What to do After 12th in Commerce?

Commerce is the most sought our stream in 12th after science. But most of the students are clueless about what future this field holds. So, we are here with a guiding light for students who are looking for courses after completing 12th in Commerce stream. Let’s discuss the options one by one.

after 12th in Commerce

  • CA:

For commerce students,  CA (Chartered Accountant) is one of the most respectful and challenging career fields. A chartered accountant deals with financial management and carries out the financial audits. A chartered accountant works privately or as a part of the accounts department of an organization.

Chartered Accountant plays a vital role in cases of financial disputes, bankruptcy, etc. Auditing, cost management, tax management, and business consultancy are some roles that a CA handles. This is a professional course though, not a graduation program.

Duration of Course: 5 years
Admission Procedure: CPT exam
Application Form Submission: From 4th April – 24th April 2019 for CPT 2019
Exam Date: 16 June 2019
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 from a recognised board and Registered for Common Proficiency Course from ICAI

Top Institutes:
After you pass the CPT exam, you have to clear IPCC exam. CA is more of a correspondence course, and there are no regular classes for this course. You can join private coaching institutes or doubt clearance classes arranged by ICAI all over India for better help in studies. But there are no colleges that offer CA as a full-time course. Additionally, you can subscribe for online courses from various academies that bring all the course material to your doorstep.

  • B.Com. and B.Com(Hons):
    This is the general degree that you can pursue after completing your 12th commerce. A regular B.com degree is handy even if you are seeking a professional course. Completing your graduation is essential to continue further higher studies. The difference between B.Com. And B.Com(Hons) is that the latter focuses on a particular specialization of a subject like accountancy, management, or economics, etc.

You have the option to pursue B.Com as a full-time course or through correspondence. Distance education or correspondence courses are very beneficial if you are also enrolled for a professional course like CA, CS, etc. Otherwise, a regular classroom course is better for a detailed and comprehensive study.

Duration of Course: 3 years
Admission Procedure: Entrance exam of various universities.
Application Form Submission: Varies for each college.
Eligibility: Minimum 50% marks in the secondary examination.

Top Institutes:
1. Shri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi)
2. Panjab University (Chandigarh)
3. Christ University (Bangalore)
4. Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce (Chennai)
5. Hansraj College (Delhi)

  • B.Eco:

    Bachelor of Economics is yet another option for commerce students to pursue after their higher secondary education. This course gives you a chance to study in detail the various concepts, policies, analytical methods, and programs that influence an economy. If you are keenly interested in the techniques that make an economy work efficiently, then this course is for you.

If you want to prepare for Indian Administrative Services (IAS), having an economic background will be an added advantage for you.

Duration of Course: 3 years
Admission Procedure: Entrance exam of various universities.
Application Form Submission: Varies for each college.
Eligibility: Minimum 50% marks in the secondary examination.

Top Institutes:
1. Shri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi)
2. Panjab University (Chandigarh)
3. Christ University (Bangalore)
4. Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce (Chennai)
5. Hansraj College (Delhi)

  • BBA and BMS:

    Bachelor of  Business Administration (BBA) course helps to build a base in core business disciplines. You get to explore different functional areas that constitute a business environment. So, business administration concepts drive you, then this course is for you.

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) is another undergraduate programme designed to prepare students in the field of management. This course provides theoretical and practical training which helps to inculcate leadership and managerial skills. A good understanding of administrative practices and concepts can guide you to explore ample of opportunities in the business world.


Duration of Course: 3 years
Admission Procedure: Entrance exam of various universities.
Application Form Submission: Varies for each college.
Eligibility: Minimum 50% marks in the secondary examination.

Top Institutes:
1. ASMSOC, NM Institute of Management Studies University (Mumbai)
2. Panjab University (Chandigarh)
3. Christ University (Bangalore)
4. KJ Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce (Mumbai)
5. Amity School of Business (Noida)

  • LLB:

    You might already know who a “lawyer” or “advocate” is and what are his duties. LLB is the degree that allows you to become a lawyer.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) is the main regulatory body of Law Education in India. BCI provides a certificate of practice after completion of LLB. To become a licensed lawyer and start practicing law in courts, you need to clear the All India Bar Examination.

If you wish to do the integrated course, you can take the admission in 5 years integrated programme after the completion of your 12th standard exams. Various integrated graduate degrees like B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA LLB, B.Com LL.B can also be pursued.

Duration of Course: 3 years
Admission Procedure: Entrance exam of various universities.
Application Form Submission: Varies for each college.
Eligibility: Minimum 50% marks in the secondary examination.

Top Institutes:
1. National Law School of India University (Bangalore)
2. National Law University (Delhi)
3. Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT (Kharagpur)
4. NALSAR University of Law (Hyderabad)
5. National Law University (Jodhpur)

Why Civil Services after Graduation in Commerce?

It is most probable that if you decided to choose commerce as your career field, you love economic substance. Civil Services gives you a chance to use your skills for the development of the country instead of some private firm or business. As an IAS officer, you can work hand in hand with the government to create new economic policies and implement them on the ground level. Like Ruchika Katyal, who bagged an AIR-5 in UPSC Civil Services Exam 2012.

She was a CA once, but her desire to work for the society acted as a motivational drive for becoming an IAS officer. So, choose a career that gives you chance to act on the issues that bother you and work with direct association with the government.

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