Despite a nation-wide dispute and protest over the leaked question papers row, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the results for class 12 a couple of days ago and the board is also expected to release the class 10 results on May 30.
According to the sources, around 1.2 million students registered for the CBSE board examinations. The pass percentage has improved compared to last year. Meghna Shrivastava of Step by Step School from Noida has scored 499 marks out of 500 and stands tall at the first position followed by the second ranker Anuoushka Chandra from SAJ School with 498 marks.
Now that the class 12 board exams results are out, what will your next step be? You might find yourself at the crossroads, thinking a lot about which way to turn after class 12. Here are things you need to do after graduating class 12!
Choose A Perfect Career Option
What to do after class 12? This is one question that might be intimidating to many students because they experience their first crossroads. Many students might have appeared for the academic entrance examinations such as Joint Entrance Examinations and National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET). If you are not amongst the competitors, start drafting plans for the next step by exploring each career option such as bachelor's of science or arts.
Look For Entrance examinations
Many students might be familiar with this option. Students who aspire to be an engineer at IITs or NITs have to take JEE. Apart from the national entrance examination, students can also opt for the state-level entrance examinations for engineering. While coming to medicine, NEET is the only entrance examination you need to take to get into a medical college.
Students who are looking at other professions such as law, design or fashion, have to explore the respective entrance examinations, which will help you land you at your dream profession. For instance, Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the most popular and required entrance exam for an admission to one of the 19 National Law Universities spread across the country.
Hone Your Skills
If you have decided your career path and have attempted the required entrance examination, start honing the required skills. For instance, if you want to be a computer engineer, hone the required skills before the academic year begins. This will help you be one step ahead during the course of your education. Computer skills are necessary for most of the professions, hone them by enrolling at any computer coaching institute.
Opt Any Voluntary Work/Service
The academic year will take more than three months to start mainly because of the admission process that includes counselling. It is better to work on extracurricular activities, specifically during this gap. These extracurricular activities will add a star to your profile that will help you during campus placements post your education. We suggest you opt for a voluntary service which will boost your interpersonal and team building skills.
Start The Professional Career Early
If you wish to kick-start your professional career immediately after class 12, many jobs are available in the market. A diploma or a certificate is required to take up some private jobs. While coming to the public sector, many vacancies are there in the departments such as defence, banking and railways for candidates who have graduated from high school.
Some of the examinations one can take with class 12 pass certificate are UPSC NDA, SSC CHSL, SSC Stenographer (Grade C and D), RRB and Indian Army. Explore the top 10 government jobs one can take up after graduating from class 12.