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10 most toughest competitive examinations in India

Have a look at the TOP 10 toughest competitive exams in India. UPSC is considered to be the toughest competitive exam in India having a annual success rate of less than 1%.

10 most toughest competitive examinations in India

Friday May 11, 2018,

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There are a number of competitive examinations in India that are conducted for every educational level. Starting from the Undergraduate to Postgraduate Professional Courses as well as for securing services under the Indian Government.


 We have brought you the 10 toughest competitive exams in India.

UPSC Civil Service Entrance Examinations:

This is one of the toughest examinations that is held by the Indian Government. The Exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates in various Central Government Services such as Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and the Indian Foreign Services (IFS) etc. The success rate is less than 1%. There are three levels of Examination- Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Personality Test/ Interview.

IIT JEE Entrance Examinations:

This is another toughest exam held as an Entrance Exam in India. The exam is conducted for those candidates who want a career in Engineering, Science, Architecture and Designing field. The success rate is around 1 out of 45. The Exam is a ticket to Admissions in various engineering institutes including IITs.

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Entrance Examinations:

This Exam is conducted to get admissions in M. Tech/ M. S Programmes in various Government Engineering Colleges including IITs and NITs. GATE Scores are also valid for getting recruited in various PSU Companies that operate under the Indian Government.

CAT (Common Entrance Test) Entrance Examinations:

These Examinations are conducted to get an entry into premier management and business schools such as IIMs. The CAT Scores are accepted by various Business Colleges to pursue MBA.

AIIMS Entrance Examinations:

AIIMS, which is an Autonomous Body conducts its own Pan India Entrance Exam which is accepted by many other Medical Colleges. The Exam offers a very limited number of seats.

National Institute of Design Entrance Examination:

This is a Design Aptitude Test, that is conducted by the NID Admission Committee. The test checks the creativity in design in the candidates and is held in major cities of India.

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test):

The NEET is conducted by the CBSE Board for getting admissions in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical/ Dental Programmes in India. This is considered as one of the toughest entrance exams in India after AIIMS.

UGC- NET (University Grants Commission- National Eligibility Test):

The National Eligibility Test is conducted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. This test is conducted for becoming a Research Fellow or Lecturer. The best part is that you can also pursue higher studies at the same time.

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test):

These are Common Law Admission Tests that are conducted to get admissions for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs like LLB and LLM. This is also considered as one of the toughest competitive Exams held in India.