9 Toughest Exams in India: Check how Many Candidates Appear Each Year

1. Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination (UPSC CSE):  Aspiring bureaucrats battle it out for a coveted spot in the Indian civil services. (Applicants: 500,000+)

2. Joint Entrance Examination - Advanced (JEE Advanced):  The gateway to prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for engineering aspirants. (Applicants: 1.5 million+)

3. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET):  Medical hopefuls across the country vie for seats in government medical colleges. (Applicants: 16 million+)

4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE):  The stepping stone for postgraduate studies abroad in various disciplines. (Indian Applicants: Approx. 60,000+)

5. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT):  Law school aspirants fight for entry into prestigious National Law Universities (NLUs). (Applicants: 50,000+)

6. Indian Institute of Management Common Admission Test (IIM CAT):  MBA hopefuls target premier Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). (Applicants: 200,000+)

7. National Institute of Design (NID) Entrance Exam:  Creative minds compete for a chance to study design at the prestigious NID. (Applicants: 20,000+)

8. Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test:  MBA aspirants target enrolment in Symbiosis International University (SIU) institutes. (Applicants: 50,000+)

9. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT):  MBA hopefuls vie for admission into Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) and other participating institutions. (Applicants: 80,000+)

This list provides a glimpse into the highly competitive exam landscape in India. With dedication, the right preparation strategy, and the right resources, you can increase your chances of success in these challenging exams.