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Science as a career stream

A popular option among many, Science is the field that has helped mankind unlock the future


One of the most popular choices among multiple options of career streams in India is the science stream. Equally competitive as commerce or even humanities, it has the highest number of seats and top-ranked institutions across the country. It is ideal for those who would like to begin exploring the world of facts and logical reasons. Curiosity and high aptitude are two common requirements to do well in the stream.

Popular career fields like engineering, medicine, and even computer science are top choices for graduation among those who take up the science stream. The topics in the subject during high school involve imparting fundamentals of each subject.

It is also worth noting that students who pursue science as a stream in high school and eventually switch over to commerce or most of the humanities course during the undergraduate level.

Entrance Exams:

Most of the popular career paths after science for graduation have entrance exams after the 12th board exams. The NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is given by those aspiring to make a career in the medical field and the IIT-JEE and state engineering entrance exams are used for admissions to engineering colleges.

Private universities that are deemed and affiliated to AICTE and UGC mostly conduct their entrance exams and students should keep this in mind while planning.

If you would like to study abroad for undergraduate courses you may have to take some exams like the SAT, ACT, and IELTS.

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Career possibilities 

  • Engineering
  • Medical
  • Pharmacy
  • Pure sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer sciences
  • Statistics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Nursing
  • Public Health studies
  • Fitness and Kinesiology
  • Analytical sciences
  • Navigational studies
  • Marine studies

Some important points to note:

  1. Always plan to take either PCM or PCB. This will help you focus on the core subjects better leading to better understanding and performance.
  2. Make sure you give full attention during the 11th standard which forms the base of all the 12th standard subjects.
  3. We recommend focusing on the board exams first and then preparing for the entrance exams.
  4. For all technical courses having an average of 50 marks in your core subjects is mandatory. In this case, even clearing entrance exams will not make you eligible
  5. Do not go by marks obtained in 10th standard for choosing science later. Most humanities and commerce colleges have similar or higher cut-offs than even science.
  6. NEET has a percentile system of identifying eligibility. Kindly understand the same before preparation.

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