What Can One Do After 10th Class?

After passing Matriculation (10th), a pivotal moment arrives that is you get to decide which path you want to take for your studies and future career. In this article, we shall discuss the options/courses that you can pursue after the 10th class.

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Options/Courses After 10th Class-

There are five main routes that can be pursued after 10th grade-

What Can One Do After 10th Class?

1. General Course-

One can pursue higher secondary education with one of the streams- Arts, Science or Commerce. This two-year course, encompassing 11th and 12th grades not only shapes academic knowledge but also assists in clarifying career aspirations:


The major subjects in the Arts stream include Economics, History, Political Science (Polity), Geography, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Computer Science, Hindi, English, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Literature, Regional Language, etc.

Scope: Teaching, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Music composition, Art/Painting, Civil service exam, Other competitive exams, etc.


The major subjects in the Commerce stream include Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, English, etc.

Scope: Chartered Accountancy (CA), Company Secretary (CS), Financial Analyst, Cost & Management Accountancy (CMA), Journalism & Mass Communications, Teaching, Law, Banking competitive exams, Other competitive exams, etc.


The major subjects in the Science stream include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology, English, etc.

Scope: Engineering or Medical, Scientist, Pilot, CA, CS, Financial Analyst, CMA, Teaching, Journalism & Mass Communication, Law, Competitive exams, etc.

2. Professional Course-

In India, after completing the 10th class, various professional courses are available across different fields. These courses can help you to acquire specialised skills and knowledge for future career prospects. Here are some options you can consider:

Polytechnic Course-

After the 10th, you can pursue a three-year polytechnic diploma. It provides you with practical training and hands-on experience in the fields like Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science and more.

ITI (Industrial Training Institutes) Course-

Industrial Training Institutes offer various trade-based courses like electrician, plumber, mechanic, carpenter and others. These courses provide practical skills in specific trades. ITI courses are typically one or two years long.

Paramedical Course-

There are some paramedical courses that require 10th class. In, Paramedical courses you can learn how to support a doctor or medical team. There are two categories of paramedical courses- certificate courses (duration- 3 months to 1 year) and diploma courses (duration- 1 year to 2 years).

3. Short-term Course-

There are many short-term vocational courses after the 10th class (generally). These courses are typically 4 months to 2 years long. Here are some short-term courses you can consider:

  • Diploma in Cyber Security
  • Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Management
  • Diploma in Architectural Engineering or Architectural Assistantship
  • Diploma in Photography
  • Diploma in Event Management
  • Diploma in Data Entry
  • Beauty Culture Courses
  • Diploma in Dental Mechanics
  • Diploma in Poultry Farming
  • Diploma in Fashion Technology
  • Diploma in Fine Arts
  • Diploma in Computer Hardware & Networking
  • Diploma in Beauty Culture & Hair Dressing
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Textile Technology
  • Diploma in Automobile Engineering
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Computer Engineering
  • Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Diploma in Food Technology
  • Diploma in Garment Technology
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Instrumentation Technology
  • Diploma in Interior Design & Decoration
  • Diploma in Leather Technology
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Diploma in Plastic Technology
  • Diploma in Production and Industrial Engineering
  • Diploma in Textile Processing

4. Digital Course-

After finishing 10th grade, several digital courses are available to aid skill development and future career growth. Here are some options-

Programming Languages-

You can pursue one of the top programming language courses like- Java, Java Script, Python, HTML, CSS, C, C++, etc.

Graphic Designing and Multimedia-

This course can help you to become a good graphic designer.

Digital Marketing-

You can learn marketing in this course and earn money by marketing for yourself or by affiliate marketing.

Photography and Videography-

You can learn about photography, videography and various editing techniques in this course.

Robotics and Electronics-

You can learn about making robots and other various things in this course.

Content Writing-

You can learn various types of content writing. You can work for websites, YouTube channels, books, educational platforms, etc.

AI Image Making-

In this course, you can learn copywrite-free AI image making with the help of AI tools.

5. Other Options-

If you don’t want to go for the above options then you can make your career in Food, Dance, Singing, Vlogging, Business, Sports, Private Job, etc.