All the students work hard in their 12th class to get as good score as they can get. Be it any board e.g. Central Board of Secondary Education, Indian School Certificate, or any other state board like UP Board, UK Board or Tamil Board. But every student of class 12th after giving the board exams faces the same dilemma, which is what to do after 12th?
Most of the students, after finishing their school, get confused what to do next. Should I start college?, Should I apply for a job?, Should I join the Army, Should I enroll in a Diploma?, etc. These kind of questions start haunting students and confusing them.
There is no harm in getting confuse when selecting a career and anyone is bound to get confuse after looking at so many options. I do not claim that after reading this article you will find your destined career but I can guarantee you that after reading this article you will be closer to your decision than you were before reading this article.
In this era of information age there are so much to do and there is an ocean of careers out there to chose from for all the students but the only prerequisite is that you should what you want to do.
If you want to do Job after 12th then it is there, If you want to study further then you can join college and course of you interest and caliber, If you want to serve the nation in the best possible way then you can join the defence forces.
If you think you are full of creativity and you can join animation, gaming or fashion designing industry. And the best of the best thing is you can start a business and run it and become an entrepreneur.
How To Choose Career/Jobs After 12th?
There are two versions of answer to this question. First is short and simple which is find a career or job you want to do and make it a career. The second version is long and a little complex but more helpful than the short version.
It becomes very important for class 12th students to choose a career after their result gets declared because then the real life starts for them get started for them. If they make a good choice then they can reap the awards after few years but if they make choice which is of not their interest then after few years they get stuck in an unwanted and frustrating job and consequently killing their work life balance.
There are some important factors which should be considered before choosing a career after 12th exam.
- Interest: First and foremost thing is your “interest”
- If you are not interested about a certain course or job then don’t opt it because you will end up wasting a lot of time
- Understanding of course: You should have a detailed report of the course you are going to opt
- So that, you should have knowledge about what place that course have in the world once you hold a degree or diploma in that course
- Future Scope: Now, this point may sound a little contradictory to the first point but, this is just how life after 12th, if you opt for a course just because you have interest in it without measuring its future prospects than you are going to suffer once your course gets completed.
- In recent years, a lot of students opted for Engineering courses but now they are disappointed as they do not have jobs because there no jobs for all the engineering graduates. Only 10-15 percent of engineering graduates get jobs after there course
- So, make a decision considering all the factors especially future prospects or just be an entrepreneur
What To Choose After Passing Class 12th? Job or Study
It is not easy to make a decision of that scale at this point of life but don’t be afraid to come to a conclusion. Once you have considered all the factors and decided in which direction you want to go then you can choose from infinite choices available in front of you.
Though there are so much to do in the world which practically not possible to list all the options down in a single article but still we have compiled some of the choices for you which help you decide what can be pursued after 12th.
In a nutshell, you can chose from 3 different paths which are listed below
- Job After 12th: If you are done with the formal studies and don’t want to study any further then there are so many jobs available for you with a decent salary and work ethics.
- Study: Another path you can choose which is further studies, if you think that education is your priority then you can join a course of interest.
- Business/ Entrepreneurship: Last but not the least, you can become an entrepreneur and start your own business. If you have any idea worth converting into business then in this information age you have all the resources to make it a business.
Jobs Choices After Passing Class 12th: Government and Private Jobs
If you have no further aspiration of studying and want to earn money as soon as possible then there are so many jobs for you in both private and government sectors.
Government Jobs After Class 12th
One of the best options for all those students who want jobs in government sector after 12th is the Defense Sector. In all the 3 defence forces be it The Army, The Indian Air Force or The Indian Navy, all these fields offer jobs to 12th pass but the students should fulfill some certain criteria.
Army Jobs After Passing Class 12th
Indian Army offer a very bright future to all those who want to join the force right after 12th class and a few of them are Soldier Clerk, Soldier GD, Soldier Tradesmen, Nursing Assistant, etc.
12th pass students can give the papers of the respective posts if they satisfy all the eligibility criteria like Physical Criteria and Medical Criteria.And those students who are eligible can give the written exam of the respective trades but to ace the exam you need to know the exam pattern of all trades.
Students can apply for both, officers and non-officers post just after completing their 12th class. Armed forces are not only very good and respectable job but very lucrative one also. Just after 12th class, defence forces give very good opportunity to students to make their career. To become officers in Defence Forces students need to give NDA Exam and to apply for non-commissioned officers students can apply for Army GD, Clerk, Technical, etc.
Commissioned Officer After 12th
- NDA Exam is conducted by UPSC
- It gets completed in 2 stages
Firststage is written examwhich is of total 900 marks Secondstage is SSB interview
- Only 12th pass students can apply with age limit (16 1/2 – 19)
- Students complete their graduation from National Defence Academy and awarded graduation degree from JNU
Non-Commissioned Posts After 12th
There are so many posts in the Indian Army which you can apply for just after class 12th after fulfilling some basic educational criteria. Some of the posts are Soldier GD, Soldier Technical, Soldier Clerk, Soldier Nursing Assistant, Soldier Tradesman, etc.
There are certain criteria need to be fulfilled to apply and clear the exam for example Eligibility Criteria, Medical Criteria, Physical Criteria, etc. Educational Criteria for some of the posts is given below.
|Name of Post||Education|
|Soldier General Duty||SSLC / Matric with 45% marks in aggregate and 33% in each subject. No aggregate percentage required for higher qualification ie 10+2 and above, however, minimum 33% in each subject required .|
|Soldier (Technical)(Technical Arms, Artillery, Army Air Defence)||(a) Sol Tech- 10+2/Intermediate Exam passes in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in each subject. (b) Sol Tech- (Aviation & Ammunition Examiner) 10 +2 / Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in each subject.|
|Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical (All Arms)||(I) Should have secured 50% marks In each subject and 60% marks in aggregate in class XII. (II) Should have studied English and Maths/Accts/ Book Keeping in Class XII or X and should have secured min 50% marks in each of these subjects, whether studied in Class XII or X.|
|Soldier Nursing Assistant (Army Medical Corps)||10+2/ Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with Min. 50% marks in aggregate and min. 40% in each subject.|
|Soldier Nursing Assistant Veterinary (Remount Veterinary Corps)||10+2 / Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject.|
|Soldier Tradesmen(All Arms)||10th / ITI (except Syce. Mess Keeper and House Keeper-who may be 8th pass).|
|Soldier Tradesmen||Syce, Mess Keeper and House Keeper who may be 8th Pass.|
Army Jobs After 12th: All Details
If you want to be an officer in the Defence (Army) Forces then you can give National Defence Academy paper. This academy also give you Bachelor Degree from Jawahar Lal University. To know more about NDA and how to crack it, click here.
|Trades||Soldier GD, Soldier Clerk, Soldier Tradesmen, Soldier Technical, Nursing Assistant|
|Eligibility Criteria||Click Here|
|Physical Criteria||Click Here|
|Medical Criteria||Click Here|
|Exam Pattern||Click Here|
|Sample Papers||Click Here|
|In-hand Salary||Click Here|
Indian Air Force Jobs After Passing Class 12th
You can become Indian Air Force Pilot just after 12th class by clearing the NDA exam or from Direct Entry. If you are a graduate then there are other ways to get into the force that is CDS/ AFCAT.
Indian Navy Jobs After Passing Class 12th
Indian Navy also gives opportunity to all 12th pass students to join the force and secure the seas of the country. 12th (Science) pass students can apply for Artificer Apprentice, Senior Secondary Recruits, etc. For more information related to these posts please click here
SSC Jobs After Passing 12th (SSC CHSL 10+2)
SSC refers to Staff Selection Commission which is responsible for recruiting candidates in various government departments across the country like income tax, post offices, external ministry, etc.
SSC also offers jobs to 12th pass with SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) with no stream barrier. Student of any stream can apply for SSC CHSL
Railway Jobs After Passing Class 12th
Indian Railways is also not lagging in offering jobs to 12th (Science) pass. Railway offers SCRA (Special Class Railway Apprentice) to all the 12th students.
Courses to Choose After Passing Class 12th: All Streams
It is also very choice to study and get graduate after your 12th is completed because in the over crowded country only one thing is going to make you different from others and that is your knowledge and skill.
But now, the questions arises what can you study or what type of course you should opt then just go to the point 1. Once you have decided then you can choose from the following colleges according to your interest and stream opted in your class 12th (Science/ Commerce/ Arts)
Note: This is just a directional table and the complete set of choices there are many other courses and colleges available to opt from which are not given below.
Courses to Choose After Class 12th with PCM
For the students of Science Stream with out Biology, some of the common options in the field of engineering are given below.
|JEE Mains||Accepted by All Major Engineering College Across the Country|
|JEE Advanced||Accepted by All the IIT’s|
|VITEEE||VIT University, Vellore|
|IPU CET||Indraprastha University, Delhi|
Courses to Choose After Class 12th with PCB
For the students of Science Stream with Biology, some of the common options in the field of medical are given below:
|National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Exam for Under Graduate (NEET- UG)||All India level single entrance- cum- eligibility test for admission in MBBS/BDS courses. Conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)|
|Armed Forces Medical College Entrance Exam (AFMC)||Entrance exam for Armed Forces Medical College|
|AIIMS MBBS||National level exam conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for admission to MBBS seats in AIIMS New Delhi and to the other six new AIIMS like institutions.|
|JIPMER MBBS Entrance Test||Conducted by Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) for admission to MBBS course|
|AIPVT||The All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT) is an entrance exam conducted for admission to five years B. Vsc and AH courses in India.|
Courses to Choose After Passing Class 12th with Commerce
For the students of Commerce Stream, some of the common options are given below which they can opt:
|CPT Entrance Exam – Common Proficiency Test or Foundation Exam||Entry level exam for Chartered Accountancy Course conducted by ICAI – The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India|
|UPSEE Entrance Exam||Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU)|
|IPU CET Entrance Exam||Common Entrance Test conducted byGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU)|
|SET Entrance Exam||Conducted by Symbiosis University for admission to 18 undergraduate courses|
|LSAT Entrance ExamLaw School Admission Test||Mandatory admission test for the numerous law institutions in India|
|CLAT Entrance ExamCommon Law Admission Test||National level Law entrance exam|
Courses to Choose After Passing Class 12th with Arts/ Humanities
For the students of Arts/Humanities, some of the common options are given below:
|Name of the Exam||University/ College|
|IIT HSEE||Indian Institute of Technology, Madras|
|TISS BAT||Tata Institute of Social Science (Guwahati, Tripura and Hyderabad)|
|BHU UET||Banaras Hindu University|
|DU CATE||University of Delhi|
|Patna Women’s College Entrance Exam||Patna University|
|JMIEE||Jamia Millia Islamia|
|Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination (B.A. Hons.)||Jawaharlal Nehru University|
|Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam (B.A. Hons.)||Aligarh Muslim University|