose GI score is good is given admission in the school.

6. GATE – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, India

  1. GATE exam which is called All India Engineering Exam in Hindi.
  2. This exam is taken for engineering jobs in big government and private companies of the country and for admission in M.Tech from good colleges of the country.
  3. GATE scores are issued to the candidates who pass this exam.
  4. This exam is one of the toughest entrance exams in the world.

7. CCIE – Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert

  1. This exam, conducted by the world’s renowned networking company CISCO, is one of the world’s toughest exams.
  2. The certificate obtained after passing this exam is valid in all the big companies of the world.
  3. Any candidate who clears this exam works as a network engineer in CISCO and is given a good salary package by the company.
  4. This exam is a type of written test. In which the candidate has to give the exam in the lab.
  5. The total time duration of the exam is 8 hours.

8. All Souls Prize Fellowship Exam

  1. This examination conducted by Oxford University is a kind of fellowship program.
  2. The four papers in this exam are of three hours each.
  3. Only two members are selected in this examination given by lakhs of candidates.
  4. In the exam, candidates have to write a long and long essay on a given topic in their own words.
  5. It is conducted once every year by Oxford University.

9 . UPSC – Union Public Services Commission

  1. Civil Services Exam of UPSC, which is considered to be one of the toughest exams in India, is considered to be one of the toughest exams in the world.
  2. The candidate who appears in this exam has to serve as an officer in the civil service of the country after getting selected.
  3. Lakhs of students of the country give the UPSC exam in this exam which is conducted every year.
  4. The percentage of candidates who are successful in UPSC is very less.
  5. Out of the lakhs of candidates who appear in the examination, only 0.1-0.4 percent of the students are successful in this examination.
  6. Average statistics related to UPSC :-
  7. Average number of candidates appearing in the exam:- Around 3 lakhs
  8. Average number of candidates selected for interview :- Approx 700

10. LNAT – Law National Aptitude Test

  1. Official website of LNAT :-
  2. LNAT exam is an exam taken for admission in various colleges across the country to study law.
  3. This exam is considered to be one of the toughest exams in the world.
  4. Whoever passes this exam, after studying law, works as a lawyer and barrister in the courts of the country.
  5. LNAT exam is conducted in more than 100 centers across the world.


Friends, facing tough exams can be tough, but there are some ways by which you can prepare for them. First of all, if you are preparing for a tough exam, it is better that you familiarize yourself with the syllabus of the exam. You can do this by reading the important topics that you need to know about. Secondly, practice tests will help you assess your performance and find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie. Last but not the least, revision guides are essential tools that will help you study effectively and improve your results in the long run.

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