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What are the most expensive career entrance exams to take?

Entrance exams are fundamental for advancing in a profession, and sometimes the more expensive the career exam, the more rewarding it proves for your professional life.

If you want to know about “what are the most expensive career exams to take”, then you have come to the right place as this blog is going to deal with this query.

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Career exams from reputed universities help you in creating a successful career path.

Even education counselors recommend admission to popular universities as it helps in achieving desired career goals. 

The most expensive career exams are in engineering, law, medicine, arts, and management.

Let us go through some of them to get a clear picture of the cost of appearing in such exams.


The GMAT exam is for students who want to pursue an MBA course abroad. The cost of GMAT exams is $275 (INR 22,588.50) GST inclusive for Indian students.

It is applicable for both online and offline exams. 


Since the year 2014, AIEEE has been replaced with JEE exams. These are conducted in two stages, JEE Main and JEE Advanced, for admission to engineering colleges all over India.  

3. JEE Main

The cost of JEE Main entrance exams in India is INR 650 per paper for boys and INR 325 per paper for girls of the General category, and INR 325 per paper for both boys and girls of SC/ST/PWD/Transgender categories. 

For outside India, the cost is INR 3,000/paper for boys and INR 1,500/paper for girls of the General category, and INR 1500/paper for both boys and girls of SC/ST/PWD/Transgender categories. 

4. JEE Advanced

The total cost of JEE Advanced is INR 2600 + GST for boys of the General category and INR 1300 + GST for boys of SC/ST/PWD/Transgender categories.

Female students belonging to any category do not have to pay the fees. 

5. NLU (CLAT) 

NLU or the National Law Universities conduct CLAT for BBA LLB, BA LLB, LLM, etc. 

The cost of the exams for both boys and girls in the General/OBC/PWD/PIO/NRI/OCI category is INR 4,000 and for boys and girls in SC/BPL/ST categories is INR 3,500.

Students who want to receive the previous year’s question papers have to pay another INR 500


Students appearing for BITSAT are eligible for several courses like B.E, BPharma, and M.Sc at BITS Pilani Campuses.

The cost of the career exams is INR 3,400 for boys and INR 2,900 for girls for one session and INR 5,400 for boys and, INR 4,400 for girls for both sessions.  

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GATE is a qualifying exam for admission to PG courses in IITs and IISc. The cost of this career exam is INR 850 for female students and students of SC/ST/PWD categories and INR 1700 for all other applicants.

If the exam center is in Dhaka and Kathmandu, the cost is $100 (INR 8,214), and for Dubai and Singapore, it is $200 (INR 16,428)

8. CAT

CAT or Common Admission Test are conducted by IIMs for admission to Post Graduate, Executive Education, and Doctoral programs.

The cost of appearing in CAT is INR 2,300 for both male and female students in the General/NC/OBC categories and INR 1150 for SC/ST/PWD categories


The NTA conducts the GPAT career exams for admission to MPharma courses.

The cost is INR 2,000 for boys and INR 1,000 for girls in the General category, and INR 1,000 for students of Gen-EWS/Sc/ST/OBC/PWD/Transgender categories


NEET UG replaced AIPMT and is now conducted by NTA for admission to the medical institutes in India for MBBS.

The cost of appearing in NEET-UG for boys and girls of the General category is INR 1,600, for General-EWS/OBC-NCL category is INR 1,500 and for SC/ST/PWD/Third Gender categories is INR 900.  


The most expensive career exams are a challenge at the beginning, no doubt because you need to pay a huge amount of money just to appear for these exams.

But once they get through and complete the course, the candidates can expect a good job with a good salary. 

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