Career Options After 12th Science

A student should have careful planning in each and every step, particularly after completing his class 10 examination. When he has a clear idea about his career at this stage itself, he will be in a position to choose the right group for class 11 and 12.

For instance, if a student has the dream of becoming an engineer or doctor, he should choose science group when he gets admission to the class 11.

Career options after 12th Science

Generally, when it comes to career options after 12th science, candidates can be classified under two main categories.

Those who have completed their 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and those who have completed their 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB).

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So, let us get into the details about the career options available for each of these categories:

Career options after 12th Science

Career options after 12th Science (PCM)

If you have taken Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in your higher secondary level, you will have different options once you complete your class 12.

Remember that if you need admission in good colleges, you should carefully prepare for your class 12, so that you can score well and the admission process will become easier for you.

Generally, there is a heavy competition among candidates to get admission to professional courses like engineering and as you might be aware engineering is the main dream of many candidates taking PCM in class 12.

Also, many states in India do not conduct an entrance test for engineering admission and if you belong to such a state, your admission will be purely on the basis of your class 12 score.

Of course, if your dream is to get admission in best engineering institutions in India, you will have to take up common admission test. In such a case, you should start preparing for these admission tests right from your class 11.

Other than engineering, what are the other options available for PCM students?

Architecture: As you might be aware in the present booming real estate market, architects are in great demand. To become an architect, you will have to take up Bachelor of Architecture course after your Class 12 Science with PCM. Admission test is conducted for this course by top institutions in India.

Pharmacy: If you are interested in setting up your own pharmacy in the future, you can take Bachelor of Pharmacy course after your Class 12. Not only your own business, with this degree, you can find job in pharmaceutical companies as well. In addition, you can find research positions as well in pharma companies. Both PCB and PCM candidates can choose pharmacy as their career.

Other options available: In addition to engineering, architecture and pharmacy, you can take up other courses as well after your class 12 and they are:

  • B. Sc Nautical science for a wonderful career in shipping industry
  • B. Sc. Physics, chemistry or mathematics and after completion your UG in these subjects, you can take PG courses and do your M. Phil and Ph. D if you are interested in teaching profession.
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications/B. Sc Information Technology and Master of Computer Applications can help you find job opportunities in the booming IT sector

So, you have lucrative career options after your 10+2 Science with PCM, but all depends on the degree course you take after your class 12.

Career options after 12th Science (PCB)

Before actually taking PCB, check whether you can handle biology without any problem. Some students generally will have difficulty in mathematics and they go for PCB, just because of this reason.

But, it is better to ensure that you have true interest towards biology and botany. Just because your parents prefer you to go for medicine, do not take PCB, but identify your true interest towards the course.

Medicine: As you know, medicine is the main field chosen by candidates after their 10+2 PCB. But, in addition to MBBS, you have other options too like:

  • BAMS – Ayurveda
  • BHMS – Homeopathy
  • BUMS – Unani

So, if you opt for alternative medicine, you can take up the above-mentioned courses. What are the other options available other than medicine?

  • BDS – Dental Sciences
  • B. Sc and AH – Veterinary Science
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Microbiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Nursing
  • Agricultural field
  • Environmental sciences
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Fisheries Sciences
  • Audiology
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Radiography
  • Rehabilitation therapy

In short, the options are wide open, when you take PCB after your class 10.

So, students should decide on their own interest and future career goal and accordingly choose the right career not only after their class 10, but also after class 12 as well.

37 Comments

  1. toya bhatta on May 25, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    their is no any opportunity for the pcc student physic ,chemistry, computer
    in engineering

  2. Faizan angolkar on May 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Hello sir I am faizan angolkar and I have completed my PUC with cs but I am not interest in engennering nor bsc so can u advice me q better opinion you thankful

  3. Himanshi on April 28, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I fully confuse in pcm or pcb
    I have huge of fear
    Plss suggest some idea??

  4. Aqsa Tabassum on April 25, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Nice info
    But I m still having doubts.

  5. amit kumar singh on April 20, 2017 at 9:26 am

    i am amit kumar singh from varanasi i passed my class 12 board exam this year with science group i want to study for engineering from cota which coaching is good for it please advice me

  6. Vrinda Singhal on December 3, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    CONFUSED…….
    What to do?
    thanks for the help,but i am still in the confusion of what to do???
    i am interested in science but also wants to do something different and interesting which enhance my knowledge and in which there will be fun.
    prefer that stream which can teach me something new everyday

  7. sohan on October 25, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I have taken pcm for my 11th and 12th…but im very weak in maths…i have some how completed my 12th…what should i opt now for my further career after 12th as im very weak in maths…is IT or CSE a good option for a student like me weak in maths…please help me

  8. Anandakrishnan.A on September 26, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Hi frnds I am a +2 student with pcm …. I would like to go to mechanical engg.. Pls tell about its job opportunities….

  9. TEJPAL MEENA on June 7, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    i passed 12 class by PCM . and now i want to take best option for my future . so please give me direction which get i improve my life . my family is medium family . so you gave me right direction . which i achieve govt. job very fast .
    thanks

  10. Soumya on June 2, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I scored 54 marks in JEE mains 2016 and 79 percent in class 12th.I’m really confused whether to do btech from a private college or bsc Please guide me.Also if possible tell me whether I can get any branch in JEC?

  11. priyanka rawat on May 27, 2016 at 7:03 am

    hlw everyone i m priyanka nd i m jst 12th(pcm) pass in low percentage 55%so what i do ??

  12. Perwez Alam on May 23, 2016 at 11:20 am

    i have got average marks in12 science 54% ….what should i do now ?? plesae give some suggesstion…???

  13. nik patel on May 17, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Hii….
    Cemical engineer in study after 12 science
    and you provided full informection in cemical engineer now?

  14. Shambhu nath on May 1, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    I am completed 12th PCM. I can’t complete my b.tech computer science because iam don’t interested in computer science.l like some creative career options. Please help and advice me.

  15. Anamika singh on April 4, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks
    but still i m confused

  16. Mary on April 3, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I am a class 12 PCB student , I would like to take environmental science . But other than environmentl science and medicine , what all courses can i take to get a good job opportunity

  17. Vaibhav Kolawale on March 14, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I have just completed my 12 with PCMB and i want to know about some of the courses after 12 , Iam good in chemistry and maths so which course can i select

  18. Shivanshu Kashyap on January 17, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Hello..!! right now i m in 11th from Pmc side ,few months are left for my annual exams. and to move from 11th to 12th. still i m very much confused towards my future and career i just don’t know what really i have to do in future. but i m very much fascinated to become a entrepreneur.
    can i prepare for engineering and after that i can step forward for my business plan or i have to focus on any alternative suitable field. kindly suggest me what should i do ?

  19. gause bagwan on January 11, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    please suggest me some courses iam 12th pcb i am confused what to do please share me some course

  20. Poorva Birari on January 6, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I’m a bit confused about what to do after 12 sci PCB.. coz i dont hav any interest in chemistry and nor physics. But i do have some curiosity for anything. I can do research n all.. But exactly what to do after 12th?????????????????

  21. sripadakulkarni on November 19, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Please suggest which course is the best for my son studying in 12th PCB

  22. Nikhilesh Chandra on November 3, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Hi guyz, I am in class xii pcm, looking forward for a career in engineering computer science. I am really good at Maths and CS.
    I am afraid if I wont be able to beat the upcoming IIT entrance exam. Please suggest me some good universities that would help me break through this dillema.

  23. kapil suthar on July 5, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    subject for. bio

  24. Sanu khan on June 28, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Hi
    I am a student of 10+2(pcb) . I want to know who’s carrier best for me

  25. akshat on June 27, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Is pcb is broad like pcm and commerce and have good scope in it ?

  26. Shivani Verma on June 7, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I need to know qualified and good courses for only pcb group and I have just passed hsc so guide me for career options

  27. Christopher on May 28, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    U may select petroleum engineering (b.tech)

  28. Abhishek on May 15, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I would like to take further edu in Pharmacy. But i don’t know any more about it than regular..
    Will i get more info of that?

  29. Abhish on May 12, 2015 at 12:38 am

    I am from pcm and want to study 3d gaming and animation couse is that coirse have scope..

  30. kajal jha on May 7, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    ab bhi nhi samajh aa rha kyaa lun.. but thanx haan
    help mili mujhe aap logon k wajah se

  31. Anurag Thakur on January 12, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I am in class 11th and moving onto class 12 th with physics, chemistry, maths and biology as my subjects. I want to know about various fields for me like IIT, AIEEE, AIIMS, AIPMT, AFMC, BITSAT, NDA, CA/CS, POLICE. I am a bit weak in maths and physics, but good at reasoning and english. Please tell me how to prepare for entrance exams and interviews.

    • Arjun on July 5, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      Look if u r really gudat English nd Reasoning then u must go for Law ….

      • TEJPAL MEENA on June 7, 2016 at 1:09 pm

        i passed 12 class by PCM . and now i want to take best option for my future . so please give me direction which get i improve my life . my family is medium family . so you gave me right direction . which i achieve govt. job very fast .
        thanks

    • siby on January 29, 2016 at 11:38 am

      to become quantum physicist what to do after 12th science engineering or medical.

  32. Devik Aggarwal on November 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Hi everyone, I too suffered through the same dilemma.. then I got to know about UTM,Shillong. They are offering some great btech courses which I really liked and enrolled myself for B.tech Petroleum engineering. My batch will be starting next year. I hope I make the most of coming years and learn a lot!! I am coming UTM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Priya Saxena on November 24, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Very great informative article for students who are actually confused what to do after 12th!! I would like to add some new courses to this list that are run by very few universities in India.. Like Petroleum engineering, Automotive Design engineering, Engg. in Oil and Gas and Sports Management etc these are some of the programs that are in huge demand world wide… as there is no scope left in traditional courses . A few of my friends have opted for such courses at UTM university and they are doing well there. I think you should check such courses and share some good articles on their career prospects and scope as well.

    • Pritam Nagrale on November 24, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      Hi Priya,
      Thanks for sharing more courses. I am sure, people will get benefited with this.

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