List of Best Career Options after 12th Arts in 2024

Career Options after 12th

Career Options after 12th All students want a better career opportunity to fulfil their dreams, desires, aspirations etc. that they can support their families for a better life with all the possible accessibility of facilities, respect, fame, prosperity and wealth.  But after completing their 12th standard in the arts stream, students often find themselves at a crossroad, unsure of what course to pursue next due to family and societal pressure on students. The lack of information about the career opportunities creates barriers for the path of success. Right information at a right time for right decision helps students to choose a better career option. Fortunately, there are numerous career opportunities are available that cater to the interests and skills of arts students. In this article, we will discuss the various courses and opportunities that arts students can opt for after completing their 12th standard.

Under-Graduate Courses at Regular Mode

There are various undergraduate programmes for Arts Stream students which gives them a path of success ass per their own interest. Some courses are as given below: –

Career Options after 12th (B.A. Hons. (Bachelor of Arts with Honors)

These BA Honors Courses provide specialization in the particular subject of interest. In these courses students get each and every detailed understanding about the nature and scope of the subject with all the possible aspects of knowledge. There is a number of subject available with B.A Hons Programme course at university.

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  • B.A. (Honors) Geography
  • B.A. (Honors) Political Science
  • B.A. (Honors) History
  • B.A. (Hons.) Economics
  • B.A. (Honors) Sociology
  • B.A. (Honors) Philosophy
  • B.A. (Hons) English
  • B. A. (Hons) Hindi
  • B. A. (Hons) Literature
  • B. A. (Hons) Psychology
  • B.A (Hons) Applied Psychology
  • B.A (Hons) Social Work
  • B.A (Hons) Hindi Patrakarita
  • B.A (Hons) Journalism
  • B.A (Hons) Arabic
  • B.A (Hons) Bengali
  • B.A (Hons) Persian
  • B.A (Hons) Punjabi
  • B.A (Hons) Sanskrit
  • B.A (Hons) Urdu
  • B.A (Hons) French
  • B.A (Hons) German
  • B.A (Hons) Italian
  • B.A (Hons) Spanish
  • B.A (Hons) Anthropology
  • B.A (Hons) Public Administration

B.A Programmes Courses

These are the courses where students study multiple subjects to complete their graduation. These courses are diversified, creative, multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary in nature. These courses offer diversified career opportunities.

Professional Courses

Professional courses are specialized educational programs designed to provide students with practical skills, knowledge and expertise in a specific field of knowledge. These courses offer specific careers or profession, equipping them with the necessary tools to excel in their field of interest. Some of the professional courses which can be done after 12th class are given below: –


LLB is a programme which is designed for the students who want to study of law in India to become a lawyer, advocate, judge or law experts in India. To take admission in LLB, students should qualify the entrance test such as CLAT, SLAT, AILET, LSAT, CUET, MHCET Law, TS LAWCET, AIBE, LFAT, ILSAT, GLAT, KLEE etc.

B. El. Ed

this course is designed to trained students who want to be a Primary Teacher, Middle School Teacher, Elementary School Teacher, Curriculum Developer, Content Developer in schools of State and Central Government. To take admission in this course, students should qualify the entrance examination such as CUET, RIE, CEE, PTET, DUET, APEdCET etc.

Integrated B. Ed (General and Special Education)

General B. Ed is designed to teach students from all the sections of the society where all the student learns together. Special B. Ed is designed to teach the students of special needs especially students from Physically Challenged of Differently Abled students such as Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Locomotor disabled students etc. to take admission in 4-Year Integrated B.Ed Course, students should qualify entrance exam such as CUCET, RIE CEE, MAH BA B.Ed CET, PTET etc.

D.El.Ed. (General and Special Education),

This course is designed for those students who want to make their career in the field of Primary Teacher for general and special education, Career Counsellor, Assistant Teacher. To take admission in this course, students should qualify the entrance examination such as RIE, CUCET, PTET, DUET, APEdCET, JMI ETE, D. El. Ed & DPSE by SCERT.

Integrated B.P. Ed

this integrated course is designed for those students who want to be a teacher of physical education and sports education in Indian School.

B.A. Hospitality and Hotel Management

This course is designed for those students who want to make a career in the field of Hotel Management and Hospitality. It deals with the necessary knowledge related to hospitality industries such as airlines and hotels to facilitate smooth processes and conduct quality standard while delivering the services. The course provides essential details on processes and procedures of hospitality business by putting emphasis on sectors such as catering, food and beverage, event planning, tourism, restaurant and lounge. To take admission for these courses, students should qualify the entrance test known as NCHMT, CET & CUET

B.A Fine Arts and Design Programs (Applied Arts, Painting, Visual Communication, Animation)

these courses are designed for those students who want to make their career in the field of professional photographer, painting, animation, art conservation, fine artist, musician, acting, plastic arts, textile design, drama & theatre, Calligraphy, Dance, Illustration and Print Making etc.  to take admission in these programmes you have to clear or pass the entrance examinations such as CUCET, SMEAT, PUBDET & CUET

B.A Journalism and Mass Communication

This course is designed for the students who want to make their career in the field of media, journalism, radio, newspaper, print media, electronic media etc. to take admission in these courses, students should qualify entrance examination such as CUET.


This course is designed for the students who want to make their career in the field of Business Administration, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Data Science, Digital Marketing, Finance Planner, Finance Analyst, Finance Consultant, Finance Controller, Accountant, Finance Manager, Tax Auditor etc. to take admission for this course, students should qualify the entrance examination of CUET, SET, SLAT, SITEE etc.


This course is designed for the students who want to make their career in the field of Business Analyst, Junior Accountant, Business Development Manager, Research Analyst, Business Consultant, Data Researcher, Product Manager, Human Resource Manager, Marketing Manager, Share Broker, E- Commerce etc. to take admission in this course, students should qualify the entrance examination such as CUET, AIMA UGAT, NPAT etc.

Diploma and Certificate Courses

Diploma and certificate courses are also a great option for arts students. Diploma courses in Event Management, Tourism, and Travel Management, Digital Marking, Business Administration, Journalism, Diploma in Education (D.El.Ed), Fashion Technology, Diploma in Foreign Languages, Advance Diploma in 3D Animation- Expert, Advance Diploma in 3D Animation, Advance Diploma in Fashion Designing, Advance Diploma in Interior Designing, Advance Hair Diploma Holder, Advanced Diploma in Digital Animation (Diploma in VFX & Animation), Advanced Diploma in Multimedia, Advanced Editing, Artistic-Basic Jewellery Design Programme among others, provide students with practical skills and knowledge required to excel in these industries. Certificate courses in foreign languages such as French, German, Spanish, and others are also becoming increasingly popular as they open up opportunities for students to work in multinational companies. Certificate courses in Digital Marketing, Graphic Designing, Content Writing, Air Hostess, Anchoring, Animation Film Making, Animation Master, Animation Standard, 3D Animation and many more are also available, providing students with practical skills that are in high demand in today’s job market.

Government Jobs Opportunities After 12

There are various jobs under various government departments which can be get after completing 12th class or senior secondary level.

Staff Selection Commission

SSC has the opportunities for various government jobs such as Data Entry Operator, Assistant- CAG, Junior Secretariat Assistant, LDC Clerk, Stenographer (Grade C), Stenographer (Grade D), Lower Division Clerk, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Assistant and Court Clerk. General Duty Constable (GD) in BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, SSF, Assam Rifles etc.

For the selection on some posts, students should qualify the Entrance examination popularly known as SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam). This exam includes the 2 TIER exams. Tier -I Exam includes Computer Based Exams of 100 Questions for 200 Marks comprised General Intelligence (25), General Awareness (25), Quantitative Aptitude or Basic Arithmetic Skill (25) and English Language (25). TIER-II Exam include 2 sessions where session-I includes 3 sections having 2 modules in each section.

SessionSectionModuleSubjectNo. of QuestionMarksTime
Session -ISection-1Module-1Mathematical Abilities3060*3=1801 Hour
Module-2Reasoning and General Intelligence30
SECTION-2Module-1English Language and Comprehension4060*3=1801 Hour
Module-2General Awareness20
SECTION-3Module-1Computer Knowledge Module1515*3=4515 Minute
Session-IISECTION 3Module-2Skill Test/Typing Test Module Par-A- Skill Test for DEOs Part B- Typing Test for LDS/ JSA  —–  ——-10 Minute


Indian Railway recruits for various jobs through its Regional Railway Boards situated in different parts of the country. These posts are such as Junior Clerks cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician (Electrical/Mechanical/Engineering), Track Maintainer Grade IV, Assistant Pointsman, Helper Level I posts etc. the selection for the posts in railway is based on 3 stage examination.

StagesSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarksTime
I Computer Based Test- MCQsGeneral Awareness4040           90 Minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning3535
II Computer Based Test- MCQsGeneral Awareness5050                 90 Minutes
Numerical Aptitude & Reasoning3535
III Typing Skill TestHindi English———–——-10 Minutes


There are various job opportunities in banking sector after 12th class. Banks such as SBI, RBI, IBPS, RRB and other banks have some job opportunities such as Stenographer, Data Entry Operator, Tele Caller. To get selection on these post students should qualify an entrance exam.

Post Office

There are various vacancies in post office which can be get after completing 12th from any recognized institute or educational boards in India. These posts are such as MTS (Multi-Tasking Service), Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Postman etc.  to get selection on these post candidates should qualify the entrance examination and for some posts candidates should also qualify the typing test.

Indian Airforce

Indian Airforce recruits some technical and non-technical posts in its various departments. the posts are such as Air force Group X and Y. To get selection students should qualify the entrance exam popularly known as STAR that is computer -based MCQ test, Physical Test and Medical Test. For Group X, there will be parts of English, Physics and Mathematics for 70 questions in 60 Minutes while for Group Y, there will be 50 questions for 50 marks in 45 minutes and the questions would be asked from English, reasoning and general awareness. Physical test includes 1.6 km running in just 6.5 minutes, 10 pushups, 10 sit-ups and 20 squats.

Indian Army & Indian Navy

Indian Army recruits’ various jobs for 12th pass candidates. Indian Army staff through various entry schemes. For Technical Entry, there is TES (Technical Entry Scheme) for those students who completed 12th in PCM and Appeared in JEE Mains Exam. Students don’t need to appear in the Entrance exam they will be eligible to be appear in SSB (Service Selection Board) Interview which scheduled for 5 days. NDA Entry, for those candidates who are not from Science or Technical Background they need to qualify NDA (National Defence Academy) Entrance examination Conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) and after qualifying NDA Exam, they will be called for SSB Interview.

NDA Exam pattern

Sr. No.Particulars No. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1GATPart A- English20060010:00 Am to 12:30 Pm
Part B- General Knowledge400
2Mathematics 1203002:00 Pm to 4:30 Pm
3SSBStage 1Screening TestDay-1      900                     5 Days
Stage 2Group Testing Officers TestDay-3
Personal InterviewDay-4

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