Few Tough Questions for Class 12 Students Looking to Join a Course

1) Do you wish to pursue this course now or later?

2) Should you choose a course that your friends are studying or will you pick your career path?

3) Does this course have any relevance these days?

4) What are the jobs and pay packages available after pursuing these courses?

5) Which exams will you have to appear in to study this course?

6) What about campus placement?

Options With PCB After 12th


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is the most popular education option for students studying PCB. The five-and-a-half-year course readies students for the rigorous demands of a doctor surgeon. The specializations you can choose from are many, and it is considered one of the most rewarding opportunities. Many doctors shift from the field to focus on research and create path-breaking treatment options.

You can pursue MBBS from any medical colleges approved by MCI (Medical Council of India).    


Students will have to undergo a five-year Bachelor in Dental Surgery course to become a dentist. It is the first choice of many students who want to become doctors minus the pressure of a surgeon or doctor of medicine. Students who complete the course can choose to become dental surgeons.

You will be a certified doctor after the course and have the choice to start your practice or join a hospital.


A Bachelors in Pharmacy is another lucrative course for PCB students. It’s basically a four-year course, and you can start practicing as a chemist after completion. Candidates with a B.Pharma degree are preferred for Medical companies as Medical Representative (MR) with a good salary package and other perks.

You can also join research labs across the world looking to create breakthrough treatment for many diseases and infections.


It’s a four-year course and is approved by the Indian Nursing Council. You can get admission into the B.Sc-Nursing course by cracking any of the entrance examinations conducted by various states for their respective colleges.


There are several other Paramedical courses as well that students can pursue after 10+2. Paramedical courses are specialized courses that relatively take sub-specialization at a particular domain. Paramedical professionals are equally in demand like doctors. Some of the popular paramedical courses are ECG technology, anesthesia, lab technician, and others. These courses require a minimum of four years of full-time study and practice.

Considering the overall medical scenario in India, medical professionals like doctors, paramedics, and nursing staff are in huge demand. The WHO had recommended an ideal doctor to patient ratio at 1: 1000, but in India, the figure comes down to 1:1700. Therefore, the country still needs a lot of doctors and medical professionals.

Medical Courses without NEET: The Popular Ones


According to the definition by the International Council of Nurses, ‘Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well, and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles’.

The definition sums up the tasks that a BSc Nursing student will have to master in.

Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects

Duration of the course: 3 years


Bachelor of Physiotherapy is also one of the most sought-after career options. Physiotherapy, or Physical therapy, aims at curing illness or injuries that limit a person’s day-to-day activities. The scope of Physiotherapy is endless. After completing the Bachelor’s degree, candidates can opt for a career in various fields such as sports, military, education, research and insurance agencies.

Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects

Duration of the course: 4 years

Veterinary Sciences

Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences (BVSc) is the study of prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment of ailments or wounds in animals. BVSc also deals with the breeding, rearing and nutrition of the animals. Apart from the clinical applications, BVSc has a very good scope in the field of research and education.

Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as core subjects

Duration of the course: 5 years


A graduate in Pharmacy has diversified career options. A B.Pharma graduate can choose to be a pharmacist, lecturer, researcher, salesperson, or a counsellor. The course imparts knowledge about the production, usage, effects, safety and disposal of drugs. Combined with a Master’s degree, pharmacy can be a very lucrative career option for those who wish to pursue a career in medicine.

Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Mathematics in a few institutes) as core subjects

Duration of the course: 4 years


A nutritionist is an expert in human nutrition. They regulate the diets to balance the diet of the patients as per the requirement of their bodies. Nutritionists are registered healthcare workers who can diagnose and treat nutritional problems in individuals.

Eligibility: 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 50%

Duration of the course: 3 years

Other courses related to medicine field

  1. Bachelor’s in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Technology
  2. Bachelor’s in Audiometric Technology
  3. Bachelor’s in Optometry and Ophthalmic Technologies
  4. Bachelor’s in Public Health
  5. Bachelors in Audiology Speech-Language Therapy
  6. Bachelors in Physician Assistantship Training
  7. Bachelors in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  8. Bachelors in Rehabilitation Therapy
  9. BSc Anatomy
  10. BSc Blood Banking Technology
  11. BSc Blood Transfusion Technology
  12. BSc Cardiac Technology
  13. BSc Cardiovascular Technologies
  14. BSc Dialysis Technologies
  15. BSc Emergency and Critical Care Technologies
  16. BSc Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Imaging Technologies
  17. BSc in Genetics
  18. BSc in Medical Imaging Technology
  19. BSc in Orthopedic Technology
  20. BSc Medical Laboratory Technology
  21. BSc Medical Microbiology
  22. BSc Medical Records Science and Health Information Management
  23. BSc Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy Technologies
  24. BSc Operation Theatre and Anaesthesia Technologies
  25. BSc Paramedical Technology
  26. BSc Perfusion Technology
  27. BSc Physiology
  28. BSc Radiology and Imaging Technology
  29. BSc Radiotherapy Technology
  30. BSc Respiratory Care Technology

Options with PCM after 12th


Bachelor of Technology is a popular course for PCM students. You have the choice of becoming an engineer in different fields such as computer software engineer, electronics and communication, automobile engineer, aerospace engineer, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and more. It is one of the most popular courses across India.


Bachelor of Computer Application means you are studying computer science for the four-year programme. As a career option, it is perfect for candidates looking to establish careers in the world of digital and data.

After completing your BCA, you can get professional qualifications in the field of Data Science, Machine Learning, and Big Data. Other options that you can choose are web development, graphic designing, and .website administration.

Both B.Tech and BCA students today have the opportunity to explore the world of Data Science. Students can use the knowledge of computer languages, programming and mathematics, to help manage data and unearth the trends that the data hides. Businesses and governments, across the world, are turning to such scientists to create policies that will better outputs—an IBM listing where states that jobs for Data Scientists are expected to grow to approximately 2,720,000. Given the huge demand, it is a lucrative field for PCM candidates to know about.


A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture is a five-year graduation course which gives them knowledge of the science behind building construction. Combining PCM with engineering drawing or computer science is highly recommended for Class 12 students. All candidates also need to pass NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) to get admission in the recognised colleges.

Career Options for Commerce Students after 12th

Class 12th students who study commerce will cover Economics, Accounts, Business Studies and Mathematics.


This is one of the most favourite graduation courses for commerce candidates who have completed their 10+2. Bachelor of Commerce is a three-year course with plenty of subjects like Financial Accountancy, Economics, Business Organisation, Business Statistics and others. The course material may vary across universities. But what after B.com? Check out the best career options after B.Com

You have the freedom to choose either BCom (Program) or BCom (Hons) depending upon your 10+2 marks. More or less, both courses are similar, but BCom (Hons) has a higher value given that the subjects are more complex.  


Candidates who are more interested in management can opt for Bachelor of Business Administration. The course is considered the right step in the direction of students looking to join a Masters in Management program. BBM offers a good career option for students as they get to know a lot about the dynamics of management and other issues related to business administration. Some institutes conduct entrance exams, while for others Class 12th marks are sufficient.

You must remember to look for colleges where companies directly recruit BBA candidates through campus placement drives at colleges and institutes spread across India.  


Accountancy is a tough course, and many students are willing to work hard to become certified Chartered Accountants or Cost Accountants. After 10+2, you can study a Fundamental Course of either Chartered Accountancy (Approved by ICAI, New Delhi) or Cost Accounting (Approved by ICWAI, Kolkata).

Once you pass the fundamental course, then you become eligible to take admission into their intermediate courses as per your interest. 


Company Secretary is a course for students who are interested in pursuing in studying the taxations from a financial and investment viewpoint. Students will gain knowledge about company affairs and all its relevant legal aspects. You are expected to clear the Company Secretaryship Course approved by ICSI, New Delhi.

Career Options for Class 12 (Arts Stream)

Students who studied 10+2 in Arts also have a wide range of subject combinations to choose from. However, they need to make the correct choice of subject combination at the BA level. There are a lot of good colleges in India with advanced faculties in Arts. So, determining career goals first before filling out the admission form is important.

Usually, students go for BA and BA (Hons). Over the last few years, they have several other undergraduate courses as well that they can consider for their higher studies. BFA, BSW, BJMC, and BLib are some other career options.

BA or BA (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts is still the most favorite subject for candidates who passed their 10+2 exams with Arts stream. Candidates can get admission to BA in their favorite subjects either through direct admission or through marks obtained at the entrance exams conducted by colleges.

You can choose from subjects ranging from Mathematics to English, Political Science, History. Geography, Philosophy and more. 


Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication is an undergraduate course in journalism, and is perfect for candidates aspiring to join the media industry in the future. Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) is a three-year degree course.

Some of the popular Government-run journalism colleges across India are; IIMC (New Delhi), Delhi College (New Delhi), FTII (Pune), BHU (Varanasi), Jamia Milia University (Aligarh) and others. Several other private colleges impart degree courses in Journalism as well throughout India.

If you are creative and believe in the power of writing and journalism, then this is the right option for you.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Creative candidates who enjoy painting and drawing can opt for this course. It is highly effective for students who want to make a career into visual arts. It can be a stepping stone for careers in interior designing of homes, cars, hotels, government buildings and more.

Top Entrance Examinations for 10+2 Students (PCM & PCB Stream)

Engineering Entrance Exams

Mostly, all states conduct their independent engineering entrance exams. A candidate has to pass one of those entrance exams to get a seat at a college in that state.

JEE Main

It gives you entry into the country’s top engineering colleges; 25 IIITs, 31 NITs and 28 CFTIs. Once you crack JEE MAIN, you are eligible to apply to any of these colleges spread across India depending upon your performance at the entrance exam.


JEE Advanced

Formerly, IIT JEE, this entrance exam is exclusively for your entry into the country’s top 23 IITs through a single entrance exam. You will be allotted an IIT campus depending upon your performance at the entrance exam.



It’s essential to qualify NEET with good marks to get admission into an excellent medical college spread across India. You must be a 10+2 (PCB) passed candidate with 50% marks and below 25 years of age to apply for NEET 2021.

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