The results for CBSE class 10 are out finally. Now the question echoing in the mind of the student’s would be about the stream they should choose in the next class.
For a student who has just passed his or her CBSE class 10 exam, it is very important decision to choose the right stream as it will define their future career path. Although there are no specific rules to choosing a particular stream but being aware always helps. Through this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams.
Why should you opt for Science stream?
If you’re a person who loves technology, Maths, study of the nature and basically loved science in class 10, you should definitely opt for the Science stream.
Science is a highly competitive field and the growth opportunities in this field are limitless beyond expectations. Here are the options that are available for students who wish to opt for the same:
- PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology):
This combination is usually taken by students who wish to pursue medicine (MBBS, BDS and/or Nursing) or a bachelor’s degree in life sciences or B.Sc. in Zoology, Biology, Biotechnology and so on.
- PCM with Computer Science:
This option is usually taken by aspirants who wish to pursue either Engineering, Financial Engineering, Computer courses, Aviation and other technology related courses.
- The science stream can also be chosen without Mathematics. Physics, Chemistry and English are the compulsory subjects. Students who opt out of math may take a vocational studies subject like Home Science, Psychology, or Physical Education.
The versatility of Science stream allows a student the option of taking up other courses from commerce and the humanities in further studies as well.
Why should you opt for Commerce stream?
For students who have an orientation towards the corporate world of its sub-fields, Commerce is the best choice.
Commerce deals with subjects such as Economics, Accountancy, Business studies among others. The students have an option of choosing the discipline with Mathematics or without it. In case the student chooses Commerce without Mathematics, he or she can opt for subjects such as physical education, fine arts, music, information practices, environment study etc. (the optional subjects may differ from school to school).
Some of the popular career options for the students to pick after Commerce are as follows:
- Accountant (CA)
- Investment Analyst
- Tax Auditor/ Tax Consultant
- Marketing/ Sales/ Retail
- Event Management/Public Relations
- Market Research
- Chartered Accountant/ Company Secretary / Cost Accountant
- Finance Analyst
- Journalism/ Mass communication
- Lecturer/ Teacher
- Law and Legal Services
- Human Resource
- Hotel and Hospitality
- Computer and Information Technology
- Insurance/ Actuarial
- Stock/ Securities/ Mutual funds/ Commodity and Share Trading
Why should you opt for Humanities (Arts) stream?
The Humanities stream has a variety of subject that can give you exciting career opportunities. Choosing humanities after class 10 will pave the way for some exciting new career options . The subjects that are generally offered in humanities are : English, History, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Fashion Studies, Hindi or Sanskrit. Students who wish to pursue mass media, journalism, studying history, geography and other liberal arts should opt for this stream. The subjects are wide ranging and give the students an insight into human cultures, behaviors, evolution and so forth.
Humanities is a highly competitive field in today’s world and opting for this stream means the following career opportunities are open :
- Graphic Designer
- Fashion Designer
- Professor/ Lecturer
- Personal Executive
- Public Relations Executive
- Social Worker
- Fashion Illustrator
- Fine Arts/ Artist
Humanities stream has come up in the last few years as a major field of study. Unlike the olden days, it is now seen as a study of the human culture comparing it to today’s context. Humanities can also be taken along with math’s which opens up possibilities for courses like Animation, Flight Crew Attendant and other courses that will take your career to new heights.