Toughest Exams in the World 2023

The LNAT is an aptitude test for law school applicants in the UK. It is difficult to pass and consists of two sections: 95 minutes of multiple choice questions and 40 minutes of an essay.

LNAT - Law Admission Test 

Gaokao Exam in China

Gaokao is the most important exam in China. It is held annually and students who score well can get into good universities and have a successful career.

Master Sommelier Diploma Exam

The Master of Sommelier Diploma Exam is one of the toughest exams in the world. It tests candidates' knowledge of wine and beverage service. Only 269 people have passed it worldwide.

IIT JEE Advanced

The IIT JEE Advanced is a difficult exam that is required for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology.

Mensa IQ Test

Mensa is an international society for people with high IQs. To join, you must take an IQ test and score in the top 2% of the population. Mensa has over 145,000 members in over 100 countries.

The Civil Services Exam is a difficult exam in India that is held by UPSC for recruiting candidates to Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS) and Central Civil Services.

Civil Services Exam (CSE)

GRE Exam

The GRE is a standardized exam for graduate school admissions. It has 3 sections and can be taken 5 times per year on the computer or as often as offered on paper.


GATE is a national-level exam for engineering graduates to get admission to MTech, PhD, and PSU jobs. It is considered one of the toughest exams in the world.

Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE)

CCIE is Cisco's most prestigious certification for network engineers. It is a tough exam and requires at least 7-10 years of experience. The exam comprises a written exam and an 8-hour practical lab test.


The MCAT is a standardized test required for admission to medical school. It tests knowledge of science, critical thinking, and writing skills.