Courses After 12th – Students who have completed Class 12 or appearing for Class 12 exams must be looking for best courses after class 12. They need proper guidance regarding eligibility, admission process, scope and other factors for choosing the best course after 12th class. Besides, they should also consider their interest before selecting a course after 12th.

What to do After 12th?

This is the most common question among class 12 students. They should know that they have several options to choose from.

They can go for a diploma course to complete a course after 12th in a short time and start their career. In UG courses, students have enigineering , medical, design, management and several other fields to choose from and these sectors comprise of various courses.

UG Courses after 12th Science, Commerce & Arts

Generally, the duration of undergraduate courses after Class 12 is 3 years or 4 years long. But the duration of the Integrated course is 5 years.

Students can pursue any of the following undergraduate courses for 12th passed students in commerce, arts, PCM or PCB as per their interest and eligibility.


Engineering and basic sciences courses are popular courses after 12th for students studying physics chemistry and Mathematics. But apart from them, PCM students can go for most of the courses in commerce and arts. Here are some major courses after 12th PCM with can be pursued for booming opportunities:

List of Courses after Class 12th PCM

Courses & DurationEligibilityAdmission ProcedureStarting Salary**
Bachelor in Technology/Engineering – 4 years (Computer Science, Mechanical, Electronics and Tele-Communication, Electrical, Civil, Information Technology)12th Science PCM with high percentileNational Level and State level entrance test such as JEE MAIN GATE UPCET BITSAT.2.5 lakh – 3 lakh PA
Bachelor Of Science  (B. Sc.) – 3 years12th Science PCM with minimum 55 per cent marksMerit-based admission, some institutes conduct entrance exam, Some institutes also offer admission on the basis of marks obtained in class 12 and do not conduct any entrance exam. Popular B.Sc exams – CUET UGAT UET .2.5 lakh – 3.5 lakh PA
NDA  to join National Defense Services – Indian Navy Officer, Indian Air Force12th PCM, unmarried Indian citizens.Crack UPSC NDA exam followed by a medical exam.39,000 – 80,000 per month
Bachelor of archetecture[B.ARCH]  – 5 years12th Science PCM with high percentileNational Level and State level entrance test such as IIT-JEE, GATE, UPSEE, BITSAT.2.5 lakh – 4.5 lakh PA
Merchant Navy B.SC.Nautical Science – 3 yearsB.E. (Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering, Harbour and Ocean Engineering) – 4 years12th Science PCM with high percentileQualify Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMU-CET) and required the vision (eyesight) and health standards.12,000 – 8 lakhs per month
Railway Apprentice Exam (Training of 4 years after selection. Further, candidates take up leadership positions in the Indian Railways as Class 1 officers)12th Science PCM with at least 60% marksCandidates will have to qualify the written test followed by an interview test to get selected9,300 – 34,800 with Grade pay of 4200/
Piolt (Indian Flying schools provide CPL program with a duration as long as 2–3 years.It takes 18–24 months in getting the Commercial Pilot license after acquiring a flying experience of at least 200 hours.)Class XII with a minimum of 50 per cent marks in Maths and Physics.At least the age of 16 years to be eligible for a Student Pilot License.17 for a Private Pilot License.18 for a Commercial Pilot License.Apply for FAA Medical Certificate, then apply for FAA Student Pilot CertificateStart Flight Training Lessons and Pass Private Pilot Knowledge Test then Pass Private Pilot Practical Exam.3 lakh – 8 lakh per Month
Top Courses after 12th PCB –
The table mentioned below describes various courses after PCB including eligibility, course duration, admission procedure and top careers along with expected salaries.

CoursesEligibilityCourse DurationAdmission ProcedureTop Careers and Expected Salary
MBBS[BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY]10+2 with minimum 50% marks5.5 yearsNEET, AIIMS Exam, and JIPMER.Govt. doctor in Health ServicesClinical PracticeHospital ManagementWork with Primary Health Centres
Expected Salary : 35,000 – 80,000 per month
BHMS[bachelor of homopethic medicine and surgery)10+2 with minimum 50%
PCB and English as mandatory subjects in 12th
5.5 yearsNEET, TS EAMCET, AP EAMCET, KEAM, PU CET entrance examsConsultantScientistPrivate PracticeTherapistPharmacist
Expected Salary : 25,000 – 35,000 per month
BAMS [bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery]10+2 with minimum 50%
40% marks for SC/ST candidates
PCB with English as compulsory subjects in 12th
5.5 yearsEntrance exam + Group discussion + Personal interviewResearchHealth SupervisorDrug ManufacturerAyurveda ConsultationManagement and Administration
Expected Salary : 15,000 – 20,000 per month
BDS [Bachelor of dental surgery]10+2 with min. 50% marks
PCB + English as compulsory subjects in 12th
4 yearsNEET entrance testGeneral DentistHospital ManagementResearcherLecturer
Expected Salary : 15,000 – 30,000 per month
B.Sc.[BACHELOR OF SCIENCE]Botany/Zoology/ChemistryNutrition and DieteticsBiochemistry10+2 with the subjects PCB or PCM3 yearsMerit-based admission
Some colleges commence entrance test
Research AnalystTechnical writerTEACHER LECTURER
Expected Salary: 2.5lakh – 4lakh PA
B.pharmacy10+2 with subjects PCB
Min. 50% marks
4 yearsThrough entrance tests
Direct admissions in some universities
Analytical ChemistDrug TherapistHospital PharmacySales and MarketingResearch
Expected Salary: starting salary ranges from 10,000 – 18,000 per month
BPT{Bachelor of Physiotheraphy}10+2 with at least 50% marks
PCB +English as compulsory subjects in 12th
4 yearsThrough entrance examChief PhysiotherapistSports Physio rehabilitatorResearch AssistantPhysiotherapy Training InstructorLecturers
Expected Salary : 15,000 – 30,000 per month
BUMS [Bachelor Of Unani Medicine And Surgery]10+2 with PCB
Min. marks 50%
5.5 yearsNEET entrance examPrivate practiceMedical AssistantPublic Health SpecialistTherapistScientist
Expected Salary : 12,000 – 15,000 per month
Microbiology10+2 with Science
Min. 55% marks in 12th
3 yearsDirect admission
Some universities conduct entrance exam
MicrobiologistMedical TechnologistTeaching and ResearchBusiness developer
Expected Salary : 10,000 – 20,000 per month
Biotechnology10+2 with any three out of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths or Computer Science
Min. 55% marks in 12th
B.Sc. 3 yearsB.Tech 4 yearsEntrance testBiomedical EngineerBiochemistMicrobiologistMedical ScientistBiological Technician
Expected Salary : 25,000 – 28,000 per month
Bioinformatics 10+2 with PCB with min. 50% marks3 yearsEntrance tests followed by an interviewClinical PharmacologyComputational chemistInformatics developerDiagnostic centresPharmacogenomics

Expected Salary : 2lakh – 3 lakh PA
Forensics science10+2 with Science stream3 yearsEntrance testCrime scene InvestigatorCrime Laboratory AnalystForensic AccountantForensic Medical Examiner
Expected Salary : 3 lakh – 4 lakh PA
Genestics10+2 with Science stream3 yearsDirect admissionEntrance exam in few institutesGeneticistsEpidemiologistBiophysicistGenomics
Expected Salary: 3.5 lakh – 5 lakh PA
Nursing .10+2 with PCB as compulsory subjects4 yearsEntrance examsGeneral nursesMidwivesHealth workersNursing SuperintendentDepartment Supervisor
Expected Salary : 2 lakh – 2.8 lakh PA
Enviroment sciencev10+23 yearsDirect admissionsSome colleges conduct entrance examsEnvironment JournalistsEnvironment PhotographerConservation HydrologistCatastrophe ModelerDirector of Waste Management
Expected Salary : 3lakh – 5 lakh PA
ART Designing Courses10+2 with min. 50% marks3 yearsDU, BHU and many top universities conduct entrance exams
Merit list basis
Expected Salary : 15,000 – 20,000 per month
Best courses after 12th commerce
Here is the list of the top 20 best courses after the 12th Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com)
Bachelor of Economics (BE)
Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (BAF)
Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Insurance (BBI)
Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Market (BFM)
Bachelor of business administration [BBA]
Bachelor of Business Administration – International Business (BBA-IB) 
Bachelor of Business Administration – Computer Application (BBA-CA)
Industry Oriented Integrated Courses
Chartered Accountancy
Company Secretary (CS)
Cost and Management Accountant
Journalism and Mass Communication
BCom (General)
BCom Marketing
BCom Tourism & Travel Management
BA in Humanities & Social Sciences
BDes in Design
Diploma in Education (DEd)

Job Options after B.Com

There are many job options after completing a B.Com degree. 

Job Options After B.ComEligibilityTop RecruitersAverage Salary
Financial Risk ManagerAny graduation degreeDeutsche Bank, Deloitte, RBS, HSBC, CitigroupRs.10 LPA to Rs.18 LPA
Business AnalystB.Com/ B.Com (Hons) students are given preferenceEY, KPMG, Deloitte, PWCRs.3.5 LPA to Rs. 5.5 LPA
Digital MarketerGraduation degreeDeloitte, Accenture, Oracle, GartnerRs. 4.5 LPA to Rs.10 LPA
AccountantGraduation + Subject-specific Diploma/ Certificate/ Degree Banks, Corporate Sector Companies, etcINR 3.5 LPA – INR 18 LPA
Bachelor of Economics Course Highlights
Name of the CourseBachelor of Economics
Course LevelUndergraduate
Course Duration3 years
Course ModeRegular / Full time
Course Eligibility CriteriaClass 12th Board exams with 50% aggregate marks
Course Admission ProcessMerit-Based / Entrance Exams
Average Salary (INR)3 – 4.5 LPA
Areas of EmploymentEconomic ResearcherSales AnalystEconomistSecurities Analyst TraineeInvestment AnalystFixed Income Portfolio ManagerInvestment AdministratorFinancial Service ManagerCustomer Profit Analyst
BCom Accounting and Finance Course Highlights

Listed below are some key highlights of the BCom Accounting and Finance course:

CourseBCom Accounting and Finance
Full formBachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance
Duration3 years
Admission ProcessEntrance and Merit-Based Followed by Interview
Average salaryINR 1 to 10 Lakhs
Top recruiting companiesEY, KPMG, Deloitte, PWC, Deloitte, Accenture, Oracle, Gartner, SBI, NABARD, PNB, CBI, etc.

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