Best Courses and Career Options After Higher Secondary, Plus Two or 12th STD in India

Career options after plus two

Last updated on August 11th, 2018 at 07:57 pm

Best Courses and Career Options After Higher Secondary (India)

Higher secondary board exam results just published now and most of the students are in a hurry and worry to choose a better career option for securing their future. Most of them are looking for a best course which assures job placement without delay. Fortunately you people have a lot of opportunities now days in state and overseas.

But the cost of foreign academics is little high, so students should try for scholarships, fellowships and assistant ships in foreign colleges. Happy news is that from next year onwards higher secondary students can have an additional opportunity of registering for a diploma in computer applications.

Also Read: Best Courses and Career options for All graduates / degree holders in India

Also Read: Best Computer courses after graduation/degree/plus two/12th in India

You may be a high scorer or an average student but it is not the matter. What you choose for your future and how you utilize that opportunity is the great thing. Don’t worry about the past with failures. Be preparing to reach the sky. Choose a better course as per your interest and need and study well.

Always consider your ability to accommodate with the course, financial support and your attitude. Dear students,  here we are leading you to choose the best career options with most suitable courses that you can do after your higher secondary education.

Carreer options afterBest courses and career options for the science/commerce/arts stream students

You may be a student from science/commerce/arts stream with good score. But you may be unaware about your vast opportunities for selection of courses after your higher secondary education. There is a sea of options for all group of students, the only thing you needed is a good attitude to achieve the height. If you have a good result you will get admission fast for what you want. Science stream offers options and courses mainly in the Engineering and Medical sciences.

Take care about the approval and facilities of your selected college for medical or engineering. Qualifying in the entrance exam conducted by recognized bodies is another important thing too. Commerce and arts stream students also have lots of opportunities including various degree and diploma courses. Whatever be the stream of study you can appear for all the competitive exams offering jobs while you are performing your course itself.

career path advice for science stream students

Best courses and career options for the science stream students

1. Opportunities in Medical science

  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
  • BDS  (Bachelor in Dental Sciences)
  • B.V.S (Bachelor in Veterinary Sciences)
  • B.Pharm Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Diploma course in Pharmacy (D.Pharmacy)
  • B.P.T (Bachelor in Physiotherapy),
  • B.H.M.S (Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicinal Sciences),
  • B.A.M.S (Bachelor in Ayurveda Medicinal Sciences)
  • Nursing (ANM, diploma in nursing, degree in nursing)
  • B.Sc. degree course in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Bio-chemistry, Bio-medical, botany, computers, food technology, geology, home science, microbiology, Polymer sciences, statistics, nutrition, environmental studies, agriculture including animal husbandry, veterinary science, dairy and poultry courses etc.

career opportunities for engineering students

2. Opportunities in Engineering

The engineering segment is a  bright and ever green job offering field for the bright candidates. But now the engineering colleges are emerging as mushrooms as a part of the educational business. You can choose the following career options to study or work fine.

Indian Engineering Services (IES) offers candidates a bright career in segments like  Indian Railways,  Central Engineering Services, Telecommunication Department, Military Engineering Services,Central Water Services etc. You have to pass the Engineering Services Examination which is conducted by the UPSC.

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Architecture Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Ceramic Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Industrial & Production  Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Plastic Technology
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Rubber Technology
  • Space Technology
  • Textile Industry

The engineering graduates will get jobs in Jobs in Public Sector Units (PSU), Research and development jobs, Teaching field, Prestigious private sector jobs, Civil Services, State Engineering Services, MBA, Banking Sector, Defense Services, Higher study options in abroad via GRE and GMAT and PG Career Opportunities through GATE.

After the successful passing of GATE you can choose Campus placements, PSU placements, Senior Project Associate, Teaching assignments, Senior and Junior Research Fellow, Research Associates, Scientists, Research and Development Wing etc.

Best courses and career options for the Commerce stream students

You can join for CA, it is a 5 year course after passing the CPT (Common Proficiency Test). During the study period itself you can try for various govenment jobs or you can work and earn if you are choosing a correspondent option.

  • Chartered accountancy (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Costs and Works accountant from Institute of Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA)
  • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)

Management or MBA offers you good opportunities in finance, sales-marketing, personnel management and international business. Just pass the CAT/XAT/MAT/FMS/IIFT/SNAP exams and dream big.

  • Chartered financial analyst(CFA)
  • Company secretary (CS)

The course is extremely good and it will be easy for  the commerce students. Offered by the reputed various ICSI institutes across India.

  • B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce)
  • five years integrated MBA course
  • banking courses
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • bachelor of business management (BBM)
  • Fashion Technology from the National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Hotel Management
  • Housekeeping courses


Arts-stream-studentsBest courses and career options for the Arts stream students

  • Psychologist
  • Counselor
  • Economist
  • Market analyst
  • Sociologist
  • Social Worker
  • Historian
  • Anthropologist
  • Human Resources
  • Personal Executive
  • Writer/journalist/Editor
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Journalist:
  • Legal Adviser
  • Judge
  • Government Lawyer:
  • Document Drafting Lawyer
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer
  • Legal Analyst
  • Media Personnel
  • School Teacher
  • College Professor/university Professor

Interested in Mathematics?

A degree in mathematics is always a strong point of you. You have a lots of job and career opportunities across the world. The nest ones are always invited in  segments like research, accounting, statistics, analysis of various accounts etc. If you are interested in teaching be a good maths teacher or go for further PG. Select the best one from below.

  • Scientific research, design and development
  • Management services and computing
  • Financial work
  • Tax Inspectorate
  • Actuarial work
  • chartered accountants
  • opportunities in banking
  • Statistical work
  • Teaching
  • Postgraduate study

Interested in law?

If you are interested to build up a strong career in the field of law you have an option of 5 years course after the completion of 12th onward. The LLB course is controlled and  regulated by the Bar Council of India. Before getting admission think you have the capabilities to go up and ensure financial aid for study via scholarships and funds. You can choose any of the below role of a  lawyer based on your interest during study.

  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Legal Journalist
  • Legal Adviser
  • Judge
  • Government Lawyer
  • Document Drafting Lawyer
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer
  • Legal Analyst

Interested in management field?

There is a wide opportunity for those study management courses. The jobs and placement options includes Party planning, Supply chain managing jobs, Quality assurance jobs, logistics segment works, Disaster management programs, Brand management works, Money and operations management offers, Sale, Marketing and market research, Purchasing and construction jobs, Industrial and real estate works, Consultancy and international business, HR and rural management jobs and Event/material/retail management works.

Interested in Banking and finance

Join for a suitable course and get highly paying salary in one of the job positions.

  • Taxation and investment banking jobs
  • Forensic accounting and financial analysis
  • Mutual funds and insurance sector jobs
  • CA/cost and work accountancy jobs
  • Company secretary and capital market works

Career opportunities after vocational higher secondary education

There are two category of students included in the higher secondary education in Kerala. They are students from department of vocational higher secondary education and regular higher secondary education. Most of them have doubt regarding the career options and best courses for the students from Vocational higher secondary education. Vocational higher secondary education designed to prepare skilled work force in the middle level in occupation after 10+2 education.

The certificates obtained after course completing in vocational higher secondary education are equivalent to Pre-Degree of the Universities of Kerala, Calicut, Kannur and Mahatma Gandhi. The Kerala Agricultural University and many other Universities outside Kerala also recognized these courses as equivalent to +2 certificates. These students are also eligible for admission to medical, Engineering and agricultural courses as per the prospects published by the Commission for the Entrance Examinations.

List of important exams and options for all stream students

  • UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) exams
  • IAS
  • Staff Selection Board
  • Railway boards
  • the Banking Selection Boards
  • National Defense Academy
  • Insurance exams

We are sure that our list of career options after plustwo or 12th standard will help you to sort out the best and most suitable course selection for your future. Kindly add comment  if you have any direct advice required from our side. Hope you understand the detailed information about career guidance or options after plus two or 12th in India.


  1. sir, I am a +2 computer science student I got 65% mark in first year examination I am interested in computer science and computer application sir please suggest some good courses for me please help me sir.
    Thank you

  2. sir, i have completed plustwo with biology science having 83% marks. i’m intrested in diploma courses and engineering. is it fine for me?. please tell me with courses are suitables for me. and please tell 100% placement gvt jobs

  3. Sir
    I am a student of arts but i very interest to be a engnierer .sir pla
    se say how would i have made a engnier. And i also search for a good course and very good place ment to goverment office.

  4. Sir, i’m compleated +2 science. I’m also interested in the technological field. If there is any good technical courses other than engneering?

  5. sir, i have 92 percentage in +2 result will come in may 2nd week . sir i am really confused to select a good course.Actually i like to select a government course like B.Sc nursing. sir can you please suggest a good course for my higher studies ?

  6. sir,i completed my plus two level examinations and confused with my future carrear. now iam interested in ba eng so is there good oppertunities.please reply

  7. sir.iam studying 1st year cs engineering.i can studying better.but
    i dont intrest in continue my course.because engineering is i want to stop my course.sir my decision is good or bad?please suggest better course more than engineering?please reply fast..urgent

    • I am also trying to stop engg right now. I am a first year student in Nss college of engineering palakkad. I am from thrissur. Now am looking for a good course .

  8. Sir, i am a b.a. passed student. now i am free, i have decision that i have admission in labortory. is this a good for my carrier.

  9. I’am fawas who studing in plus two science (vshse agriculture). I’am expecting the percentage b/w 70 and 75%… Dont know which cource to select after my+2.. Confused.. But Little intrest at to study in B-pharm.. But father saying to do any cource of 1 ye

    • i m studying in plus two commerce.i m expecting a percentage between 85 and 90.dont know what course to do.i m interested in doing company secretary course.and also interested in bcom .is it a right option?help me suggesting good courses.

  10. I’m a plustwo bio science student i like zoology,physics,&computer.i dislike maths.which course i select after plus two?

  11. Sir now i’m currently doing final year mechanical engineering after if , i completed my degree didn’t get a job…wht I can I do? Again search a job r study in pg course? which One I select?

  12. i am studying plus two , want to know the bachelor of law with shorthand course and MBA What is the scope and its future( compare with bachelor of engineering course) thanks for your reply

  13. sir
    i have been complited inter final year.
    from pcb(physics,chemistry,biology)
    but i want make my career in technology field so give me some suggetion about in this..
    help me sir

  14. Sir, i completed my 2 c.s with 62% . I would like to study computer or electronic courses in europian universities. But i’ve no money to bought seat in international colleges. sir can you please inform me, any kind of sutable scholarships..
    Thank you..

  15. Sir ,
    Now iam studying for plus two commerce i have a doubt about my future studies,my doubt is that can i join for bsc nuring after plus two

    • Dear Liju Joseph,
      The Minimum educational qualification for Bsc nursing admission as per INC is:
      10+2 class passed with Science (PCB) & English Core/English Elective with aggregate of 45% marks from recognized board under AISSCE/CBSE/ICSE/SSCE/HSCE or other equivalent Board.
      Dont worry you can join for G. N. M. course and get Post Basic B. Sc. (N) after that which is equal to the Bsc nursing degree.
      All the best for a bright future

  16. sir,
    I completed my +2 biology science with 60% on 2012 and I joined at btech electronics and communication engineering now I failled in all subjects I would like to join for other courses like BBA. Please give me a good suggestion.

  17. sir,
    Now iam still studying in plus two computer science.In futer i want to be a employee who recieves good salery.So which courses are more best for me?
    If i choose softwear enginiering,which collages are more best for me?please help meeee

    • Sir,
      I have completed VHSC Computer Science this year. I am looking for a job oppertunity course. please give the name of courses ,duration , fee, name of institution and place etc
      Thanking you

  18. sir iam middile class family 2 year befor plus two pass with 60 persentage mark in commerce .suggest a course for me… pleas help me

  19. sir,.i’m studing in plus two computer science batch.I want a better course with high salary,after plus two.i’m intersted in electronic field.can you please suggest some courses for me,….

  20. Hi Ammu,
    It will be a good decision to join for B com as graduation option after completing your plus two. You should have some interest in mathematics and accountancy too. So after joining to the b com you can simultaneously attend the classes of bank coaching classes from reputed centers. Try to attend all compatative exams during the degree study period it self.

  21. Iam sreeya. iam plus two science completed.iam conused to take career. i attend somany timse in careea advice class.i want to more

  22. Sir,
    i am completed Diploma in cs &e 2011. i am completed hardware and networking course present working private company desktop support. please give me solutions.


  24. Sir my brother had completed 12th computer science with 78% mark before 8 years due to some household matters he can’t continue his studies, now he is very interested to continue his studies., sir plz tell me a 1 year professional coure. He wish to work in Canada after doing a good course

    • I want to finish +2 maths/c.s. group i got 759 mark in tamil nadu and i want to join bsc ( multimidea) in pune what about this course its very useful or not pls say answer

  25. sir,
    im 12th non medical student . i am confuse about my career.mi am not interested in engineering .
    plzz tell me the career option in this stream apart from engineering ?
    plzz reply me as soon as possible .

  26. Sir., I’m studying for btech.2nd year..,and now I wish to do a distance education course.can you please suggest some courses??

    • Try to get this certificate course also with computer science course. You can study it part time base. Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Or MCSD. Before completing your computer science course, try to get it.

  27. Sir,Now iam studying for 2 computer science.i don’t know about all vacancy for,which degree is more suitable for a computer science student?

  28. sir iam fayis i complited with+2 and i have sports certificat .foot ball and sir which course in better my life my ambition profogional accountant.. sir please helpe me

  29. sir, i complete my +2 in arts stream with 47%.And i m also complete computer course in PGDCA.So i want to know which cource is situatible for me …plz help me..

  30. Sir,
    I have Passed H.S. with 70% marks, and studied English Hons, Part -I & Part -II completed but Part – III has failed, I want to teach & do higher study in English , Please suggest me how to reach my Target ? Can I get Bachelor Degree Certificate? Please help me.
    Shampa Koley

    • i’m a plus two humanities student. i got interest in electronics field & some what interest in want to know about more courses related to humanities.

  31. I got compartment in chemistry . den I gave comp. exam still d results r same . I wanna do computer course which may b helpful to me to pursue my careers . my parents are also worried . nd I m also getting depressed.

  32. Sir i have completed plus two before 6years and joined btec, but i got 28 arriers because of some medical issues, now b-tec is burden for me , i would like to know carrier options after plus two. From government sector or small computer courses , what are jobs or other small courses apts me….

    • Medical transcription, Medical coding, PSC LDC, Computer hardware, Computer networking, PGDCA, Library science, BPO Works…

    • Photoshop
      Animation Course
      3d modelling
      Animation Film Making
      Corel draw
      Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
      Aptech B.Sc Degree in Computer Applications)
      B.Sc (Multimedia)
      B.Sc in Animation
      Bachelor of Computer Science B.Sc (CS)
      CCNA (CISCO Certified Network Associate)
      Certificate course in Visual Effects
      Certificate in Hardware and Networking
      Certificate in Linux
      Diploma Courses in 3D Animation
      Diploma in Classical Animation (DCA)
      Diploma in Graphics, Animation & Web Media.
      Diploma In Software Engineering With 3months Industrial Internship
      JAVA Technologies
      IT Security & Ethical Hacking
      Video Game : Game Design & Production Management

    • hi sir,
      i am +2 bio student. i am freaked about my future.i hate maths and physics.biology is fine.i am trying out for the medicine entrance exam but not sure if i can make it through.i am very interested in literature too but not sure if i can pursue it as my career,what should i do?can u suggest some courses which are best for me?


  33. sir i am 12 pass student with pcm aur mujhe koi aisa diploma batayiye computer line ka 1 years or 6 month ka ho jishe mein 50 60 per month kamma saku

  34. Best and most suitable after plus two is to study general knowledge and prepare for government jobs.. After getting government job, then continue the study and achieve a better position. I recommend that dont waste your time for studying higher studies before getting a good government job.

    • I want the significance to study the course company secratary after plustwo biology science and the major advantages and job vaccancy of this course in kerala

    • Sir, I completed my plus two with 67.5 % mark. my Ambition is am become a doctor, sir can you find to choose a low price management seat in India..?

    • Sir,I’m a +2 science student& mostly interested in subjects biology, chemistry& physics. So can you please make an option for me to choose the best course which have more scope.

      • I am a poor obc higher secondary mlt passed student. I got A plus in sslc IT subject. I would like to be an aircraft pilot . I am a confident, brave and intelligent person but it was very difficult to make a good accademic result due to poverty. I am a traditional drummer and go to work for support my poor parents. I am very skilled in computer game. I drive car with out training since I am good observer. I am supported by a good neighbor. My name is Vishnu V., Kerala state,Kollam district. Please give me advice for my carrier development. Thank you.

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