What After 10th...?

What After 10th...?

Some Career tips for students and parents those who are in confusion regarding about higher education.

What can you do after 10th class?

Class 10th is undoubtedly the first academic milestone a student needs to go through. Needless to say after passing class 10th every student must have a few questions haunting them. Some of these questions are “What after 10th?”, “Which stream is the best after 10th?”, “What are the various courses after 10th?” and most importantly, “Which stream and subjects to choose in 11th and 12th?”

Are you stuck with these questions too? Well, don’t worry, you have landed at the right place. Here in this article we shall provide unbiased answers to all of your questions.

Why career counselling after 10th ?

While choosing a career may be a cakewalk for some students, but it can be really difficult for others. For example, students who need guidance in career choices may have some questions or doubts.

On considering that we are come back in order to assist you in your career path.

How to make the right choice ?

  • Well, there is a wide variety of options to choose from when we talk about possible courses after the 10th. However, you just cannot choose any course without even analyzing, right?.

  • So, instead of going after popular mainstream choices, it is best to enhance your knowledge about the latest careers and make a well-informed decision. Here’s where you need career guidance.

How to select the right stream ?

  • This is something we must not ignore. Students often make choices in a rush and end up regretting. You must know the recent trends, future prospects, curriculum and the academic methods of each board.

  • Moreover, every student has a unique set of skills, strengths, and weaknesses. Your decisions should revolve around your aptitude, personality and interest.

Various streams after 10th standard

As we discussed, you all were now clear about the importance of picking right stream in your higher education. Here we have some of the famous streams as follows:

Science stream

If you are interested with science related concepts then you can choose one among the following list of courses in 11th which will be much helpful for your future career.

  • Physical: Physics, Chemistry

  • Biological: Biology, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Food science, Sports, Exercise & Health Science

  • Mathematical: Mathematics, Statistics

  • Social: Economics

  • Computer: Computer science

Commerce and Business Stream

By birth many of us have business mind so that for them commerce and business management related streams are much better and suitable. some among them are as follows,

  • Accountancy

  • Business Studies

  • Commerce

  • Economics

  • Economic Geography

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Secretarial Practice

Vocational Stream

After 10th, several boards offer vocational streams in class 11th and 12th to help you prepare for a job immediately after the completion of class 12th. You can choose two or more vocational subjects along with compulsory languages. Depending upon in which board you are enrolling into, your vocational subject choices could be,

  • Accountancy and Taxation

  • Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

  • Auto Shop Repair and Practice

  • Automotive Banking

  • Banking and Insurance

  • Beauty and Wellness

  • Business Administration

  • Business Operations and Administration

  • Capital Market Operations

  • Civil Engineering Technician

  • Clinical Biochemistry and Microbiology

  • Computer Theory & System Analyst

  • Construction Technology

  • Cost Accounting Creche and Pre-school Management

  • Database Management Applications

  • Design and Innovation

  • Electrical Appliances

  • Electrical Machines

  • Electrical Technology

  • Electronics Technology

  • Environment Education

  • Exterior & Interior Design

  • Fashion Design and Garment Technology

  • Financial Accounting

  • Financial Market Management

  • Food and Beverage Services

  • Food Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Food Production

  • Front Office Operations

  • Garment Construction

  • Geospatial Technology

  • Graphic Design Technician

  • Health and Beauty Studies

  • Healthcare Science

  • Horticulture

  • Hospitality Management

  • Information Technology Insurance

  • IT Application

  • Library and Information Science

  • Logistics Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • Marketing and Salesmanship

  • Mass Media Studies and Production

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

  • Medical Diagnostics

  • Music Production

  • Office Procedures and Practice

  • Office Secretary ship

  • Offset Printing Technician

  • Operations and Maintenance of Communication Devices

  • Retail Operations

  • Salesmanship

  • Security

  • Stenography and Computer Application

  • Taxation

  • Telecommunication & Electronic Technician

  • Textile Design

  • Transport Systems and Logistics Management

  • Travel and Tourism

  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Electronic Equipment

  • Typography and Computer Application

  • Web Applications

  • X-Ray Technician

Polytechnic Diploma Stream

After a polytechnic diploma (3-year duration), you can get a job or you can opt for lateral entry into a 4-year B.E./B.Tech. course in Engineering directly into 2nd year. If you have studied Science and Mathematics in class 9 and 10, then you can sit for the polytechnic entrance examination in your state and secure a seat in a polytechnic courses as follows,

  • Computer Engineering

  • Cyber Forensics & Information Security

  • Digital Electronics

  • Applied Electronics & Instrumentation

  • Electrical & Electronics

  • Electronics

  • Biomedical Electronics

  • Information Technology

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Medical Electronics

  • Mechatronics

  • Power Electronics


  • 3-D Animation & Graphics

  • Apparel Design & Fashion Technology

  • Chemical Technology

  • Civil Engineering

  • Civil Engineering (Environmental)

  • Food Processing

  • Water Technology

Technical ITI Courses

If you are strong in Science and Mathematics, then you can enroll for an ITI Trade course in any of the above technical trades and obtain a certificate (2-year duration). ITI Certificate course is considered as the best course after the 10th.

  • Computer Hardware & Network Maintenance

  • Draughtsman (Civil)

  • Electrician

  • Electronic Mechanic

  • Mechanic (Refrigeration and Air-Conditioner)

  • Mechanic (Auto Electricals & Electronics)

  • Mechanic (Mechatronics)

  • Mechanic (Medical Electronics)

  • Surveyor

  • Radiology Technician

Non-Technical ITI Courses

If you are not interested in Science and Mathematics in class 9 and 10, then you can enroll for an ITI Trade courses in any of the following non-technical trades and obtain a certificate (1-2 year duration).

  • Baker & Confectioner

  • Computer Operator & Programming Assistant

  • Food & Beverage Services

  • Food Production

  • Hair & Skin Care

  • Housekeeper

  • Multimedia, Animation, Special Effects

  • Travel Tour Assistant

  • Plumber

  • Welder

  • Old Age Care

  • Spa Therapy

Diploma Courses in Vocational Training

You may also opt for a 3-year D.Voc. (Diploma in Vocation) course under the NSQF (National Skill Qualification Framework) training program. Here are the Top 6.

  • Software Development

  • Graphics & Multimedia

  • Travel & Tourism

  • Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning

  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance

  • Medical Imaging

Skill Training Programs

You may also opt for a skill training program in a community college and NSDC approved training Centre for career options after 10th

  • Animator

  • Beauty Therapist

  • Food processing

  • Gems & Jewellery

  • Healthcare

  • Mobile Phone Technician

  • Organic Grower

  • Sales Executive

  • Software Development

  • Solar Photovoltaic System Installer


The future depends on what you do today!!!

Choosing the career paths is much important in everyone's life especially after 10th , so choose wisely. For more such information and career guidance stay connected with us and follow us on hashnode. All the best for your future.