Can You Pass One Of The Hardest South Korean Tests?

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Comments: 6 654

  • 이상덕
    이상덕 9 hours ago

    The one thing they are doing wrong. They should solve each problems within 2mins.

  • Snowball Effect
    Snowball Effect 10 hours ago

    I got both questions right and they didn't seem that hard as an English speaker. The questions are extremely verbose. While well-written, in my opinion conciseness is the hallmark of excellent communication. I suppose in an examination situation, the point was to see if the student can wade through the mire of words and grasp the main concept of the paragraph. I'm not really sure why the fail percentage was so high as no other answers seem to fit the blanks conceptually.

    That being said, the only way a Korean student would be able to answer these questions with ease is if they grew up speaking English on a regular basis. I'm not sure how much English a South Korean student speaks, but if they're expected to answer these questions, I would expect to be able to speak English and get by living in Korea.

  • Lily Gao
    Lily Gao 11 hours ago

    26. So far as you are wholly-
    Me: Wait, wholly is a word?
    (Freaks out over that for the rest of the video)

  • Miguel Ewing
    Miguel Ewing 12 hours ago

    I already feel inadequate from just seeing a few of those questions. I would literally fail

  • Milan Sekulic
    Milan Sekulic 20 hours ago

    Why should anyone know this bs

  • slateflash
    slateflash 22 hours ago

    And i thought the SAT had convoluted language...

  • pnp tranzister
    pnp tranzister 1 day ago

    저는 한국인입니다
    이 영상에 나온대로 한국사회에서 살기란 정말 힘들죠....


    Half of the kids don't even know how to study so that's why they take thirteen hours a day, I know This cause I'm Asian and it still sucks even after I moved Australia

      HYPERNOODLEBOY !! 1 day ago

      Btw half the info is useless and you don't need it further on in life

  • Eric Choi
    Eric Choi 1 day ago

    "These are set up to fail!"
    Amen brother
    And as always, a big ㅗ to the korean education system

  • Nathan Fletcher
    Nathan Fletcher 1 day ago

    When you can get both of them right through deductive clues and inductive reasoning. I mean they are not impossible, but they are definitely challenging. I think it would be a much harder question if it wasn't based around English but a more native language.

  • Tu N
    Tu N 1 day ago

    These passages are like elementary MCAT questions.

  • Park Jimin
    Park Jimin 1 day ago


  • Tiffany Le
    Tiffany Le 1 day ago

    Yay! I chose the correct answer and surprisingly, I mildly understand this freaking passage. It was the easier one.

  • Ruben Pattiradjawane

    so ez test

  • Meta
    Meta 2 days ago

    its the same in turkish exams

  • Firestar123
    Firestar123 2 days ago

    Damn I got 2/2 anyone else?

  • Ethan Lam
    Ethan Lam 2 days ago

    Is it bad that I got all of them right?

  • ATurtleAteMyTrex
    ATurtleAteMyTrex 2 days ago

    got them both right but it hurt my brain

  • Jake Bolling
    Jake Bolling 2 days ago

    Without agreeing or disagreeing with the purpose of the questions, I found them very interesting. It was like if you combined the ACT reading and the ACT english sections. They want you to read and comprehend a passage well enough to be able to insert the right clause that makes sense with the rest of the passage and in the sentence, itself. It's almost like the language equivalent of how the ACT science section is really a combination of reading and math skills.

  • Kyniker Solon
    Kyniker Solon 2 days ago

    It sounds like a translation of Kant.

  • Sandring44 Ⓥ
    Sandring44 Ⓥ 2 days ago

    i got 2/2 correct! :O

  • Long GATO
    Long GATO 2 days ago

    I don't even understand what the question truly is ! What the heck is that ?

  • excalibur3590
    excalibur3590 3 days ago


  • AnimeFridays
    AnimeFridays 3 days ago

    That Satanic Verses book in the back though

  • Ivy Vo!
    Ivy Vo! 3 days ago

    I wish Eugene could do this....

  • Brandon Shane
    Brandon Shane 3 days ago

    They don't think it be like it is but it do.

  • PeanutBuddar Potatoes

    I got them both right omfg

    I'm scared.

  • Despair Spreads Like a Virus

    South Korea needs to take English education from Malaysia's book.

  • Derpy Organism
    Derpy Organism 4 days ago

    El perro corrió a la biblioteca.
    The dog DID, in fact, run to the library. Shocker!

  • Abby Mckenna
    Abby Mckenna 4 days ago

    God bless America

  • Annie Straut
    Annie Straut 4 days ago

    I hardly understood those, very hard to follow

  • Frost Queen
    Frost Queen 5 days ago

    Since I know the answers now, can I just go to korea and ace the test or what?

  • DRAGOON9908
    DRAGOON9908 5 days ago

    I'm 13 I got both right

  • kordell curl
    kordell curl 5 days ago

    Where those supposed to be English questions because I don't understand

  • 김수현
    김수현 5 days ago

    As a Korean, TOEIC is easier than Korean SAT
    most Koreans are Good at reading English
    but lacking Speaking and Listening

  • Kyon Chan
    Kyon Chan 5 days ago

    This is exactly why my dad always says "you are lucky to be born in America and to go to American school". Because my parents are Korean and my mom is always like "you are lucky that you go to American school. Korean's school tests are HARD."

    And yes, I did intend to put in an Asian accent in there

  • russianvoodoo
    russianvoodoo 5 days ago

    Nah, thanks, I'd better kill myself.

  • Asia Bach
    Asia Bach 6 days ago

    I was in china during the final testing for high school and I was so surprised to learn more about it. To know that people will actually commit suicide if they don't pass because if you don't pass you won't really go anywhere in life. That's terrifying for me

  • Alda Rayne
    Alda Rayne 6 days ago

    you guys should also try the hkdse english reading paper, not the simpler part. cuz as a hong konger, I find the korean test isnt as difficult as the dse I took

  • Maria Luz
    Maria Luz 6 days ago

    Well at least they aren't writing choice.

  • Irene Kim
    Irene Kim 6 days ago

    Look, I don't wanna have to play the b*tch here... But if you take that long to answer each question you are so f*cked. Trust me.

  • Chow Cheng En
    Chow Cheng En 6 days ago

    One word: Asians

  • Moiz Esufally
    Moiz Esufally 6 days ago

    4:08 , surely, the pun was intended. School to whole other degree.

  • feliroy
    feliroy 6 days ago

    I was so mind fucked during the whole video omg😂

  • JongMin Park
    JongMin Park 6 days ago

    The reason why Korean's education is rubbish and hell.

  • Veerbhadra Banerjee

    I completed my MPhil in Consciousness Studies. Pursuing PhD.

    Without much exaggeration, 😑 those questions pretty much chocked me.

  • ZergforLoser
    ZergforLoser 7 days ago

    The easiest way to find the right answer is to find the answer that is written in a harder language. It is pretty hilarious that those who wrote these questions failed to write like the original writer.

  • needkhun
    needkhun 7 days ago

    so it is worthed for all that academic grades to sacrifice happiness and health?

  • 김범식
    김범식 7 days ago

    Remember this is just foreign language part. Imagine in Math part and Korean language part.

  • bownsir
    bownsir 7 days ago


  • Sebastian Concepcion

    Those questions were not inherently difficult but given the time constraint, I can understand the low success rate.

  • Roger Smith
    Roger Smith 7 days ago

    WOW, those weren't hard at all, just very wordy. I got all of them right, all you need to do is follow along and not get lost. Also I read it over and over to myself and then finally came up with the answer.

  • Noo Naa
    Noo Naa 7 days ago

    I understand nothing, i couldnt even finish reading those texts, what was that about?

  • Karlijn Van Olphen
    Karlijn Van Olphen 7 days ago

    in the Netherlands you don't even have homework until you're 11/12

  • Mach Jingjit
    Mach Jingjit 7 days ago

    The question is... how will this help them in life? Besides getting a good grades to go to college.

  • Emilee Crumley
    Emilee Crumley 7 days ago

    And I thought the American education system was messed up

  • JanPospisil42
    JanPospisil42 7 days ago

    I think it would depend on how much time I had for each question. If it's like 1 minute, that would make me nervous and I would end up making mistakes.
    But seeing just these two questions - they're not that difficult. English is not my native tongue and I answered both correctly, being fairly confident in my answers.
    That said, the questions were needlessly complicated and could've been worded much clearer.

  • Victor
    Victor 7 days ago

    buzzfeed trying so hard to capitalize on Korean culture...its pathetic...

  • yasmeen
    yasmeen 7 days ago


  • JadeKook 97
    JadeKook 97 8 days ago

    I could tell Namjoon will get A+ to this test...

  • 김두현
    김두현 8 days ago

    시부럴 토나오네

  • NinjaGod?
    NinjaGod? 8 days ago

    I'm 10,my IQ is 162,and I only missed one of the questions.

  • Just Trash
    Just Trash 8 days ago

    when watching ned in other videos, yelling " *whats up* "at trees, we forget how smart he is

  • Pan Da
    Pan Da 8 days ago

    Does anyone know if it's possible to see the whole exam? I'm curious about the other questions on that test.

  • Mark Lolschou
    Mark Lolschou 8 days ago

    I mean those questions aren't that hard when you think about it

    BELLE 9 days ago


  • Allan Locke
    Allan Locke 9 days ago

    wow I'm smart in Korea as well as South Africa

  • امیر آذرنیا

    if I were a Korean high schooler I would simply left school and migrate to America to follow my American dream😂😂😂😂

  • Chris Kim
    Chris Kim 9 days ago

    Someone plz just adopted me plz

  • EnsembleOfBookSpines

    Buzzfeed unsolved backdrop I see you

  • Natsya
    Natsya 9 days ago

    Studying 10-13 hour/day is basically in every Asian country to crack our entrance exams.
    It teaches alot, but only a few can handle its intensity. The problem is that everyone is expected to do it.

  • Giovanni Spada
    Giovanni Spada 9 days ago

    I'm starting to question: what is the problem with those?
    I'm not english, I approached those questions as an italian that only studies english in school. I had to use Google translate for some words. Even with that problem though, once you approach the question piece by piece, the answer is really easy.
    Sure, for me it took 5 minutes each question due to the lack of english knowledge, but other than that, I really don't see how those can be considered difficult!
    Maybe I misunderstood: do kids have limited time to answer? Cause if not, I really don't think those questions are challenging at all!

  • HY C
    HY C 10 days ago

    Try the Singapore one!!!!!!!!! I don't get any sleep at night!!!!!!!!!

  • Rod Munch
    Rod Munch 10 days ago


    CONGRATULATIONS TO SOUTH KOREA!!! they've mastered WORD SALAD in a foreign language!!!

    can only imagine what the native Korean questions are like!

    if ever there was a way to CAUSE schizophrenia in teenagers, this is it!

    Korean psychiatrists thank the SAT for providing a new generation of patients!


  • Julian C
    Julian C 10 days ago

    Nawh Americans are retards

  • Nice Key
    Nice Key 10 days ago

    Whoever who came up with the questions seems to just joined multiple words together. Definitely poor sentence structure and use of grammar. Listen to this " So far as you are wholly concentrated?..." Why can 't the writer write " As long as you put your mind into it..." OR " As long as you wholly heartedly placed your mind into it..." I feel for you Korean students

  • CanCan967
    CanCan967 11 days ago

    Take a look at the Turkish college entrance exam questions too :o

  • Lemonade Neon
    Lemonade Neon 11 days ago

    A good use of the double degrees you earned at Stanford Garrett 👎👎👎👎

  • Bryanna Seyffert
    Bryanna Seyffert 11 days ago

    Woo! I got them right! I had to pause the video awhile to think about them, but I still got the questions right... a win's a win.

  • Hyogeun Nam
    Hyogeun Nam 11 days ago

    좀 영어를 저딴식으로 가르치지 마라
    수능에서 일부러 틀리도록 문제 내놓고 교육현장에서는 겁먹지 말라하고 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
    그게 말이 되냐?
    그니까 우리나라 사람들이 영어를 그렇게 배워도 외국인 만나면 아가리가 다물어지는거야 ㅂㅅ들아

  • Idea • فكرة
    Idea • فكرة 11 days ago

    0:31 wow South Korean school is easy they didn't try Egyptian school 😒

  • Idea • فكرة
    Idea • فكرة 11 days ago

    0:31 wow South Korean school is easy they didn't try Egyptian school 😒

  • lalalabizola
    lalalabizola 11 days ago

    This is the stupidest and most nonsensical test I've ever seen in my life. It speaks volumes about the absurdity of the Korean education.

  • Alex Ahmed
    Alex Ahmed 11 days ago

    damn these guys are smart

  • Adeilla Rahmi Anggraini

    You should try Indonesian test 😭😭

  • Isreal Garcia
    Isreal Garcia 12 days ago

    i got all these right by guessing....I'm a secret genius lol

  • drago mento
    drago mento 12 days ago

    This is pre overwacth

  • Orion Hammerfall
    Orion Hammerfall 12 days ago

    Answering before i see the answers: q1 -1, q2 - 5. Hella easy, but then I'm a native speaker...

  • Jasmine Kang
    Jasmine Kang 12 days ago

    did one volcano just erupt yh my brain

  • Jasmine Kang
    Jasmine Kang 12 days ago

    The thing is, we only get about a minute to solve this sh*t. I'm worried about my future now haha.......FML

  • Leslie Lam
    Leslie Lam 12 days ago

    It's so funny because the whole point of language is to communicate

  • allfortravel
    allfortravel 12 days ago

    I didn't find the questions to be overly hard though as a non-native speaker....

  • Ciel Tran
    Ciel Tran 12 days ago

    welcome to the tiny piece of what most Asian people deal with

  • naya iscute
    naya iscute 13 days ago

    I didn't like these questions because of how subjective they were.People with different life experiences are sure to answer these questions differently so to say that only one interpretation is correct doesn't make sense.

  • Gonzalo Jeldes
    Gonzalo Jeldes 13 days ago

    Wow, just wow. Here in Chile we have to do a test way easier than that in order to enter college and all of our tests are in Spanish, not even in a foreign language - because if they were I can ensure that no one would be able to even seeing college from outside.

  • Lynman Alpha
    Lynman Alpha 13 days ago

    what is SAT? I'm confused

  • lolann7
    lolann7 13 days ago

    omg, I paused so many times to process it lol

  • David Wang
    David Wang 14 days ago

    If I wrote in school like how these questions are constructed, I wouldn't do very well. There isn't good flow or connection between sentences.

  • can't win
    can't win 14 days ago

    I'm with those suicidal south Korean teens! and I live in America!

  • 645akz
    645akz 14 days ago

    Got both correct.
    Hardly anybody speak like this. It's confusing and unnecessary.

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