Career Option After 12th

A student has to decide his / her career path after plus two, the final stage of their school life. Though several courses are available, opting a right career path after 12th standard is a challenging task. Most students might have already chosen their subjects for 12th grade, depending on their interest of career choice. But some may be in a dilemma about ‘What career to take up next after 12th?’. While choosing a career after 12th, a student must consider various factors, most importantly his/her interest, ability to cope with the subject chosen, job scope for the career and above all the financial commitments that is necessary during the course.

You can either attempt for direct entry into a professional course such as engineering, medicine, design,pharmacy, law, agriculture/ fisheries, business administration, computer/ IT etc through an entrance exam or choose an academic degree in Arts, Science, commerce or humanities and branch out to a profession after graduation or post graduation. Along with the academic degree, candidates can prepare for Bank Tests , LIC/ GIC Exams , Government Civil Service Exams or other competitive exams conducted by UPSC , SSC , Railways, UGC/ NCTE etc. If interested in defence, one can join the Navy, Air force or Army stream. For a career in Defence, one must qualify the entrance examination conducted by the specific wing. 10+2 candidates from any stream who are physically fit according to physical standards of NDA are eligible to join in the Army wing of the National Defence Academy (NDA) after qualifying an entrance examination.

Teaching is another option for +2 students. To become a nursery or primary teacher, one can go for Nursery Teachers Training or Certificate and Diploma courses in teaching, after your 10+2 stream. Now for teaching from class I to VIII, a pass in TET (Teachers Eligibility Test) conducted by University Grants commission (UGC) is mandatory. For teaching in high schools, you need a B.Ed degree which you can enroll for, after your graduation or post graduation. For lecturer post in colleges, you should take upNET (National eligibility test) conducted by University Grants commission (UGC).