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 could you plz give me a suggetion for my next career segment i scord 69% in plus two exam .plzz forward this fast i am confused…….

    • Hi Sourav,
      Please Note: Admission to many agricultural courses are open to Plus Two students who have studied science subjects including physics, chemistry, and biology.
      You can also Choose from:-
      B.Sc. (Crop Physiology)
      B.Sc. (Entomology)
      B.Sc. (Hons) (Agriculture)
      B.Sc. (Rural Agricultural Work Experience)
      B.Sc. (Soil Science)
      B.Sc. (Tea Husbandry & Technology)
      B Tech. (Agricultural and Food Engineering)
      B.Sc. (Agricultural Biotechnology)
      B.Sc. (Agricultural Economics & Farm management)
      B.Sc. (Agricultural Meteorology)
      B.Sc. (Agricultural Statistics)
      B.Sc. (Agriculture)
      B.Sc. (Agriculture Marketing & Business Management)
      B.Sc. (Agronomy)
      B.Sc. (Biochemistry & Agricultural Chemistry)

      • sir i am kamal i have passed the +2 examination on 83% and i am bio maths group my family was very poor and i am higher study was????? so please help for my higher study for what course suitable for me and low fees please help me sir and i am tamil medium.

  2. My daughter scored 365 in 10th Tamilnadu state board examination and she is not interested in maths. In time which group selected for future well happy life, Please tell me

    • mam it’s better to take bio math if she is good in physics and chemistry or you can choose commerce if she prefers less study load.

  3. I passed plustwo exam with 75% mark but I have no idea what to take (I didn’t written entrance exam) which would I take???????

    • You can take up a career in Interior Design at Cindrebay School of Interior Design, Kannur. Get the right training with us for a great paying profession.

      • Madam, I have heard about the Cindrebay in Calicut. Is it the same in Kannur also. I am looking at doing a degree course in Interior Design. Can I join Cindrebay in Kannur or should I go to Calicut ?
        I have heard that Cindrebay Calicut is the best college for interior design in Kerala. Do you provide the same standard in Kannur also? Pls reply

        • Yes Ms.Anu the standard of education will be same in Calicut and Kannur Cindrebay. Cindrebay Calicut is our Head office. You can join where it is comfortable to you. But the educational and practical standards are the same and the best. For any queries please contact

  4. Sir, I would like to ask you a doubt. Now I completed plus two with 96%. I am interested in engineering and would like to select computer science course. But I got 141 marks in entrance exam. Will I get admission in good college? If I choose computer science course, is there is any scope to get good job with good salary ?

    • You will not get admission in Government Colleges and other leading private colleges with the score of 141 marks. Students in Computer science in better colleges will definitely get placements in super companies. You may opt B.Sc. computer science in leading colleges

  5. I am completed plus two biology ,maths,chemistry,
    ,physics and computer and information technology ,what course is ideal for me to study which I get easy job and high salary.

  6. sir I am passed in plus two (science)with76 percentage marks but l has no decision for after works pleas replay me with good idea

  7. Sir.,
    I just finished my plus two biology science…95 percentage…i got 99 % in mathematics… iam interested in CA….but i dont know about accountancy. what can i do sir? it good or difficult when i am join in CA?..i am too much confused…pls help me.

  8. lam passed plus1 with 84% and i expected i must get 90% in plus2 so pls suggest me suitable professional courses. i am a commerce student

  9. Hi i am akhil i would like to ask a question
    i am interested in computer hardwaring like designing,developing,manufacture and implementation of hardware components related to computer,tabs,smartphones,speakers.
    i also like manufacture and designing of chips used inb aircrafts satellite communication
    i am confused with what engineering should i take computer science or electronics and communication engineering

  10. i am interested in botany research field but i have scored 893 only please help me which is the best college or which is the best course for this mark in related to biology group

  11. i wrote KEAM 2015 but i dont think that i’ll get a mark above 60 but i expect 520/600 for +2 board exam. will i get admission for engineering? anyone who knows pls reply

  12. sir i have completed 10+2 with arts stream with 60% and now i getting confuse about courses so will kindly say me what courses should i do so that i can job as soon as possible

  13. Plz tell which course is better with a good salary . Bachelor of business management, bachelor of hotel management , fashion designing , interior designing

    • Hi Harman,
      All the courses that you mentioned are moderate in demand, depending on the college you choose and methodologies that they follow to train students.

    • Hi Karthiikeeyan,
      You should first explore yourself.. as in your interest, passion, dream career and future goals before finalizing the course to pursue.

  14. Hi.. guys if you wanna do your best then listen to your heart. Don’t listen any body.. it’s your life your vision and your passion. Listen to your heart.

  15. i have completed my +2, waiting for the result. i have got 87% in plus one. i dont which course i should take.i like hindi, maths and physics. pls give me some suitable options

  16. What course can I join after completing biology group in 12 standard.I expect a course equal to I.T. in getting jobs quickly and earning more and which has a good scope after me completing my college.I mostly prefer courses related to research especially genetics.and also the course which gives me an opportunity to work in abroad.

  17. I completed plustwo science
    Now i am trying to get my dream job
    Its very risk to got
    But before that
    I want a job for safety
    Any quick job available after plustwo ?
    Psc exam is suitable??

  18. sir,i have completed my +2. I’ am a bio student but i don’t expect more marks in biology . please help me to choose a valuable course

  19. Hi,
    I am asking for my brother,he is choose computer science in his 12th period,He have good knowledge ,Now he is waiting for the result.Please advise the best profession/course for his future.

    • BE – Electronics and Communication Engineering is the first option.
      The second option would be BE – Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      The third option is BE Computer Science.
      The above courses gives you an opportunities to get jobs from MNCs as well as PSUs/ Banking Sectors. ** In Banking Sector, IT specialized Officer post (started recently) is very powerful and highly paid job.

  20. hey guys r u robots or machines ??? We’re Humans, living in an independent country so choose what best for you… Decide your self

    • hey hi
      The actual decision depends on your thoughts and the courses you like to choose depends on your way of thinking. the academic result doesn’t actually decide your aim ,dreams and passions. don’t actually bother about the results. I can give you my self-experience for the above lines. I have got 8.7 in my tenth ssc public exams and that is the reason why I am forcibly joined mpc stream than what I dreamt for. I always dreamt of being a doctor in my future life but now its too late for me to do and I am just s a robot studying the very uninterested ones. actually uninterested for me and now I am learning to change my mind suffering a death blow and a hard jab given by the guiltiness whenever I remember my about my dreams, aims and passions.I don’t want another robot like me to this society.follow what your heart says .always be clarified with what you want . don’t be diplomatic. diplomacy may make you lose all your confidence and then you can never get succeeded in your life. The things which are very dangerous for you in this situation is diplomacy in mind and dilemma in heart or vice versa.
      just have a better guidance but don’t blindly follow them. think before you leap and also think about how those guide words workouts for you and and how they are actually related for you in your life .
      think before you leap. think in all aspects. firstly be clarified with your abilities. that clarification gives you a clarity about your performance if you have chosen some stream. I agree that that sort of future imagination is tough, but don’t forget that it is your life turning decision. don’t be silly about it. make a short research about the course you wanted to choose and get a clarification about it. compare your abilities with the necessary aspects of the group or course u wanted to pursue. it may take a lot of time sometimes but don’t neglect or hesitate.think about the future after the completion of the course you have for the best institutes for the course you have opted for. think about the advantages and disadvantages by the courses to you. actually every course is advantageous but how that workouts to your ambitions is very much necessary here in this situation to you.and once you have joined the one you opted you must prove yourselves that the option you have chosen is perfectly true and not wrong. don’t think about the hurdles.Those hurdles looks big in zoom mode and if you actually proceed not looking at them is safe. the safest of all is that you must fly than to run a race. you will be succeeded if you study with your mind and not with your head. I mean to say that you must enjoy and feel the course and learn it. not to by heart it as a toy nor a robot.

  21. I have sibject in 12th….Financial Account,Business Administration, English, Fashion Designer, Home science.
    I want to get admission in BBM [ Bachelor of business management ] Which college is best with Girl hostel.
    Further which job i can able to get, Please advice,
    Waiting for your reply…. can i get direct admission in NRI QUOTA. IN WHICH COLLEGE PLS LET ME KNOW. SPECIALLY DELHI OTHERWISE ANY COLLEGE IN INDIA.

    • sure you will have bright future.but after completion of your 4 year degree you have to do some courses like PHP JAVA .NET or System administration .this will help you to get job easily

  22. now iam completed plustwo humanities with subjects
    2.socialwork application
    4.communicative english
    Now i need a career!
    Plz help me!

  23. i am commerce student finish my plus two in this year.
    i am interesting for journalist field .. What can i do for get my ambition?

  24. i am cmpltd my plus two… i would like to join hr management course what are the qualification for this course and i am want to full details for hr management

  25. sir, i am doing class 10 now and i’m planning to take biology/Microbiology next year.. And i’m interestrd in doing BVsc… I need career guidance


  27. sir,I am a plus two vhse student..what are the best courses available for higher studies..mathematics is not there in my please advice me some relevant courses based on medical stream other than mbbs,bds,bams,bhms..etc

    • After +2, you have to complete BSc course.. then you can study MSc… there is no short cut to jump +2 to MSc … If you are meaning MCSE (Microsoft certificate course), you can study it after +2. But there is no value in it without degree. Degree is must in everything….

  28. sirmadam,present i am preparing for entrance examination,but now i lost my interest in preparing it .will you guide me in having another good choice.(i am good at biology,ilike to know facts in physics.I wants to coose afield of researches)

  29. sir
    i had completed my 12th commer on 2012 and now i’m working as a teacher after 12th i could’t continue my study but now i need a degree so please tell is there any short term course for degree high sec commerse to get banking job please sir help me


  31. I want to study b.pharm ,I have passed +2with 70%marks how much salary I will get in which field did I got job
    Please help me

  32. Sir i am completed plus two computer not intrested for higher studies.But am intrested programming language.what will i do for getting good job.

  33. Sir,
    I was completed my plus two science with 86per cent age
    now I am totally confused about my higher study,
    I have deep wish to join a medical course, please suggest
    A suitable one.


  35. I have 80 percentage marks in accountancy in plus two. And im interested in CA , but my family doubts that ,can i study CA and pass its exams. They says that it is very difficult subject. Can you please help me.

  36. Can you just post your views between Chemical Engg & Electrnics & Instrumentation Engg, Which one you feel that it has a high scope after graduation. pls help.

  37. i’m a +2 student so l want select which corse replye me and i want finised guckly so then meny more sellary

  38. sir,
    i juz finished my +2 commerce with 73%.I don’t interested in degree cources…i’m also compleated some computer cources.i want go forward in computer,hardware,networking field.will u pls suggest me some cources and its detailes

  39. I completed my plus two bio maths with 65%…sir,which course is better to get a good job for me?sir,i interested to take bsc agriculture…is it possible to me?

  40. Sir myself pinki.. my brother had complete 10+2 so he interested in fashion designer course so that is suitable for him or not. ..Please reply me.. Thanks. .

    • Let him follow and do what he wishes to. If Fashion Designing interests him, let him do it! He’ll be happy and if he’s talented at it, he’ll earn good.

  41. sair iam durghi i had completed my schoocarier with75% iam computer group sir
    can i able to join in agriculture feild

  42. i am qualified in vhse livestock management course i ask you what are couses offered in after that vhse ???????????/ pls rep me

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