Every person goes through some type of exams in his life. Either it is classroom exam or real life exams, one has to pass it to excel in Life. As far as GREAT SCIENCE EXAMS WORLDWIDE are concerned, these are living Nightmares for all students. Even the brightest minds lose their sanity during exam preparations.. Whether you are a school or university student, the fear of exams is shared by one and all.
As students grow older, the exams keep getting more challenging. Many students feel that they’ve been facing the most challenging tests. However, deep within, we all know that some exams are more difficult than others. Exams have been the source of pressure and anxiety for many teenagers globally. Here I am listing some of best known/Tough exams in the world in different categories like
1). Undergraduate – Engineering, Management & Mathematics Courses
2). Undergraduate – Medical Courses
3). Postgraduate – Engineering & Mathematics Courses
4). Postgraduate – Medical Courses
For Undergraduate courses in the field of Engineering, Management & Mathematics, These are the some of the famous exam in different countries around the World.
SAT is taken by students going to the United States for undergraduate courses. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA, the classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. It involves tests of Mathematics, Science, English, History, Languages.
ACT is American College Testing. It was introduced as a competitor to the SAT in 1959, and the two tests closely mirror each other in their objective and the framework adopted to achieve that objective. Since the last many years, both ACT and SAT are accepted by almost all major universities for undergraduate admissions in the US. The required portion of the ACT is divided into four multiple choice subject tests: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.
MAT – Mathematics Admissions Test (Oxford, Imperial College).
It is a Mathematics-specific admissions test, lasting 2 hours and 30 minutes and sat under timed conditions. The MAT is designed to be approachable for all students, including those without Further Mathematics A-level or equivalent. It aims to test the depth of mathematical understanding of a student rather than a breadth of knowledge.
Gaokao – National College Entrance Examination, China
The Gaokao examination is a compulsory exam which is to be given by every high school student in China. The test is mandatory if the student wishes to pursue higher education. Ranked as the 8th most difficult exam to crack globally, it has been the reason for stress and anxiety for many Chinese teenagers. It involves following subjects Chinese, Foreign language (English, Japanese, Russian or French), Mathematics, Science (chemistry, biology, physics) or arts (history, geography and political education)
JEE Advanced – IIT Joint Entrance Examination
It is an exam which is to be cleared by Indian engineering aspirants who wish to enter one of the most prestigious engineering institutes IIT in India. The exam is divided into 2 objective papers of 3 hours each involves Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Subject. Only those students are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced exam who has already cleared 1st round of JEE Main exam, through which admission in NIT & other Engineering Institute of India takes place. It has a low clearing rate. Out of the 1.5 million candidates who appear in 1st round for the exam every year, just 10000 get selected in JEE Advanced.
Indian Statistical Institute Exam ( ISI Admission Test)
Indian Statistical Institute Admission (ISI) Test is an entrance exam conducted by ISI Calcutta. The Admission Test is an eligibility test for candidates to get admission in B Stat (Hons), B. Math. It’s a exam of Mathematics Subject only.Compare to Jee advanced math problems have almost algorithmic solutions (except perhaps the combinatorics part). Whereas, for ISI, even learning abstract topics like NT, combinatorics, convexity of figures, real analysis, etc takes a lot of maturity on the part of the student as there is lack of training. So ISI admission test is tougher.
Psychometric Entrance Test (PET)
Required for undergraduate entry to most universities in Israel. The PET covers three areas: quantitative reasoning (Mathematical Skill) , verbal reasoning and English language. It is administered by the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation (NITE). A score combining students’ performance on the PET with the average score of their high school matriculation tests has been found to be a highly predictive indicator of students’ academic performance in their first year of higher education.
Examination for Japanese University Admission
Required for entry by foreigners into many Japanese universities. The EJU exam includes the following subjects: Japanese as a Foreign Language, Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology), Japan and the World, Mathematics. Applicants select out of these which tests to take based on the requirements of the Japanese university and program they are applying to.
The Unified State Exam (EGE) is an obligatory test taken by all Russian school leavers; its results are acknowledged by domestic universities. It is the most difficult way for international applicants to enter Russian universities because the exam is held in Russian so they have to be highly proficient in order to pass it. The Unified State Exam is conducted in 14 subjects. Students have to select the subjects according to the course in which he/she wants to get enrolled.
Exams for Study In Europe
In British University will consider application from students taking CBSE or ISC class 12th examination only for under graduate courses in Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, and Natural Science. To be shortlisted for interview, such candidates would need to have a minimum 9.8 CGPA. Students with additional qualifications would be preferred. In Germany For UG courses, students need to either complete 1 yr of Bachelors study in India, appear for IITJEE or Fa exam to be eligible to apply for a UG course in Germany. In addition to this students need to appear for IELTS or TOEFL to prove their efficiency in the language.
For Undergraduate courses in Medical field, these are the some of the famous exam in different countries around the World.
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) (NEET (UG))
It is formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study undergraduate medical courses (MBBS) and dental courses (BDS) in top government like AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC, GMC or private medical and dental colleges in India. It includes three subjects Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It’s a practice based exam. Due to very less no of seats available for MBBS courses, qualifying this exam becomes tough.
For the students determined of studying medicine abroad, scoring the minimum percentage in the NEET exam is mandatory. NEET result shall stay valid for a time period of 3 years of course from the date of NEET result declaration. Its result is accepted by many universities around the world recognized by MCI.
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is mandatory for getting into medicine in the United States. The MCAT is a multiple-choice test that is designed to evaluate the examinee’s aptitude and knowledge about relevant subjects. MCAT is a standardized and reliable mode of evaluating the millions of medical students who aspire to study in the USA every year.
The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (commonly known as the GAMSAT, formerly Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test) is a test used to select candidates applying to study medicine, dentistry, optometry, physiotherapy, podiatry, pharmacy and veterinary science at Australian, British, and Irish universities for admission to their Graduate Entry Programmes (candidates must have a recognised bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, completed prior to commencement of the degree).
The Bio Medical Admissions Test is an aptitude test used as part of the admissions process for Medicine, Biomedical Sciences and Dentistry in some universities in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Spain, Malaysia, Thailand, Hungary, Croatia and the Netherlands.
For Postgraduate courses in the field of Engineering, Management & Mathematics, These are the some of the famous exam in different countries around the World.
The GMAT refers to the Graduate management admission test designed specifically for those interested in applying for MBA or business management graduate programs. It is a valid and reliable predictor of your academic performance in today’s graduate management classrooms. The test is geared toward looking at your aptitude and ability, not just your knowledge. More than 5,400 programs offered by more than 1,500 institutions in over 110 countries use the GMAT as part of the selection criteria. It is accepted by countries like India, UK, US, Canada, Australia etc.
The GRE or Graduate Record Exam is taken by students applying to graduate school in countries like the USA, the UK, Australia, etc. It is accepted by thousands of universities around the world. This exam measures a student’s basic abilities in math, reading and essay writing. The results of this test are sent to graduate schools along with a student’s application, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose essay.
Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a standardized test used both for graduate school admissions in the United States and entrance to high I.Q. societies. MAT consists of 120 questions in 60 minutes. Unlike other graduate school admissions exams such as the GRE, the Miller Analogies Test is verbal or computer based.
With GRE or GMAT, MAT score, You need IELTS or TOFEL Exam score to proof your English Language proficiency.
IELTS & TOEFL
IELTS or International English Language Testing System is a standardized English proficiency examination taken by non-native speakers going to English speaking countries to study, work or live.
TOEFL refers to the test of English as a foreign language which evaluates a candidate’s proficiency in English. Because it is a valid and reliable test with unbiased, objective scoring, the TOEFL test confirms that a student has the English language skills necessary to succeed in an academic setting.
Common Admission Test (CAT)
For entry to the management programs at Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and various other business schools in India. The Paper of CAT involves verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR), Quantitative Ability (QA).
Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
MAT Exam is one of the most popular National level MBA entrance exams in India after CAT. More than 600 MBA/PGDM Colleges are accepting MAT exam Scores for Admission 2020. In its notification AIMA has clarified that there are 600+ Participating B-Schools who use MAT score.
GATE- Gratitude Aptitude Test in Engineering
GATE is an all India level examination which acts as an entrance test for Indian students pursuing engineering. The test opens doors for post graduate courses for the candidates who clear the test. The test is a joint venture between The Indian Institute of Science and the 7 IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) across the country. There is one single paper which consists of both MCQs and numerical questions.
Joint Admission Test to M.Sc. (JAM)
The Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is an admission test conducted every year for admission into Master of Science (M.Sc.) and other post-graduate science programs at the IITs, IISc, Bangalore), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER, Bhubaneswar), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) etc. It is a computer based exam in which Seven Papers are conducted for each respective subject i.e. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematical Statistics, Geology, Biological Science, Biotechnology In English Medium of 3 hours duration.
XLRI Admission Test (XAT)
This exam is for admission to the management program at Xavier Labour Relations Institute. Pattern is like CAT.
For Postgraduate courses in Medical field, These are the some of the famous exam in different countries around the World.
NEET-PG, AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER and NIMHANS for the post-graduation
Candidates can opt for MD/MS or a PG Diploma after completing the MBBS. For admissions to MD/MS course aspirants have to qualify some of the above common PG entrance exams. Masters in Medical Sciences and Technology is an upcoming stream for medical graduates.
USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination)
Indian Students with MBBS in India can not practice directly in USA because it is must to have degree in Medicine PG in USA. To apply for medicine PG in USA, student has to clear USMLE at various levels. USMLE has clearly defined levels of medical courses after MBBS that is mandatory to be completed in USA. After MBBS, the above exams needs to be cleared.
PLAB test (UK)
The PLAB test is for doctors who have qualified overseas and wish to practice medicine in the UK under limited registration. The test assesses your ability, as a doctor, to work safely as a senior house officer (SHO) in a UK NHS hospital. Most of the universities ask for PLAB exam and a minimum of 2 years of work-experience excluding the internship period.
Universities also need IELTS score for Language test.
Australian Medical Council AMC Exam.
This exam is to test whether you have the medical knowledge and passing the exam makes you equivalent to an Australian medical graduate. This test is in two parts:
Part 1: Multiple choice questions – This tests your medical knowledge and asks you a range of questions from all medical specialties.
Part 2: After clearing part 1, one will need to do part 2 which is the clinical test. This test is a lot harder and you will need experience before doing this test. The problem is due to the oversupply of international medical graduates you will need to wait on average 18 month from passing AMC part I to undertake AMC part II.
Some of the above exams are the toughest & they are definitely aren’t every person’s piece of cake. We applaud everyone who has attempted these examinations at any point in their lives. Those who have cleared these examinations represent the most academically advanced people of this world.