After 12th Career

Top Entrance Exams After 12th

There are a number of Entrance Exam that is a very famous examination that is conducted for the admission and selection in the various colleges and departments in India. Here in this article, I am sharing with you the complete details about the Top Entrance Exams After 12th and the list of entrances after 12th that one can appear after passing with Science Stream or Commerce or Arts stream etc. We will also see the required eligibility criteria to appear for each entrance examination.

The required criteria to appear for each entrance exam is different. An art student can not appear for all the entrance exams. Well, let’s see the list of the entrance exams and later we will see the required eligibility criteria to appear for the examination etc.

List of Entrance Exams After 12th:

There are many Entrance Exams that are conducted after the 12th. It is hard for one to mention the name of every entrance exam. Here we will see the details of the national-level entrance exams. State-level exams as well as the some most famous Institute-level examination etc. Let’s see the entrance exams in every stream:

Stream Exam
Engineering 1.      Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main


2.      JEE Advanced

3.      Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) entrance exam

4.      COMED-K

5.      IPU-CET (B. Tech)

6.      Manipal (B. Tech)

7.      VITEEE

8.      AMU (B. Tech)

9.      NDA Entrance with PCM (MPC)

Medical 1.      National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)


2.      AIIMS

3.      JIPMER

Defence Services 1.      Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test


2.      Indian Navy B.Tech Entry Scheme

3.      Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (TES)

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

Fashion and Design a)      National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Test


b)      National Institute of Design Admissions

c)      All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)

d)      Symbiosis Institute of Design Exam

e)      Footwear Design and Development Institute

f)       Maeer’s MIT Institute of Design

g)      National Institute of Fashion Design

h)      National Aptitude Test in Architecture

i)       i) Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT)

Social Sciences a)      Banaras Hindu University


b)      IIT Madras Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE)

a)      c) TISS Bachelors Admission Test (TISS-BAT)

Law a)      Common-Law Admission Test


b)      b) All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

Science a)      Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)


c)      b) National Entrance Screening Test (NEST)

Mathematics a)      Indian Statistical Institute Admission


b)      Admissions to Universities

d)      (Various B.Sc Programs)

e)      c) Banasthali Vidyapith Admission

Entrance Exams after 12th

Engineering Entrance Exam After 12th:

To appear for the Engineering Entrance Exams. A candidate must have passed class 12th with Science like PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) or PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology) etc. Here is the list of the Engineering Entrance Examination.

S. No Exam name
1 JEE Main
2 JEE Advanced

Medical Entrance Exams after 12th:

In order to appear for the Medical Entrance Exam after the 12th. A candidate must have passed class 12th with Biology as a mandatory subject. One can have PCB or PCMB etc.

National-Level Medical Entrance Exams Institutional-Level Medical Entrance Exams
NEET CMC Vellore

Law Entrance Exams after 12th:

To appear for the Law entrance exams one just need to have passed class 12th in any stream from any government recognized board. A candidate from Science Stream, Arts Stream or Commerce stream are eligible to apply for the Law entrance exams after the 12th.


Law Entrance Exams
LSAT India
DU LLB Entrance Exam
UPES Law School Admission Test
Banaras Hindu University BA LLB Entrance Test
Allahabad University LAT
AMU Law Entrance Exam
PU LLB Entrance Exam

Arts & Humanities Entrance Exams:

To appear for the Arts and Humanities Entrance Examination. One just needs to have passed class 12th in any stream from any government recognized board. A candidate from Science Stream, Arts Stream or Commerce stream are eligible to apply for the Arts and Humanities entrance exams after the 12th.

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE)
  • TATA Institute of Social Sciences Entrance Exam
  • Chennai IIT – Humanities and Social Science Entrance Exam.
  • IASE University Humanities Entrance Exam
  • Delhi University Entrance Exam
  • University Of Kerala Entrance Exam
  • Calicut University Entrance Exam
  • National Institute Of Design and Development Entrance Exam etc
  • DU DSE M.A. (Economics) Entrance Test
  • Regional Institute of Education (RIE) Common Entrance Exam (CEE)
  • TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET) etc

Pharmacy Entrance Exam:

In order to appear for the Pharmacy Entrance exam, One must have passed class 12th with Science. Some reputed colleges also demand biology in class 12th as mandatory. Well, It depends on college to college. One must check the eligibility of the college, where you are looking for admission.

Exam Name Conducting Body
GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) National Testing Agency (NTA)
NIPER JEE National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE-Pharmacy) West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board
Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE-Pharmacy) Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh
Odisha Joint Entrance Examination – Pharmacy (OJEE-P) Odisha State Government
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test – Pharmacy (MHT CET) Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra
Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS-P) Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan
KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
GUJCET  (Gujarat Common Entrance Test) Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB)
Goa Common Entrance Test (Goa CET) Department of Technical Education, Goa Government
GITAM GAT (GITAM Graduate Aptitude Test) Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM), Vishakhapatnam
MET (MAHE Entrance Test) Manipal Academy of Higher Education or MAHE is formerly known as Manipal University
Jamia Hamdard Pharmacy Jamia Hamdard University (A Deemed to be University), New Delhi

These are the Entrance Exam that is quite famous in India and it is hard for one to clear this exam. Most of the exams that have been mentioned here are conducted at the National-level or State-level and the competition is too much in these exams. One will have to prepare very better in order to clear this exam. Let’s see the tips to prepare for these competitive examinations.

How to Prepare for Competitive Exams:

There is no hidden tips or trick to clear these exams Hard work and proper preparation is the only key to success. One must prepare in a better manner and if you are completely new to this and do not have any experience with the competitive exams, make sure to join the best coaching Institute and get at least basics knowledge about the competitive exams. It is hard to prepare for the competitive exams at home. Choose the best study material and make sure to solve the previous year paper to get a better idea of the questions asked in the examination and if have more time appear for the online mock tests as well. Prepare your preparation chart accordingly and be very strict about it.

FAQs For Entrance Exams After 12th 

Which is the Best Entrance Exam after the 12th?

National Defense Academy Entrance Exam, After the selection, you will join the academy as a cadet and after the completion of the course, you will become an officer in the Indian Armed Forces like Navy, Airforce or Army etc.

Which Government Exam is best after 12th?

The SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam is best after passing class 12th as per some career experts. This Exam is also known as SSC-CHSL.

Which field is best after the 12th?

If you have passed class 12th with Bio, The medicine field would be best as in this field, one will get better opportunities in future and will also earn a handsome amount.

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Dasharath Maurya