Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida Selection Examination - the longest Buddhism selection examination in the world
It is the longest examination in the world and the entire examination is spread over five years. In the first and second year, the candidates are examined in Vinaya Pitaka (2260 Pages) lasting a total of 20 days. 3 days each for 5 volumes plus 5 days for the written part covering the Commentaries and Sub-commentaries. In the third year the candidates are examined in 3 volumes of the Sutta Pitaka (779 pages ).
In the fourth and the fifth years, the examination on the first five (1390 pages) and the last two (3597 pages) of seven volumes of the Abhidhamma Pitaka is arranged. The total length of the examination used to be four years before.The first successful candidate was Venerable U Vicittasarabhivamsa.