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Competitive Exams After Class 12

Posted On 2017-04-18

Competitive Exams After Class 12

It is very common, usual, and definitely not easy for the potential competitors to choose their fields of expertise. In short, their career pathway, which is the key step in constructing their future and personality of course. After passing 12th, the serious issue, which haunts every candidate, is to which field shall be opted for so as to form a smooth career and an interesting profession.

List of the Competitive exams , which the students can choose after class 12th are listed below-

  1. MARINE, NAVY, DEFENCE: It is a kind of exam, which gives the best option to earn after 12th   who want to serve their country. The listed exams under this stream are-

NDA & NA Exams- Once qualified in NDA (National Defense Academy) and NA (Naval Academy) entrance exams, candidates are eligible for jobs in Army, Force and Navy. This competitive exam demands, mathematics as one of the key subjects in class 12th. After the exams are cleared, the shortlisted candidate undergoes a three to four years’ training, where he/she gets stipend as well.

Indian Navy B tech Entry Scheme- The main purpose is, to get admission in the Indian Navy course after class 12th.

Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test- This exam is for those 12th passed students (science stream), who want to get admission in Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS), leading to B.Sc. degree.

Indian Navy Sailors Recruitment- Under this competitive exam, class 12th students (science stream) having major subjects as Mathematics with Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Computer science, undergo a basic training at INS Chilka, followed by a certified training.
Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (TES)-  The 12th pass students, can technically appear for Army jobs, after qualifying for this exam.


  1. ENGINEERING ENTRANCE EXAMS:  This is one of the common and most wanted exam, after 12th. However, it has got tremendous future growth, if done wisely and sincerely. There are a set of exams, which the candidates choose, to get degrees in Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Planning. They are-
    Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main- In this exam, the 12th pass candidates have their subjects as Physics, Chemistry and Maths, appear for this exam, and those who qualify in these exams can get themselves in various reputed engineering colleges, IITs, NIITs, etc. depending upon the candidates’ ranks.

JEE Advanced- This is the final shortlisting stage, wherein, the eligible candidates in JEE mains appear in JEE Advanced, for UG degrees in colleges like IITs, NIITs, and ISM Dhanbad.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT)- This test is specific to the programmes of some colleges like BITS Pilani (Goa and Hyderabad campuses), BITS etc. The latter college offers courses in Technology, Humanities, Pharma, Engineering, Sciences, and Management.

National Aptitude Test (NATA)- This competitive exam is basically for those students, who want to pursue B.Arch from government and private colleges of architecture.

Apart from these very known exams there are some other engineering entrance exams spefic to particular private colleges, namely: COMED-K, IPU-CET (B. Tech), Manipal (B. Tech), VITEEE, AMU (B. Tech), IISC-Bangalore, KIIT, Assam CEE, etc.


  1. MEDICAL ENTRANCE EXAMS: The medical exams have always been known and most prospective choices of the students, who had their subjects in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Some of the medical exams are-


All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT)- This exam is conducted by CBSE for the admission in medical colleges. Such colleges are DU, BHU, Jamia Hamdard, and some colleges in Jharkhand, Punjab, Chattisgarh, Haryana etc.

All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT)- This exam is undertaken for the admission in B.V.Sc. and A.H. degree courses in Veterinary Colleges. This is a five-year course, where the eligible candidates must have PCB in their 12th class, as their subjects. Admissions are possible here for government colleges.

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)- This is one of the pioneers in the top medical institutes. The exam of this institute is said to be toughest after class 12th. This is an All India Medical Entrance test. In order to be eligible, the candidates must clear subjects like English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology and securing 60% total marks in science subject (PCB) and not less than 50% marks in English subject. After qualifying AFMC, candidates will have to work as a commissioned officer for at least seven years.

National Eligibility Entrance Exam for Under Graduate (NEET UG)- This entrance exam is for the admissions in MBBS and BDS courses. Earlier, All India Pre Medical test (AIPMT) was conducted by CBSE. Now, AIPMT and other medical exams for UG level is replaced by NEET UG, and the exam is conducted by CBSE.


  1. LAW ENTRANCE: Under this exam, there are various all India entrance exams such as, CLAT, LSAT, AILET. Around 14 National Law universities (NLUs) conduct CLAT (Common Law Admission Test).


  1. FASHION & DESIGN: Some of the students, have inclination for designing, sketching and merchandising. They can very well go for exams like National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance (NIFT), National Institutes of Design (NID), and All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED). There are many private institutes which offer these courses after class 12th, for which these institutes conduct their separate entrance exams.


  1. HOTEL MANAGEMENT: National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is an exam, which offer BHMS course for students who are interested in cooking and serving to hotel and hospital industry. One of the major eligibility for appearing in this exam is class 12 with English as one of the main subject.

Final Say-

Each student, depending upon their subject interest and career growth after 12th, can appear for these competitive exams, wherein, the main crux is what the candidates can excel into, with great future growth. However, the students must choose their career path, after careful consideration of their interests and future prospects.

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