List of non-engineering career options for PCM students


18 Jun 2019

#CareerBytes: What options do PCM students have other than engineering?

In India, most science students who have completed Class 12 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) opt for engineering.

Engineering is the most-preferred option among such students as it offers an exciting variety of job opportunities. However, students with the PCM background have a range of other exciting courses for a lucrative career.

Here are some options other than engineering for PCM students.


Students can go for architecture after Class 12

Students can go for architecture after Class 12

Students who have completed Class 12 in the PCM background can go for Architecture which is a great career option.

They can pursue the five-year Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) course by appearing for the National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA) or JEE Main Paper II.

Also, mathematics is a compulsory subject in 10+2 examination to appear for these entrances.


PCM students can also pursue BSc in various subjects

After Class-12, PCM students can also go for bachelor programs in sciences and pursue a three-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in various subjects.

They can choose from a ton of BSc courses, including those in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Geology, Anthropology, Home Science, Sports Sciences, etc.

There are other interesting and tech-related BSc courses in subjects like Computer Science, Electronics, Instrumentation, and Food Technology.

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A career in commerce is another good choice

A career in commerce is another good choice

A career in commerce is also a good choice for Class 12 students with PCM background.

They can pursue the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) course at top colleges, which is another lucrative option. Mathematics is a compulsory subject for BCom.

There are a range of other commerce-related professional courses that include Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost & Management Accountancy (CMA), Company Secretaryship (CS), etc.

#4: A career in field of aviation is exciting option

After Class-12 in the PCM stream, students can also opt for a career in the field of aviation. They can pursue BSc in Aviation; students can also become a commercial pilot or a cabin crew member in the industry after completing related courses.


Management, business administration, journalism and other courses

Students can also go for undergraduate management and business administration courses like three-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) or five-year integrated courses.

Journalism is another great career option that is in demand nowadays. Some of the options include law, hotel management, hospitality, travel and tourism, teaching, psychology, sociology, fashion design, interior design, fine arts, event management, etc.

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What is the required criteria for NATA?

Asked 2019-06-18 13:53:40 by Anika Gupta

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In order to appear for the National Aptitude Test for Architecture, one needs a minimum of 50% in Class-12 with math as one of the subjects. The exam tests the student's architectural awareness, aesthetic sensitivity, perception, imagination, and observation among other things.

Can I join CA after 12th? What stages does it involve?

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After 12th, students can enroll for Foundation, register by June/December-end to pass the November/May examination to qualify for Intermediate, followed by article training, Final, article-ship, and ICAI membership. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program comprising Foundation, Intermediate, Final courses. Chartered Accountants provide financial advice, maintain financial records, conduct audits, etc. They work for companies or practice privately.

Which are the top DU colleges for technical courses?

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Here are some colleges under DU for technical and other related courses: DU's Cluster Innovation Centre, Hansraj College, St. Stephen's College, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Miranda House, Sri Venkateswara College, and Gargi College.

How to manage time between JEE preparation and Class 12 board exams?

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To balance Class 12 boards as well as JEE preparation, follow these simple steps: (1) Decide the number of months you'll dedicate to the board exams and JEE exams, (2) Prepare a study chart and set daily small goals to achieve in time, and (3) Try to focus on board exams first as they will also provide basics on several topics.

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