Can You Pass One Of The Hardest South Korean Tests?


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Comments: 7 170

  • Kat Montero
    Kat Montero 11 hours ago

    The main factor that made my high school graduation even better was and continues to be the the amazing fact of never having to deal with the SATs ever again

  • Banyar Myo Tin
    Banyar Myo Tin Day ago

    This is easy stuff and i am an ordinary joe

  • Zion | Gaming Channel

    I can survive one year of school food, and I'm really proud of that.

  • BabyUnicorn01
    BabyUnicorn01 Day ago

    Yay, I got one right.
    Surprising since my class rank is so low 🤣😳

  • Pidge Gunderson
    Pidge Gunderson Day ago

    Personally, with my add I would have to reread that at least 5 times

  • Michael Garry
    Michael Garry Day ago

    That "hard" question was easy. 90% get it wrong?!?!

    UK educated here (BSc & MSc)....

  • boi
    boi 2 days ago

    took me 5 minutes to re-read each question but i can successfully say i got them both correct lol

  • That Gemini
    That Gemini 2 days ago

    I bet rap monster would get a amazing score on this👍

  • Mightyena Wildclaws
    Mightyena Wildclaws 2 days ago

    Well, now I've got a good reason for not living in Korea, tyvm

  • justagalinthisworld
    justagalinthisworld 2 days ago

    TBH the math & science questions are the real challenging ones. Also, while some questions are simply setting students up to fail (or what they call "differentiating questions", where it's meant to sieve out the A's from the rest), it is actually pretty manageable if the time given is reasonably sufficient, if the syllabus wasn't so condensed & hardcore and if the method of testing was catered to specifically test the understanding of students instead of a certain set of "model answers". This is why I admire the US/UK's way of testing students, because it tests students' understanding in a rather reasonable fashion.

    Also, try Singapore's A Level standard questions from local JC's (junior colleges), especially the H2 subjects. The actual exam questions from Cambridge are much more manageable but the questions tested in local school exams (under insane timed conditions and answer requirements) really gives your brain and arm a very good workout.

    It is worth mentioning that most JC students sleep only about 5-6 hours everyday, and our workload is really intense. In fact this might already happen during Secondary 4 when all Singaporean students are preparing for the O Level exams. And though Singapore's education system is admittedly slightly better balanced than say, South Korea, China and/or Japan, it's still rather difficult to do well enough to get into a good university, and not getting into a university is like an end-game for JC students, unlike their polytechnic counterparts who possess industry skills & experience that are sought after by employers. A university degree often correlates to better employment opportunities, and that's why the need to do well academically is so important in most Asian countries. Sad truth.

  • Messy Bun
    Messy Bun 2 days ago

    I've just realized how amazing Ned is: good looking, funny, went to Ivy League school, a loving husband. 👍🏻👍🏼👍🏽👍🏾👍🏿

  • ellie wheatley
    ellie wheatley 2 days ago

    I'm dyslexic and this hurts my brain

  • Endryl Nery
    Endryl Nery 2 days ago

    lol, I was waiting for the math ones

  • 강정현
    강정현 3 days ago

    Feel so sad that my country, Korea makes us to find the answer of that over-complicated question.. and what's even more sad is that watching this video, I couldn't find the answer so I thought I gotta sit in my chair and memorizing a lot more English words...

  • Leyna Delmonico
    Leyna Delmonico 3 days ago

    Yo those colleges tho. Talk about goals

  • Bambi Rei
    Bambi Rei 4 days ago

    Ok well as a Chinese myself you know how ppl talk badly about Chinese bc of their culture and lack of refinement (some). Americans some are obsessed with Japanese gaming and Japanese anime. But when it comes to like actually coexisting with another ethnicity I find Koreans are able to mingle more with Americans. My dad said bc America basically had influence in Korea due to the war. Whereas other Asian cultures are still more closed off. That would explain why Indians are more successful in western society bc the British colonized them too

  • Gabriela Ramírez Zanon Ghovatto

    when i took the cpe Cambridge test for international students the questions were a lot like this, i didnt find them particularly difficult, its more of an organizing your thinking process type of task, i mean, the text will inevitably point you towards the right answer, you just have to get past the riddle-like structure

  • Lara Y.
    Lara Y. 4 days ago

    I'm from Turkey, and some exams we take are as hard as Korean ones :(

  • Juliewoofz
    Juliewoofz 5 days ago

    And that my friends is a question that no will ever need ever I promise you. No one will ever ask that question

  • Sebastian Eugene
    Sebastian Eugene 5 days ago

    When the 1000 word essay is due tomorrow but you made your point with only 10. This is the result.

  • Juho Lee
    Juho Lee 5 days ago +1

    Math test is crazy too hahaha

  • Zakwan Shah
    Zakwan Shah 5 days ago

    Ned's really smart. He should be in ravenclaw

  • Jimin's Cloud
    Jimin's Cloud 5 days ago

    can you survive trump

  • Yubi Kim
    Yubi Kim 6 days ago +1

    What they do is they turn a simple sentence to a long paragraph by using unnecessary words and beating around the bush.. this is why most of us fail

  • lolpantz sup
    lolpantz sup 6 days ago +1

    Sorry, singapore's education is way harder

  • Sinnamin Roll
    Sinnamin Roll 6 days ago

    Try Singapore as well

  • Xochiquetzal
    Xochiquetzal 7 days ago

    But they aint that happy.

  • lostsouls-
    lostsouls- 7 days ago

    O_O Are these questions maybe outdated or something among those lines? Because I can solve these questions easily, and I'm only 12? Because questions tested in examinations can get harder as years pass and the syllabus might change? I'm not trying to brag or show how great my knowledge is but I'm honestly curious? Because this is a Korean test and I always hear from people that "Oh you think this is hard? Wait till you see Korean tests!" but these questions were relatively easy to solve? Though English is my best subject and I read classical literature a lot...

  • I made you read this

    I grew up in Korea and from what I remember, I slept over 7 hours and studied only until like 4 pm then went home. On that test I got 98% right

  • Eduarda Mato
    Eduarda Mato 8 days ago

    I respect Korean culture and feel sorry about the pressure. But it's not a exclusive korean issue, here in Brazil students of a lower social class (the majority of our population) studies hours and hours to be accepted into a college or get a good scholarship. And that's a big problem, because in countries like South Korea, USA, Canada and others, public schools are really good and you shall have time to save money to college, in Brazil public schools aren't good at all. And a public university is REALLY competed and hard to get in.

  • Clear As Day
    Clear As Day 8 days ago

    Both answered correctly, unless I really thought about the question itself along with the possibility of choosing the right answer in front of me but that would be just weird a.

  • Harold Gilbert
    Harold Gilbert 8 days ago

    Dammit, after reading those questions I'm reading every comment here several times, paying attention to the syntax, and looking for the deep meaning within every sentence. Thanks.

  • yupyupbts
    yupyupbts 8 days ago

    I study higher level English in school and damn, that was an excessive amount of difficult words. The aim of a language is to be able to speak fluently with a native speaker of said language, especially at a high school level, and I can guarantee that no one uses half of those words on a day to day basis, or even at all.

  • 장현준
    장현준 8 days ago

    in reality there are rarely good at speaking english person in korea even if the person correct the answers

  • Ran Xiong
    Ran Xiong 8 days ago

    I will fail the Korean test 200% even stay in Canada for 12 years barely passing English grade 12 to get into university hello?! Just saying I won't even be connective enough to be a Korean lol

  • Dain Seo
    Dain Seo 9 days ago

    I'm Korean highschooler and I only have 100days till my Korean SAT 😂

  • Tiffany Nguyen
    Tiffany Nguyen 9 days ago

    Its like those memes where the picture gets downgraded and so does the phrase that comes with it.

  • Missy Mena
    Missy Mena 9 days ago

    But most koreans can't speak english tho...

  • 김준경
    김준경 9 days ago

    I'm Korean. In fact, English in Korean SAT is not only very hard to solve. But Korean and Math are really really hard. I studies Korean and Math more than 6 hours a day, but I study English 3 hours a week.

  • 지민 Chim
    지민 Chim 9 days ago

    One word. DANG!!!

  • Tono Kim
    Tono Kim 10 days ago

    Hoping you don't miss the point that Korean students solve that question as FOREIGN language...

  • Nicole Monterroso
    Nicole Monterroso 10 days ago

    I consider myself to be mature for my age yet childish when I want to be. The thing that amazes me is that I somehow understood those questions and got the answers right before they revealed the answers. I find this amazing because I'm just a teen and I don't consider myself to be smart as most of my peers but I also feel like I can be logical when It comes to life questions. ☺ I feel good about myself rn.

  • Spicy Taeminnie
    Spicy Taeminnie 10 days ago

    I got them both right, I am so proud rn

  • ONCE upon a time
    ONCE upon a time 10 days ago

    These questions could have been a lot shorter than what they are

  • Arjun Gandhi
    Arjun Gandhi 10 days ago

    Those are some poorly written questions.

  • Reese D.
    Reese D. 10 days ago

    Is it wierd that I'm twelve and I got these right? I'm American

  • Nejma Asman
    Nejma Asman 10 days ago

    When I clicked on the video I said to myself "okay I'm gonna try and keep up with them"...... 😂😂😂yea no. I dont even know why I thought that???I'm JUST going to be a High school soon😂😂what made me think I could????

  • katrina aurelia
    katrina aurelia 10 days ago

    U guys might be from ivy league or a good University but *DO U KNOW ANNYEONGHASEO?* AHAHAHAHA

  • Jha Miguel
    Jha Miguel 10 days ago

    wtf? this test actually make no sense. Phrasing sentences and words in this state wouldn't help someone especially non-english speakers to know english. No wonder korean students have a hard time studying english this is total bs.

  • tomasruckett
    tomasruckett 11 days ago

    I found both of these questions pretty simple, but only because I've spent my entire life speaking one language and becoming familiar with the nuances and subtleties of English. The idea that this is a foreign language portion of the test shows how unreasonable the expectations for Korean students are. Then again, if your goal is to get into a top US school, maybe this is a good indicator of how ready you are? In my opinion, unless you're studying English literature or philosophy, there's no reason to knowing this stuff. Especially if you're studying the sciences, this type of jargon could totally slow you down.

  • Avery Avara
    Avery Avara 11 days ago

    If you are a student and pursuing for engeering you should try jee advanced this is the toughest engeering exam and require high basic knowledge about the topics

  • 노희성
    노희성 11 days ago

    역시 한국 ㅋ 쓸데없이 어럽습니다 ~~
    Im korean, tests are extremely difficult.

  • Suga raps faster Than my internet

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • TheQueerMusketeers
    TheQueerMusketeers 12 days ago

    "this suggests a link between self worth and academic performance" wow thanks for pointing out the obvious didn't y'all go to school

  • drocpdp
    drocpdp 12 days ago

    lol so many comments about where they graduated vs. where they work.
    There's racism, and now there's schoolism...

  • MUSHY PANCKE
    MUSHY PANCKE 12 days ago

    This shows that American education is 99% better than a lot of countries

  • Joanne Lee
    Joanne Lee 12 days ago

    i cant believe that im one of the kids who are literally "set up to fail". (and if youre wondering why i type in fluent english and dont use this thing ', thats because i used to live in america and this is youtube, not a book that i need to publish)

  • Cool art 072506
    Cool art 072506 12 days ago

    Kim Namjoon (rap monster) 148 iq

  • jasper q
    jasper q 13 days ago

    wut
    ned
    yale
    you look different

  • Abi Alston
    Abi Alston 14 days ago

    I got them both right and they honestly didn't seem super hard. Obscure and abstract sure, but if you can mildly understand the concept you can at least get a slight grasp on what the passage is trying to convey and from there use process of elimination

  • hoofle poof
    hoofle poof 14 days ago

    NED IS A YALE GRADUATE? OH MY DREAMS

  • Taehyung's Wifeu
    Taehyung's Wifeu 14 days ago

    I can't believe these questions exist. THIS IS SAD

  • holly nim
    holly nim 15 days ago

    I guessed the answer yet still got both rigjt

  • SuperZecton
    SuperZecton 15 days ago

    Just focus on the text that is actually relevant

  • Emiko G
    Emiko G 15 days ago

    I GOT THEM RIGHT !!! YESS

  • Bleach 7484
    Bleach 7484 15 days ago

    A fucked up question needs a fucked up answer

  • Gracie Martin
    Gracie Martin 15 days ago

    I got those right and I'm 13 :) but I hope, like they said at the end of the video, that kids in South Korea realize that school isn't the only thing that matters.

  • STOB IT
    STOB IT 16 days ago

    So..... I'm now convinced that Singapore's academic standard is just right for me XDD

  • SEPHIRIEL Goaway
    SEPHIRIEL Goaway 16 days ago

    These questions are actually philosophical with cultural aspects, it sounds like questions Taoist would understand the best, or Confuciun.

  • Lim Jing Yun
    Lim Jing Yun 16 days ago

    honestly these sentences dont flow each sentence is like a completely different style of writing

  • Michelle Lee
    Michelle Lee 17 days ago

    I go to Korean high school and the education system here is literally FUCKED UP. No one speaks English like that and it's really useless to learn. Exams here are trash, seriously. I really want to leave this place so badly.

  • Arabella Freeman
    Arabella Freeman 17 days ago

    As a 13 year old who took the American SAT as a benchmarking tool (it got graded, but didn't go on my record or anything), I didn't think those were really that hard and I was getting them right. Then I realized that it was a foreign language test. That is insanely hard for absolutely no reason other than to set students up to fail.

  • Salamander
    Salamander 17 days ago

    Is it bad that I kind of liked the questions and thought it was fun to think about the answers

  • ZiaanVirk-Vlogs
    ZiaanVirk-Vlogs 18 days ago

    I guessed All Of Them Correct I'm Not even Lying (Even If I did That Would make no Purpose of Sense) I wanted to guess to Lol.

  • papa johns
    papa johns 18 days ago +3

    My parents want me to be like Ned

    • Bambi Rei
      Bambi Rei 4 days ago

      Neds like the male version of my parents dream child


  • ToughGuy
    ToughGuy 18 days ago

    The last question was not too bad. It was more of a maths problem. In maths you have to find the important information and use it to answer the question. The missing part of the text was talking about the ideal case for using time and energy to gain assets. The ideal case was going to be using zero amount of time and energy and getting an infinity amount of assets.

  • Jenny Pang
    Jenny Pang 18 days ago

    Please do one on HONG KONG EDUCATION SYSTEM IM BEGGING YOU

  • Shi
    Shi 19 days ago

    it's just a bunch of verbose

  • Liara Zap
    Liara Zap 19 days ago

    Any other highschoolers who got both of these right?

  • Ditya Alamsyah
    Ditya Alamsyah 19 days ago

    even their test maker can't speak english efficiently...

  • Bunnii
    Bunnii 19 days ago

    Wait a minute Ned went to YALE ?!?!

  • Cassadi Marone
    Cassadi Marone 19 days ago

    I take AP English and this is basically what every single one of my tests are like.

  • Abida Begum
    Abida Begum 19 days ago

    But do you think Rap Mon would pass these questions?

  • satvik pasrija
    satvik pasrija 19 days ago

    think this is difficult,try IIT-ADVANCE

  • Hjj Bjj
    Hjj Bjj 19 days ago

    the irony is..
    whatever pressure, standart they gave for education ..

    still down below japan

    XD

  • John Jensen
    John Jensen 19 days ago

    I'm not impressed by these so-called tests!

  • Mira Snow
    Mira Snow 19 days ago

    GOT IT RIGHT BITCHES!!!! 2/2

  • Duck Man3D5
    Duck Man3D5 19 days ago

    Just me or the questions had alot of useless information and weren't really as hard as they seem

  • 김현창
    김현창 19 days ago

    한국인으로써 자랑스럽네요..

  • DragonBlood_1
    DragonBlood_1 20 days ago

    Two words. Brain Mon.Yes,I'm BTS trash

  • Nabby Rivera
    Nabby Rivera 20 days ago

    English tests are INSANE in Korea. I lived and taught there. The English is some of those books are INSANE and unrealistic and OVERLY complicated. My Korean friends use to ask me for help on these tests and I was SO lost some times.

  • xlevq
    xlevq 20 days ago

    well that explains Eugene

  • Therese Houghton
    Therese Houghton 21 day ago +1

    Wait, so it's multiple choice of 5.that means if you chose randomly chance of getting right is 20% how's it even possible that only 10% get it right.....

    • Jay Jin
      Jay Jin 3 days ago

      Your 20% means that from 100% of those students, they have equally divided themselves to answer one of each of the five choices which is not the case. 10% only got it right simply means that 10% chose #5 while 90% chose #1/2/3/4.


    • Bambi Rei
      Bambi Rei 4 days ago

      Bc they copied each other


  • Irene W.
    Irene W. 21 day ago

    okay, but can we point out that a large portion of the text used imporper grammar...kind of sabotage, if you ask me

  • Hannah
    Hannah 21 day ago

    What the hell? These are some kind of weird, philosophical poems not actual English questions, right? How on earth will that be useful to a Korean who is going to an English speaking country, or even going to work? Why is their ability to speak and read English down to their understanding of what sounds like philosophy? That's madness.

  • TheeASNGamer HD
    TheeASNGamer HD 21 day ago

    Its kinda base on common sense

  • ruben g
    ruben g 21 day ago

    0:38 The reason I have suicidal thoughts. No thanks to PBHS.

  • mario  santillan
    mario santillan 21 day ago

    Dude......I'm about to be a junior in highschool and I got both of these right.....wtf?!?!?!

  • NerdCoreJm
    NerdCoreJm 21 day ago +3

    and I thought I was good at English. DAMN YOU HSC TESTS!!!!

  • Senpai_ AT
    Senpai_ AT 21 day ago

    asian school system yay
    studying in singapore is not as pressurising as stuDYING in korea

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