Exciting Career Options After Class 12th

Top career Options after Class 12 in India

The most confusing phase is when students find themselves in a dilemma in choosing the right career options after class 12th. Maximum students follow the advice of their parents and elder. It is always advisable to choose your academic career as per your interest, abilities, and interests. Based on the career field, students continue their 12th-grade education in various programs, including Science, Commerce, and Humanities. However, it is critical to conduct a thorough study on post-secondary employment alternatives accessible in their areas aligned with their interests. However, there are numerous and different career options after class 12th which are available in each stream. Let us check one by one.

What After 12th?

After class 12th boards, many students find themselves in the most critical stage of making career decisions. Many of them plan to begin career planning at the last minute and choose the popular option, but it may not suit their aptitude. It is often observed that due to a lack of timely information, students miss great career options. There are numerous career paths you can opt for after the 12th. Following is the list of options from each stream.

Career Options After 12th Science

Begin from a Science background numerous students decide to become Engineers and Doctors. Around 15 lakhs engineer graduates, every year in India and only 2.5 lakhs of students get employed in the technical domain. But from this, there are other thriving career options.

Such as students from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) can pursue B.Arch, Aeronautics, etc. Students from Biology can go or Biotechnology, Forensic, Microbiology, etc. Refer to the following points for a better understanding:

  • Career: Engineer
    • Eligibility: B.Tech/B.E
    • Expected Salary: Rs 3 lakhs upto 10 lakhs
  • Career: Doctor
    • Eligibility: MBBS/BDS/BHMS/BUMS
    • Expected Salary: Rs 5 lakhs upto 12 lakhs
  • Career: Pilot
    • Eligibility: Pilot license; To become a Pilot at the Indian Air Force (IAF), they need to clear the NDA examination.
    • Expected Salary: Rs 6 lakhs upto 10 lakhs
  • Career: Data Scientist
    • Eligibility: B.tech from I.T. or Computer Science
    • Expected Salary: Rs 3.5 lakhs upto 9 lakhs
  • Career: Veterinarian
    • Eligibility: B.V.Sc. & A.H., BVMS
    • Expected Salary: Rs 2.5 lakhs upto 5 lakhs
  • Career: Agricultural Scientist
    • Eligibility: Masters degree in Agri-Botany/ Agri-Biotechnology/ Agri-Chemistry/ Agri-Economic/ Social forestry.
    • Expected Salary: Rs 5.5 lakhs upto 11 lakhs
  • Other Career Options:
    • Biomedical Engineer
    • Nurse
    • Architect
    • Pharmacist
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Industrial Design etc.

Career Options After 12th CommerceCareer Options After 12th Science

As CA (Character Accountant), CMA (Cost and  Management Accountant), and CS ( Company Secretary) are the most common professional courses that the students from Commerce background opt for. It has been observed that more than five lakhs of students appear every year for the C.A. examination and only 15% of them make it. However, the students can pursue several other regular courses to build their professional career, such as Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA), Bachelors in Economics, etc.

  • Career: Accountant
    • Eligibility: B.Com/ M.Com/ MBA
    • Expected Salary: Rs 1.3 lakhs upto 5.8 lakhs
  • Career: Investment Banking Analyst
    • Eligibility: MBA in Finance
    • Expected Salary: Rs 3 lakhs upto 10 lakhs
  • Career: Tax Auditor and Consultant
    • Eligibility: Graduate in Taxation, Finance, Commerce, etc.
    • Expected Salary: Rs 2.3 lakhs upto 10 lakhs
  • Career: Entrepreneur
    • Expected Salary: Rs 2 lakhs upto 10 lakhs
  • Others:
    • Human Resource
    • Financial Analyst and Advisor
    • Event Manager

Career Options After 12th Arts

There are plenty of career options for students belonging to humanities backgrounds. After the 12th, the students can do law, journalism, mass communication, etc. Follow are the list of the top career options in Arts:

  • Content Writer/Blogger
    • Expected Salary: 1.5 to 6 lakhs
  • Social Worker
    • Expected Salary: 15k to 30k per month
  • Social Media Manager
    • Expected Salary: 1.6 to 7 LPA
  • Event Management
    • Expected Salary: 4 to 6 LPA
  • Others:
    • Fashion/Interior Designer
    • Lawyer
    • Creative Director/Media Manager/Journalist
    • Growth Hacker

Career after 12th standard

In India, government jobs are most popular due to their secure career options and various advantages. The following are perks offered:

  • Eligibility criteria benefits
  • Salary
  • Allowances
  • Security

Although the minimum qualification of the renowned government jobs is graduation, such as UPSC Exam, IES Exam (Doctor, Engineer, etc.), UPSC CDS Exam, etc., there are numerous public sector jobs for applicants who can apply immediately after class 12th.

Aspirants who aspire to build careers in the public sector can check the list of government exams after the 12th given below:



SSC Exam

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level ( SSC CHSL)

  • Upper Division Clerk (UDC)
  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
  • Postal Assistant (PA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Sorting Assistant (SA)

SSC General Duty Constable

SSC Grade C and Grade D Stenographer

SSC Multi Tasking Staff

 Railways Exam

  • RRB Assistant Loco Pilot
  • Railway Group D

Security Forces Exam


  • Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP)
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

Others Exams

  • NDA
  • Indian Army Exam for the post of Technical Entry Scheme, Mahila Constables, Soldiers, Junior Commissioned Officers for Catering
  • Indian Coast Guard Exam for the post of Sailors, Technicians, Assistant Commandants, and Airmen

List Of Competitive Exams After 12th

The following is the list of the competitive exams that the students can opt for after class 12th.




  •  Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main
  • JEE Advanced
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) entrance exam COMED-K
  • IPU-CET (B. Tech)
  • Manipal (B. Tech)
  • AMU (B. Tech)
  • NDA Entrance with PCM (MPC)


  • National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET)

Fashion and Design

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Test
  • National Institute of Design Admissions
  • All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Design Exam
  • Footwear Design and Development Institute
  • Maeer’s MIT Institute of Design
  • National Institute of Fashion Design
  • National Aptitude Test in Architecture
  • Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT)


  • Common-Law Admission Test
  • All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)


Social Sciences

  • Banaras Hindu University
  • IIT Madras Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE)
  • TISS Bachelors Admission Test (TISS-BAT)

Defense Services

  • Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test
  • Indian Navy B.Tech Entry Scheme
  • Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (TES) 
  • National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I)

Now you have the examination ideas and the career option you can choose as per your abilities and interest; hence start preparing for the examination from the very first day. All you need to do is be focused and motivated towards a goal.

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