Career Options After 10+2 In India – Career Options After Class 12th

What To Do After 10+2 (Intermediate) In India :

With the end of academic year, the time has come for the students of class 12th to choose their career. Selecting a career option after intermediate/ +2 is not as easy as it looks. A student goes through hard times to make his mind about his future. Thanks to internet and multiple career options availability, now students will have sufficient information available online to know more about different career options. Students can go through the available options over internet and analyze various aspects of different fields. With numerous opportunities, students get confused about future course of action.

Career Options After Class 12th

It is suggested to take the help of patents, experts and other well wishers who have experienced this before but ultimate decision should be left out to the student as per interest. A student will have thorough knowledge of his/her interest and should be aware of job scope of preferred career option before taking decision. Taking several things into consideration at one time, sometimes, candidates gets confused and stuck with a wrong career option. To avoid such situations, a candidate should get some advice from his/her parents, friends and others.  Candidates can also get some professional help from career counselors.

Class 12th Board Result 2018

Today, here at, we are going to explain popular career options that can be selected by candidates after 10+2.  To know more, look at below given table:

Stream-wise Career Options after 10+2
ScienceClick here
CommerceClick here
Arts/HumanitiesClick here

Career Options After Class 12th With Science

Science stream is one of the most popular streams among class 10+2 candidates. The main reason is that Science Stream offers several career options to the students after school. Apart from engineering and medical, there are so many courses available out there for the Science Stream students to pursue after 10+2. On the other hand, a candidate having Science Stream at 10+2/intermediate level can also get a job in a private or government organization. Let’s understand each domain i.e. higher studies and job options after 10+2 in detail:

Higher Studies Options For 10+2 Science Stream Students

Students having Science Stream subjects will get several options to explore their career after 10+2 and the advantage of science students compared to non science students is they can pursue any non science courses after 10+2. Two most popular choices are medical and engineering courses. A student with PCB/PCM subjects can select either a professional or academic course. Name of few courses a candidate can opt for after passing 10+2 examinations with Science Stream subjects:

Professional Courses

Course Name (Bachelor degree or diploma in)EligibilityDurationBest college/institute
Engineering10+2 with PCM subjects3 to 5 yearsIITs, NITs, AMU, BHU etc.
Pharmacy10+2 with PCB subjects2 to 4 yearsJamia Hamdard, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Maharshi Dayanand University etc.
Computer Applications/IT/Computer Science10+2 with PCM1 to 4 yearsAMU, BHU, IGNOU, National Institute of Technology, Thapar University etc.
Business Administration10+2 with either PCM or PCB subjects
1 to 3 yearsUniversity of Delhi, University of Mumbai, Symbiosis International University, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Christ University, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University etc.
Agriculture/fisheries10+2 with PCB subjects3 to 4 yearsCollege of Fisheries Engineering, Central Institute of Fushering Edcation, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Amity University, Indian Council of Agricultural Research etc.
Fashion technology10+2 with PCM subjects3 to 4 yearsAMU, NIFT, JD Institute of Fashion Technology etc.
Medical Science

Veterinary and Animal husbandry
10+2 with PCB3 to 5 ½ yearsAMU, AIIMS, GBPUAT, Lal Bahadur Shastri PG College, Bundelkhand University, Christian Medical College, Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences etc.
Architecture10+2 with PCM3 to 5 yearsChandigarh College of Architecture, IIT, Manipal University, AMU, BHU, Jamia Milia Islamia University, Rizvi College of Architecture, National Institute Of Technology etc.
Commercial Pilot10+2 with PCM6 to 18 monthsIndira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, National Flying Training Institute, Madhya Pradesh Flying Club, Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd. (AAA) etc.

Academic Courses

Course nameEligibilityDurationBest college/institute

Dairy Tech
Home Science
10+2 with either PCM or PCB subjects3 yearsUniversity of Lucknow, AMU, Hindu College, Mount Carmel College, Banaras Hindu University etc.
Integrated M.Sc.10+2 with either PCM or PCB subjects5 yearsAMU, BHU, University of Lucknow etc.
B.A.10+2 with either PCM or PCB subjects3 yearsLoyola College, Lady Shri Ram College (LSR) for women, Christ University, AMU, St. Xavier’s College, Lucknow Christian College, National PG College etc.
BCA10+23 years-
BBA10+23 years-
B.Com10+23 years-
Mass Communication10+23 years-
Designing10+23 years-
Performing Arts10+2--

Other Diploma Courses

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dialysis Technology
  • Dental Mechanics
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Health Inspector
  • Ophthalmic Technology
  • X-Ray Technology
  • Operation Theatre Technology

Career Options After Class 12th With Commerce

Commerce is the second-most popular stream after Science. Generally, students having interest in business administration choose commerce stream at 10+2 level. The best part is that commerce stream offers a good future in financial as well as banking institutions. A candidate passed in 10+2 examinations with commerce subjects can also get a job in government as well as private sectors. Let’s have a look at various professional, diploma as well as academic courses a student can opt for after passing in 10+2 examinations with commerce subjects:

Professional Programs 
(Duration : 3 years & above)Diploma Programs 
(Duration : 6 months - 2 years)Degree Programs 
(Duration : 3 to 5 years)
CFA ProgramDiploma in Education
Company Secretary ProgramDiploma in Air Hostess & Flight Steward
ICWA ProgramDiploma in Hotel Management
B.Com (Honors)
Chartered Accountancy ProgramDiploma in Travel & Tourism
B.Com (Computer)

Career Options After Class 12th With Arts/Humanities

Only Science and Commerce days are gone, there are number of opportunities for Arts/ Humanities students. A wide range of creative programmes/courses are available for Intermediate Arts/Humanities students. A student passed in 10+2 examinations in Arts/Humanities stream can take admission to Bachelor course in any of the Arts subjects for pursuing higher studies. Bachelor courses in Arts/Humanities are available in number of field’s right from hotel management to journalism.

These days, professional and academic courses available in Arts/Humanities are in great demand and offering high salaried jobs to pass out candidates. Enthusiastic candidates can take admission to courses like radio jockey, aviation, jewelry design, fashion technology, industrial or packaging design etc. In addition to this, those students who have interest in foreign languages can learn a language(s) of their interest such as Chinese, Japanese, Russian, German, Spanish or French and work as an interpreter in foreign consulates as well as embassies.

Professional Programs 
(Duration : 3 years & above)Diploma Programs 
(Duration : 6 months - 2 years)Degree Programs 
(Duration : 3 to 5 years)
Chartered Accountancy ProgramDiploma in Education
Company Secretary ProgramTeachers Training (TTC)B.Des.
ICWA ProgramDiploma in Event ManagementBBA-LLB
Diploma in Interior DesigningLLB (Bachelor of Law)
Diploma in Air Hostess & Flight StewardBFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Diploma in Hotel ManagementBachelor of Journalism
Diploma in Travel & TourismBachelor of Social Work
Diploma in Foreign LanguageBachelor of Library Science
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Career Options After Class 12th With Fine Arts

Arts student can take career in fine arts; only need is creativity and interest

  • Art director
  • Set Designer
  • Art Gallery manager
  • 3D Animator
  • Exhibition designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Production Artist

Other Professional Courses

A 12th candidate passed with any stream can opt for few other professional courses mentioned below:

PhotographyAir HostessPhysical EducationCriminology
TourismPhilosophyModelingWeb designing
Foreign languagesParanormal ScienceLibrary ScienceFire Safety
Hotel ManagementEthical HackingJournalismWriter
Interior designingPaintingMusicAnimation

Job Options After 10+2

Students having PCB, PCM or Arts/Humanities stream at intermediate level are also eligible to apply for various government jobs recruitment events. In present scenario, so many government as well as private organizations/companies are hiring just 10+2 passed candidates. Name of few popular government jobs aspirants can opt for after passing 10+2 is given below:

Name of government organizationPost name
Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)Ticket checker, clerks, constables etc.
Indian ArmySoldier (Technical), Soldier (Clerk), Nursing Assistant etc.
Staff Selection Commission (SSC)Data Entry Operator, LDC, MTS, stenos in Group C & D etc.
Delhi PoliceConstable
UP PRBCivic volunteer constable, computer operator etc.
BSNLDSAs (Direct Selling Agents)

Along with above mentioned, there are several others. To know more about available career options after 10+2, feel free to contact us. We are available here to help you guys.


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