Career options straight after passing 12th boards


Now that you have passed your 12th board, it is time to start thinking about your career options. Do you want to start working right away, or go to college? Here are some of the students’ most common career options after passing 12th boards.

1. Airlines

Air hostesses play a vital role in the airline industry. They greet passengers, provide them with information, and ensure their safety while on board the aircraft. They may also offer meals and drinks to passengers. To become an air hostess, you will need to work well with people and have excellent customer service skills. You should also be able to stay calm under pressure. Some airlines may also require you to have a valid passport. If you are interested in becoming an air hostess, you may want to consider pursuing a degree in hospitality or tourism.

The best part to pursue this opportunity is that one can make a career in this industry straight after completing their high school examination. All you need is good communication skills, a helpful and polite attitude and a passport.

2. Indian Armed forces

Indian Armed forces are well known as the world’s second-largest forces. It consists of three divisions Army, Airforce and Naval. Generally, people are very passionate about joining this field as one can feel dignity and pride to be a part of a prestigious government organisation. You can apply for the job opportunity created by the Army even when you are in the final phase of your board exam. Now that girls and boys have equal access and eligibility to appear in the NDA exam( conducted by UPSC ). It is a field where you’ll get paid well and get to be a part of a most respected profession and serve your country.

Please find below the eligibility criteria at a glance:

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam NDA
NDA Full-Form National Defence Academy
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Exam Level National
Post Lieutenant
Gender and Marital Requirements Unmarried Female and Male
NDA Age Limit Upper Age – 18.7 years
Lower Age – 15.7 years
NDA Educational Qualifications Army Wing – Pass certificate in 10+2 exam
For Air Force and Naval Wings – Passing Certification of Class 12th exam with Physics and Mathematics
Selection Process Written Test 
SSB Interview

Hope this helps you in gaining a little better insight into this career opportunity.

3. Career in Railways after 12th

Railways are known to be India’s largest employer. Apart from acting as a saviour in providing affordable travelling options and prices, It is knowns as the 4th largest rail network in the world. Now, when it comes to finding suitable opportunities in this sector, one can expect many choices. The jobs in this field are divided into two major categories that are technical and non-technical jobs. Having said that, Tech jobs pave more growth and money and consist of different levels of hierarchy.

Now, let’s discuss which are the positions and openings where a 12th grader can apply. Following are the three categories where your candidature can be considered if you are 12th or 10th pass.

  • RRB Non-technical Popular Categories (RRB NTPC)

  • RRB Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician (RRB ALP)

  • RRB Group D

Follow the table for a better description and insight into this role,

PostsMinimum Eligibility CriteriaExamSalary Range
(As per 7th CPC)
Junior Clerk Cum Typist10+2 any stream
Min aggregate-50%
RRB NTPC exam- CBT + Typing TestRs. 3.5-5.5 LPA
Accounts Clerk Cum Typist10+2 any stream
Min aggregate-50%
Same as above,,
Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk10+2 any stream
Min aggregate-50%
Same as above,,
Junior Time Keeper10+2 any stream
Min aggregate-50%
same as above,,
Trains Clerk10+2 any stream
Min aggregate-50%
same as above,,
Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician
(Electrical/ Mechanical/ Engineering etc)
10th + ITI Apprenticeship or
10+2 with Physics & Math
Min aggregate-50%
RRB ALP exam-
CBT + Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT for ALP only)
Rs. 3.5-6 LPA
Track Maintainer Grade IV, Assistant Pointsman, Helper/ Assistant, Level I posts10+2 any streamRRB Group D exam-
CBT + Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
Rs. 3.5-5 LPA

Please note that the age limit for the above opportunities varies between 18 to 40 years.

4. Content writing, SEO optimised blogging

Students who have excellent content creation experience and skills can try their hands at becoming full-time content creation professionals. This job not only pays you well but also you’ll get promoted for your impressive portfolio and work.

You can try working for blogs, can write articles on various topics and maybe could try starting your own blogging site. Your reach and success in this field or career totally depend on work and your flexibility to deliver content in different genres. Approximately one can earn around 8k to 10k as a fresher in this field but that is not the end a successful content creator could earn a huge six figures income too.

5. Career in Police forces

If you aspire to be a part of the Police department then you shouldn’t miss this opportunity. So, if we talk about joining police forces straight after the 12th you can try appearing for the Police constable examination which reoccurs from time to time. Both men and women can apply for this position and if you have sports quota and NCC certificates then it will be considered as an add-on benefit to your candidature.

Please follow the table below for eligibility and the rest of the criteria required for this job opportunity.

Age limit18 to 22 years
Educational Qualification12th completion from recognised board.

There is more to the above eligibility, As we all know being a part of police forces requires suitable physical fitness as per the standards set by the officials. Hence yes, there are some criteria wherein your height, body mass index and physical efficiency are also tested. Keeping that in your mind you can start practising and preparing well in advance.

Eventually, we are at the end of this article and of course, this is not the end to the job opportunities lying out there.Explore more and keep trying, if not you can think of starting building your own business and trying to create opportunities for others.

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