Deepika Bhardwaj

I have done my 10th class..and now confused that what stream should I take in 11th and 12th to start up my career

I am confused that what stream should I take in 11th and 12th to start up my career. I am interested in scientific area but not interested in science and mathematics. I am interested in study new developments and evolution and people.

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RE: I have done my 10th class..and now confused that what stream should I take in 11th and 12th to start up my career

Dr. K.V. Anand
Dr. K.V. Anand
Verified Career Expert
Career Guide, Educationist, Author and Clinical Psychologist
  • Palakkad

Dear Aspirant

Welcome to

You have done your 10th and now you want to select a suitable stream for eleventh and twelfth which shall make a career based on scientific research. Nice to hear that. From your thoughts about development and evolution and people, I think you can choose either psychology or paleontology as your career. Paleontology means study of ancient life and human evolution and development. Psychology is study of behavior.

For both of these career choices, you need to study basic science which is possible only if you take science subjects in your eleventh and twelfth. Take Physics, chemistry and biology as your choices and you shall see your bright career from there.

Alternatively, if you are yet to be decided about your career choice and unsure about the above two options, please take some of the psychometric career tests available online for you. Psychometric career assessment test and skill tests measure your aptitude and suggest the suitable career with which you can shine in your future. Those tests never fail to give you the right the direction.

Good luck.

RE: I have done my 10th class..and now confused that what stream should I take in 11th and 12th to start up my career

Aparna M Venkatesan
Aparna M Venkatesan
Verified Career Expert
PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist
  • Hosur


Thank you for choosing Meracareerguide and writing to us. It is really nice to see you have some idea on what interests you the most. Good on the part that you have analysed your strengths and weakness. Pursuing a scientific career is certainly possible without a concentration in maths and science but having a basic aptitude for maths is highly necessary. To do well in career in future, and especially when you get into research the right aptitude for maths is essential. Therefore I suggest you to include maths upto 12th level but not required to move on with in in a college degree.
Understanding from your query, I personally feel you will be a very apt candidate for pursuing Psychology or even Experimental psychology. Psychology studies human behaviour at different scenarios and conditions where in experimental psychology aims to understand how the behaviour or characteristics evolve. So it is desirable to choose a degree in BA Psychology initially and progress on from there. To study a BSc/ BA Psychology at college level, you need to have compulsorily studied Biology and chemistry at school level upto 12th class. Therefore I would advice you to study English, Biology, Chemistry and Maths at 11th and 12th. The reason i ask you to study maths until 12th is because, as you aspire for a scientific career, it will indulge you into research. Doing research involves either qualitative or quantitative methodology applications and if your study requires quantitative methodology, you may need to have basic understanding of maths and statistics in performing tests and calculations. Therefore studying maths until 12th is desirable in order to pursue a scientific or a research career in future.
Therefore I advice you to study BSc Psychology initially and then progress to do MSc Psychology and choose your main elective/ specialisation as experimental psychology. Completing the Masters, you can further do a research degree like the PhD Doctorate degree in Psychology and more specifically experimental psychology. This lineage will give you a very bright career if you have the right skills and good focus.
To start with, some of the top colleges for BSc/ BA Psychology in India are
  1. Lady Shriram college Delhi
  2. Amity institute of Psychology and allied sciences
  3. Government college for educational psychology and guidance Jabalpur
  4. St Xaviers Mumbai
  5. Presidency college Calcutta
  6. WCC College University of Madras
  7. Banaras Hindu university
  8. SNDT Womens university Mumbai
  9. Padmashree Dr D.Y. Patil Arts commerce and science college
  10. University of Bangalore
Hope this helps.

RE: I have done my 10th class..and now confused that what stream should I take in 11th and 12th to start up my career

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Hi There,

Interesting query

This is the most important stage of your career and it is the basis on which your life would revolve around.

It is important to take this seriously, so here my first advise would be to opt for an Aptitude tests and know your potentials and then chose accordingly.

When it comes to choosing a stream in the 11th and 12th, many students are unaware of how subjects change after school. So immediately deciding no Science would definitely be not helpful.

Please note after 12th science, you have the option to shift to any stream like commerce or to ARTS etc.

Since you are interested in evolution and human life, apart from Psychology, you can opt for HomeScience, in that you could specialize with Child development, a subject which studies the childs growth right from the womb till their teens.

Hope this helps.

Wish you good luck...

RE: I have done my 10th class..and now confused that what stream should I take in 11th and 12th to start up my career

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear Aspirant,

Whenever there is a confusion in your mind and you are not able to decide what to choose, especially after the 10th level of education, it is always better to ascertain your interests through a scientific method. I am happy that you approached the right platform for getting guidance.

As my other fellow counsellors have advised you, I will also advice the same to you and that it to take a psychometric tests.

To be best sure of what suits you for your career, I would suggest you to undergo an online psychometric test from CareerGuide which will help you understand yourself in respect of your strengths, weaknesses, emotional quotient, etc. and will exactly tell you which career is ideal for you.
You can then call counsellors to discuss.

Best wishes!

RE: I have done my 10th class..and now confused that what stream should I take in 11th and 12th to start up my career

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Consulting Psychologist
  • Delhi

Dear Aspirant,

I would first recommend you to take STREAM SUGGESTOR TEST at This will help you identify your aptitude, interest and personality trait for suitable career. It will certainly help you choose ideal career within the scope of your interest in development and evolution studies.

You are not interested in science but if you opt for science, then ideal course for you may be BSc in Human Development. These courses are offered in home science colleges. It is a multidisciplinary study of human development. After BSc, you may do post-graduate and PhD.

You may choose Arts stream for 11 and 12th. After 12th, you can do graduation (BA) in archeology, psychology, geology, philosophy, sociology. After graduation, based on your interest, you can give competitive exams in specific area for higher studies or jobs in Government. Other career options after graduation are Journalism and Mass Communication, Management Studies, Social Work, Psychology Professional etc.

Hope this information is useful for taking informed career decision. If you still have queries, feel free to talk to us or write back to us.

Wish You a Bright Career,
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

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