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WHICH STREAM SHOULD I CHOOSE AFTER STANDARD X/XII ?
You have as many as 10 Options:
ARTS
COMMERCE
SCIENCE
VOCATIONAL
POLYTECHNIC
ITI
OPEN SCHOOL
OWN BUSINESS
IGNOU

If you choose Commerce or Arts – then you could branch out after Standard XII @ or after Graduation *.
e.g. You could after XII in Arts branch out into Law (see the mark @) or continue with your graduation and then do Law (see mark *). Within the above, you have further choices. Please see below:

COMMERCE

Chartered Accountant@*
Cost &Works Accountant @*
Banking*
Insurance@
Computers@
Sales/Marketing Manager*
Graphics/3D@
Stock Broker@
Financial Analyst*
Market Research*
Business Manager*
Corporate Trainer*
Income Tax Consultant*
IAS/IFS/IRS/IPS*
Government Jobs@*
Defence@*
Company Secretary*
Event Management

ARTS

Journalism@
Law@*
Social Sciences*
Communications *
Public Relations*
Languages*
Hotel/Tourism@
Hospitality@
Advertising*
Librarian*
Editor*
Talk Show Producer@*
Flight Attendant@*
Sports Coach*
Teacher@*
Travel Agent*
Photographer@
HR Manager*
Economist*
Psychologist*
Sociologist*
Actor*

If you choose PCB or PCM – then you could branch out after Standard XII @ or after Graduation *
e.g. You could after XII in PCB, branch out into Para-Medical Sciences (see the mark @)

SCIENCE (B Stream)

PCB
Medicine@
Dentistry@
Alternative Medicine@
Veterinarian@
Para –Medical@
Nursing@
Optometry@
Teaching*
Genetics*
Environ. Science*
Agriculture*
Chemist*
Botanist*
Geologist*
Micro-biologist*
Radiography@
X-Ray Technology@
Medical Transcript@

SCIENCE (A Stream)

PCM
Engineering (All Branches)@
Bio-technology*
Pharmacy@
Computers
Astro-Physics*
Research & Statistics*
Bio-Informatics*
Defence@
Marine Engineering@
Merchant Navy@
Astronomy*
Aircraft Maintenance@
Agricultural Engg. @
Actuarial Sciences*
Forensic Medicine*
Pilot@
Architect@
Geology

This area is for those “Hands on” students – i.e. students who are practical and feel good when they accomplish what they set out to do with their own hands.

VOCATIONAL
2 YEAR PROGRAM
Dressmaking
Insurance
Auto Engineering
Accounting & Auditing
Commercial Design & Market.
Computer Software
Office Secretary/Steno
Marketing & Salesmanship
Industrial Management
Maint. /Repair of Elect. & Electron.
Horticulture
Floriculture & Landscaping
Electronics Tech.
Catering & Restaurant Mgmt.Bakery & Confectionery*
Travel & Tourism*
Nursing*
*If you cannot continue with Graduation.
DIPLOMA/POLYTECHNIC
4 YEAR PROGRAM
Civil (Construction)
Automobile Engg.
Shipbuilding Engg.
Production Engg.
Fabrication Engg.3 YEAR PROGRAM
Instrument & Control
Civil Engg.
Mechanical Engg.
Electronics Engg.
Computer Engg.
Medical Electronics
Mining Engg.
Instrumentation & Controls
Ship Building Engg.
Food Technology
Hotel Mgmt & Catering
Multi-skilled Tech (Mech.)
Multi Skilled Tech(Elect
Garment Tech. (SSC)
Modern Office Practice
Architectural Asst.
Computer Applications
Refrigeration & AC

I.T.I.
AFTER 8th STD.
Cutting & Sewing
Mason (Bldg./Const),
Mechanic Tractor
Painter
Wireman
Woodwork Tech

AFTER 10th STD.
Automobile (Advanced Module-Auto Electrical Electronics & Air conditioning in Automobiles)
Automobile (Advanced Module-Denting, Painting & Welding)
Automobile (Advanced Module-Overhauling of Fuel Injection System & Steering Mechanism)
Automobile (Advanced Module-Servicing & Overhauling of Automobiles: Diesel)
Automobile (Advanced Module-Servicing & Overhauling of Automobiles: Petrol)
Automobile (BBBT)
Baker and Confectioner
Carpenter
Civil Draftsman
Composing & Proof Reading
Craftsmen Food Production General
Data Entry Operator
Draftsman (Mechanical)
Draughtsman (Civil)
Driver cum Mechanic
Electrical – Advanced Module (Operation & Maintenance of equipments used in HT, LT, Substation and Cable Jointing)
Electrical – Advanced Module (Repair & Maintenance of Domestic Applications)
Electrical – Advanced Module (Repair & Maintenance of Electrical Machine and Power Supply)
Electrical – Broad Based Basic Training
Electrician
Electronic Mechanic
Fabrication (Fitting & Welding-Advanced Module – Pressure Vessel & Pipe Welding)
Fabrication (Fitting & Welding-Advanced Module – TIG/MIG Welding)
Fabrication (Fitting & Welding-Advanced Module – Welding Inspection & Testing)
Fabrication (Fitting & Welding-Broad Based Basic Training)
Fitter
Hair & Skin Care
Hair and Skincare
Hospitality Management -Advanced Modules (Food Production)
Hospitality Management -Advanced Modules (Front Office Management)
Hospitality Management -Advanced Modules (House Keeping)
Hospitality Management -Broad Based Basic Training
Information Technology – Advance module (Repair and Maintenance of Hardware of Computer and Peripherals)
Information Technology – Broad Based Basic Training
Information Technology & Electronic System Maintenance
Information Technology Advance module (Computer Networking)
Information Technology Advance module (Multimedia & Webpage Designing)
Instrument Mechanic
Machine Binder
Machinist
Mechanic Diesel
Mechanic Motor Vehicle
Mechanic Radio/TV
Mechanic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Mechanic Tractor
Medical Electronics
Pharmaceutical Asst.
Plastic Processing Operator
Plumber
Printing
Production & Manufacturing (Advanced Module – CNC Machining)
Production & Manufacturing (Advanced Module – PLC & Automation)
Secretarial Practice
Stenography (English)
Steward
Turner
Welder (Gas & Electric)

AFTER 12th STD.
Computer Operator & Programming Assistant
Desk Top Publishing Operator

 

For the rest of the choices you need to go to the specific Chapters in this Book as indicated in the Index.

  • Open Schooling (for those who discontinued studies, but now want to complete High School or Higher Secondary School)
  • Animation (for creative minds, who can think and create TV prog., games Films ETC)
  • IGNOU (for those who want to do their graduation through distance learning or want to study further without going to College)
  • OWN Business (for those who like to launch on their own business by taking advantage of Government Schemes)

How to choose the best option for you based on choices above:
The 6-step Formula:

Step 1.
Which are the Subjects that you really enjoy in School or Higher Secondary?
Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, English, Languages, Civics, History, Environment, Economics, Psychology, Drawing/Painting, Sports.

Which Stream would be the best for you?
Is it Science?
If it is Science, should it be the Group ‘A’ (PCM) i.e. Physics, Chemistry Maths
or Group ‘B’ (PCB) i.e. Physics, Chemistry Biology
or should it be Arts, Commerce, Vocational, ITI (Industrial Technical Institute), Polytechnic, Own Business, Open Schooling, IGNOU or Animation?

If you really enjoy Maths and the Science Subjects and have scored over 60% in Std. X, then you could consider Science – A Stream (PCM). However, do not choose Science just because your friends have chosen Science. However, if you do not like Maths but like PCB and have scored over 60%, then you could consider Science ‘B’ Stream.

Similarly if you like numbers, but not Algebra & Geometry, then you could think of Commerce. You could also like to take Commerce, if you are good in Numbers and have good People-skills or negotiating skills. You would then be good in the Banking or Insurance or the corporate world.

If you like Psychology or English, there are numerous Stream/Career Options.

If you like to fix things or repair things that do not work very well then perhaps your abilities lie in ITI (Industrial Technical Institutes) or in Polytechnics i.e. A higher version of ITI wherein you get a Diploma after 3-4 years of study. In ITI you get a certification after 1-2 years of study.

IGNOU (INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY) is available to those who wish to study in the Open College concept i.e. You get all study material sent by IGNOU to your residence and you study on your own. There are some classes to attend however.

Step 2.
Make sure you are aware of your Activities/Interests and your Abilities/Skills.

Look at the chart below and first Tick the Activities (Part 1) you enjoy doing;
then Tick the Abilities/Skills (Part 2) you have.
Finally Tick mark the studies/Career you might like to consider Part 3

 

Part 1

Activities you take part in
Solving Puzzles, Enjoy solving Maths problems,
Overhauling a Bike
Dissecting Frogs, discussing advances in Medicine, Love Dogs & pet animals, read about Dental advancements
Understanding about the stars hiking, site seeing new places
Experimentation,
Creating new things, Repair & Maintenance
Curious about Earthquakes
Reading/writing, Debating,
Group Discussions
Studying new Languages
Interested in how Governments functions
Curious about where we were and where we are to-day?
What is causing frequent earthquakes?
Can we use materials/plants to improve health or cheaper fuels etc
Demand & Supply
Movement of Goods
Understanding people, talking to people,
Photography, Making Posters for the Class, Choreography

Part 2

Skills you have
Numeracy, Quick thinking, Persuading & Negotiating, Technical, Repair & Maintenance
Good with Hands
Analytical, Accuracy, Good PR /Verbal,
Analyzing, Interpreting,
Photography
Scientific, Creative
Concern about the environment,
Writing, Public Speaking, coining jingles, poetry, creative
Linguistics, teaching
Planning, administration
Analyzing, interpreting
Scientific reasoning, numerical
Planning, creative, numerical
Co-operating, patience, humorous, Gift of the gab, Listening skills
Animation, Graphics, Drawing,
Painting, Designing, creative

Part 3
Studies/Career you might like to consider
Engineering, Polytechnic, ITI
Computers, Statistician
Accounting, Banking, Insurance
Law
Medicine,
Dentistry,
Veterinary
Astronomy,
Pilot
Astro physics
Chemist,
Engineering,
Research
Pharmacy
Environment
Meteorology
Journalist,
TV Anchor, Writer
Copywriter, Law
Linguist, Ambassador (IFS)
Translator, Teacher
IAS/IFS/IPS, Management
Logistics, Insurance, Banking
Historian, Lecture ,
Travel & Tourism
Anthropology
Bio-Technology
Environ. Engg.
Economist,Logistics
IES, Professor
HR, Social Work, Counseling
Police Officer,
Air Hostess, PR,Psychology
Artist, TV Films, Animation, Advertising, Fashions
Interior Design, Architect

Step 3
Talk to people who are doing what you want to do; ask deep questions like, how they ventured into that field? Do they enjoy the job and why? Talk about the working hours – whether they work round the clock or very long hours – talk about the rough salary band a new starter is likely to have i.e. below Rs.10,000/- between Rs.10,000/- and Rs.20,000/- then 5 years from start. Promotion opportunities. How, why, when where, etc

Step 4
Read all about your possible Career choices. Check websites. Check about the costs of the Program, the duration, the work involved etc

Step 5
Talk to parents and make sure they are on board on your decision and the finances involved.

Step 6
Ask for God’s direction – Pray. Read Bible – Chapter on Jeremiah 29:11-13

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.
13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Also read Passages from: Isaiah 55:10 & 11