Which course to choose after 10th : Decide Science or Commerce in class 11 and 12

Deciding about choosing the right course after completing 10th or matriculation can be a tricky affair sometimes. There can be many reasons for that. One of the reason why I was bit uneasy opting for science stream was that most of my friends were going for commerce stream and I was feeling left alone. However it was also the fact that they got lesser percentage than me in 10th board exams, but I was too young to think about that at that time. Other biggest contributing factor is the percentage you get in 10th boards or the grade (if you are studying in a school where there are no external board in 10th). It is normally understood that students doing well in 10th should always go for Science stream because only bright students become doctors and engineers. Since I have done engineering myself, I know how bad 50% of the engineers are. I work in a UK bank now and I have realised that people coming from commerce background earns equally or sometimes more that engineers. So it is very important to decide the best course for you right from class 11th. And since that is very young age for all of the student, I will try to explain below how you can decide the best for you while choosing between science and commerce.


Science vs Commerce : How to decide

  • Understand Your Capability: You are the best person to gauge your capabilities. Each course whether it is science, commerce or arts need some capabilities. For example, to solve a physics problem you should be able to imagine how physics formula works and how you can apply them to solve problems. To understand chemistry, you should have interest in basic science of sub atomic particles and their behavior. In the same way, to excel in commerce you should have interest in business, accounts and numbers. For example, in you day to day life if you always think of profit and loss while buying small things and are interested in how market of supply demand works, you will be excel in commerce. Same goes for arts and humanities as well.

  • Follow your hearts: There is an old saying that you should take advise from everyone but always do what you think is correct. There is no harm in taking advise from your parents, friends and other people about your options. However, at the end it should be your own decision what stream you should choose. I give you an example here.. One of my friend got higher percentage than me in 10th board. Everyone advised, in fact pushed her to take science stream in 11th. But since her own interest was in commerce she took science against everyone's wishes. I met her last Friday and was pleasantly surprised to see her as a very successful Chartered Accountant. It has been proved again and again in various researches that you always do well in the subjects you enjoy. You should always keep this in your mind.

  • Don't think about Money at this stage: Most of the people who will advise you will say that this stream is hot in market and you will get good job if you do this course. Again will give you an example here. Most of us think that only who get very less percentage in 10th opt for arts or humanities. One of my friend who got less marks in 10th since he was more interested in paintings. We never thought he will get to do anything big in his life. But he was so good in painting, that he got scholarship from a very reputed university in UK. Last time I heard about him, he was doing very good in his life and most of his paining are sold at more that £25,000 a piece. So what does this tell you? This means, if you excel in what ever field you choose, you will always earn money and most of the time you will make more money than your peers.


I hope above mentioned facts will help you to decide which course you want to choose after 10th, whether it is science or commerce or arts. I am sure, whatever you decide will be best for you. If you have any comments or suggestion, please use the comment box below.

Off late I am getting a lot of queries about what decision you should take. If you want urgent help, drop a note to navneetjha@gmail.com and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

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anchal jain 3 years ago

I achieved 70% in my pre boards and haven't got my bords results..i am realyy confused what to choose science or commerse..when i go for science my mind says that i would n ot be able to do it.....now i am reallyy very very confused and not able to take a correct decision......what should i do??

pankaj 3 years ago

i m confused what to take science or commerce

trupti 3 years ago

well i m very sure for taking science in 11 but the fact is my bro tells that if i take science i won't be able 2 enjoy my life and i will be like trapped in four walls.in ha case what 2 do?

sneh patel 3 years ago

but i always get suggestions from my uncle and others living besides me that one may choose the stream in which we can earn more money in future

Harsh Abhishek 3 years ago

Sir.. Your advice is similar to my father advice

and I am satisfied with that but the big problem in my life is that i doesn't know my field of interest and i m totally burst .if u have any solution that make me sure that what should i choose for my career please tell me sir ....... and please this is my request that reply as soon as u can i already have waste my so many time

Deepika rani 3 years ago

when I read this. I feel better about my carrier.I like physics,but I cannot under stood some topics these lead to me as a afraid.Because in higher studies these topics lead to me as critical . please help this problem sir ........and please this is my request that reply as soon as you can.

viham patel 3 years ago

this is really really good thing for my career

kannu 2 years ago

These type of suggestions may help me but I am still fuddled that what I have to pursue for my future.......

aryaman 2 years ago

I am very confused that what I have to choose but may this help me

simran 2 years ago

M getting confused.? I dnt knW wt should be better in my future sci or commerce..bt i dnt lyk maths. I like science. Bt i m got afraid when i thinm if i will take sci then if much diff. 4 me. Then wt i will do.?

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navneetjha 2 years ago from London, United Kingdom Author

Simran - If Maths is an issue for you, then you can do science without maths.. however it will reduce your options a bit.

tamana 2 years ago

Sir ,i am really confused on what to choose after 10th. Sir , i tried to see that on which subjects i pay my keen interest but could not decide which will be best . So sir I request u please help me . Thank u............

kp 2 years ago

If I take commerce then in future which jobs can I do

ganeshprasanna@outlook.com 2 years ago

It is very useful to me. Now i can take a correct group in my studies .If i take science i think my life shines . And so there will be a great choice maker than me thanks for[hub pages.com]

shakeeb fayaz 2 years ago

Yeah it's a good statement and im interested in commerce..

tanvi 2 years ago

i achieved 85.5% in my 10th boards.. Bt i m really confused that which stream should i choose..

I tried my best to decide that which sub. Will be best for me bt i could not.. So,, sir i really req. u to help me as soon as u can..

Thank u

parth sawant 2 years ago

Sir what can i do after 10th???

i'm really confused..........

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navneetjha 2 years ago from London, United Kingdom Author

If you want urgent help, drop a note to navneetjha@gmail.com and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Pooja kumari 2 years ago

Sir 2012 I clear 10th and after 2month I got married but now I won't study so you help me please what I do.

adnan 2 years ago

I am having my board's after three months i am an average child i think i can get 70 -75 % in my board's i am interested in commerce but i like 2 do electrical work i know how 2 do it but seeing a lot more about engineers and I've heard i am scared of taking science know i have my interests in banking , accounting etc ,what should i do??

badal jain 2 years ago

Sir I will have to select whether to go with science in class nine and now I am in class eight . I know that I am a good student of science but still I want to pursue with commerce because I feel that this subject is enjoyable for me.Can you suggest what should I do.

mehakdhaliwal 2 years ago

Sir I have an interest in commerce but I do not like maths, so it would close many options for me, so can you give me an advice about keeping maths or not

piyush Malviya 2 years ago

I am very confused but now I can take correct decision

gauri 23 months ago

sir i want to choose maths but my father wants me to choose biology saying that it is good for girls.i am very confused ,can you suggest what to do.

nittin 23 months ago

I have score 57% in first term ... I want pcm ..school suggest me commerce but I interest in pcm what I do ...

manish singh 23 months ago

sir i already waste my in year in sci.....now i want to leave sci...

what can i do?

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sama 23 months ago

I want to make a pilot what should I choose commerce, art, non medical

hitesh 23 months ago

I am confused. what should i choose science or commerce. i am average student. My frnds r also average but they r choosing science

ammi_r3x 23 months ago

I like physics and chemistry But i hate maths and biology as well ......so what to do .......should i go for commerce?????what should i do?????

shreya 22 months ago

I don't want to do engineering after 12th but i am intrested in banking sector so what should i take in 11th??

Mike 22 months ago


With, due respect and humble submission I wish to bring to your kind consideration that I'm one of the confused student, who is in trouble in choosing a successful stream for myself...

I choose computer in 9th and 10th not commerce.

Later, I have passed 10th, now don't know what to choose science or commerce stream for my further education.

As I haven't taken commerce earlier as I mentioned.... (1) So, can I go for commerce if i want to ? If yes, then Can I choose math ?

(2) In science stream, I'm very much interested but I'm week in Physics n Chemistry n Maths !! I don't know should I choose science or not ?

Well, I forgot to mention about my board...it is "icse/isc" only till 10th i was in icse'.

(3) Many suggest me that cbse is better and easier than isc after class 10th. So, can I go for Science in cbse board ?

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navneetjha 22 months ago from London, United Kingdom Author

If you want urgent help, drop a note to navneetjha@gmail.com and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Abhijit 22 months ago


I gave class 10 exam.I can learn physics chemistry and maths.But i want to take commerce in class 11.most of relative suggest me to take science.now i confused.Please help me.Please....,............

kim 22 months ago

sir your advice was good but the main problm is that i don't know in which field m good but i thought of taking commerce but my mom n aunty said to take science m not intrested in science sir please help me give me some solution plz sir as soon as possible you can......

Sandeep 22 months ago

I am confused about which stream i should choose..I luv science and i am also intrested but maths i am weak in maths..what should i do???? plz help

sarang 22 months ago

sir ,is tie -up college better or individual college better

vishal qureshi 21 months ago

I want to earn there is a lots of money so,pls suggest me that which subject I choose maths or commerce

chaitra.k 21 months ago

After 10th i choosed commerce.l should do ca,this is my goal how can i achieve this

Sudeep 20 months ago

I achieved 54.4% in 10 board exam i am confuse so much please help me to take subject in class 11

Rahul 20 months ago

I got 92 percent in my pre boards

TEJ MEENA 20 months ago

suggest me my pre is 59 only in 10th board exam so i' m confused what subject take science or commerce

aaruhi 16 months ago

i'm very confused . i got 96% in my first sa1 . i m interested in science but there is very little scope in science than in commerce. Which one should i choose?

indrajit prasad 15 months ago

I m.confused what should i take after 10 science or commerce because i dont know tha benefits of commerce.... plz help me

Ishika gupta 10 months ago

I got 70% in my pre boards ...and not got board now so i m confused what to choose science (pcm) or commerce with maths...sometimes my mind says that i will not be able to do science...i dont understand what to do..

nandan bhuva 9 months ago

sir i have passed my 10 cbse examination and i am a average students with 75% marks i have confusion in taking science or commerce so i need you help and i request you that you help me out that in which field i should go.

Kristen 9 months ago

I got 70% in my board examination but I was confused that which stream I should choose but this above written sayings help me a lot so now I can definitely choose that what I want to do..................................Thnx:)

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