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What are the courses after the 12th?

Additionally some of the after 12th courses that most science students pursue are B.Sc, B.Tec, and MBBS. Similarly, B.Com is a graduation course for commerce students. Therefore, BA is a graduation course for Arts students. Besides these, there are many one year courses that any stream of students can pursue in 2024.

What is graduation in India?

So, Graduation is a degree course students can pursue in their respective streams. Also, there are two levels of graduation. Firstly, one is an undergraduate course. Secondly is a post-graduation course. Additionally, the duration is 3 years, 2 years respectively. 

Moreover, undergraduate courses after 12th are like B.Sc, BBA, B.Com, and BA. etc. Similarly, post-graduation courses are like MA, MBA, M.Sc and M.Com, etc. However, students can pursue post-graduation courses after completing their undergraduate. 

Additionally, graduation courses are important for studying further and preparing for the many government exams. Similarly, there are many exams that students can take only after completing their undergraduate.  Also, there are eligibility criteria to pursue these graduation courses. So you must fulfill the eligibility criteria if you want to pursue graduation courses. Also, students can pursue graduation courses online.

Similarly, in online graduation, students do not have to join a regular college/institute.

What are the best courses after the 12th to get high-paying jobs?

So, Apart from graduation courses, there are many other courses you can pursue after completing your 12th. So, below are listed stream-wise courses and career options you can choose as per your interest-

  1. Courses for PCM(Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics students-
  • Engineering/BTec (Bachelor of Technology)-

Hence, to pursue B.Tech(Bachelor of Technology) students have to obtain a high percentile in their 12th. Also, there are many National Levels entrance tests such as IIT-JEE, GATE, UPSEE, and BITSAT. Additionally, there are many state-level exams too.

So B.Tech is a four years engineering course and there are 8 semesters. Also, there are many fields students can get to pursue in B.Tech. So, some of the fields in B.Tech are such as Computer Science, Mechanical, Electronics and Telecommunication, Electrical, Civil Information, and Technology. Additionally, the average salary candidates get after completing B.Tech is from 2 lakhs to 3 lakhs per annum.

  • Bachelor Architecture(B.Arc)-

So, In Bachelor of Architecture, there are ten semesters and the duration of this course is 5 years. Also for admission, you have to clear any National level exams such as IIT-JEE, GATE, UPSEE, and BITSAT. However, there are some state-level exams too. After completing B.Arch students get various types of architecture jobs such as Architecture Designer, Architecture Engineer, and Architecture Draftsman. Etc. Additionally, the average salary is around 2.5 lakhs to 4 lakhs per annum.

  • BBA(Bachelor of business administration)-

Eligibility- 12th with at least 50% marks.
Course Duration- 3 years Semesters- six semesters.
Admission process- on the basis of entrance exams Job posts- Finance Manager, Business Administration Researcher, Business Consultant, and Manager, etc.
Average Salary 3 lakhs to 5 lakhs/annum.

Additionally there are many other high paying courses such as Pilot, Merchant Navy, Railway apprentice exams etcetera that students of PCM stream can pursue.

2 Courses for PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) students-

  • MBBS(Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)-
Eligibility12th with at least 50% in PCB stream
Course Duration 5.5 years
Admission processNEET entrance exam
Salary-Rs 30,000-80,000 per month
  • BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery)
Eligibility10+2 in PCB with at least 50% marks. Also English is compulsory
Course Duration 5.5 years
Salary25,000 to 30,000 per month
  • B. Pharma-

Eligibility 10+2 with 50% or above in PCB Course.
Duration 4 years.
Admission process Entrance exams or direct admission.
Average Salary 10,000 to 20,000 per month.

Moreover some other after 12th courses For PCM students are such as BPT(Bachelor of Physiotherapy), BAMS(Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine Surgery), BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery), and Bioinformatics, etc.

3 Courses for the Commerce students-

  • B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce)-
Eligibility12th with 60% or above
Course DurationAdmission process3 years entrance exam
Average salary2 lakh or above(per annum)
  • Chartered Accountancy-
Eligibility50% in 12th(aggregate)
Course Duration5years
Admission processICAIonline registration
Average Salary3 lakh to 5 Lakh/annum

Moreover other after 12th courses for commerce students are. Likewise B.Com, BBA, CPF(Certified Financial planner), and CMA(Cost and Management Accountant etc.

4 Course of the Art students-

  • So, Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM)-
Eligibility 12th from any government recognized board
Course DurationEducation mode 3 years Regular or distance/online Average
Salary2-5 lakhs per annum
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication-
Eligibility10+2 from a recognized board with a minimum of 50 % marks
Course duration 3 years
Education mode Regular/online/distance
Admission process Direct admission
Average salary3-18 lakhs
  • So, Bachelor of Fine Art-
Eligibility10+2 with at least 50 to 60%
Course duration3 years 
Average salary3 lakhs to 8 lakhs Annually

Furthermore other after 12th courses for art students are. Likewise BA, Fashion designing, BCA, and Bachelor of Elementary Education, etc.


Hence, there are many after 12th courses students can choose in their respective fields. So, there are some courses that any stream of students can pursue. Also when they complete graduation in their respective field. Therefore, they can take many government exams. Similarly, there are online graduation options for the students. Also, students can join one year graduation program to complete their graduation in one year.

So if you want you can choose any of the courses listed above. Moreover, there are many other courses that students can pursue after the 12th. Likewise, you can check on our website.