The 7 Most Difficult Exams in the World

Gaokao, China

China's Gaokao (National College Entrance Examination) is considered one of the world's toughest exams, determining admission to top Chinese colleges.

JEE, India

India's Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for engineering is highly competitive, comprising the JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced.

UPSC, India:

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam recruits Group "A" officers for prestigious roles in the Indian government.


Mensa, a global high-IQ group, admits members scoring in the top 2% of IQ tests worldwide.

GRE, US and Canada

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are vital for graduate program admissions in the US and Canada.

CFA, US and Canada

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program's three-part exam is renowned for its difficulty.


Cisco's CCIE certification exam, a technical test, is challenging in the field of networking.

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