Courses after 12th Physics

Courses after 12th Physics: Class 12th with Science background opens a number of opportunities for the aspirant. After completing Class 12th with PCM or PCB, students can choose innumerable courses like Engineering, Physicist, B. Pharmacy, BPT, etc. These Courses after 12th Physics are popular among students. In the present era, many new high salary courses are introduced which can be taken up by the candidates. These courses offer a decent salary and broaden the scope of success. Students are advised to choose the Courses after 12th Physics after thorough research about its scope and future relevance. Aspirants should choose the career options as per their interests. Read the article below to know the numerous career options after 12th Physics along with the average fees and expected salary.

How to choose high salary courses after 12th Physics?

  • There are many courses after 12th Physics. Be sure about the field you want to pursue a career in. Dig out the internet and research about various courses of your interest thoroughly.

  • Check the related university and research about its National or International ranking. Also, check the fee structure and placement of the respective university.

  • Students are advised to also check the syllabus and course structure of the university to get familiar with it and decide whether they should choose the courses or not.

  • Research about the selected course’s salary structure and scope to make sure about the chances of succeeding in the same.

  • Candidates should take the guidance of any friend or family who is in that field already to get the reassurance of its future relevance

Top Courses after 12th Physics:

Below mentioned are the top high salary Courses after 12th Physics with their eligibility, expected salary and top careers.

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Expected Salary*


(4 years)

10+2 with Science (PCM) with min. 60% marks

  • Website Developer

  • Data Analyst

  • Software Engineer

  • Digital Marketer

2.5 lakh- 3lakh PA

Information Technology (IT)

(B.s years- 3 years

B. Tech - 4 years)

10+2 with Science (PCM) with min. 50% marks

  • Application Programmer

  • Network Administrator

  • System Architect

  • Multimedia Designer

15,000 - 30,000 per month initially


(B.Sc - 3 years

B. Tech - 4 years)

10+2 with PCM

  • Aerospace Engineer

  • Computer Systems Analyst

  • Data Analyst

  • Chemical Engineer

8 lakh- 10 lakh PA


(2-3 years)

10+2 with Science (Min. 50% in Physics and Maths)

  • Commercial Pilot

  • Chief Pilot

  • Co-Pilot

1.75 lakh - 3.5 lakh PA


(B.Sc - 3years

B. Tech 4 years)

10+2 with Science (PCB) min. 50% marks

  • Network Engineer

  • Network Designer

  • Technical Support Executive

  • Hardware Consultant

1.5 lakh - 2 lakh PA

Merchant Navy

(4 years)

10+2 with Science with min. 60% marks

  • Electrical Officer

  • Radio Officer

  • Chief Engineering Officer

12,000 - 8 lakh PA

BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)

(4 years)

10+2 with Science with min. 50% marks.

PCB +English as compulsory subjects in 12th.

  • Research Assistant

  • Chief Physiotherapist

  • Physiotherapy

  • Training Instructor

  • Sports Physio Rehabilitator

15,000 - 30,000 per month

Environmental Science

(3 years)

10+2 with Science (PCB) with min. 50% marks

  • Conservation Hydrologist

  • Environment Photographer

  • Director of Waste Management

3 lakh- 5 lakh PA


(5 years)

10+2 with Science (PCM) with min. 50% marks

  • Interior Designer

  • Architecture Designer

  • Architecture Engineer

  • Architecture Draftsman

2.5 lakh - 4.5 lakh PA

B.Sc (Bachelor in Science)

(3 years)

10+2 with Science stream

  • Research Analyst

  • Lecturer

  • Enumerator

  • Technical Writer/Editor

2.5 lakh - 3.5 lakh PA

*Salaries are just for an estimate, they can vary on the basis of various factors.

Note: Both PCM and PCB stream candidates can apply for the Physics-related courses. However, in some courses, Maths is also mandatory. Check Courses after 12th PCM Courses after 12th PCM

What is Engineering all about?

Bachelor in Technology and Engineering is a very popular course after 12th Physics among aspirants. This course opens up many booming opportunities for the candidates in the field of technology. There are several branches offered by this field which will be discussed in detail further. Students should choose the respective branch as per their interest, capability, and preference. The competitive exams through which candidates can pursue B.Tech/Engineering are IIT-JEE, GATE, UPSEE, BITSAT, etc. The popular branches of B.Tech/Engineering are mentioned below:

  • Automobile Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Computer Science Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

Average Fees: Ranging from 50,000 to 2 lakhs yearly

Top Engineering Colleges in India

Below mentioned are the best colleges for Engineering in India:

  1. IITs, GFITs and IIITs- Madras, Bombay, Kharagpur, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, Guwahati

  2. Anna University

  3. Jadavpur University

  4. Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur

  5. Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT)

Is Information Technology (IT) a good career choice?

Another field in which aspirants can pursue a career after Physics in Class 12th is Information Technology (IT). This is also an engineering field in which job profiles are related to computers as well as telecommunications to control, store, gather and to circulate information. Both software and hardware sectors are a part of the IT sector. IIT-JEE, GATE, etc are the competitive exams through which students can carry forward this course. Some of the top Colleges for pursuing IT-related courses are mentioned below:

Average Fees: 30,000 to 2 lakhs yearly

Top Colleges for Information Technology in India

Some of the top colleges for Information Technology are discussed below:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

  2. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad

  3. Delhi Technological University, Delhi

  4. Academy of Technology, Hooghly

  5. Army Institute of Technology, Pune

Astronomy courses in India after 12th

Astronomy involves the study of motion, effects, forms and dimensions of outer space. This career option requires aspirants to be thorough in Physics. Students can do a major in Physics disciplines such as Astronomy, Astrophysics, Meteorology or Atmospheric Science to be an Aerospace Engineer, Data Analyst, etc. For carrying forward these courses after 12th physics students can appear for the competitive exams such as JEE Main/Advanced, ISAT, etc. There are few colleges in India which offers a bachelor degree in this course. Most of them put forth the master's degree. Many colleges in abroad offer several courses of this discipline. Thus, students are advised to research well before applying for any college in India. Some of them are mentioned below.

Average Fees: 2 lakh - 5 lakh PA

Top Colleges for Astronomy Courses

Find the top Astronomy Colleges in India below:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, (Bombay, Bangalore, Madras)

  2. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai

  3. Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST), Trivandrum

  4. Indian Centre for Space Physics, Kolkata

What are the courses in Aviation after 12th?

Aviation is a term used for operating and flying an aircraft. There are several high salary courses after 12th Physics which are offered in this field. Several jobs in airline or even in the airport can be pursued after graduating from this field. Aspirants can choose to be a Commercial Pilot, Co-Pilot etc after completion of the respective course and getting the required licence. Some of the top Aviation institutes are mentioned below:

Average Fees: 21,000 - 70,000 yearly (can vary)

Top Institutes for Aviation Courses:

The list of top 5 institutions for Aviation courses are enumerated below:

  1. Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi

  2. University of Mumbai, Mumbai

  3. Banasthali Vidyapith, Jaipur

  4. NIMS University, Jaipur

  5. Hindustan First Grade College, Mysore

Career options in Hardware and Networking

This field includes working of computers and gadgets. The thorough knowledge of equipment function is required in this field. Aspirants can become a Network Engineer, Hardware consultant, etc after pursuing this course. Students are advised to go through the top colleges for Hardware courses after class 12th Physics to know the requisite information and choose accordingly.

Top Hardware Colleges in India:

Average Fees: 50,000 - 1 lakh yearly

Top Colleges for Hardware

Some of the top Hardware Colleges in India are mentioned below:

  1. Indian Institute of Hardware Technology, Bangalore

  2. Jetking, Mumbai

  3. Rooman Technologies, Bangalore

  4. Institute of Computer Technology and Engineering, Lucknow

Is Merchant Navy a permanent job?

This field involves international trade, which means carrying cargo all over the world. The merchant ships recruit a huge amount of workers to carry and supply goods to several countries. Merchant Navy offers innumerable positions and posts in order to give jobs to deserving aspirants. This is a very good career option after class 12th Physics. It's a very decent and respected field which provides a decent income as well. Some of the top Merchant Navy institutes are discussed below.

Average Fees : 2,50,000- 4,50,000 yearly

Top Institutes for Merchant Navy Courses

Go through the best institutions for pursuing Merchant Navy courses below:


  2. Chanakya

  3. MANET

  4. Tolani Maritime Institute

  5. AMET

Scope of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a 4-year undergraduate course which can be pursued after 12th PCB, this course includes compulsory 6 months of clinical internship, which involves the science of physical movement aimed at relieving diseases and disability. BPT puts forth great career opportunities. This is one of the best courses after 12th Physics. Aspirants can become chief physiotherapist, research assistant etc after completion of this course.

Average Fees: INA 1 lakh - 5 lakh

Top Physiotherapy Colleges in India

Top 5 Physiotherapy colleges in India are mentioned below:

  1. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

  2. Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences

  3. JSS College of Physiotherapy

  4. Apollo Physiotherapy College

  5. Indian Institute of Health Education & Research

What jobs can one get with an Environmental Science degree?

Environment Science is a great field which includes the study of elements of physics, biology, social sciences and chemistry. This field offers several courses after 12th Physics such as conservation hydrologist, environment photographer environment journalist, etc. Some of the top colleges to pursue Environmental Science related courses are mentioned below:

Average Fees: INR 20,000 - 3 lakh

Top Colleges for Environmental Science :

There are some of the top Colleges for carrying forward this course. The top colleges for Environment Science are mentioned below:

  1. Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar

  2. Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam

  3. Fergusson College, Pune

  4. Patna Science College, Patna

  5. Mount Carmel College, Bangalore

Is Architecture a good career for the future?

Architecture involves the study of designing, process, and construction of buildings. It assures decent growth as a career in the future. It is a work of mathematical calculations which puts forth many career opportunities such as an interior designer. There are many diploma courses after 12th Physics which can be taken up in this field. Aspirants can also appear for several government exams in order to be selected in government-related designations of this discipline. Some of the top colleges for B.Arch are given below.

Average Fees: INR 1.5 to 5lakhs

Top Colleges for Architecture

India offers many good colleges for carrying forward B.Arch or related diploma courses. Find below some of the top colleges for Architecture in India:

  1. Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur

  2. School Of Planning And Architecture, Delhi

  3. Sir J. J. College Of Architecture, Mumbai

  4. Jadavpur University, Kolkata

  5. Birla Institute Of Technology, Mesra

What to do after B.Sc?

There are several opportunities after pursuing bachelors in science. Aspirants can do a major in their interest related subjects. In today’s era B.Sc. has earned great popularity and proved to be one of the booming courses after class 12th Physics which offers high salary job opportunities such as lecturers, scientist, analyst, etc. Few of the top institutions for bachelor in Science are listed below:

Average Fees : 25,000 - 30,000 yearly.

Top Colleges for B.Sc Course

Some of the best colleges for B.Sc in India are discussed below:

  1. Miranda House

  2. Hansraj College

  3. Loyola College, Chennai

  4. Christ University, Bangalore

  5. St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi

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can I fill improvement exam after 1 year gap . I was unable to fill form this year

Ayshi Ghosh Student Expert 28th Oct, 2019
I'm sorry but a dropper after class 12 th can not appear for improvement exam. You can only appear for improvement exam in the year after you have passed your boards. However, do not worry in most sectors marks do not play a major role nowdays. All the best!

Is there any source for class 12 science

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 21st Oct, 2019

Hey there

Your question is incomplete i guess. But still if you want to know about books for class 12 them for maths you can refer rs Aggrawal or r d Sharma. For physics Pradeep's physics and hc verma. For chemistry NCERT is good and enough but still you can read Pradeep's chemistry for boards.

Good luck


Ive failed CBSE class 12th twice (2018 and 2019), Im going to write class 12th boards in the year of 2020. Will I be eligible for JEE advanced 2020 and 2021 (after I clear Mains obviously)? Also is it necessary to give the first of two Advanced exams in the year of you are passing class 12th?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 30th Sep, 2019

As per JEE mains criteria, Candidates who have passed class 12 or any other equivalent exam in 2018 or 2019 or those who will be appearing in class 12 or any other equivalent examination in 2020 will be eligible to appear in JEE Main 2020. Those who have passed class 12 or equivalent examination in 2017 or before and those who will appear in 2021 or later will not be eligible to appear in JEE Main 2020. Aspirants who have appeared for their class 12 in 2017, failed in 2017 but have appeared again in 2018 and passed are not eligible for JEE Main 2020.

I hope this helps.

can i apply for cbs e 12th board as private candidate . as i have passed my 12th board in 2018.

Afreen Anjum Student Expert 25th Sep, 2019


As your query is about private candidate in CBSE .. as there are many condition or eligibility for private candidates in CBSE you have not mention here if you are passed in 2018 and why want to apply for private candidate ....

so to know about the private candidate eligibility and guidelines and about the condition where can a candidate apply for private candidates go through this link where you can clear your doubts:

All the best!!


is the cbse improvement exam giving students answer sheets will be checked like regular student answer sheets (according to marking scheme ) or some hard checking is there?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 23rd Sep, 2019
Hello there!


There's no hard checking or something for cbse improvement exam student, the answer sheet checking is pretty normal like regular students answer sheet as students who appear in the improvement exam has to face the same question paper as that of regular student's question paper and teachers has to follow the same marking scheme as prescribed by the cbde whether it'sthe answer sheet of regular or improvement student.

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