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10th Board exams are around the corner. We at careerpotli.com wish all students appearing for this year’s class X finals the very best.

Class X is a crucial stage in a student’s life as it is after the board exams that one needs to decide the future career path which starts with deciding the streams one should select. To do this one has to consider certain things including after evaluating all the pros and cons associated with it so that he/she can take an informed choice. If you are puzzled in deciding on the right choice after 10th, this article is for you.

The most important decision after class 10 is opting for the right stream of study. Selecting the right stream is really important as your future depends on it. Stay away from the herd mentality of going for the course your friends are enrolling for or the one your parents are suggesting. This erroneous and perilous practice often leads to faulty career choices as in doing so you opt for the stream without actually understanding what lies in store after joining it. 

To make the right choice you must be clear about your future goals or have the necessary assistance. Otherwise, it becomes an overwhelming exercise. Also, a wrong choice at this stage will have irrevocable aftermath from which you can hardly ever escape.

Vocational courses

Students can decide on job-oriented courses like Interior Designing, Fire and Safety, Cyber Laws, Jewellery Designing, Fashion Designing etc.


Best for Business, commerce is known as the second most popular stream. If you are fascinated by numbers, finances, and economics, commerce is for you. The stream has promising and handsomely paying professions like Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, Accountants, Investment Banking and Financial Advisors. However, one has to enrol for professional courses in the respective domains after completing class 12. These include B.Com, BBA, BMS, BBM, CFA, CA, ICWA, CFP etc.


The subjects studied in this course are Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer along with English and a vernacular language, depending on the board and medium you opt for. If you choose Medicine over Engineering then the subject offered other than the above mentioned is Biology. It has career choices in two courses which are Engineering and Medical Sciences.

Arts / Humanities

Humanities or Arts hitherto known as the least preferred stream and limited to students who were interested in academic research, One can opt for career paths in Mass Media, Journalism, Literature, Languages, Social ServiceHistory, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Human Resources, and Economics. 

So, Consider these options well and opt for the stream that appeals you most. However, if eventually, you think you are not being able to cope, don’t lose heart as after your 12th you can change your career course and take up Law, Sports, Mass communication, etc. Depending on your interests.


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