Writing competitive exams are advantageous for many reasons:

  1. They allow you to test your understanding of the various concepts that you’ve learnt in school as a student.
  2. They allow you to gain a better understanding of where you stand amongst students around the world. Most competitive exams release percentile information and these are statistics that tell you how your scores compare to other students’ scores.
  3. Many universities accept competitive exam scores/rankings in order to use it as an aid during the admissions process. With numbers of applicants growing throughout the year, students have had to continually find ways to stand out during the process and competitive exams could provide that competitive edge.