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Career Options after 10+2 Non-Medical (PCM)

Did you study Physics, Chemistry, and Maths (PCM) until 10+2 level? And is it that you’re now looking at exploring career options that are available to you after class 12?

The good news is that there are a vast number of options available for you besides Engineering that happens to be a basic choice for a majority of students with the ‘PCM’ subjects. It is even possible for you to go for a career outside the science stream, owing to the options that are available in the education sector.

In case you wish to give all options available after 10+2 Non-Medical a good thought, you may consider going through the list given below. This list highlights popular career choices that are made by students in the given field:


This course is an ideal choice for you if you wish to explore the world of engineering by opting for B.Tech or B.E. and specialize in one/ more streams including Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering and many more. The duration of the course is 4 years. You may even opt for integrated courses available in several universities in case you wish to combine your studies with other subjects.

For admissions to B.Tech or B.E. courses, you need to appear for Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) conducted by CBSE in case you wish to study in India.


Another very popular choice among PCM students is the architecture course. A 4-year course in Architectural Studies is available in reputed universities and colleges in India and abroad. This course offers a lot of scope for future growth and career success.

Information Technology

If it interests you to study Computers, you may consider choosing Information Technology (IT) as your career. A career in IT offers a lot of scope in India and abroad with numerous career roles and employment opportunities.

Defence Services

Having studied Mathematics, you may also consider applying to the Indian Air Force or The Indian Navy. This promises you a very reputed and rewarding career with numerous perks in the job sector. Furthermore, you get to serve your nation in the most dignified manner.

Actuarial Science

This is an appropriate career choice for you if you’re extremely proficient in mathematics and statistics. After graduating in this field, you may become fellow in IAI and further opt for post-graduation.

Ethical Hacking

This field of study trains you to hack security systems or computer networks belonging to an organization. In order to pursue a career in this field, you need to opt for BCA, B.Sc. (IT) or B.Sc. (Computer Science) and later pursue certification courses in Ethical Hacking (CCNA, CEH, CPTE, SCNS, and CISSP).

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Hotel Management

This career option is open to students with all the three major streams and promises a lucrative career. Depending on your interest, you may later opt for specialization or branch out into different fields like lifestyle, culinary, business management and more.


Being a non-medical student, you may also opt for courses/ careers in any of the fields given below:

Army: Technical Entry Scheme (TES), National Defence Academy (NDA)

Aviation: Concerns with designing, production, development, operation, and use of aircrafts.

Business Administration: BBA, BBS

Business Management: BMS

Computer Applications: BCA

Commercial Pilot Training


Education and Teaching Related Courses

Forensic Science

Hospitality Management: Concerned with the management of hospitals


Mathematics: B.Math

Nautical Science: Concerns navigation and seamanship

The difference between marine engineering and nautical science is that the former makes one a ship engineer whereas the latter trains an individual to become a deck officer.


Statistics: B.Stat


Creative careers in animation, design, fine arts, journalism, filmmaking, photography, fashion designing, textile designing, etc.

Besides the options given above, you may also opt for B.Sc. (Non-medical). There are several options in case you wish to study any one subject out of PCM as given below:

Physics: Astrophysics, Geophysics, Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics, Optical Physics.

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, Statistics, Geometric Analyst.

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