The Chūnin Selection Exams (中忍選抜試験, Chūnin Senbatsu Shiken) are a type of test to test the abilities of the genin. If the genin perform well, they will be considered for promotion to chūnin.
Because too many genin end up passing the second stage, a single round of randomly selected one-on-one matches is held where only the victor will get to continue on.
|Temari vs. Tenten||Temari wins|
|Neji Hyūga vs. Hinata Hyūga||Neji wins|
|Gaara vs. Rock Lee||Gaara wins|
The finals are held after the completion of the preliminaries so that finalists have a chance to recuperate and prepare.
|Naruto Uzumaki vs. Neji Hyūga||Naruto wins|