Top Entrance Exams after 12th | Career options after Class 12


Top Entrance Exams after 12th

Competitive Exams after 12th

After class 12th board exams  many of you must be quizzed to select stream and graduation course for themselves. With just common career options after 12th, are you just left with choices for graduation in streams like science, humanities or commerce.? Just hold on, as we have compiled a list of top entrance exams after 12th for conventional and unconventional UG courses and jobs. Some of the below mentioned entrance exams after class XII and courses are All India level (National Level) while others State Level or colleges’ own specific entrance exams. 


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Here is a list of some of the top entrance exams after 12th which class 12 passouts can appear.


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Engineering Entrance Exams after Class 12

  • JEE Main : JEE Main is National level entrance exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education after class XII for admission to Engineering programs at NITs, IIITs and centrally funded technical institutions like IIST, and is also the eligibility test for JEE Advanced. Earlier it was known as AIEEE.
  • JEE Advanced: JEE (Advanced) is conducted by the IITs and only candidates who qualify the JEE Mains are admissible to take the test. Admission to the qualifying students is granted to all undergraduate Engineering and other science programs offered at 16 IITs in India and ISM Dhanbad. There are two papers of 3 hours each. The question papers will be bilingual (in English and Hindi). Each of the question papers will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • BITSAT: Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test is administered to Class XII students for admission to the engineering degree courses at the BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. BITSAT is computer based online entrance exam for admission to BITS Pilani Engineering, Pharmacy, Information Systems and other courses. Notifications are out in the month of December and online tests are held in the month of May through June.
  • VITEEE: Vellore Institute of Technology conducts the Engineering Entrance Test (VITEEE) for admission of students to its various B Tech Degree programs. Online applications are available from December and the test is held in March.
  • COMED-K: The Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (Comed-k), Bangalore, conducts an Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET). It is conducted to determine the merit of students seeking admissions to the undergraduate courses in the Member Institutions of the Karnataka Professional Colleges Foundation Trust (KPCF). There are more than 150 engineering colleges who make available almost 20,000 seats for admission.
  • Manipal MU OET: All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET) is conducted for selecting students seeking admission in the Engineering course offered at Manipal Institute of Technology.

Complete List of Engineering Entrance Exams

Architecture Entrance Tests after 12th

  • NATA: National Aptitude Test in an architecture entrance exam for admission to B Arch courses in India in Government and Government aided and un-aided colleges of Architecture. NATA can be given at any designated test centers, at least 6 working days prior to the cut-off date for applying in the preferred colleges. NATA applications forms are available in the month of March and one can take the exam on any working day from March to Aug.

Arcitecture Entrance Tests

Medical Entrance Tests after 12th

  • National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Exam for Under Graduate (NEET- UG): NEET –UG is an All India level single entrance- cum- eligibility test for admission in MBBS/BDS courses after class 12th science. It is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that previously conducted all India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT).
  • AIIMS MBBS: Entrance Exam: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) conducts an entrance exam after Class XII at National Level for admission to MBBS seats in AIIMS New Delhi and to the other six new AIIMS like institutions. AIIMS conducts entrance exam for available number of seats in the MBBS course in Delhi and other AIIMS like institutions.
  • JIPMER MBBS Entrance Test: This medical entrance exam is conducted by Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) for admission to MBBS course in its institute. There are a total of 150 seats for admission into the same. Duration of the course is 4 years and 6 months as per the academic calendar of JIPMER followed by 1 year of compulsory rotatory internship.


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  • AIPVT: The All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT) is an entrance exam conducted after Class 12 for admission to five years B. Vsc and AH courses in India. The exam is held to fill up 15 per cent of total number of seats in Government Veterinary colleges except in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Indian Army BSc Nursing : Female Candidates (only) are eligibile for admission to 4 years B Sc. (Nursing) Course commencing at Colleges of Nursing of Armed Forces Medical Services. to be eligible , a candidate should have passed the 12th standard/equivalent examination, as a regular student in all the subjects i.e. PCB as elective subjects
  • IGNOU BSc Nursing Entrance Test: Provide opportunity to a large segment of in-service nurses to upgrade their knowledge and skills to respond to the changing health needs of the society. Eligibility requirements include In-service Nurses i.e. Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM) having 10+2 with three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of two years of experience (after registration as RNRM) in the profession

Complete List of Medical Entrance Exams

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Defence and Marine Competitive Exams after 12th Class

  • NDA Exam : An all India level entrance exam for those who wish to join any defence force and serve the nation. After qualifying the NDA and NA selected candidates can join Army, Air Force and Navy as per their passing percentage during the training period. Class 12th passouts are eligible for this exam.
  • Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test: An all India level entrance test for students seeking admission in Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) after class 12th with science background. The selected candidates are offered a BSc. (Nautical Science) degree.


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Common Entrance Tests for Engineering and other Courses

  • Karnataka CET: The state of Karnataka conducts a common entrance test for admission to Professional Educational Institutions in the State for the academic year for Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani through NEET UG and other Courses including Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Naturopathy, Yoga, Agriculture, Forestry, Sericulture, Agri Biotech, Horticulture, Home Science, Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry and many other courses.
  • Kerala KEAM: The government of Kerala conducts a common entrance test, Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical Entrance Examinations (KEAM), for admission to colleges in the state for admission to Medical, Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries, Engineering and Architecture Courses Admission.
  • EAMCETAndhra Pradesh: In the state of Andhra Pradesh, EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test) is conducted for admission to Medical and Engineering courses in various state colleges . This entrance exam after 12th is conducted by JNTU every year for admission to Engineering, Medical and Agriculture Courses. 


Complete List of Common Entrance Tests

Hotel Management Entrance Exams

  • NCHMCT JEE: The National council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint regulates B.Sc Hospitality and Hotel Administration and other courses of study at 21 central IHM, 14 state government IHM and 15 private IHM affiliated with NCHMCT. For admission to courses offered at these institutes the council conducts Joint Entrance Test (JEE).

Complete List of Hotel Management

Law Entrance Exams

  • CLAT: The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted for admission to undergraduate and post graduate programmes at 14 National Law Universities. Each year a university out of these 14 takes the responsibility of conducting the entrance test. In 2014 CLAT was conducted by GNLU, Gandhinagar.
    CLAT is for 2 hours and covers questions on English, General Knowledge/ current affairs Numerical ability, Legal Aptitude and Logical reasoning.
  • LSAT: The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) India is conducted for admission to Law programmes in participating colleges like Amity, UPES Dehradun, ITM Gurgaon, Faculty of Law Dehradun, RGSOIPL, for three year LLB at IIT Khargapur and others.
  • All India Law Entrance Test (AILET): All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is conducted for the selection of candidates seeking admission in B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)

Other Law Entrance Exams include

  • SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test)
  • BHU Law Entrance Exam
  • Lloyd Entrance Test (LET)

Complete List of Law Entrance Exams

Design Entrance Tests

  • NIFT entrance test: National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) conducts the entrance test for admission to its bachelors program. For B Design it takes GAT and CAT and Situation test. For admission to B.F Tech, students have to appear in GAT test.
  • NID: The National Institute of Design conducts Design Aptitude Test for admission to its UG programmes at all centres. The applications are closed in the month of November every year and the test is conducted in the month of January. The upper age limit for candidates is 20 years.

All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED): All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED) is conducted for candidates who wish to take admission in 4 years undergraduate programmes in design after class 12th.

Complete List of Design Entrance Tests


  • SSC CHSL Exam: The SSC exam is for those who want government jobs right after class 12th. If selected, one can join as lower division clerk in any of the various government ministries and departments, armed forces or railways.
  • CPT for Chartered Accountancy: The Common Proficiency Test (CPT) 2014 is conducted by the Council of the Institute Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) which will lead to a person becoming a Chartered Accountant. ICAI will hold three levels of examinations; CPT (Common Proficiency Test), IPCC which is the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) course and the final and three years of practical training under a practicing Chartered Accountant.
  • TISS Bachelor Admission Test is the All India Level Entrance Exam for admission in BA in Social Sciences offered in Guwahati, Hyderabad & Tuljapur and BA Hons in Social Work with specialization in rural development offered only in TISS Tuljapur Campus . To be eligible Students should have passed 12th Class or Intermediate in any subject stream from a Recognized Board.
Other Entrance Exams after Class 12 are listed below
  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
  2. IISER Admission (5 year BS-MS Degree Programme)
    1. Indian Statistical Institute Admission
    2. BHU UG Entrance Test (BHU UET)
    3. Banasthali Vidyapith Admission
    4. Chennai Mathematical Institute Scholarship
    5. AIMA UGAT 2019


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The above list includes the most popular entrance exams after Class XII in all the streams. There are many career options after 12th, which are not listed here .Our focus of the post was to illustrate a clear picture of career choices after class 12th board exams and list down the Top entrance exams after 12th.


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