There are a number of opportunities for the 12th pass students. After completing senior secondary examinations everyone seems busy taking admissions into various graduation level programs. But apart from that, another thing a student can do after passing 12th is to get a  government job. The government also offers employment to the youth of its country. To get a job in a government organization one needs to crack competitive exams so here are the lists of some competitive exams.

Various departments that offer government jobs after 12th

The craze for a government job is never-ending. The youth is always ready to spend their 2-3 years in preparation for government exams and waiting for a big yes from a government organization. So let us discuss the government organizations offering jobs after the 12th.

SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam)

SSC CHSL is considered the most ideal and popular exam in India after the 12th. After passing this exams student can get a job in the following post:

  • UDC (Upper Division Clerk) – considered as one of the best desk jobs after completing your 12th
  • PA (Postal Assistant) – if you are able to pass this exam you can get a job in the postal office.
  • DEO (Data Entry Operator) – this exam will allow you to get a job in various converted government offices.
  • SA (Sorting Assistant) – if a candidate is able to score good in these exams then he or she will get the opportunity to be posted in the Railway mail services.
  • LDC (Lower Division Clerk) – after clearing your LDC Examination you can proceed to departmental exams for promotion.

Indian Army

After 12th, there are golden chances to join the Indian Army. In order to serve the army, the candidate needs to clear exams for the posts mentioned below:

  • Mahila Constable (General Duty) for female candidates.
  • Technical Entry Scheme for male candidates.
  • Junior Commission Officers
  • NDA(National Defence Academy) for male candidates

SSC Stenographer 

This post is also one of the choices for the candidates having good typing speed. If a candidate is successful in passing the SSC Stenographer examination then they are placed for two types of grade. Grade C and Grade D. The candidates who are willing to apply for the SSC Stenographer post can go through the Competitive success review and can find tips on how to crack the exam.

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

Another government agency that provides jobs after passing 12th is the Indian Railway. Indian Railway is considered the best and the biggest public sector company in India. It offers various job opportunities to the candidate just after passing 12th grade examinations. RRB conducts its Examination on a zonal basis like east, west, north, and south.

The Railway Recruitment Board conducts examination for the following post: 

  • Railway Clerk and Constable
  • Group D Staff
  • Assistant Loco Pilot
  • Multitasking Staff or MTS & Lower Division or LDC
  • Additional positions such as driver, fireman, etc

Bank Exams

Banks offer some great career options. The banking sector conducts exam to recruit candidates into various categories such as:

  • Junior associates (Clerk)
  • Cashier
  • Accountant

The banking sector recruit candidates on the basis of various levels of examinations include 5 stages:

  • Entrance Level
  • Preliminary
  • Mains 
  • Final interview 
  • Selection 

Indian Coast Guard

If you are 12th pass, then you can apply for Indian Coast Guard Navik Posts (Sailor). Indian Coast Guard offers applications for the post of Navik (General Duty), The Indian coast guard invites online applications for recruitment to the post of Navik (General Duty) 10+2 ENTRY every year in the month of August.

Eligibility for coast guard: 12th Class with Maths And Physics from any Education Board Recognized By Central /State Government.

Medical standards: Height 157 cms, Weight proportionate to Height and age, Eyesight 6/6 (Better Eye) and 6/9 (Worst eye)

Age limit: 18-22 years (5 Years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 Years for OBC)

Indian Navy

Indian navy recruits the candidates who have completed their 10+2. Indian navy publishes the notification for recruitment to the post of a sailor in the month of August every year. Eligible unmarried male candidates can apply for Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice (AA) and Indian Navy Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR) Recruitment on the Indian Navy official website: www.joinindiannavy.gov.in

Indian navy sailors play a vital role in the Indian Navy and it is one of the prestigious career options for secondary and senior secondary passed candidates.

Paramilitary forces

There are many jobs in the field of security forces that can provide you a lucrative career after 10+2. Security forces such as Border Security Forces (BSF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Indo-Tibetan Border Police Forces (ITBP), Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF), and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)


As of all these exams, there are various other government exams a candidate can choose for his bright and successful career. Government exams are a tough thing to tackle but they also have great and bright careers in the future along with lots of benefits.

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