Once you cross your 12th grade you are left with three choices. They are as :
Academics : For the sake of simplifying matter we exclude here the professional courses.
There after one has the option of taking admission into university / college on the basis of educational background. Thus one can opt any of the following.
This option also stands for those who are willing to take competitive exams or want to pursue Management or Law courses etc.
Professional courses : This includes follow up of the earlier plans of taking up engineering or medical exam. If you think somehow you could not stick to the plan and you don’t want to waste any more time then you have the option of taking up the NDA exam or going for the course like BBA, CPT, Fashion designing etc.
Situation wherein you could do well in the prestigious exam of the engineering or the medical but you still want to pursue the same field then in that case you have several other options too.
Competitive Exams : Barring a few rest of the competitive exams in
Profession : there exist some good professional opportunity after 12th. The special class railways apprentice (SCRA) for those with Math’s background and the NDA for those who are interested to go in for defense services. As a matter of fact defense services offer several after 10+2. Other than this civil services mostly have the clerical grade jobs to offer with senior secondary as the qualification.