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What are the Career Options after 12th with PCM ?

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RE: What are the Career Options after 12th with PCM ?

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
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Dear Aspirant,

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A student having PCM in 12th standard can pursue his further study in engineering & technology, pharmacy, architecture, law, management, fashion, textile, social work, library science and all art and humanities group fields.

1. Engineering

Engineering is one of the sought after career by science students. Graduate course is of the four years. Following are degree courses in various branches of engineering

• B.Technology/Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science

• B.Technology/Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical

• B.Technology/Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Tele-communication

• B.Technology/Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical

• B.Technology/Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engg.

• B.Technology/Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology

• B.Technology/Bachelor of Engineering in Dairy Technology

Other specializations include marine, aerospace, agricultural, Petroleum, Automobile, Biochemical, Bio Medical, Biotechnology, Bio Instrumentation, Bio Informatics, Chemical, Environmental, Food technology, Fire, Leather, Mining & Metallurgical, Nano technology, Printing, Plastic & polymer, Rubber, Genetic, Textile etc.

Eligibility: 12th Science PCM with high percentile.

Admission procedure: National Level entrance test such as IIT-JEE, GATE, UPSEE, BITSAT and State level or entrance test.


2. Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) – Five years course.

Eligibility: 12th Science PCM with high percentile

Admission Procedure: National Level entrance test such as IIT-JEE, GATE, UPSEE, BITSAT and State level or entrance test.


3. Merchant Navy

Higher National Diploma  (HND) Nautical Science or Marine Engineering (1 year course).

Bachelor of Science in Nautical Technology  (3 years training at Institute + 1 year at Sea).

Bachelor of Technology in Naval Architecture and Ship Building.

Eligibility: 12th Science PCM with high percentile.

Admission procedure: The All India Merchant Navy Entrance Test (AIMNET) , required the vision (eyesight) and health standards.


4. Commercial Pilot

Commercial pilot training from Aviation Institutes in India.

BSc in Aviation Sciences.

Eligibility: 12th Science PCM with high percentile.

Admission procedure: Admission is based on an all-India written test, Pilot Aptitude Test (WOMBAT) and an interview. Required good eyesight and  health.


5. Bachelor of Science

BSc in physics, chemistry, maths, astronomy, forensic Science, geology, statistics , industrial chemistry, nautical science, home science, nutrition, clothing and textile, extension and communication, environmental science, Human Development and Family studies (BSc),  fashion design, fashion technology etc.

Eligibility: 12th Science PCM with minimum 55 %percentile

Admission procedure: Merit based admission, few institutes conduct entrance exam.


6. National Defense Services-Indian Navy Officer, Indian Air Force 

The NDA offers only a full-time, residential undergraduate program. Cadets are awarded a Baccalaureate degree (a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Technology) after 3 years of study. Cadets have a choice of two streams of study. The Science stream offers studies in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science. The Humanities (Liberal Arts) stream offers studies in History, Economics, Political Science, Geography and Language.

Eligibility: 12ths PCM, unmarried Indian citizens.

Admission procedure: National level NDA exam.


7. Railway Apprentice Exam

The selected candidates get trained for four years, not just in the field of mechanical and electrical engineering; they are also groomed to take up leadership positions in the Indian Railways as Class 1 officers.

Eligibility: 12th Science PCM with first class

Admission Procedure: All India Special Railway Apprentice Exam by UPSC.


8. Business Administration and Management Studies

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Bachelor of Management Studies (NMS)

Admission procedure: Entrance test or merit list.


9. Commerce

B.Com- (3 years)

Banking and Insurance (BBI-3 years)

Charted Accountancy (CA)

Company Secretory (CS)

Eligibility: 12th Science/Commerce with minimum 55% 

Admission Procedure: Admission B.Com is based on merit. CA/CS has National Level Exam.


10. Arts and Humanities

Bachelor of Arts (psychology, sociology, foreign languages, Travel & Tourism Courses, psychology, sociology, English, Archeology )

Physical Education  (BPE)

Mass Communication and Journalism

BFA Performing Arts (music/dance)

Business Administration and Management Studies (BBA, BMS- 3 years)

Social Work (BSW- 3 years)

Law (Integrated Masters in Law Course-5 year; LLB- 3years)

Hotel Management (BA/BSc)

Designing Courses (Interior design, product design, etc. Diploma or BSc)

Mass-media/ Journalism Courses (BA, BMM)

Film/ Television Courses (BA, BSc)

Diploma Courses (polytechnic, merchant navy, event management, hospitality, etc.)

All Competitive exams (civil service Exam, banking exams after graduation in any field)


Eligibility: 12th Science/Commerce/Arts with minimum 55% 

Admission Procedure: Admission to BA courses is based on merit. Admission to other courses is based on entrance exam or interview.


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