Entrance Exams After 12th

After class 12th board exams many of the students find it difficult to select a stream and graduation course. To a give a clearer picture and better outlook, we on behalf of Campus County have compiled a list of top entrance exams after 12th for conventional and unconventional UG courses and jobs. Some of the below mentioned entrance exams after class XII and courses are All India level (National Level) while others State Level or colleges’ own specific entrance exams.

Here is a list of some of the top entrance exams after class XII passouts can appear.

Engineering Entrance Exams

JEE Main : JEE Main is National level entrance exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education after class XII for admission to Engineering programs at NITs, IIITs and centrally funded technical institutions like IIST, and is also the eligibility test for JEE Advanced. Earlier it was known as AIEEE.

JEE Advanced: JEE (Advanced) is conducted by the IITs and only candidates who qualify the JEE Mains are admissible to take the test. Admission to the qualifying students is granted to all undergraduate Engineering and other science programs offered at 16 IITs in India and ISM Dhanbad. There are two papers of 3 hours each. The question papers will be bilingual (in English and Hindi). Each of the question papers will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

BITSAT: Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test is administered to Class XII students for admission to the engineering degree courses at the BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. BITSAT is computer based online entrance exam for admission to BITS Pilani Engineering, Pharmacy, Information Systems and other courses. Notifications are out in the month of December and online tests are held in the month of May through June.

VITEEEVellore Institute of Technology conducts the Engineering Entrance Test (VITEEE) for admission of students to its various B Tech Degree programs. Online applications are available from December and the test is held in March.

Complete List of Engineering Entrance Exam

Architecture Entrance Tests

NATANational Aptitude Test in an architecture entrance exam for admission to B Arch courses in India in Government and Government aided and un-aided colleges of Architecture. NATA can be given at any designated test centers, at least 6 working days prior to the cut-off date for applying in the preferred colleges. NATA applications forms are available in the month of March and one can take the exam on any working day from March to Aug.

Architecture Entrance Tests

Medical Entrance Tests

National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Exam for Under Graduate (NEET- UG): NEET –UG is an All India level single entrance- cum- eligibility test for admission in MBBS/BDS courses after class 12th science. It is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that previously conducted all India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT).

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Entrance ExamArmed Forces Medical College Entrance exam is among the toughest entrance exams after 12th. This is 4 and half years, followed with internship of 1 year Medical course. After qualifying AFMC entrance exam students, it is compulsory for the students to serve as commissioned officer in medical services of defence forces minimum 7 years.

AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) conducts an entrance exam after Class XII at National Level for admission to MBBS seats in AIIMS New Delhi and to the other six new AIIMS like institutions. AIIMS conducts entrance exam for available number of seats in the MBBS course in Delhi and other AIIMS like institutions.

JIPMER MBBS Entrance TestThis medical entrance exam is conducted by Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) for admission to MBBS course in its institute. There are a total of 150 seats for admission into the same. Duration of the course is 4 years and 6 months as per the academic calendar of JIPMER followed by 1 year of compulsory rotatory internship.

Christian Medical College MBBS entrance exam: The Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore and Ludhiana, conduct separate entrance test for admission to its MBBS, BDS and other medical courses.

AIPVT: The All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT) is an entrance exam conducted after Class XII for admission to five years B. Vsc and AH courses in India. The exam is held to fill up 15 per cent of total number of seats in Government Veterinary colleges except in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Complete List of Medical Entrance Exam

Defence and Marine

National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) Exams: An all India level entrance exam for those who wish to join any defence force and serve the nation. After qualifying the NDA and NA selected candidates can join Army, Air Force and Navy as per their passing percentage during the training period. Class 12th passouts are eligible for this exam.

Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test: An all India level entrance test for students seeking admission in Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) after class 12th with science background. The selected candidates are offered a BSc. (Nautical Science) degree.

Indian Navy B.Tech Entry Scheme: This entrance test for class 12 students seeking admission in Indian Navy B.Tech course.

Indian Navy Sailors Recruitment: Another recruitment test for class 12 students with subjects Math’s and Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science who get basic training at INS Chilka, followed by professional training.

Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (TES): TES is conducted for those class 12th passout students who are from PCM background.

State/ other medical colleges Common Entrance Tests

Manipal (MBBS) MU OET: All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET) is conducted for selecting students seeking admission in the MBBS course offered at KMC, Manipal and KMC, Mangalore. It’s a four and a half years plus one year of compulsory rotating internship course. It is recognised by the General Medical Council of Great Britain and the Malaysian Medical Council. The curriculum of the course includes both theory classes and clinical training according to MCI guidelines.

MGIMS-PMT WardhaMahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Pre Medical Test (MGIMS PMT), Wardha is an all India level medical entrance exam hosted by Kasturba Health Society for the candidates seeking admission in various health sciences courses including MBBS and BDS in Government Medical Colleges beneath MGIMS Wardha.

BHU Medical: Banaras Hindu University Pre- medical test is conducted for selecting candidates seeking admission to MBBS/BDS course.

Karnataka CETThe state of Karnataka conducts a common entrance test for admission to Professional Educational Institutions in the State for the academic year for Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy, Yoga, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Agriculture, Forestry, Sericulture, Agri Biotech, Horticulture, Home Science, Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry and many other courses.

Kerala KEAMThe government of Kerala conducts a common entrance test, Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical Entrance Examinations (KEAM), for admission to colleges in the state for admission to Medical, Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries, Engineering and Architecture Courses Admission.

EAMCET– Andhra Pradesh: In the state of Andhra Pradesh, EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test) is conducted for admission to Medical and Engineering courses in various state colleges . This entrance exam after 12th is conducted by JNTU every year for admission to Engineering, Medical and Agriculture Courses.

COMED-KThe Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (Comed-k), Bangalore, conducts an Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET). It is conducted to determine the merit of students seeking admissions to the undergraduate courses in the Member Institutions of the Karnataka Professional Colleges Foundation Trust (KPCF). There are 14 Medical, 25 Dental and more than 150 engineering colleges who make available almost 20,000 seats for admission.

Complete List of Medical Entrance

Hotel Management Entrance Exams

NCHMCT JEEThe National council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint regulates B.Sc Hospitality and Hotel Administration and other courses of study at 21 central IHM, 14 state government IHM and 15 private IHM affiliated with NCHMCT. For admission to courses offered at these institutes the council conducts Joint Entrance Test (JEE).

Complete List of Hotel Management

Law Entrance Exams

CLATThe Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted for admission to undergraduate and post graduate programmes at 14 National Law Universities. Each year a university out of these 14 takes the responsibility of conducting the entrance test. In 2014 CLAT was conducted by GNLU, Gandhinagar.
CLAT is for 2 hours and covers questions on English, General Knowledge/ current affairs Numerical ability, Legal Aptitude and Logical reasoning.

LSATThe Law School Admission Test (LSAT) India is conducted for admission to Law programmes in participating colleges like Amity, UPES Dehradun, ITM Gurgaon, Faculty of Law Dehradun, RGSOIPL, for three year LLB at IIT Khargapur and others.

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET): All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is conducted for the selection of candidates seeking admission in B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)

Complete List of Law Entrance

Design Entrance Tests

NIFT entrance test: National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) conducts the entrance test for admission to its bachelors program. For B Design it takes GAT and CAT and Situation test. For admission to B.F Tech, students have to appear in GAT test.

NID: The National Institute of Design conducts Design Aptitude Test for admission to its UG programmes at all centers. The applications are closed in the month of November every year and the test is conducted in the month of January. The upper age limit for candidates is 20 years.

All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED): All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED) is conducted for candidates who wish to take admission in 4 years undergraduate programmes in design after class 12th.

Complete List of Design Entrance Tests

Others

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Exam: The SSC exam is for those who want government jobs right after class 12th. If selected, one can join as lower division clerk in any of the various government ministries and departments, armed forces or railways.

CPT for Chartered Accountancy: The Common Proficiency Test (CPT) 2014 is conducted by the Council of the Institute Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) which will lead to a person becoming a Chartered Accountant. ICAI will hold three levels of examinations; CPT (Common Proficiency Test), IPCC which is the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) course and the final and three years of practical training under a practicing Chartered Accountant.

Competitive Exams After Graduation

Listed below are the competitive exams after graduation.Education builds the man so it builds the nation. Today, India is the biggest human resource supplier to the world and its higher education system is recognized as the second largest in the world today. There are more than 550 universities and almost 16,000 additional colleges offering graduation courses in various subjects and academic disciplines. Getting a graduation degree is part of a student’s basic education. It forms a strong base for deciding the future course of studies and future career prospects. There are many competitive exams that are conducted in India, either to get admission for further studies or to get into a job directly. A graduation degree opens the gateway for many competitive exams and qualifying these exams prove to be the milestone for future careers.

Listed below are some of the competitive exams that a student can take after graduation

MBA

For management courses, following are some of the competitive entrance exams a graduate can appear for:

  • Common Admission Test (CAT): Conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), this is an All India Entrance Exam for admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses offered by the IIMs as well as many management institutes all over the country. The weightage of the CAT score is different for different institutes.
  • Common Management Admission Test (CMAT): This test is conducted for admission to all management programs approved by AICTE and it is an all-India entrance exam held once in a year. Nowadays, AICTE also conducts CMAT in foreign countries for NRIs/PIOs and foreign nationals to appear in CMAT for seeking admission in institutions in India.
  • Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT): Conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) for admissions in management courses of different management institutes all over the country.
  • The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT): An admission test for graduates conducted by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade for their institutes in New Delhi and Kolkata.
  • Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP): A common entrance test for admission to all the institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University.
  • NMAT: NMAT entrance is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council for admission to all the management courses of NMIMS Mumbai and the PGDM courses of NMIMS Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
  • Management Aptitude Test (MAT): Conducted by All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS) for admission to MBA programs of the several participating institutes. This is usually conducted four times a year.
  • Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET): This test is conducted for graduates to take admission in MBA/MMS and PGDBM/PGDM in Government University departments, University managed and unaided institutes in the state of Maharashtra.
  • IBSAT: IBSAT is a computer based test for graduates to take admission in the nine Indian Business Schools at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Pune. The test is conducted in 100 Test Centers across India.

Education in Foreign Universities

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT): A computer adaptive test to get admission in more than 2100 foreign universities. It is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). It is the selection criteria for admission into different graduate management programs, including MBA, Master of Finance programs, Master of Accountancy abroad.
  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE): This test is conducted to assess eligibility for various graduate and business school programs in the US and other countries. The test is conducted and managed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in more than 700 centers in over 160 countries.

MTech and ME

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE): Conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology, GATE is a National level examination for admission in MTech and ME in various institutes.
  • Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM): This is another entrance exam conducted on an all-India basis by Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Science for admission to M.Sc., Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. and other post-graduate degree programs at the IITs and also the Integrated Ph.D. programs at IISc.

Government Jobs

  • Civil Services Examination (CSE): A nationwide competitive examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to Civil Services in Government of India, which includes the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS). Graduates from any stream can apply for this exam.
  • Indian Economic Service Examination (IES): This is the administrative civil service that includes Grade A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the GoI. A graduate with Economics/Statistics is eligible for this exam.
  • Indian Statistical Service Examination (ISS): A graduate in Statistics/Mathematics/Economics is suitable to appear for ISS exam, for recruitment to Grade IV officers of the services of Indian Statistic.

Academics

  • Ed. Common Entrance Test (EdCET): Different states conduct B.Ed common entrance test for taking admission in Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), the completion of which makes the applicant suitable to apply for teaching jobs in private and government schools.
  • Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR): Graduates in science discipline can appear for ICAR to get admission in post-graduation in agriculture related studies in Indian universities.

Banking Jobs

  • SBI PO Exams: Conducted by State Bank of India to recruit Probationary officers (PO). Graduates in any stream are eligible for such an exam.
  • IBPS PO/Management Trainee Exams: This is another exam conducted by the Institute of Bank Personnel Selection (IBPS) for the recruitment of PO and MT in public sector banks.
  • IBPS Clerk Exams: This is a common exam for the clerk position in public and private sector banks, except SBI.
  • National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD): NABARD conducts admission test for positions as Development Officers and others in the bank.
  • RBI Grade A and Grade B Exams: The Reserve Bank of India conducts exams for Grade A and B officers’ positions.

Insurance Jobs

  • I.C/ G.I.C Competitive Exams: For getting jobs in various positions in Life Insurance and General Insurance Companies, different competitive exams are conducted such as L.I.C Officers’ Exam, G.I.C Officers’ Exam, L.I.C Development Officers’ Exam, G.I.C. Assistants Exam etc.

Others

  • SSC Combined Graduate Level Exams: Graduates from any recognized university can appear for Short Service Commission Combined Graduate Level Exams. A degree with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as a compulsory subject or elective subject is a must. Qualifying such an exam makes a candidate get jobs to posts such as Sub-inspector, Tax assistants, Auditor offices, Accountant, and other assistant level positions

Railway jobs test: Indian Railways also conduct tests for graduates for varied positions as ticket examiner, clerk, non-technical posts, Group C and Group D departments etc.

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