Which subject should I study after 10?
Jasleen Kaur Taneja, 17 May 2019

Selecting a stream after 10 is tough and confusing at the same time. Students dream to be a doctor, an engineer or a lawyer, but they fail to select the right branch and subject combination. This diminishes the interest of the students in a particular stream and ends up doing something completely different.

Are you also facing problem is selecting the right stream after 10th? Taking a decision for the best course after 10th is complicated as it, in some way, shapes your future career. Thus, it is advisable that you must make a choice very carefully after doing thorough research. Read the article to figure out how to select the right stream.

After Class 10th, there are basically three streams Science, Commerce and Arts. However, if you have appeared in state board exams such as Chattisgarh, Maharashtra then you have one more stream to opt i.e. Vocational. Follow are the things that one must consider before choosing a stream

How to Select Stream After 10th?

Given tips help candidates to figure out the best career options after 10th

1.Know Your Interests & Passion

Ten years down the line, the only thing that matter is how much passionate or satisfied you are with the job. So, think about your interest and passion as no one wants to grow old without hope and tiring body. Only one’s passion motivates them to do wonders in their work.

Ask yourself, "What motivates me to learn more?" to know your passion.

2.Analyse Strengths & Weaknesses

Along with the passion, now figure out your strengths which provides an overview of your abilities and skills. For example, you want to be an engineer but your mathematic’s performance is not good in class 10th then it is better to select an engineering branch where mathematics is not mandatory such as biotechnology or Bio-medical engineering, Food technology

3.Consult With Experts

Class 10th students have no practical experience hence, they may develop a passion on the basis of outer appearance. Hence, it is also advised to consult with the experienced person to know the eligibility, top colleges and what will be the scope of the career. Following blindly can lead to a wrong path. There are many success stories available online. Refer the same to know the challenges of a particular career and benefits

4.Future Scope

After listing the best possible options, check which stream or option has good payscale after the experience, what is the opportunity to grow and learn new things before finalising the stream.

Arts, Science and Commerce – What’s your interest

Every student has a unique set of skills, strengths and weaknesses and hence it's very important to take the unique decision. Let’s begin with your interests and liking. If questions like ‘What causes lightning in the sky before or during the rain?’, ‘How turmeric could heel your wound quickly?’, ‘Why the leaves of a plant are green in colour?’, boggles your mind, then Science is the stream for you. Not only will it provide answers to the questions going in your mind, it will also decode answers to many other complex questions around you. You must possess good observation skills, numerical ability and be patient.


You should go ahead and choose commerce stream if you have an interest in the economy of India or other countries of the world, if your interest lies in finance and accounting and simply put, have deep interest in Mathematics/ Economics subject. Studying economics enables one to learn more about how the world works as it helps in gaining knowledge about the impact that decisions have on firms, industries and nations, the impact of international trade, both good and bad, the effects government policies have on the economy and on employment.


If you have love for understanding human societies and history and have always been inclined towards visual arts (painting, sculpting, drawing etc.), performing arts (music, dance, drama), literary arts (languages, literature, philosophy), history, law, geography, political science etc. then Humanities is the stream for you. Many students and parents think of this stream to be taken up by dull students whereas this isn’t the case. With our economy opening up to the world and with different careers being accepted here in India which ceased to exist before, students have started choosing Arts stream after 10th confidently.

Career options after 10th in Science stream

After completing class 12 in Science stream, you will have various programmes to choose from for higher studies- Bachelors in Technology (B.Tech) and MBBS being the most popular ones. Apart from these, there are many other courses like Bachelors in Engineering (B.E), Bachelors in Science (B.Sc) in various subjects, BDS and more. After completing undergraduate programme, you can go for a Masters programme or choose to work.


Careers After 12th Science

  • Doctor
  • Veterinary
  • Animal technician
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Forensic scientist
  • Food Technologist
  • Metallurgist
  • Meteorologist,
  • Microbiologist,
  • Pharmacologist,
  • Radiologist to name a few.

Career options after 10th in Commerce stream

If you clear your schooling in Commerce stream, you can go for undergraduate programmes in CA, CFA, CS, B.Com, B.A (Eco.) and many more. CA is the person who conducts audits of entities for tax compliance, and reports the same to the Government, thus contributing to tax revenues of the government and contributing in national development. CAs are considered the most competent persons about Accounts and Audit. All the government audits, be it Income Tax audit, Service Tax audit, CAG audits or forensic audit, almost all of them are conducted by CAs. In B.com programme, you’ll study the number of subjects such as Business organization and management, statistics, business mathematics, indirect tax, income tax, human resource management, international business, corporate governance, financial management etc.


Careers After 12th Commerce

Career options after 10th in Arts stream

Clearing class 12th in Arts stream opens one up to an array of various undergraduate programmes. You can select a programme in the field of Journalism, Multimedia, Animation, Photography, Hotel Management, Travel and Tourism, Languages etc.


Career After 12th Arts

You can choose any career that best suits you in Art from among the ones listed here


Career in Event Management

Career as Social Media Manager

Career as a blogger

Career as School Teacher

Career as a game designer

career as a lawyer

Career as a social worker

Career as a content writer

Career as a photographer

Career as a police officer


Therefore, it is imperative to talk you your friends and family and do a self-analysis before deciding on any stream as this will shape your career and define your learning in future.

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