Sourabh Swami @Eduncle posted an Article
September 10, 2019 • 5:44 pm

Career Options for Maths-Science Students after 12th - Complete List

Career Options after 12th (PCM)


PCM is one of the most versatile streams. A student with Maths-Science in 12th standard has a multiple career options available to pursue.


Majority of these students opt for engineering for their career, which itself has vast career options and fields. But there are many opportunities for PCM students after completing their 12th other than engineering.


In this blog you will find all the Job and Career options which are available for a PCM student after 12th grade.




Career Opportunities for PCM 12th Graduate


Eduncle has complied all the options available for students with Maths at one place to help you compare and analyse them so you can make the best decision for your future.





Engineering is the most popular career option amongst PCM students. To become an engineer a student needs to pursue B.Tech/B.E. degree. There are many colleges offering B.tecg degree and the most renowned and popular instute is IIT.


To get this degree you need to give entrance exams like – IIT JEE Mains & Advanced, BITSAT, etc.


Check out the list of Top Indian Engineering Colleges.





Architecture is the second most popular career option for Mathematics students. The degree required to become an architect is B.Arch. There are mutliple colleges that offer this degree like IITs, NITs, CEPT, etc. You can opt a career in Interior Design, Industrial Design, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, etc.


The required entrance exams are NATA, AAT, etc.





If you want become a commercial pilot then aviation is the right option for you. Options like Aircraft Maintenance Engineer is also a scope when you get into aviation. There are many aviation institutes in India that offer aviation related degree & training.


Pilot Aptitude Test (WOMBAT) is a way to get into this field.



Merchant Navy


International trade, cargo, if these terms get your attention then merchant navy is the perfect for you. This field is one of the most exciting field for mathematics graduates. You can work in various departments of a merchant ship, like, deck department, architecture department, the engine department, catering department.


Colleges like Indian Maritime Universit, International Maritime Institute, International Maritime Academy, etc, provide degrees like HND, Marine Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Nautical Technology, etc.


Required entrance exam - AIMNET



National Defence


If you want to be a part of Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Indian Army, then you can opt for this option. National Defence Academy conducts a NDA exam which offers an addmission to fulltime residential undergraduate program, where cadets are given Bachelor’s degree in various fields.



Ethical Hecking


Ethical hecking is fastly gaining populatrity amongst students these days. Ethical Hackers are responsible to check the security of computer system and find fautls in defense systems. They are responsible for the network secuirty of a company or institute from cyber attacks.


You can get into career like Security Consultant, Network Security Administrator, Network Security Engineer, Penetration Tester.


To get into this career you will require certain certifications like Indian School of Ethical Hacking (ISOEH), Ankit Fadia Certified Ethical Hacker, NIIT Ethical Hacking, etc.



Forensic Science


Do you like investigating? Then this new field of Forensic science which is an applied field that requires knowledge of verious science related fields. You can become a Crime Scene Investigator, Forensic Ballistics Expert, Forensic Scientist, Digital Forensics Expert, etc.


There are mutiple institutes that offer degree for forensic science. (*but mostly at PG level)


Computer Application & IT


This field has multiple opportunities for students who have interest in computer. Career options like Software Develpoer, System Analyst, Web Designer, App Developer, Network Administrator, Database Administrator, etc. degree you need for this career option are B.E./B.Tech in Computer Application & Information technology, BSIT or BCA.


There are multiple colleges and intstitutes that offer these courses and conduct entrance exam for admission to these courses.



Arts and humanities


There are various opportunities for a mathematics science student in the field of arts and humanities. You can opt for courses like in psychology, sociology, foreign languages, Travel & Tourism Courses, Mass Communication and Journalism, Performing Arts, Business Administration and Management Studies, fashion tech, animation & graphics, etc.


There are many colleges that offer these courses.



Physical Sciences


This domain deals with the study of inorganic material like atompshere, space, earth, etc in the field of Astronomy, Disaster Management, Meteorology, Cartography, Meteorology, etc.


Institutes like IITs, TISS, NIDM, etc offer various courses in these fields.



Chattered Accountant & Company Secretory


This career option is mostly opted by commerce students, but it is not limited to them only. Even a science mathematics student can pursue career as a CA/CS. And since commerce is an important subject for this, students will require knowledge of it to get into this career.


Students need B.Com. degree to give the CA/CS entrance exam.



Research and Teaching


You can also pursue career in Research and teaching field. After completing your bachelor’s degree, you will require master’s degree for this career option. There are many national level exams you can give to get into master’s course like CSIR NET, IIT JAM. You can also go for Doctoral courses after your Post graduation.  


Research Areas in Mathematics


Algebra, Combinatorics, and Geometry Analysis and Partial Differential Equations Applied Analysis Complex Biological Systems Mathematical Biology Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Topology and Differential Geometry


These are the options you can choose for your career after completing your 12th grade. If you want to know about Govt and private job options, then you can refer to the following list.



Government Jobs & Career Options


Govt. jobs have always been the most desirable option for Indians families. If you want to know which govt institutes and department offer jobs for PCM student, then you should check the following list:


Indian Armed Forces

Mini Ratnas and Nav Ratnas like BHEL, GAIL, BCCL, IOCL


Banking and Finance Sectors



National Aeronautical Limited (NAL)

Indian Railways and Metros


Income Tax Department

Govt. institutes & universities


You may also visit – Top Government Recruitment Exams in 2020!



Private Sector Career & Job Options


Other than govt. jobs there are several opportunities for Maths students in private sectors. Here are the top private jobs you can pursue:


Private Banks and Insurance Companies

Cost Evaluator

Market Researcher

Chartered Accountant (CA)

Mass Communication & Journalism



Private institutes & universities


These are the option that are available for PCM students and you can choose any option that you are most interested in as your career.


Please share your reviews & feedback with us. You can also share your doubts in the comments below, we will be glad to help you.



Showing 11 comments out of 11
  • Akanksha
    Can I go for civil service exams after taking pcm in 12th(science)??
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Akanksha,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, 12th PCM candidates can appear for NDA (National Defense Academy) Exam.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    Can I appear in UPSC exams
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Akanksha,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Can you please describe your educational qualification and age limit?   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Ramakrishnan
    The given list of career options after 12th science other than engineering is extremely useful. Thanks for sharing it.
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Ramakrishnan,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback. For more such updates, Kindly stay tuned with Eduncle.   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Rahul
    I'm currently studying at 12, and I've opted to take jee. If I pass the entrance exam,what courses can I take with respect to electronics?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Rahul,   Greetings from Eduncle!   We wish you all the best for your appearance in JEE exam this year. Well, if you qualify the exam, you can read the blog to help you out in choosing the right course for you -   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Neha Nagpal
    A student having PCM in 12th standard can pursue his further study in engineering & technology : 1. - Computer Science & Engineering 2. (Hons.) in computer science & Engineering with specilization in Cyber Security 3. (Hons.) In computer science & Engineering with specilization in Cloud Computing 4. (Hons.) In computer science & Engineering with specilization in IOT & Intelligent Systems 5. Mechanical Engineering 6. (Hons.) Mechatronics Engineering with specilization in Robotics 7. - Electronic & Communication Engineering. 8. (Hons.) Electrical Engineering with Specilization in Electric Vehicle Technology 9. - Petrolem Engimeering 10. B.Tech civil Engineering
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Neha,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for sharing your useful feedback with us!   Please Stay Tuned!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Naira Oberoi
    There are endless options for science students after 12th it totally depends students where he wants to pursue his or her carrier they can go for neet and become a doctor they can also go for Pharmacy and become a pharmacist there is one advance course these days which students are choosing to make there carrier bright that is Radiology because these days as a growing phase of science most of the hospitals and health centers need radiologist, radiology devide in many segments such a as MRI Radiobiology, Radio Diagnosis, Radiotherapy, Clinical Trials,Palliative Care and Chemotherapy. Quantum university providing Bsc. Radiology along with interdisciplinary programs.
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