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Top 10 Competitive Entrance Exams In India 2022

 Top 10 Competitive Entrance Exams In India 2022 are intended to evaluate an aspirant’s mental stability,  technical skills, aptitude, and other aspects. The initial benefit of preparing for these competitive and entrance exams is to help students to assert their knowledge in the specific field. The preparation for these examinations allows students to identify their strengths and weaknesses with regard to their professional skills. Students should be prepared enough in academics as well as in communication skills with enough efficiency to appear for these country-level examinations.

List of Top/Best Competitive Entrance Exams In India 2022

Thousands of exams are conducted in India every year; most of them are easy to crack but in this article, we will discuss the top 10 toughest exams in India. These exams are organized either online or orally, or via pen-and-paper.

  1. UPSC Civil Service Entrance Examinations (IAS)

This is one of the toughest examinations in India. Aspirants are required to cover the immense syllabus. Indian History, Indian Geography, and Laws on Human Rights are considered to be important subjects. Almost 8-10 lakh students appear for this examination every year.

The exam is conducted in three levels:

  • Level 1: The Preliminary Exam.

  • Level 2: The Main Exam.

  • Level 3: Personality Test or Interview.


  1. IIT JEE Entrance Examinations

It is the second toughest examination in India. IIT-JEE is an engineering entrance exam that allows aspirants to gain admission into the top engineering institutes in India like IIT, NIT, IIIT, etc. There is two core level examination which an aspirant has to clear :

  • JEE Main

  • JEE Advanced

In order to appear for JEE advance, aspirants have to clear JEE Mains to get enrolled for JEE Advanced Examination.

  1. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

The purpose of this examination is that a student should get admitted into  Masters and Doctoral courses in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, and Science. This test is also accepted by  PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings). No age limit to apply for this examination. To enroll for this examination aspirants should meet with at least one common thing among them from the below criteria.

  • Secure at least a Bachelor’s degree in the related engineering/science stream.

  • Secure at least a Master’s degree from any branch of mathematics, science, statistics, or computer applications.

  • Be in your final year of either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program.


  1. CAT (Common Entrance Test)

To get admissions to premium management and business schools in India, aspirants have to appear for this CAT (entry-level exam). CAT exam scores are accepted by IIMs and other similar universities and institutes offering courses on MBA. Following are the criteria which an aspirant should follow:

  • Secure at least a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% (45% for other categories) or above CGPA.

  • Secure the degree from a university recognized either by the MHRD or by the UGC Act, 1956.

  1. NDA (National Defence Academy)

This examination is held for the aspirants who want to apply for the post of  Army, Air Force, and/or Navy. Aspirants who are selected are picked based on written examination, psychological aptitude test, intelligence test, personality test, and finally, an interview


  1. National Institute of Design Entrance Examination

The National Institute of Design Entrance Examination (AKA the NID Design Aptitude Test) is a design aptitude test conducted by the NID Admission Committee.

  1. NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) right until 2018, when the board was switched to the National Testing Agency (NTA) in 2019.

  1. UGC- NET (University Grants Commission- National Eligibility Test)

The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is a national-level exam conducted to select Assistant Professors and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) candidates in Indian universities and colleges.

  1. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

 CLAT exams in India are conducted to find out aspirants who have appeared for the exam are eligible enough to get admissions into NLU or other Institutes. CLAT exams are accepted by 16 National Law Universities in India.

  1. Chartered Accountant Exam

The CA Foundation Exam is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The ICAI conducts three levels of CA exams:

  • CA Foundation

  • CA Intermediate

  • CA Final


Best Competitive exams After 12th Commerce, Arts and Science

Courses in Science  Courses in Commerce  Courses for Arts
B.Tech Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Arts
M.B.B.S Company secretary Bachelor of Fine Arts
B.Sc Cost and Management Accountant Integrated Law 
B.C.A Chartered Accountant Bachelor of Fashion Design
B.Arch Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Hotel management
Bachelor of Pharmacy Certified Financial Planner Air Hostess training
Bachelor of Medical Lab Technology Bachelor of Economics Graphic Design
Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Journalism and Mass Communication Bachelor of Interior Design
Bachelor of Physiotherapy Integrated MBA Bachelor of Fashion Technology
Web development and Training Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (BAF) Bachelor of Education
Animation and Multimedia Course Bachelor of Financial Markets (BFM) Bachelor of Social Work
General Nursing and Midwifery Bachelors in Banking and Insurance (BBI)
Merchant Navy B.Sc (H) Statistics/ B.Stat (Hons)
Paramedical Course Bachelor of banking and finance
Dietetics and Nutrionist Bachelor of Business Studies
D.Pharma Bachelor of Management Science
OT Technician
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Diploma in Engineering/GTI


Top 10 Competitive Entrance Exams In India 2022: FAQs

Which is the most competitive exam in India?
UPSC Civil Service Exam

Which is the toughest interview in India?
SSB interview is India’s most extensive and toughest among all the interviews conducted for government job examinations in India.

Which is the 3 toughest exam in world?

  • Gaokao.
  • IIT-JEE (Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination)
  • UPSC (Union Public Services Commission)


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