It was believed that the the entrance exam for fellowship at All Soul's College at the University of Oxford has been the world's trickiest. This is because the exam cannot be revise, consists of abstract questions and there are no right and wrong answers. The tests are mostly for humanities and social science disciplines.
One of the examiner told the Independent, "All the best candidates demonstrate a strong command of their subjects, and make compelling arguments in clear prose. The scripts that really stand out usually have something more that is striking: flashes of wit, sensitivity to detail, argumentative force. A significant challenge is to strike a balance between playing to your strengths and stretching beyond your comfort zone."
Some of the sample questions are:
- Did the left or right win the twentieth century?
- "Secure people dare". Do they?
- Should intellectuals tweet?
- Should prisoners be allowed to watch television?
- How can words be beautiful?
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