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Choosing a specific field after 12th standard can be confusing and burdening. Since your whole life ahead – your career is completely dependent on the competitive exam you take after your 12th standard, you must choose it wisely.

There are a lot of competitive exams you can choose from, both regionally and nationally, to get into the best colleges of engineering, designing, medical, agriculture, pharmacy and many more. Go through our article to get an understanding of competitive exams after 12th.

Covered here are some popular competitive exams after 12th in different streams, it is time for you to decide on the profession you are interested in and start preparing for the exam accordingly.


  1. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main

Purpose: It is a common entrance test conducted to screen candidates into for Admission in B. E./B. Tech., B. Arch., B. Planning in various NITs, IIITs, and other participating institutes. It is also the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced.

Application Mode: Online

Website: https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx

  1. JEE Advanced

Purpose: Candidates qualifying in JEE Main can only appear for JEE Advanced which is conducted for admission to UG engineering programs in the prestigious IITs, IISc, ISM Dhanbad and a few other institutes.

Application Mode: Online mode

Website: http://www.jeeadv.ac.in/


Purpose: BITSAT is conducted to select candidates for admission to engineering and other science programs in BITS Pilani, BITS Goa, and BITS Hyderabad.

Application Mode: Online

Website: https://www.bitsadmission.com/

  1. State-Level Engineering Colleges

There are other entrance exams for engineering conducted at the state level like:

Andhra Pradesh: https://apeamcet.nic.in/default1.htm

Karnataka: https://cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/

Kerala: http://cee-kerala.org/

Maharashtra: http://www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in/Main20-21.html

Chhattisgarh: http://cgdteraipur.cgstate.gov.in/

Uttar Pradesh: https://upsee.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx


  1. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Purpose: This is a premedical entrance exam to select candidates for MBBS/BDS for colleges across India.

Application Mode: Online

Website: https://ntaneet.nic.in/ntaneet/welcome.aspx

  1. AIIMS

Purpose: This exam is conducted to select candidates for MBBS/BDS programs in AIIMS.

Eligibility: Candidates must have qualified in their Class 12.

Website: https://www.aiimsexams.org/

Defence Services

  1. Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test

Purpose: Candidates can secure admission to Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) leading to B.Sc. (Nautical Science) through this entrance test. Entry to B.Tech in ‘Marine Engineering’ & ‘Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering’ is also through this exam.

Application Mode: Online

Website: https://www.imu.edu.in//

  1. Indian Navy B.Tech Entry Scheme

Purpose: Admission to Indian Navy B.Tech. Course

Eligibility: Class 12 Passed

Application Mode: Online

Website: https://www.joinindiannavy.gov.in/en/event/officer-entry-10-2-b-tech-jan-2018-batch.html

  1. Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (TES)

Purpose: It is a technical entry exam to get into the Indian Army

Eligibility: Class 12 PCM

Application Mode: Online

Website: http://joinindianarmy.nic.in/default.aspx

  1. National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I)

Purpose: This is another popular exam conducted for selection of candidates in the Indian defense sector.

Application Mode: Online

Website: https://nda.nic.in/

Fashion and Design

  1. National Institute Of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Test

Purpose: This exam will secure admission in Design, Management, and Technology in NIFT.

Eligibility: Candidates who passed Class 12 or completed graduation can also apply for this exam.

Application: Both online and by post

Website: https://nift.ac.in/

  1. National Institute Of Design Admissions

Purpose: To get admission into 4-year GDPD and 2.5 Year PGDPD.

Eligibility: Candidates who passed Class 12, and even graduated candidates can also apply.

Application: Applications made only by post are accepted.

Website: https://admissions.nid.edu/NIDA2020/Default.aspx

  1. All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)

Purpose: To get admission to 4-year UG level programs in Design

Eligibility: Class 11 and 12 are also eligible for this exam

Application Mode: Online

Website: https://www.aieed.com/

Social Sciences

  1. Banaras Hindu University

Purpose: This exam is conducted for admission to Undergraduate courses in Social Sciences in BHU.

Application Mode: Online

Website: http://bhuonline.in/

  1. IIT Madras Humanities And Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE)

Purpose: This is for admission to integrated Master of Arts (M.A.) programs in IIT Madras.

Application Mode: Online

Website: https://hsee.iitm.ac.in/

  1. TISS Bachelors Admission Test (TISS-BAT)

Purpose: This is conducted for admission to B.A. Social Sciences in any of the campuses of TISS – Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad.

Application Mode: Online mode

Website: https://tiss.edu/admissions/

Agriculture and Hotel Management

  1. Indian Council Of Agricultural Research ICAR AIEEA-UG-PG

Purpose: To get admission to Agriculture and Allied Sciences programs.

Application Mode: Online

Website: https://icar.org.in/

  1. All India Hotel Management Entrance Exam NCHMCT JEE

Purpose: For admission to B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration course

Application Mode: Online

Website: http://nchm.nic.in/


  1. Common-Law Admission Test

Purpose: To get admission into B.A. LL.B (Hons), B.Com. (Hons), BBA LL.B (Hons) courses in India.

Application Mode: Post and Online

Website: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

  1. All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

Purpose: To get admission to B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), L.L.M, PhD

Eligibility: Class 12, 12+, LLB, L.L.M

Application Mode: Both Post and Online

Website: https://nludelhi.ac.in/adm-ba.aspx


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