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Top Trending Courses in India after Class 12th

Last Modified on : 21 Jun 2024

Higher Secondary is the turning point in students’ lives. After class 12th they are always in a dilemma about which career options to go for. Parents’ wishes and peer pressure play a crucial role in such decisions. However, it should not be this way, particularly in today’s time when a lot of other options are also available for students to explore their interest in diverse fields. So, if you don’t get through engineering or medical, you have a lot of other doors to open as well. Here are the various trending courses that a student can opt for after 10+2. The list includes options for all streams viz. Science, Commerce, and Arts.

We have also listed some courses which require graduation or post-graduation level qualification. So, all candidates can go through the list for checking out the available career options.

Fashion Designing Course

Fashion designing is a creative career choice. Interested candidates can opt for the certificate, diploma, undergraduate, and post-graduate courses. For UG and PG level courses, entrance exams are conducted. Some of the entrance examinations for admission to fashion designing courses are CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design), AIEED (All India Entrance Examination for Design), NID (National Institute of Design) Aptitude Test, NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) Entrance Examination, Pearl Academy of Fashion Entrance Examination. Candidates can pursue the course after 10+2.

For top fashion designing colleges and career scope after the course – read more.

Hotel Management Course

Hotel Management Courses

With an expansion of tourism and service industry, Hotel Management is becoming popular among students. Many institutions are offering courses in hotel management and catering technology. Students are advised to pursue the courses from AICTE/NCHMCT/UGC approved colleges. The national level entrance examination conducted for admission to hotel management courses is NCHMCT JEE. The score of the exam is accepted by 21 central institutes, 19 state level institutes, 13 private colleges, and 1 public sector undertaking institute. Check out complete details related to exam pattern, important dates, application process - Click Here.

Ethical Hacking Course

Ethical Hacking Courses

Digitalization has created many job opportunities in the IT industry. Ethical hacking is among the options which are gaining popularity among students. Ethical hacking involves stopping the cyber crimes as well as finding solutions if any crime has occurred. Along with skills, the field demands a passion for coding languages and analysis power for finding loopholes in any system. Eligibility criteria required for becoming an ethical hacker, institutes offering the certified courses, areas of employment, and other details about the course are available here.

Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT)

CA CPT Exam Logo

CA CPT or Common Proficiency Test for Chartered Account is an entry level Chartered Accountancy Examination in India. A student can register for CPT exam after completing his Class 10 and can appear for the exam after completing his Class 12. The subjects for the exam include Accounting, Quantitative Aptitude, General Economics and Mercantile Laws. The exam is divided into two sessions of 2 hours each and carries a total of 200 marks. It is an objective type test and follows a negative marking scheme. After clearing CA CPT, a candidate needs to take the IPCC (Intermediate Professional Competence Course) examination.

For details on CA CPT, read here.

Career as Air Hostess

Air Hostess Course

If you have a thing for travelling and can gel easily with all kinds of people, then pursuing a career in the cabin crew of commercial planes as an Air Hostess is the best option for you. You don’t need to have a very high qualification to become an Airhostess. Passing 10+2 and having a pleasing personality, good appearance, and language proficiency is all you need. You will need to pursue a diploma course from an Air Hostess academy to be eligible for interview in an airline.  Once selected, you will be given training by the respective airline before actually recruiting you in their cabin crew.

Want to be an air hostess? Get complete details read here.

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET)


The Central Board of Secondary Education conducts NET or National Eligibility Test on behalf of University Grants Commission for the eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both in Indian Universities and Colleges. Applicants who qualify for the Junior Research Fellowship are considered eligible to do research on the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject. Also, such candidates are considered eligible for Assistant Professor. The institutions, Universities, IITs and other national organisations can select the JRF conferee for whole time research as per the procedure set by them.

Read more complete details on UGC NET, here.

Commercial Pilot

Commercial Pilot

The challenging job of a commercial pilot demands patience, discipline, hard-work, problem-solving skills and dedication. A candidate has two alternatives to become a commercial pilot – joining a private commercial pilot training center approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) or joining Indian Air Force through CDS or NDA. UPSC conducts CDS and NDA exams while separate entrance exams are conducted for getting Private Pilot License (PPL) and Commercial Pilot License (CPL). The entrance exam includes questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and General Knowledge. The basic eligibility requires a candidate to score a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in class 12th with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.

Check out the complete details about commercial pilot here.

Merchant Navy

Merchant Navy Exam

Vast sea, luxurious life and opportunity to travel to different places attract youth to take up a career in merchant navy. Students can join various merchant navy courses such as B.Sc. Nautical Science, B.E. Petroleum Engineering, B.E. Marine Engineering, B.E. Naval Architecture and Offshore engineering etc. The minimum qualification for joining these courses is 10+2 or equivalent exam with Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Candidates also have to pass the medical fitness test for sea services and should not have colour blindness. All India Merchant Navy Entrance Test (AIMNET) and Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMU CET) are popular entrance exams for joining Merchant Navy.

Read more about merchant Navy here.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)


CLAT is conducted for admission into undergraduate programmes offered by 18 renowned National Law Universities (NLUs) in the country. 45% marks for Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and 40% marks for SC/ST category in 12th class are the minimum educational qualification for CLAT. The exam pattern includes 200 questions from English, Elementary Mathematics, Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning and Legal Reasoning sections which have to be completed in 2 hours. The exam is conducted online. After qualifying the exam, candidates can take admission into BA LLB (Hons.), B.Sc. LLB (Hons.), BSW LLB (Hons.), BBS LLB (Hons.) and B.Com LLB (Hons.) programmes. CLAT score is also considered for admission into LLM courses. The entrance exam is generally conducted in May.

For complete details on CLAT entrance exam, click here.

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