Gone are the days when only doctor, engineer were considered as the top career choices, and equally gone are the days when college or undergraduate entry to college education(other than engineering and pharmacy)was taken only on merit basis i.e. test score of 12th standard. The entrance examination is now compulsory for any stream science, commerce, Arts, Architecture, Pharmacy and so forth. For example, students wishing to pursue engineering may opt for various examination options like JEE, BITSAT, SRMJEEE, COMEDK, VITEEE, Symbiosis engineering entrance test or SET etcetera.

However, students from other streams like science, commerce, arts have to face competitive examinations after 12th. Apart from engineering or Pharmacy/Medical streams, exams are there for Science (Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology), Arts, Management, Law, Architecture and also various other common/uncommon but trending career options after higher secondary.

Let’s discuss a few...

Entrance Exams for Commerce Ugs

SAT, CLAT ACLAT, CUSAT, NCHMCT, NIFT MRNAT (Manav Rachna). For those commerce students willing to pursue professional careers like Chartered Accountancy, Company Secretary or Cost Accountancy will have to face tests like Common Proficiency Test (CPT) for Chartered Accountancy, the entrance exam for Company Secretary, ICWAI entrance examination for cost accountancy program.

Entrance Exams for Science Ugs

Science students belong to two categories: there are 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Maths and 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Such students need to appear in the entrance examination as per their 12th specialisation. They can also appear in Joint Entrance Examination or JEE for entry into Engineering, Medical fields. Here again, the exam types are JEE Main, JEE Advanced, NATA, NEET, AIIMS, CLAT, AILET, NIFT, NID, AIEED, SAT, MRNAT (Manav Rachna)

Entrance Exams for Arts Ugs

Similarly, students from 12th Arts steam appear in entrance exams like NCHMCT JEE,
NIFT,SAT,CLAT, MRNAT (for Manav Rachna)

Entrance Exams for Unconventional career options for Ugs

We have discussed the most common entrance examinations for conventional career options. But there are many other trending career options and their respective entrance examinations as well. Some of these are...

Exam for Fashion Designing

Various entrance exams are there which interested students can pursue fashion designing career UG courses to become a fashion designer or a merchandiser after completing the graduation. NIFT is a famous entrance examination for fashion designing undergraduate courses at a national level where successful students can acquire admission in the designing institute of their dreams.

Exam for Hotel Management Entrance

There are various hotel management colleges that organise entrance exams. There are college-specific exams while there are national-level exams as well. For example, NCHMCT JEE is the national level hotel management entrance exam.

Exam for Agriculture Entrance

With technology and management entering agriculture promising successful career opportunities in various fields in the agriculture sector, youngsters have started taking interest in this field. Many universities offer various courses in agriculture and students can get admission to these by successfully passing the National, State or University-specific entrance exams. For example, ICAR (AIEE) is a national level entrance exam.

Exam for Architecture Entrance

Youngsters interested in planning, designing, construction of buildings and structures seek entry into the field of Architecture. They can do so by clearing some of the top national level architecture entrance exams like NATA, JEE-MAIN.

Entrance Exam Biology Students

Students with Physics, Chemistry and Biology specialisation can appear for examinations like NEET, AIPMT, AIIMS MBBS

Symbiosis (a deemed university) as an educational institution, after operating for about four decades has become quite famous in India. Under its banner, it has 15 institutes in Pune, Nagpur, Noida and Hyderabad offering 21 different Symbiosis UG courses and conducts various entrance examinations under the banner Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET).

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Gone are the days when only doctor, engineer were considered as the top career choices, and equally gone are the days when college or undergraduate entry to college education(other than engineering and pharmacy)was taken only on merit basis i.e. test score of 12th standard. The entrance examination is now compulsory for any stream science, commerce, Arts, Architecture, Pharmacy and so forth. For example, students wishing to pursue engineering may opt for various examination options like JEE, BITSAT, SRMJEEE, COMEDK, VITEEE, Symbiosis engineering entrance test or SET etcetera.