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Career Options for Non-Medical Students after CBSE Class 12th Results 2018

Career Options for Non-Medical Students after CBSE Class 12th Results 2018: After giving board exams one of the biggest questions in front of CBSE Class12th Students is to choose a right career. It is one of the most important decisions of their life. For this, a person should self-analyze himself to find out his best/her best interest and set of skills. To overcome all these confusions people starts joining coaching centres and take career counsellings.

Everybody thinks that a non-med student has only one career option and that is engineering. This is not true. Apart from engineering, a Non-Medical or PCM student have other numerous career options expect to be a doctor. Here we are today with an article and we will be telling you all some of the best career options which will might be guiding you to a good future. Share this post if you all like it.

tCareer Options for Non-Medical Students after CBSE Class 12th Results 2018

Career Options in Non-Medical Field

1. Engineering

Engineering is one of the most discussed careers among the students with a Non-Medical stream in class 12th. Engineering involves inventing, building, designing, and maintaining a system or devices or the machine.


Students who are interested in engineering need to do B.E., B.Tech or B.Arch, also need to appear for Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) which is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) every year. The marks and ranking obtained by them are used as a basis for their admission into colleges.

Students can study engineering in the various fields according to their choice like in Electronics, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, electrical, Automobile, Aeronautical etc.

Best Engineering Institutes in India are:

  • Indian Institute of Technologies in the various state of India, Like IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay.
  • National Institute of Technology's 
  • Various reputed regional engineering colleges like PEC, Chandigarh.

2. Architecture

In architecture students study drawing, design, planning, sculpture and architectural studies in great depth. A study in this field leads to career options for working with major architectural firms or government organizations.

3. Bachelor of Science

 A B.Sc degree can be followed by M.Sc degree, also there is a great scope in this field. Various fields of B.Sc. are PhysicsHotel Management, IT, Computer Science, Chemistry, Agriculture, Mathematics, Electronics, Horticulture, Biotechnology, Nautical Science, Environmental Science and Electronics and Communication.

4. Management

BBA i.e Bachelor of Business Administration is one of the best options for class 12th students. This can be followed by MBA by qualifying in exams like CAT and MAT.

  • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
    This 3 years course is just below the level of MBA. BBA followed by MBA is a good prospect for mathematics students.
    On completing this course students will not have to apply for MBA degree separately and will possess dual degree i.e BBA and MBA after the completion of 5 years integrated course.
  • BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies)
    This 3 years course focuses on traditional management education and elements of Commerce also.

5. Law

Students who pursue this degree are designated as Lawyer. The Bar Council of India (BCI) is the main regulatory body of Law Education. Law courses available to students after 12 class are B.A. LL.B., LL.B., BBA LLB, B.Com LL.B. This course can be followed by 1 or 2 years long Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Doctorate (PhD).

Admission Criteria

To get admission in law, students have to appear in CLAT (Common Law Admission Test).This test is conducted to get admission to National Law Universities and institutions.

BCI provides Certificate of Practice after completing LL.B. to candidates. To practice, law one has to qualify All India Bar Examination (AIBE).

Career options

A Law student can become a judge by appearing in the Public Service Commissions, Criminal lawyer, a government lawyer, civil litigation lawyer, legal analyst, legal journalist, legal advisor, document drafting lawyer, etc.

6.Hotel Management

This career prepares students to work in hotels, resorts, aviation, cruise, and casinos. Students can pursue BSC/BA IN Hotel Management for 3-4 years.
Career after completing the course leads to lifestyle, business management in hotels fields.

7. National Defense Academy (NDA)

The National Defense Academy includes training of cadets of three sections of Indian armed forces which are Army, Navy and Air Force.

To join NDA, the age limit is 19 years. One has to appear for National Defense Academy written exam conducted by UPSC twice a year in March and August followed by (Services Selection Board) interview, medicals and clear all. Admission is on merit basis.

Course duration is for 3 years. Cadet has to complete 6 terms of training along with studies. After passing out cadets are sent to respective training institutes as per the Armed Forces division. Army candidates are sent to IMA (Indian Military Academy) for 1-year training and after that, they are ranked as Lieutenant and join Indian Army as an officer.

8. Alternate Training Scheme (ATS) Shipping job

This is an approved course for Engineer Officer in charge of a Watch (STCW Regulation III/4) and is based on International Maritime Organization (IMO).The course is very intense and also asks a lot of serious studies and hard work.Only students who are deeply interested in Marine Engineering as a career should only apply.
This study is all about machinery items on ships, boats or yachts and makes an individual a ship engineer.
The courses are divided into various phases-

  • Phase 1-Training in the academy for 1 year. The syllabus is covered in this phase.
  • Phase 2-Training on board seagoing ships as engineer cadets for 9 months is provided.
  • Phase 3-Training in the academy for 12 months which covers the syllabus part again. Cadets have to pass an examination conducted by Mercantile Marine Department-Government of India (MMD) covering all subjects as Part A examination.
  • Phase 4-Seagoing services as Assistant Engineer Officer on Watch for 6 months.
  • Phase5-Preparatory course-Engine Room Simulator, Medical First Aid for about 3 months. After this Engineer Officer will have to pass another set of examination as Part B.
Some of the well-reputed Colleges offering these courses are:

  • Don Bosco Maritime Academy, Mumbai.
  • Chennai School of Ship Management, Chennai.

9. Commercial Pilot Training

CBSE class 12th Non-medical students can also opt for a career as Commercial Pilot. Students have to pass Pilot Aptitude test and medical examination to be eligible and undergo training. A point should be clear that commercial pilot training is quite expensive.

10. Nautical Science

This study includes the basic knowledge required to navigate and operate a ship. The duration of this course is 3 years. It is divided into 6 semesters. The course is approved by Directorate General of Shipping, under Ministry of Shipping, Government of India.
Marine engineering makes an individual a ship engineer whereas nautical science is the training of an individual to become a deck officer.
Career prospects are as a deck cadet, second officer, chief officer and finally a captain. Also can get employed as a marine engineer, oceanographer, radio officer or nautical surveyors.
Some of the main colleges are:

  • Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Karnataka.
  • Vels University, Chennai.

11. Aviation

Aviation is the art of aeronautics-design, production, operation, development, and use of aircraft. The 3 years course covers topics like Air Regulations, navigation, Air Traffic control, meteorology, aircraft and engine, aviation security, flight safety and crew management.
Career options
The certificate can be obtained as Licensed Pilot for a program of 19-24 months.Get an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License for certification of 3 years. Also, other career options are Air Traffic controller, ground operation staff, cargo management staff, ticketing staff.
Some of the reputed aeronautics colleges are:

  • Indian Institute of Aeronautics, Delhi,
  • Indian Institute of Aeronautics Science, Jamshedpur.

12. Ethical Hacking

Ethical Hacking is a computer expert who hacks the security system or computer network that belongs to an organization and improves the weak points and finds vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could potentially exploit.
Students can pursue B.Sc. in Computer Science/BCA/Graduation in any IT discipline for 3-4 years and then pursue Certification courses in Ethical hacking (CEH, CCNA, SCNS, CPTE, and CISSP)
Career options
Ethical hacking professionals are in great demand these days. They are employed by large organizations and core IT companies both in public and private sectors.

  • Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Tamil Nadu
  • Indian Institute of Hardware Technology Ltd, New Delhi.

13. Creative Careers

There are so many career options available for students as per their interests in this field that we cannot name all. An interest in any art form like Music, Dance, Painting, etc., or in media studies, advertisement, Journalism, filmmaking, photography, animation etc. Become a Designer. To name a few various kinds of designers are a fashion designer, interior designer, leather designer, textile designer, graphic designer, accessory designer etc.

14. Tourism

This industry is one of the biggest sources of foreign exchange earnings in the country and offers a number of career roles to the candidates. Students should have thorough knowledge about travelling and tourist destinations, business tactics and social etiquettes.
There are graduate level, postgraduate level, diploma and certificate courses available in this industry. After completion, of course, one can find career options both in public and private sector-with Directorates, department of tourism, a job in a travel agency, hotels, airline, transport agency, etc.

15.Education and Teaching Related Career:

These courses lead to the job of a teacher/instructor. Some well-known education courses that a student after 12th class can opt are:-

  • Diploma in Elementary education
  • Primary Teachers Training course (followed by B.Ed.)
  • Diploma in Yoga education.
  • B.P.Ed. (Bachelor of physical education) – can be pursued of
  • B.EI.Ed (Bachelor of elementary education) duration is 4 years and can be perused after bachelor’s degree.

16.Forensic Science

This study is one of the crucial elements of the judicial system. The study is about examination and forensic clues.

17.Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharmacy)

This course can opt for both biologics as well as math’s students. Currently, it is one of the most protective careers and low competition field also.

18.Bachelor of Arts (B.A)

There is also an option to pursue B.A for students who wish to change their stream. B.A. can be done in various subjects like Sales and Marketing, English, Hindi/Urdu, Social Science, Foreign language.

Final Words

So these were some of the best which we witnessed and if you are having some more of these then please do let me know so that I can add them to the given list. So here we are, that's it for today we will be back with some of the more amazing articles related to CBSE Results 2018 and CTET Results 2018. You guys can also check the CBSE Results 2018 and CTET Results 2018 on our site when they are available. Stay Tuned.


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