Hirak Acharya

I m confused regarding my career options as in what will be the best for me

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RE: I m confused regarding my career options as in what will be the best for me

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


It is a common confusion, but currently I am confused as to how to help you, since you have not been specific at all, as in what are you currently doing, what do you wish to pursue, which is the area of interetss or an interesting subject and so on.

Once you specifically say me something I can guide you.

So it would be best if you could do a self introspection as to check out according to you and your close people what are your strengths or what comes naturally to you.
You can choose on the basis of the subjects you are good at or extra curricular you are best at.

If still confusion persists then opt for a career counseling or an Aptitude tests session.
The Aptitude tests will help you realize what are your acquired intelligence in terms of 5 areas, namely Logic, Numerical, Language, Mechanical and Designing or visualization.

Assuming you are in class 10th, You have the following options:
  • Diploma: If you are a Practical and on the hand job person. As well as if you wish to know a course in details without entering a degree, then diploma is a better option. Diploma is offered in Engineering, Designing, pharmacy and computers.
  • Science: If you are a reasoning and analytical person and very muchinterestedin knowing functions directly, then is thestream for you. Options available are Pharmacy, Medical, Engineering, Para-Medical, Food technology, Robotics, Gaming etc
  • Commerce: Ifnumericalcome to you easily and you love playing with numbers, this is your stream. Options available areB.Com, Accounting, Financial an d stock markets, CA, CFA, Actuarial sciences, economists
  • ARTS: If you are the creative and imaginary person and if reasoning is your capacity, this is your stream. When we talk of reasoning in ARTS, options like Psychology, Sociology, Political Sciences works good.
Though the criteria mentioned are very much generic, please dont take it as an ultimate ways to choose a stream.
You can opt for a course based on what your liking's are and based on your potentials.

Other generic options includes:
Post 12th:
  • Management: BMS // BBA, both areundergraduatemanagementcourses which deals with basic management ideas
  • Designing: This includes Product designing, Interior, fashion, web designing, Automobile designing etc.
  • Mass-Media: Popularly known as BMM, a 3 yearsundergraduatecourse, whereby you learn the basics of media right fromAdvertisement to journalism to Public relations.
  • Computers: BCA or a B.Sc IT program, which will basically expose you to the hardware and softwarefunctioningofcomputers, though BCA is more application oriented. For both the fields Math is an important criteria.

These are just mentioned in brief.

Please do write back to us if you are looking out for something specific.

Wish you good luck...........

RE: I m confused regarding my career options as in what will be the best for me

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD

Dear Aspirant,

Since you have selected the category as Stock Brokers, I would like to tell you that there are good career options in Stock Markets / Securities Market

There is National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), which is a public trust established by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the regulator of securities markets in India. It is an autonomous body governed by a Board of Governors.

They offer:

Apart from NISM, you can take certification programmes from NSE India called as NCFM certifications as below:

Foundation Modules
- Financial Markets: A Beginner's Module - Fees: 1,686
- Mutual Funds: A Beginner's Module - Fees: 1,686
- Currency Derivatives: A Beginner's Module - Fees: 1,686
- Equity Derivatives: A Beginner's Module - Fees: 1,686
- Interest Rate Derivatives: A Beginner's Module - Fees: 1,686
- Commercial Banking in India: A Beginner's Module - Fees: 1,686
- FIMMDA-NSE Debt Market (Basic) Module - Fees: 1,686
- Securities Market (Basic) Module - Fees: 1,686

Intermediate Modules

- Capital Market (Dealers) Module (CMDM) - Fees: 1,686
- Derivatives Market (Dealers) Module (DMDM) - Fees: 1,686
- Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management - Fees: 1,686
- Fundamental Analysis Module - Fees: 1,686
- Options Trading Strategies Module - Fees: 1,686
- Operations Risk Management Module - Fees: 1,686
- Banking Sector Module - Fees: 1,686
- Treasury Management Module - Fees: 1,686
- Insurance Module - Fees: 1,686
- Macroeconomics for Financial Markets Module - Fees: 1,686
- NSDL-Depository Operations Module - Fees: 1,686
- Commodities Market Module - Fees: 2,022
- Surveillance in Stock Exchanges Module - Fees: 1,686
- Corporate Governance Module - Fees: 1,686
- Compliance Officers (Brokers) Module - Fees: 1,686
- Compliance Officers (Corporates) Module - Fees: 1,686
- Information Security Auditors Module (Part-1) & Information Security Auditors Module (Part-2) - Fees: 2,528
- Technical Analysis Module - Fees: 1,686
- Mergers and Acquisitions Module - Fees: 1,686
- Back Office Operations Module - Fees: 1,686
- Wealth Management Module - Fees: 1,686
- Project Finance Module - Fees: 1,686
- Venture Capital and Private Equity Module - Fees: 1,686
- NSE Certified Quality Analyst Module - Fees: 3,202 & Rs. 1,686

Advanced Modules

- Financial Markets (Advanced) Module - Fees: 1,686
- Securities Market (Advanced) Module - Fees: 1,686
- Derivatives (Advanced) Module - Fees: 1,686
- Mutual Funds (Advanced) Module - Fees: 1,686
- Options Trading (Advanced) Module - Fees: 1,686
- Modules of Financial Planning Standards Board India (Certified Financial Planner Certification)
- Equity Research Module - Fees: 3,933 & Rs. 1,686
- Issue Management Module - Fees: 3,500 & Rs. 1,686
- Market Risk Module - Fees: 3,500 & Rs. 1,686
- Certified Credit Research Analyst (CCRATM)

HOWEVER, if you wish to know what will really make 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!

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