Career Options For a Student After 12th

Career Options For a Student After 12th

In a world filled with information, having clarity is often a superpower. We are fed by information not only from the internet but from people who share different perspectives. For a young student who has just completed his/her 12th, it is overwhelming and confusing. How relevant will this course be in 3 or 4 years? How much will I learn and what is the scope of improving myself in this course? Campus placements? In this article, we would be giving a short synopsis on the particulars of a course, career trajectories, and requirements for the course.


Commerce involves a variety of options post 12th. Students can do Chartered Accountancy, B.Com, Bachelors in Business Administration(BBA) amongst others. Commerce also includes business administration and economics. 

Chartered Accountant (CA)

The basic definition of a CA is a person who audits accounts, provides trustworthy information about financial records, and gives accounting advice. To become a CA, a student first needs to give the CPT(Common Proficiency Test). The test, which is out of 200 has a minimum of 40% passing rate in each subject and an overall aggregate of 50%. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) runs the necessary functions of the CA exam. Most CAs tend to do Bachelor of Commerce(B.Com) to complement their degree. It takes a minimum of 6-7 years of hard work and a tenacious mindset to become a CA.

Company Secretary(CS)

A company secretary looks after governance-related matters of a company. They sign and understand the documents that are sent to the regulatory bodies like SEBI, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, etc. Other duties include arranging board meetings and also communicating company news to shareholders. To become a Company Secretary, one needs to pass three exams: Foundation, Executive, and Professional. A minimum of 40% in each subject and an aggregate of 50% overall. To understand more about the process, read here

Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance

A B.Sc in Banking and Finance is a 3-year course and aims to teach the student how financial institutions run and how financial markets operate in the larger spectrum. The risk management methods run by financial companies are also taught in this umbrella course. The course opens the student up to the wider world of finance and the stock market. They can even pursue a masters course in financial management or an MBA. Job opportunities are many with openings in banks, insurance companies, and even the stock market. If you are an 11th standard student and are pursuing commerce, Shelar Academy provides guidance and coaching material in an elaborate manner. Read more here.

Commerce has many more options, with the above-mentioned examples just a glimpse into the field. If you wish to explore and understand more, you can contact us here.



Engineering, after 12th, is a career choice that is taken by many students. Lakhs of them sit for the JEE Exam and the state entrance exam. Engineering can open a lot of doors for one in terms of a career. You get to choose from a variety of streams: mechanical, IT, electric, civil, aerospace amongst others. The course, which is for four years has many activities where students can discover leadership potential. Engineers have dominated many fields in India, ranging from Satish Dhawan, who was instrumental in setting up India’s space program to the Flipkart founders, Sachin and Binny Bansal.

If you are interested in pursuing engineering and are ready for the testing period of hard work for the JEE, then Shelar Academy is here to help. You can find out more about the courses Shelar Academy offers here

Science Courses

If engineering isn’t your fit, a science course with a particular major might be a good fit for you. There are a variety of courses available. Some are a Bachelor of Science, B.Sc in Forensic Science, or an M.Sc in Mathematics. Most college seats are based on the percentage you get in your 12th grade. The benefit of doing such a course greatly helps you when you are applying for a master’s program or even a Ph.D. This helps as the field you would be applying is a niche, which makes you stand out as a candidate.

In this article, we would like to acknowledge that every student has different choices. The career choices mentioned are broad-based and enable many students to enjoy a meaningful career. If you are interested to know more about Shelar Academy, you can read more here.


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