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 have passed plus two with 82%,i hv opted bio maths in plus,please suggest me the courses for my higher studies

  2. Sir, please me about my future career after passing out my 12 examination I m nw in 12th and after 7 months I shall get such opportunity so please guide me the right direction… I m from commerce stream.

  3. Sir…I am completed plus two with 60 percentage in commerce…sir i am confused pls suggest me a better course for my feature…
    Pleas any one help me pleas…
    Pleas reply me…

  4. Sir i’m passed plus two with 70% marks in humanities. Can u plz suggest any cources for me. What are the exams i can write after plus two.

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

  6. Now i am studying in plustwo..But i am little bit confused with my higher studies.. please some could me help to overcome this crisis…. In my calculation i have got only 60 % after completing plustwo..So please help Me..
    Please give me some suggestions that would be a great help for me..

  7. I am plus two passed with average marks
    Iam intrested in electrical courses
    Can any one help me to chose any gud course

  8. sir. i completed plus two very well and CAT (certificate in accounting technician) . then what i will choose for my future.

  9. Sir i am interested in computer course. But I can take degree.iam finished my plus two education .what are course in the it field.

  10. Respected sir,
    I am studies vocational courses. I have interested B. Tech so after iam studying which course hence your valuable information please
    Thanking your sir

  11. sir i am now plus two passed.only 69% marks in science animation film designing course is a good one for me.i like to work in computer,and also studied a short term animation course,help me to find best collages in india,for the replay pls.thank you

  12. Sir,
    I am a plustwo student
    I have only 63%in biology science
    Sir i totally confused to take which courses next
    Iam not interested in maths
    Pls suggest me a good course sir

  13. To.,
    The respected sir,
    sir i have passed in 12th std higher secondary i am confused to select the course many saying many courses so i want the suggestion from experts. so im posting my comments sir i have got 898 marks in exam sir

  14. Hai…
    Am a plus two passed student
    I have only 63%
    Can u give an advice about more job opportunity courses
    With hope….

  15. I am completed +2 for commerce for My Vocation subject is General Insurance.
    So sir what can i next oppertunities

  16. My son is passed +2 in commerce., only 51% mark
    Can i get an advise which one is best 2 choose fr higher study,
    Pls help

  17. Hi Sir And Mam,
    my bro completed +2 biology above 75%.
    kindly advise me which is group next level and also which collage best In future job available and more vacancy also good salary…
    I got so confused to select next level.
    I waiting for your reply…
    thanks by prabah

  18. Sir am a humanities batch student. Can I choose bcom as my degree? Am totally confused with this can you please help me sir?

    • choose ba economics and ba histroy, pr ba englist literature if u have an option to teach or choose these degrees for a graduation

  19. hi iam vishnu l s i am passed plus two with 1028 i am intrested in more with electricals meachanical works
    i want more payment to my work and shoul be socially a scopable and a dingnitied one pls inform is any cources are possible … plz plz faster

  20. Hi im Vishnu Kumar. DHSC biomaths student. I’m interested in designing & tourism with degree. Which course is most suitable

  21. i have finished plus 2 i am an average student i have taken science group also intrested in medical field so what can i choose after this pls get some information

  22. sir iam +2 commerce with mathematics student. but i like to studying in Bsc Mathematics.iam interested mathematics subject

  23. Hello I wrote keraa HSE +2 first time I passed all but not physics. I wrote this year physics I completely passed +2 Will I get Admission for Petroleum Engineering In Bangalore…..if so….Give me Details of Colleges Mail me….pls

  24. hi i’ve compleated 11 std going on to 12 I took humanities in 11 but after my 12 course i’d like to go for bcom will I be able to get admission and complete it

  25. which cource of computer will help me in future? now its summer holiday for me and my class10 result date is also so far – help me out! I wanna take COMERCE in 11th .

  26. Hi i m deepthi
    I want 2 go for a degree course after +2
    I prefer b.des
    Bcos i m interstd in designing
    Can i get more info plzzzzz


  28. My Name is Kavya km. now I had passed plus two ..iam very confused about after plus two.. iam not intersted in degree..iam intrested in job courses..i am biology student..will you please suggest which job courses suitable for me

    • my name is s. madhan ram. I am from pondicherry. I have completed my +2 exam. I have no idea about my future. I am a biology student and also I am a average student. I need a suggestion for job course.

  29. I have finished +2. Iam waiting for my result. Plz suggest me some better engineering courses related to medical field.

  30. I am a +2 bio maths student waiting for my result.average student. plz suggest some courses in medical field with quick job .

  31. Hi i completed plus two commerce..i am waiting for the results.,i would like my job as a corporate…plz tell me what to do..and i want to be in abroad for my work

  32. hi i completed plus two commerce..i am waiting for the results.i want a job with a minimum salary of 2 lakh..pls help me and i want to form a company…

  33. I have 100% sure for pass the exam with good marks . i was studied computer humanities course . And i am always worried what is next……. but not decided but …i have interested in the computer courses … pls suggest any course pls i am waiting for your information
    Muhammed juraij
    Alinthara (place) malayamma (po)

  34. Ranjith
    14 Dec 1998
    hi,i have completed my 12 career now ,so please help me to choose a best course now and also valuable courses .
    thanking you.

  35. Occupational Therapy (OT) is one of the best careers now if one is interested in becoming a healthcare professional. The OT professionals provide functional rehabilitation to individuals with disease, dysfunction, and disabilities of all ages. There are plenty of vacancies in India and abroad. A recent national survey identified 30000 INR as the average monthly salary for entry-level (soon after graduation) professionals. Start your career as an OT for a rewarding career with better prospects!!!

    • first of all you do degree in economics,sociology or like that humanities related subjects and after that go for a civil service coaching,then well prepared for face the most competitive examination in India conducted by UPSC board and make a fascinating career like IAS,IPS,IFS or like that. All the best for your excellent career.

  36. i am a 11th std studnt. i took computer-maths stream in 11th. now i am interested to go for engineering but if didn’t get the entrance exam then what shall i do? what all other computer courses can i go after my 12th ?

  37. i m a 12th standard student.!
    i like to write civil service examinations to become an IAS officer.But before that need to join a professional degree.Which would be the apt course for that?
    i like to do journalism or law aftr the please suggest a better course

  38. Thanks..This is really helpful.
    I wanted to be a Safety Engineer in foreign nations.
    what courses do I need to study?
    please reply…thanks in advance.

    • Hi,
      To become a Safety Engineer in foreign nations, in plus two you must study science courses such as biology, physics and chemistry. You should be a Graduate from a college or university engineering program in mechanical, industrial or electrical engineering to apply for the post. In US an entry-level position in safety engineering requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering. After graduation try to obtain a safety professional certification and this boost our chances in the profession.

  39. Sir, i am a commerce student. But i like to become a fashion designer. And now i am studying in +2. Which is the best course i want to take after +2 for becoming a fashion designer?

  40. For those who wish to study Law after plus two should choose from the list of Degrees of legal education in India. This includes:-
    1. Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) – 3 years
    2. Integrated undergraduate degrees – B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA LLB, B.Com LL.B – 5 years
    3. Master of Laws (LL.M.) – one/two years
    4. Master of Business Law
    5. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    6. Integrated MBL-LLM/ MBA-LLM – 3years

  41. i like to work as an android software developer. which course did i need to study ? now i am in plus two last year in biology science.
    please make some suggestions

    • Dear Suhail,
      Now a days most employers need mobile application developers with at least a bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science, mobile application development, mobile computing or a similar qualification. You must have sound knowledge in programming languages like C++ and Java along with Work experience to get into reputed firms.
      Some of the G-TEC CERTIFICATE COURSES you can choose includes:-
      1. CAAD – Certified Android Mobile Application Developer
      2. JCAAD- Certified Android Mobile Application Dvlpr With JAVA
      3. ACAAD – Advanced Certified Android Mobile Application Dvlpr
      In Simple terms:- First you Complete graduation in computer related stream and then Undertake Android training and make your own apps. Then Apply for the vacancy of Android developer.

  42. I am a plus two commerce ongoing student. I’d like to go for airline and airport management, for that what should I do after the completion of my present course?

  43. sir….i am a bio + malayalm student in CBSE school, i m interested in pharm is it (my 10 AISSE score is 8.2)can u pls help meee…

  44. now I am house , my DOB is 15-05-1987, I passed vhse printing technology with 60percent marks in 2005, can u advice me good job course , waiting for your reply

  45. Sir,my name is jaseel.I am finished +2 with 85% score.can you suggest the suitable courses for me.I like to join bsc & also interested in NDA

  46. Sir,now i am stdyng diploma final year i am nt intrstd in Engineering,i am totaly confused for taking which degree Comment:

  47. 2012 I passed out in +2 commerce.
    after the +2 I studied a diploma course.
    now I get a placement job.
    but now I want to study again.
    but I am not like degree courses.
    I like 1 or 2 years course for a job.
    I like to study computer and drawing etc.

  48. I am a plus two biology student got 85% still i didn’t get admission in degree courses. i was looking forward on microbiology and biochemistry but i didn’t got any allotment. What Can I Do Next ,would you please suggest…

  49. sir iam a computerscience +2 student . but i dont like engineering ,i like to get jobs in technical very fast… so what should i do????

  50. sir, iam passed plus two with 68%mark , but still i don’t get admission on any gov.collage , sir if you don’t mind please suggest some useful course for me , i am really confused

  51. Sir, I’m passed 10th studies.I have 91% in sslc examination.I like to study in humanities.also I want a job. Can you please inform about the course

  52. Good evening sir, whom I texting you
    Sir, I am a student of 60 percentage marks in 12th standard . My subject was science. .. now I want to talk a option for higher studies. ..what do I do. ..

  53. sir i am finished +2 exam but i scored mark was 992 only i am biomaths student so i confused for my higher study what course is suitable for me and i get suddenly get a job. so please help me.

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