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January 6, 2020 • 10:36 am

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 engineering as 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 degree. The most renowned and popular institute is Indian Institute of Technology.


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 multiple colleges that offer this degree like IITs, NITs, CEPT, etc. You can opt for a career in Interior Design, Industrial Design, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, etc.


The required entrance exams are NATA, AAT, etc.





If you want to become a commercial pilot, then aviation is the right option for you. Other option like Aircraft Maintenance Engineer is also a good 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 the merchant navy is perfect for you. This is one of the most exciting fields for mathematics graduates. You can work in various departments of a merchant ship, like, deck, architecture, the engine, catering, etc.


Colleges like Indian Maritime University, 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 the Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Indian Army, then you can opt for this option. National Defence Academy conducts an NDA exam that offers admission to a fulltime residential undergraduate program, where cadets are given a bachelor’s degree in various fields.



Ethical Hecking


Ethical hacking is gaining popularity amongst students these days. Ethical Hackers are responsible to check the security of the computer system and find fault in defence systems. They are responsible for the network security of a company or institute from cyber-attacks.


You can pursure various career options 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 is the option for you. It is an applied field that requires knowledge of various science-related streams. You can become a Crime Scene Investigator, Forensic Ballistics Expert, Forensic Scientist, Digital Forensics Expert, etc.


There are multiple institutes that offer a degree in forensic science (*mostly at PG level).


Computer Application & IT


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


There are multiple colleges and institutes that offer these courses and conduct entrance exam for admission into them.



Arts and humanities


This field of art and humanities has many opportunities for a mathematics science student. 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 atmosphere, space, earth, etc in the field of Astronomy, Disaster Management, 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 a career as CA/CS. And since commerce is an important subject for this, students will require knowledge of it to get into it.


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



Research and Teaching


You can also pursue a career in research and teaching field. After completing your bachelor’s degree, you will require a master’s degree for this option. There are many national level exams you can give to get into master’s courses 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, 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 from for your career after completing 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 Indian families. If you want to know which govt institute 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 Mathematics students in private sector. 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 options that are available for PCM students. You can choose any of these for a successful career.



Hope, this guide provided all the information you were looking for career options after 12th PCM. If you find the article informative, please do share it with other students..



If you have any query, you can as us in the comments box given below.



Good Luck!


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  • Ritika sharma
    it is very good discribtion so..... thanks for help
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  • Amit singh
    The first thing that you must consider while deciding the graduation course is your interest and passion about it. Having mental clarity about, what you want to do in future and ho...
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  • Farhan
    I got only 50 marks in physics class 12 but I got 83 and 74 in chemistry and maths respectively. Can I eligible for iit
  • Aniruddha lagad
    Is their any post in UPSC for special in Mathematics??? I am student of 11th Std. If their is the post then plese answer me
  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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    Hello Neha,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for sharing your useful feedback with us!   Please Stay Tuned!   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?
    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 ...
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  • Akanksha
    Can I go for civil service exams after taking pcm in 12th(science)??
    Hello Akanksha,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, 12th PCM candidates can appear for NDA (National Defense Academy) Exam.   Thanks for asking your query with us! &nbs...
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    Can I appear in UPSC exams
    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.
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