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

Best Courses and Career Options After Higher Secondary (India)

Every year, there are lot of students passes their Higher secondary board exams and most of the students are in confusion to choose a better career option for securing their life. 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 higher than Indian, so students should try for scholarships, fellowships and assistant ships in foreign colleges. Happy news is that now the higher secondary students have an additional opportunity of registering for a diploma in computer applications.

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.

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

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Best 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.

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.


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


Best 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

529 thoughts on “Best Courses and Career Options After Higher Secondary, Plus Two or 12th STD in India”

  1. I am Kriparaj. I like to study btech software. But still i passed tenth std 78%. I not get computer science in hss but i get Ect in vhss so after plus one.

  2. sir, i am a student . i just passed plus 2..with science subject. i took computer science in class 11 with 85% and pure mathematics in 12 and now i would like to choose by carrier opportunity i am confused what to choose for my carrier … so what is the best idea or the best courses to go further for my future plannings ??? i want to go through information and communication technology..Is is the best one that i choosed ??

  3. Sir.
    I have completed plus 2. With 66% and i would like to study fire and safety. Can i get this opportunity to study. Sir please contact

  4. sir,Iam Naja iam a plus one commerce student i was studied kerala syllabus from7th to…. i have many dreams about me so pls help me to find which is the most scope job for me pls help me……

  5. Sir.
    I have completed plus 2. and now i am doing diploma in computer science in distant. I would like to continue my study. But i have no idea what to do next. I am interested in computer but not in B tech. pls suggest me some options.

    • After completing the diploma you should be register in sd center kalamassery…after that sd center give a job oppurtunity in apprentiship

  6. I am an engineering student at anna university. Bt now am not interested in this and getting really bored. Can you suggest me a good course related to media.. Pls hlp me to achieve a bright future..

  7. I was a Plus two Biomaths student
    I love Physics related programes. just like finding new invention,ect..
    So Sir,Can you plz.. help me to find a good course which is suitable for my career

  8. SIR,
    I am a D.E.A.L.E.D (primary teacher trainer). I am a arts student(Bengali,English,Geography,Philosophy,Computer,Education).i am interested math and geography.I am know drawing,song.sir please give me a job.

    • Select your favourite branch and become a graduate with high marks. Graduation is the basic requirement to become an officer.

    • Yes lot of opportunities after completing bba. but best work is to go with PSC along with bba, thats better than getting private jobs. Also you can try at banks.

  9. Sir, I passed plus two with 72% marks. I am interested in science and arts. What course would I prefer for my further studies?

        • 730/1200 is little low mark in present scenario. You can opt either Commerce or humanities and you can start studying the topics for PSC exams. That is a good bypass way to get a government job. all the best

  10. Sir,
    lam plus two biomaths student. Iam very much interested in the specilisation of maths,food science and nutrition dietion course. Ialso wanted to become an IAS OFFICER
    I ensure 83% mark in my plus two examination. Which career is suitable for me.pleasa give the information about career oppertunity in Kerala.

    • your aim is good. But now a days 83% is very low mark since thousands of students getting 100/100 in plus two. Anyway 83% is good mark you can choose BSc Mathematics and try to study computer course also try parallel civil service study and appear exam.

      “Think beyond the horizon and you shall find success from it”

  11. Sir I my name is Joel.I completed plus two biollagy science with an average mark…then I studied BSC computer science degree course…but I have some supplies…I need a good course …..what will I choose…


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