Competitive Exams after Clearing 12th Boards

After completing class 12th, a student has many opportunities to grab through competitive exams. There are various exams in different fields that a 12th pass student is eligible for. For the students who have little or no information regarding the available exams for their field of interest, here is a comprehensive list detailing field – wise competitive exams.


A most common exam for engineering aspirants is the Joint Entrance Test. The test is conducted in two stages: mains and advanced. Another qualifying test for engineering is the BITSAT for entrance in BITS, Pilani. This exam is conducted in the months of May and June. It is an online examination. The VITEEE, the entrance test for VIT, Vellore, is also an important competitive exam. This exam is held in March with the application process starting in December. All of these exams are available for 12th pass students with PCM/B background.

Armed forces

A lot many students aspire to join the armed forces for a fulfilling career. The entrance exams for joining the forces are on an All India basis. The eligibility criteria for these exams is 12th grade qualification. The National Defence Academy, Naval Academy, Indian Navy Sailors Recruitments, etc. are the different options for competitive exams after 12th boards.




The only exam for entrance in MBBS/ BDS is the National Eligibility Entrance Exam for Under Graduate. One of the toughest medical examinations in the country is the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Entrance Exam. Students who qualify for this exam are required to serve as officer in the Defence forces. The eligibility is for students with 12th cleared in physics, chemistry, and biology. All India Pre-Veterinary Test is another year with duration of 5 years for government veterinary institutes.


The all India exam for entrance into one of the fourteen National Law Universities is the Common Law Admission Test.  The Law School Admission Test is the competitive exam for the integrated B.A. LLB. Course in several institutes. Another exam of a similar kind of is the All India Law Entrance Test.

Fashion Designing

A promising career in the fashion designing industry is offered through several competitive exams. After completing their 12th boards, students can appear for NIFT entrance test. This test is for entrance in the Bachelor’s program in National Institute of Fashion Technology. National Institute of Design also offers entrance tests to its UG programs. AIEED (All Indian Entrance Examination for Design) is conducted for 12th pass students for a 4 – year UG course.


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