Top 5 Toughest Exam in the World
- Master Sommelier Diploma Exam
The exam was first taken 40 years before and only about 229 candidates have been selected since then. The master sommelier diploma exam is still considered as the toughest exam in the world for some legit reasons. Nobody yet has the idea of how the selectors select the candidates. The toughest exam in the world is divided into three sections, which are Theory, Service and Blind Tasting.
- All Souls Prize Fellowship Exam
The second toughest exam in the world was being conducted at Oxford University’s All Souls College. All those who appeared in the examination had to write long essays about only one word given. Out of thousands of applications, only two students are selected every year. One has to be excellent with not only factual knowledge but also with the powers of imagining things. The examination is divided into 4 individual papers and each of them lasts for 3 hours respectively.
- CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Exam
Out of all the applicants for the exam, only one-fifth of them can manage to clear the examination. The wall street journal termed CFA Exam as the toughest exam in the world. The CFA is not an academic degree. It’s a professional stature. The exam is quite popular amongst the finance and investment professionals and the take that exam at least once in their lifetime. The first two stages contain multiple-choice questions and the third and final; stage includes essay type descriptive questions.
- GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)
Most graduate schools in the States require GRE scores as a prerequisite score for admission. The fourth toughest examination in the world is held both online and offline (paper-based). An individual appearing for the computer-based online GRE test has to undergo 6 different examination sections including Verbal Reasoning Sections, Analytical Writing Sections, Research Sections, and Quantitative Reasoning sections in order to pass the examination. The paper-based examination is only restricted to remote areas where online examinations cannot be held.
- UPSC (Union Public Service Cpmmision) Exam
UPSC is India’s central agency to hold all the important examinations in the country to appoint the top-notch government officials of India. The various examinations conducted by the board include the Civil Service Exam, Combined Defence Service Exams, Indian Statistical Service Examinations, and many more. The exams are organized in a preliminary phase initially, where students have objective questions and then the descriptive ones in the final phase proceeded by an Interview. About 3,00,000 people appear for the same out of which, just 1000 candidatures are actually appointed.