Career Options after 10th Class

updated time: 22-05-2019 @ 10:23 AM Leave a comment:

With the end of school life, begins a life where students have to start taking some important decisions.

Class X students have given their examinations and are now in the crossroads, confused to select the stream through which they have to sail through to achieve success in their careers.

Deciding "what to do after Class 10" often turns out to be one of the most important decisions of a students life.

In India, the students have many career paths to choose from. The following is the list of streams the students can opt from:



The arts stream offers subjects such as English, Hindi, History, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit and Sociology, for the higher secondary level. But one has to opt for four compulsory subjects in addition to English and a Modern Indian Language.

If a student is interested to pursue a career in Mass Media, Journalism, Literature, Languages, Sociology, Social Service, Human Psychology, History, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Human Resources, Economics and history this course is the best one to choose.

Traditionally, the Arts stream was limited to students who were interested in academic research but this perception has changed in the last decade. An Arts student can opt for career options like Journalism, Literature, Social Work, Teaching and many others.


The science stream has career choices in two courses which are Engineering and Medical Sciences.

In Engineering, you need to understand concepts while in Medicine, you need to memorize them. Engineering requires analytical thinking and grasping power while Medicine requires memorization and learning skills.

The common subjects for these two courses are Physics, Mathematics Chemistry, Sanskrit and English. If one chooses Medicine over Engineering then the subject offered other than the above mentioned is Biology.

For pursuing Engineering, students should apt for MPC and for Medicine students should apt for BiPC.


The two main subjects of this stream are Business Studies and Accountancy which every student has to study and other two subjects are optional. Students can choose from Maths, Statistics, Economics, to History, Geography, Political Science, etc. for those two additional subjects.

The courses for which students can apply after Commerce stream are B.Com, BBA, BMS, BBM, CFA, CA, ICWA, CFP etc.

There are many other streams to choose from other than the above mentions streams. They are as follows:


The courses in this stream are Interior Designing, Fire and Safety, Cyber Laws, Jewellery Designing, Fashion Designing and more.


Students having Polytechnic diploma courses can get admission into second year of technical degree courses through entrance exam. The subjects which the students will learn in polytechnic will be similar to the subjects in Engineering and they can complete their Engineering course with less expenditure. This course duration is three years after 10th.

There are so many choices students can choose after completion of their Class X. The courses which can be chosen are given below:


  • MPC (Maths, Physics and Chemistry)
  • BiPC (Biology, Physics and Chemistry)
  • CEC (Civcs, Economics and Commerce)
  • MEC (Math, Economics and Commerce)
  • MEC (Math, Economics and Commerce)
  • HEC (History, Economics and Commerce/Civics)
  • besides these their are; CPC, CHC, CGC etc..,.


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Textile Technology
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • EEE

To secure a free seat in Polytechnic colleges you need to appear for a Entrance Test Conduct called “POLYCET”


  • Mechanical
  • Filtter
  • Electrician
  • Electrical


  • Diploma in Medical Lab Technology DMLT
  • Diploma in Optometry Technician DOT
  • Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant DOA
  • Diploma in Hospital Food service Management DHFM

Short Term Courses:

Nowadays there are loft of short-term courses available, which are useful to get a job and settle in the life, and the course completion period is like 6 months,1 year and 2 years and this period is based is on the course. Some of the short term courses in computers are:

  • DTP
  • 2D graphics
  • 3D graphics
  • PGDC
  • Tally

Other Career options

Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and Industrial Training Centres (ITCs) :

ITI courses are designed to impart basic skills needed for a specified trade like electrician, machinist, fitter, plumber, turner, welder etc. and depending upon trade, the duration of course may vary from one year to three years.

After passing the course a student may opt to undergo practical training in his trade in an industry. A National Trade Certificate (NTC) will be provided by NCVT (National Council for Vocational training ) in the concerned trade and to obtain this certificate one has to qualify the All India Trade Test (AITT).

These students can find job openings in government sectors like Indian Railways, telecom departments etc. after qualifying a written examination.

Indian Army:

After matriculation, one can join in Indian Army to the posts of soldiers in technical trade through written exams like Indian Army Soldier Clerks Examination, Indian Army Soldier General Duty (N.E.R.) Examination, Indian Army Soldier Technical (M.E.R.) Examination, Indian Army Soldier Nursing Assistants (M.E.R.) Examination etc.

Indian Navy:

Job opportunities are available in Indian Navy as Dock Yard Apprentices, Sailors, Artificer Apprentices, etc. on the basis of written examination, which will be notified by the Indian Navy website.

Police Force:

On the basis of physical test and written test, one can join as constable (tradesmen) in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts clerk grade examination for those who passed matriculation.

For those who are interested in teaching field can undergo training in diploma course for nursery and primary teachers conducted by the departments of primary education in various States.

Students can join for 3 year engineering diploma courses in polytechnics. Several job oriented short term courses are available in IT sector and other fields like web designing, animation, fashion designing etc.

Apart from these, there are so many options, specially self employment opportunities are available for the school leavers depending upon their expertise.


S.No Name of the Exam Full Form What it's for?
1 KVPY Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana For admission into 5 year Integrated MS program in IISER
2 ASSET Assessment of Scholastic Skills Through Educational Testing Test students’ skills and knowledge in specific subjects
3 NTSE National Talent Search Examination Selected candidates get cash scholarship for a year
4 NSTSE National Level Science Talent Search Examination Gauge Science skills and knowledge in students
5 NCO (Cyber) National Cyber Olympiad Science Olympiad focusing on Computer Science
6 NSO (Science) National Science Olympiad Science Olympiad
7 IMO International Maths Olympiad Mathematics Olympiad
8 IEO International English Olympiad English Olympiad
9 NBO National Biotechnology Olympiad Biotechnology Olympiad
10 INO Indian National Olympiad National Level Olympiad
11 IESO International Earth Science Olympiad Earth Science Olympiad
12 State-Wise Polytechnic Admission Exam - For admission into Diploma in Engineering programs
13 Indian Navy Matric Recruitment - Sailor recruitment after 10th
14 IAF Airmen Recruitment - Airmen recruitment after 10th
15 Indian Army Soldier Recruitment - Army Soldier recruitment after 10th
16 JNVST - For securing admission into Navodaya Vidyalayas
17 FYJC - For securing admission into Junior Colleges (11th and 12th class) across Maharashtra
18 TSRJC CET - For securing admission into Junior Colleges (11th and 12th class) across Telangana

Factors to consider while taking the decision

The time between the end of school life and the beginning of the next phase in a students’ life plays a very crucial role throughout their life. This is the first opportunity a student gets in his/her life to take a decision by their choice. Hence a student must be very careful in taking the right decision. The following are few tips by us for the students to make the best choice.

Choose what you love to study not what gives you more income

Many students’ common factor while choosing their course is which course will earn them more income. Students must avoid this type of thought first. Because at the time when one starts earning income and is not interested in doing the work assigned to him/her, he/she cannot focus on the work and career may be in risk. Hence, simple rule to avoid these type of situations in the future is to begin with what one loves and follow his/her passion.

Identify the Right Career Choice

A student need to identify which of his/her interest areas can offer him/her good opportunities, in which he/she can build a lasting career. Students can take help of professional career counsellors who can help him/her analyse his/her skills and help him/her choose the right career option.

Take a decision based on your Strengths & Weaknesses

You must do a thorough analysis of your skills and abilities, determine your strengths and weaknesses and pick a stream that is in accordance with your strengths. If a student is good at mathematics and science subjects, then it will be good to opt for science stream. If a student is good at languages and social sciences, then it is good to opt for art stream. So, it is very important to make sure for a student to know his/her strength/weakness.

Guidance from the experienced people

If a student is still confused what to do, then once take guidance from the elders at home, aculty of school, guidance from previous year passed out students, tips from the elders working at your home. Now-a-days internet helps everyone to find a solution for almost every problem. Students can get guidance from our website

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  • peddibioina sirisha
  • 2019-March-09 12:14:22
10 calls halltkts
  • varma
  • 2019-February-22 18:06:16
thanks for your valuable tips
  • varma
  • 2019-February-22 18:05:57
thanks for your valuable tips