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Not that we’re trying to scare you but once you complete your boards, you’ll be overwhelmed with the number of entrance exams after 12th that you’ll get to choose from. And there will be those university tests. We certainly don’t want you to scratch your head with this confusion but let us remind you that this is a very crucial point of time in your career and you must pick the right college or university for your chosen course. 

A bunch of colleges conducts their own entrance exams now and for that, you need to have a clear picture of its whereabouts, especially related to the course you wish to pursue. What should I do to get admission into my dream college? What are the entrance tests? How tough is the test? When is it conducted? – these are the most common questions we often get to hear from students. 

Keeping this in our mind, here we’re comprising a list of entrance exams after 12th for different streams – from engineering to humanities – that might make it easier for you amid this hubbub. 

So without further ado, let’s get started!

1. Top Science Entrance Exams 

While most of the students from science backgrounds go for engineering and medical courses after 12th, the value and scope of BSc courses cannot be cut dead. There are several prestigious colleges and universities which offer exclusive BSc courses to deserving students based on entrance exams. 

Here is the checklist of entrance exams conducted for science courses in India.

Entrance Exam


GSAT Gitam Institute of Science
NEST National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)

Mumbai University

IISER Aptitude Test Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research
BHU UET Banaras Hindu University
AMUEE Aligarh Muslim University
BITSAT Birla Institute of Technology and Science
CUSAT CAT Cochin University of Science and Technology

2. Top Arts And Humanities Entrance Exams 

Within Arts and Humanities, there is a broad range of courses that you can pursue after 12th. Although there are no national or state-level entrance exams for these subjects, most of the universities conduct their own entrance exams. The score of these tests is considered for admissions in the respective university and its affiliated colleges.

Let’s check out the exams. 

Entrance Exam Institution
BHU UET Banaras Hindu University
CUCET Central University of Haryana

Central University of Jammu

Central University of Jharkhand

Central University of Karnataka

Central University of Kashmir

Central University of Kerala

Central University of Punjab

Central University of Rajasthan

Central University of South Bihar

Central University of Tamil Nadu

JNUEE Jawaharlal Nehru University
DUET All the colleges affiliated to Delhi University
IPU CET Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
SUAT Sharda University
TISSNET Tata Institute of Social Sciences 
CSSET Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth

Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha

CSAET Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (New Delhi)

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan

Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Tirupati)

3. Top Engineering Entrance Exams 

At least once in your life, you must have been told by your parents to go for engineering as it is one of the most popular and sought-after career choices in India. Every year, our country churns out millions of engineers and getting into a top-notch engineering college is a dream of every fresher. Although the admission is done through different state and national-level entrance exams, mainly JEE Main and JEE Advanced, there are various other exams as well conducted individually by different universities.

Let’s have a look at the list.

Entrance Exam


JEE Main IITs, NITs, CFTIs, GFTIs, various state and private colleges
VITEEE Vellore Institute of Technology
BITSAT Birla Institute of Technology and Science
SRMJEEE SRM Institute of Science and Technology
AMUEEE Aligarh Muslim University
WBJEE Private and government colleges and universities in West Bengal
KIITEE Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT)
CUSAT CAT Cochin University of Science and Technology
AUEET Andhra University
BVP CET Bharati Vidyapeeth
LPUNEST Lovely Professional University
IPU CET Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
TANATA Anna University
HPCET Himachal Pradesh Technical University
MHT CET Engineering colleges in Maharashtra
KEAM Engineering colleges in Kerala
AP EAMCET Engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh

4. Top Medical Entrance Exams

Again, the stream of medicine and applied sciences is another favourite of Indian parents. After engineering, it is the most popular career path for Indian students, and selection for MBBS and BDS courses is largely done on the basis of national and state-level entrance tests.

Here is the list of medical entrance exams that you might want to sit for after completing 12th. 

Entrance Exam Institution
NEET UG Private and government medical colleges across India
JIPMER UG Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research
AIPVT Government veterinary colleges


5. Top Paramedical And Pharmacy Entrance Exams

Not to mention, the course of medicine is immensely competitive and as a result of this, paramedical and pharmacy courses have been enjoying popularity for the last few years. Each year, a massive number of students appear for these tests, from state-level to national-level to institution-level.

Here are the entrance exams you should consider for pursuing a career in paramedical and pharmacy. 

Entrance Exam Institution/State
NIPER JEE National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research 
WBJEE Colleges in West Bengal
Odisha JEE Colleges in Odisha
Karnataka CET Colleges in Karnataka
UPSEE Colleges in Uttar Pradesh
CPNET Colleges in Uttar Pradesh
GCET Colleges in Goa
MHT CET Colleges in Maharashtra
Gujarat CET Colleges in Gujarat
BITSAT Colleges in Birla Institute of Technology and Science
KEAM Colleges in Kerala
AP EAMCET Colleges in Andhra Pradesh 
TS EAMCET Colleges in Telangana

6. Top Management And Commerce Entrance Exams

Management and commerce courses have been steadily gaining popularity offered by various reputed colleges across India. There is a widened scope of opportunities for you in this field and students need to crack the entrance exams conducted by respective universities in order to get admission. 

Here is a compiled list of management (BMS and BBA) and commerce (BCom) entrance exams in India.

Entrance Exam Institution
BHU UET  Banaras Hindu University
IPU CET Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
NPAT NMIMS affiliated colleges and other private institutions
JSAT O.P. Jindal Global University
DU JAT Delhi University and its affiliated colleges
CMRUAT CMR University
LPUNEST Lovely Professional University
SET Symbiosis International
RUET Rama University
MET Manipal University
AUMAT Alliance University

7. Top Law Entrance Exams

Nowadays, because of the changing economic and social conditions, law as a career choice is in great demand. More and more students are gradually gravitating towards this profession for a plethora of career avenues and a successful future. 

Below mentioned is the list of law entrance exams in India that you can opt for after completing 12th.

Entrance Exam Institution
CLAT National and private law colleges across India
AILET National Law University Delhi
LSAT National and private law colleges across India
ULSAT University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Dehradun
LFAT University of Allahabad
CUCET National and private law colleges across India
CULEE Christ University
AP LAWCET Law colleges in Andhra Pradesh
TS LAWCET Law colleges in Telangana
ACLAT Alliance University

8. Top Design Entrance Exams

Design is one of the booming and emerging careers of the decade. Due to the establishment of new design institutes in India, students are going for this ‘cool’ career for impressive growth opportunities and rewarding pay.

Let’s check out the list of design and technology entrance tests in India.

Entrance Exam Institution
NIFTEE National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

IIT Hyderabad

IIT Guwahati

IIITDM Jabalpur

SEAT Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology
AIEED Designing colleges across India
PAT Pearl Academy
AIST Footwear Design and Development Institute

9. Top Agriculture Entrance Exams

Being one of the strongest industries and a vital source of national income, agriculture attracts millions of Indian students every year. To get admission into an agricultural college, you need to qualify at the state or university level entrance exams.

Here is the list of agriculture entrance exams in India.

Entrance Exam Institution/State
AIEEA Agricultural colleges across India
KEAM Agricultural colleges in Kerala
CG PAT Agricultural colleges in Chhattisgarh
BCECE Agricultural colleges in Bihar
JCECE Agricultural colleges in Jharkhand
MCAER CET Agricultural colleges in Maharashtra
PAUEE Punjab Agricultural University


There you go folks! That’s our list of the important entrance exams you should know about after completing 12th. Whichever course and exam you choose, we wish you good luck and hope you kill it! And if you’re unsure about your career, know how to choose a career path that actually suits you

We hope you find this information helpful and useful. Cheers to a successful future!

Monalee Dutta

An avid zoophilist as well as a nemophilist, Monalee mostly prides herself for her unprecedented love for dogs and mountains. She is an M.A. in English Literature and highly inclined towards exploring the creative moieties of this EdTech world. When not writing, you'll find her petting the friendliest creatures on the streets.

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