Students have progressed well to their new academic session with Class 9th, they now need to know about certain things related to high school. The Class 9th students must be aware of their higher learning as they will be progressing to Class 10th in next academic session. Generally, Class 9th students who have just finished their junior level education have little or no knowledge about the secondary level learning, because they have been in a different education pattern till now. But as they will join class 10th, the education pattern will start changing as they will have to explore career option, prepare for secondary education, board exams as well as prepare for entrance exams. In this article, we are discussing important things every Class 9th student should know right from now.
Which stream to choose after Class 10th? – Stream selection after class 10th becomes a tough choice for students as they lack knowledge about the available options through a stream. Therefore, they need to explore the career option from Science/Commerce/Arts/Humanities streams. Students are aware of popular career options such as engineering, medical science, however, there are many other career options that students can opt for based on their interests and skills.
Course preferences – Students need to know what courses are available based on their choice of a stream (right in Class 9th). If students explore and decide to pursue a course in Class 9th itself then, it will be easier for them to plan their higher learning. For example, if a student wants to select Science stream, they should know the possible career options available in this stream apart from engineering and medical science. Moreover, based on their course preference, they would be able to know which subjects to perform better for pursuing a course.
When to start entrance exam preparation? – Students nowadays need to start their entrance exams’ preparation early as competition is rising every year for admission to premium colleges. Therefore, when Class 9th students have decided which stream to choose and which course to pursue, they will be able to know all the entrance exams for the course admission. And they can start their exam preparation along with their regular studies so that they don’t have to put in extra efforts and take stress due to competition. Early preparation for entrance exam is always better in order to qualify.
Universities and Colleges – Students must know about all the top universities and colleges, their admission criteria, and also tuition fee in advance so that they can plan their higher learning. Getting to know about University and colleges for pursuing undergraduate course will be helpful as it will ease the admission process if student knows about programmes offered, entrance/admission requirements etc.
Scholarships for higher learning – Many government organisations provide scholarships to students based on the merit scores in Class 9th, Class 10th and also ability test are conducted to select students for awarding scholarships. Students should list out all the scholarship, awards that provide financial aid to Class 9th and Class 10th students for higher education.
Talent Hunt programmes – There are many talents hunt programmes for Class 9th to Class 12th students in which they can participate to get exposure for their talent. Talent hunt exams like National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), Kishore Vaigyanik Pradyogik Yojana (KVPY), International Mathematics Olympiad and many more are being conducted at to identify students’ talent and award them for it.