Class 12 boards can be pretty overwhelming with simultaneous application forms for different universities and entrance exams and mock tests. So, we have worked out all the information that you need vis-a-vis different entrance exams for commerce students to make the whole thing a little less stressful for you.
Although for a long period of time, commerce has been one of the main streams of education in India, many of us did not have very clear objectives and planning before picking up commerce as a field of study. This particular set of subjects holds plenty of promise for the skilled business minds needed in the economy.
Studying commerce will open gateways to different career options in the areas of finance and banking, economics, marketing, and sales, etc. To kickstart your career in these fields, we can look for an undergraduate degree in the respective field and thus can sit for the relevant entrance examination.
Whether you wish to specialize in specific economics or a financial area or simply take up a B.Com or a Management (BBA/BMS) course, commerce degree will award you with its much bright opportunities.
You can read through this list of different courses and make a choice to fill in forms for respective competitive exams after 12th for commerce students.
Bachelor of Commerce will offer a solid foundation in core areas of commerce like finance, taxation, and accountancy and company law. Those opting for B. Com will learn general business principles, accounting, finance, law, Economy structures etc.
An undergrad in management will lead you to a plethora of options in the market ranging from specific areas of work from human resource management to managerial economics or public relations management or logistics and supply chain. The course of study will impart leadership and entrepreneurial skills in an individual.
B.Sc Economics / BA Economics Hons
Talk about price, demand, supply, policy making, inflation, deflation, foreign currency, banking, taxation!! This is more or less about Economics as a career. Usage of Math and Statistics to analyze, depict, predict and compare the varied aspects of Economy is yet another part of Economics.
Studying finance will help you gain skills for managing money. This will include everything from managing personal savings to investment banking. A finance student may choose to specialize in a subfield like portfolio management or investment banking, or might keep their education general with a survey of all areas of finance.
Confused about the choice between BBA vs B.Com vs B.A. Economics? Make your decision clear!
If you are seeking admission in any of the courses mentioned above, we have compiled a list of commerce entrance exams conducted by the well-established universities in India.
Let’s have a look at competitive exams after 12th for commerce students
1. DU JAT
In order to get admission in courses like Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS); Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis (BFIA) and Bachelor of Business Economics (BBE) under Delhi University, the student must write a Joint Admission Test (JAT) conducted by Delhi University every year. There may be a second stage involving Personal Interview too.
Eligibility: To be eligible for the Business Management Programs offered by Delhi University, candidate must have secured 60% (General); 54% (OBC); 55% (CPW/PWD); Pass(SC/ST) with English and Mathematics as core subjects in Class XII.
Elements assessed: Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness
Registrations for DU JAT starts in March every year
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies conducts NPAT (National Test for Programs after Twelfth) is the official entrance test for admissions to Undergraduate Degree and Integrated Degree Programs like BBA, B.Com Hons, B.Sc. Finance and B.Sc. economics.
Eligibility: A candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination and must have obtained a minimum of 60% aggregate marks for being eligible to BBA/B.Sc. Finance & B. Com (Hons) program with Mathematics / Statistics at their 10+2 or equivalent examination in one or the first attempt.
Elements assessed: Quantitative & Numerical Ability, Reasoning & General Intelligence & Proﬁciency in English Language
Registration starts in December – Jan
Symbiosis SET is the exam conducted by Symbiosis International University for admission to undergraduate programs like BBA offered by Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, BBA (Information Technology) under Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research and B.Sc Economics offered by Symbiosis School of Economics.
Eligibility: Standard XII or equivalent examination passed from any recognized board with minimum 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes)
Elements assessed: General Knowledge, Quantitative Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, General Awareness
Registration starts in January every year
In order to get admission in Christ University, the student must write Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the University every year. Entrance Test is designed to test one’s aptitude on the areas of Basic Language Comprehension, Numerical Ability, Awareness and Reasoning skills. Courses under CET are Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) with multiple specializations.
Eligibility: A minimum of 55 % at the +2 level (Karnataka PUC / ISC / CBSE / NIOS / State Boards) in any stream (Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce & Management and Sciences) from any recognized Board in India.
Elements assessed: English Language, Verbal Reasoning, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Reasoning: Critical, Analytical & Logical, Quantitative Ability, and Data Analysis and Interpretation.
Registration starts in September every year
5. Xavier’s Entrance Test
St. Xavier’s Mumbai conducts an entrance exam for admission into Bachelor of Management Studies. Xavier’s conducts two-stage written test and interview process to select the students for the BMS program.
Eligibility: Candidates passing examination of the 10 + 2 system conducted by any recognized Central / State Board are eligible to apply.
Elements assessed: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Data Interpretation, Mathematics, English Language & Comprehension Skills, Logical & Visual Reasoning, and Critical Analysis.
Registration starts in April every year
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGS IPU), popularly known as IP University conducts its Common Entrance Exam (CET) – for admission to its 3-year Degree Program in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and B.Com (Hons)
Eligibility: Pass in 10+2 of CBSE or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and must also have passed English as a subject.
Elements assessed: General Awareness and Business Awareness, English, Logical Reasoning and Management Aptitude and Communication Skills
Registrations for IPU CET starts in March every year
IPMAT is an aptitude test conducted by IIM (Indore and Rohtak) for admission to its five-year course, IPM (Integrated Programme in Management). IPM is a dual degree programme (Bachelors + Masters) offered by IIM for candidates passing the 12th standard.
Eligibility: Candidate should have passed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examination and should have scored minimum 60% in standard X/SSC and standard XII/ HSC or equivalent examinations (55 % for the candidates from SC/ST/ PwD category).
Elements assessed: Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability.
Registrations for IPU CET starts in February every year
As you would have easily figured out by now, there is no end to opportunities for studying in the top-notch universities and that there is a lot more to look at than just your score in board exams. You can check for different courses and exam patterns and choose the ones that entice you the most.