8 Toughest Exams in India to Crack

Things which are acquired easily have less value in life. Unless you put in some amount of effort, and determination it is hard to understand the value of the things. It is true that hard work never fails and hard work put fetches good results always.

There are many examinations that let you land up in best graduation and master courses or highly paid jobs. Taking up tough examinations makes you prepare for the other exams which are on a normal level of toughness. Hence, one can be sure of landing in a better job or higher education program, that helps you grow personally and professionally. Based on the number of students who appear for the exam and qualify for the exam, there are 8 examinations in India which are considered to be tough. These examinations require years of dedication, persistence and hard work to crack it.

  1. UPSC Civil Services Exam

To get into a top white-collar job in central government like IAS, IPS, IRS, and IFS candidates have to clear the Civil Services Exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Every year approximately around 9 lakh candidates take up UPSC exam and the pass percentage is roughly about 0.1 to 0.3 percent. Examination happens in three phases:

  1. Preliminary exam
  2. Main exam
  3. Interview or personality test
  1. GATE

GATE examination is a gateway for the candidates who wish to join the post-graduate (Master’s and PhD) course in the prestigious and top educational institutes like IISC and 7 IITs of India like Roorkee, Kanpur, Delhi, Guwahati, Madras Bombay, and Kharagpur. The GATE examination is conducted by the department of higher education National Coordination Board, Government of India. The scores received in GATE examination are valid for a period of 3 years from the date of announcement of results. Students can get into IISC and IITs according to their rank and interest.

  1. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

JEE examis considered as the toughest examination in India for getting admission into IIT and Other universities like Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), The premier Indian Institute of Science and the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology. The examination is conducted in two phases:

  • JEE main
  • JEE advanced

JEE main 2019 is the stepping stone for lakhs of aspiring engineering students. Approximately 12 to 14 lakh students take up JEE Main and only 2.2 lakh students get through the exam and make way to appear for JEE Advanced. Finally, only 11,000 students crack the exam and enter the top colleges.

  1. National Defense Academy (NDA)

The National Defense Academy exam is for candidates who wish to serve the country in various forces like army, navy, and airforce. This examination is conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). this examination takes place in two phases:

  • Written exam
  • Personal Interview

 5. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

CLAT is the entrance examination to enter admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs like LLB and LLM.CLAT is a gateway for admission to 16 National Law Universities in India.

  1. Common Admission Test (CAT)

To take up a management course in top Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) students take up CAT examination. CAT is an online examination based on Quantitative Ability (QA), Data Interpretation (DI), Logical Reasoning (LR), Reading Comprehension (RC), and

Verbal Ability (VA).

  1. National Eligibility Test (NET)

For the students aspiring to enter teaching and research profession NET is an ideal path. School Candidates after clearing NET are eligible to apply for posts like assistant lecturers and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).

  1. AIIMS

It is an entrance examination to take up medical science (MBBS) course in a prestigious institute like AIIMS. This examination is conducted by All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

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