How to Select Right Stream in Class 11- Check Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & Suggested Answers

After passing class 10th, most of the students are confused while choosing stream for class 11th. Students have a number of queries regarding the same. Here you will know answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the choice of right stream in class 11.

FAQs about selection of right stream after class 10
FAQs about selection of right stream after class 10

Choosing the right stream in class 11 is considered to be one of the most important decisions of life as it will somewhere affect your whole life by letting you chose the best career in future. So while thinking about the right option, students often get confused and have a number of queries regarding the choice of the best stream.

Here, we will discuss a few important queries which students have got about the selection of stream after passing their class 10 board exams.

1. I am not good at Maths. So what stream should I choose after my class 10th?


While making a decision which is going to affect your whole life, it’s really good to have an idea about your likes and dislikes. You should always do what makes you happy.

Here, you admitted the fact that you are weak in Maths. But there’s a difference between being weak and not liking. As you said that you are not good at Maths then there are lots of ways to improve in it. You just need to put efforts in the right direction and follow the right strategy. But if you don’t like Maths or don’t want to pursue this subject then you will find many alternatives. There are many other ways for you to succeed. You just need to explore your passion or find the things you really love. There are many unconventional career options that do not require you to be a master in Mathematics or Sciences. However, these options are more based on your personal skills and interests. So, just think wisely before arriving at the final decision.

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2. I am thinking to take PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Maths) in class 11th but I am confused about what to do after class 12th or what are various career options after Class 12 in PCM.


There is a wide range of career options to choose from after passing class 12 in PCM. Though engineering and medical courses are still at the top of the list, there are many other fields which are emerging out to be really lucrative by offering attractive career opportunities. Some of the most prominent fields to choose after Class 12 PCM are listed below:

  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Agricultural Science
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Bio-Technology Courses
  • Geological Sciences
  • Zoology
  • Textile
  • Microbiology

There are many other options as well. You just need to enquire about each field. Check the subjects included, difficulty level, course structure, fees and career scope in the field you want to pursue. To get the details of the courses available in the above fields, click here

3. I am a class 10 student. I am really confused about the stream which I will have to choose in class 11. How should I select the right option?


The decision to select a stream in class 11 has a direct bearing on your future career opportunities or we can say that the stream you will choose in class 11 will go a long way in deciding your future. So, you must take this decision wisely keeping in mind your interests, strengths and capabilities. There are some very important factors which you need to consider before making any selection. These are:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Know the streams available
  • Discuss with your parents & teachers
  • Take help of a counsellor 

To get into the details of the above factors/tips, you may click here.

Though there is no good and bad stream and a lot of opportunities are there in every field, but one just needs to go according to his/her strengths and put some extra efforts to make a successful career.

4. What career options will be available to me if I’ll take Commerce in class 11?


Generally, the students who wish to work in a corporate world select the commerce field in their education. Commerce domain has a vast scope and lucrative career opportunities. Students often get influenced and start thinking that CA, CS and ICWA are the only options available to them after 12th Commerce. However, besides these most popular professional academic programmes, there are several other options available to them as well. Some of these are listed below:

  • Diploma programs
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Professional programs
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Research
  • Bachelor of Control Research
  • Bachelor of Financial Markets
  • Bachelor in Banking & Insurance

To get into the detail of each course click here.

5.  I have scored more than 80% in my class 10 with 80+ marks in Science. What stream should I choose in class 11?


Here, one thing to be mentioned is that your score percentile shows your achievement in exams. Though it may help you getting admission in any stream, it does not reflect your interest of study. To select the right stream you should sit calmly and decide what subjects you are good at and in what fields you have interest in. As, we have already mentioned in the above answers that while choosing the stream, you should think according to your strengths and abilities.

As you mentioned that you scored more than 80 marks in Science, then you can choose from two options:

1. Medical: It includes PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

2. Non- medical: It includes PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Maths)

You can decide on the course of your interest.

Other lucrative options will be Commerce and Humanities.

Many other options are also there. You just take some time and research a bit upon the different career opportunities provided by different streams. Also, take a thorough analysis of the syllabus and course structure employed in a particular stream.

You may also like to read the following articles:

Career options after CBSE 12th: Arts stream

Career Options after 12th for Humanities Stream Students

Top 5 off-beat Professional Courses after Class 12th Arts

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