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Importance of class 12 result

May 2, 2018 12:57 IST
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Importance of board exams
Importance of board exams

The importance of class 12th board result or marks is always a matter of debate. Different people have different opinion about the importance of Class 12th marks or result in the career and life of a student. Many times, students who have just appeared for CBSE board exams or other state board exams come up with questions like:

• What is the importance of the CBSE board exam?

• What is the importance of the CBSE 12th result?

• What is the importance of class 12 marks for getting admission in graduation courses?

• Do 12th marks matter in life?

• Does board's marks matter?

• How important is Class 12 mark for securing a job?

In this article, we will discuss certain circumstances in which class 12 marks become important in life. We will also learn answers to some frequently asked question and we will then move to a final conclusion about the importance of class 12 marks.

Where class 12 result or class 12 marks matter

Your career goal depends on your class 12 results. In other words, the percentage in your class 12 board exam result will decide the course of your career. However, the importance of class 12 marks is also decided by what you want to become in your life or what profession you are going to choose and how early you want to touch the heights of success.

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When you want to take admission in prestigious college

Class 12 marks or Class 12 Result is important for admission in reputed colleges

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In order to get a seat in top colleges (like Delhi University etc.), Class 12th marks really matter and good percentage as well. For grabbing a seat in top notch colleges of the country, all you need is extremely good marks in Class 12 board examination.

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When you want to work in reputed government job

To work in a reputed government firm you may need to satisfy basic eligibility criteria of 60% in class 12

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In some government jobs, though graduation is the main criteria for many posts, still there are posts where recruiting bodies seek for intermediate pass candidates. In that case, pass in 12th is mandatory and a percentage criterion is also there. In some reputed government companies, there is a basic eligibility criterion for 12th and graduation after which you will be able to fill the form (of recruitment process).

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When you want to work in a reputed multinational company

Class 12 marks do matter when you want to work in a reputed multinational company

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Though getting through big MNCs need a good deal of skill knowledge, but the first and foremost criteria is Class 12th marks and percentage. While some ask for a minimum 60 per cent, some others even demand as high as 80 per cent besides affluent academics in graduation.

However, as you will gain experience then the importance of 12th marks keeps on decreasing.

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Where class 12 result or class 12 marks don’t matter

Given below are some of the areas where class 12th marks do not count. If you have secured low percentage in class 12th then it is not the end of the world.

You want to join your family’s business (or want to start own business)

Class 12 marks don’t matter if you want to join your family’s business

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For being in a family business or running own business you need to understand the ethics of the trade. Though Class 12 marks will be an added advantage, without it you can still run the business smoothly. You need ground level experience to join family business. You don’t, necessarily, need 12th result or 12th mark sheet for that.

You want to be a great sportsperson or athlete, an actor, a musician, a model or a singer

Class 12 marks do not matter if you want to become a sportsperson or athlete, an actor, a musician, a model or a singer

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For being a sportsperson, all you need is perseverance, practice, proper training, bodily stamina and a positive outlook. Again Class 12 marks are an added advantage here, but are not necessary.

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When you have excellent skill sets or rich experience for the job

Graph on importance of class 12 marks vs. experience for the job

If you have excellent skill sets for a particular job then again class 12 marks do not matter to get job into a reputed company. Every company needs the best talent who can be responsible for the high productivity in the industry, hence doesn’t matter if have you scored low.  In short, as your experience will increase the importance of class 12 marks will decrease.

Answers to some frequently asked questions

Question: What is the importance of class 12 marks or class 12 results?

Answer. From above discussion, we can clearly see that importance of class 12 marks or class 12 results depend on your career goal or the profession you will choose.

Question: Do 12th marks matter in life?

Answer. It totally depends on what you want to become in life. If you want to be in a private job, then there may be minimum eligibility criteria for 12th marks to appear in job interview of the company.


Importance of class 12 board result depends on your career or profession. But, a student with good academic records has a much more options as compared to person with low mark; since the student will be able to satisfy the eligibility criteria of different jobs including MNCs. However, low grades are not the end of the world. You have the option to become businessmen or entrepreneur as well. At the end of everything skill matters the most. Even in case of joining bigger ventures, sometimes expertise and known skills are taken into consideration.

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