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CBSE Result 2018: Tips on How to Select the Right Stream

Edited By: Puja Menon


Last Updated: May 19, 2018, 07:51 IST

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The CISCE Council for Indian School Certificate Examination CISCE will put out the ICSE Class 10 Result 2018, ISC Class 12 Result 2018 on its official website cisce.org

New Delhi:  The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination CISCE announced the Indian School Certificate ISC Result 2018 and the ICSE Result 2018 on May 14 at 3 pm. The CISCE Council for Indian School Certificate Examination CISCE will put out the ICSE Class 10 Result 2018, ISC Class 12 Result 2018 on its official website cisce.org.

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After the ICSE Result 2018 are out, students will be at the crossroads of the first major decision in their career paths. Since childhood, all of us think about what we want to be when we grow up – a doctor, an engineer, a lawyer or a scientist – being the most common choices. The stream that a candidate chooses after the Class 10 results will go a long way in deciding that future.

There is a lot of thought that goes into selecting the right stream and each candidate faces doubts over whether to go with their favourite subject, choose their major strength, or work based on their future goals. Peer and parental pressure also play a major part in this choice.

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So, a candidate must make his/her choice based on these parameters and keep in mind their capability and interest. Let us first look at the three streams on offer in ICSE schools and what career options they may lead to:

1. Science: The most sought-after course in after the Class 10 boards, the main subjects are Physics, Chemistry and Math. Students then have to make a choice between Computer Science and Biology, based on their preference. Choosing the science stream leads to career options like engineering and the medical field

2. Commerce: This stream is related to trade, commerce, business and financial marketing and is the second most sought after preference, which keeps growing every year. It leads to several well respected career options like chartered accountancy and investment banking.

3. Humanities: The stream with the widest scope in terms of learning, it includes varied subjects like History, Geography, Social Sciences, Literature, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, etc. It can lead to many exciting career opportunities like journalism, literature, social works, and teaching among others.

Students must keep in mind there is no best stream, but only a best choice for them. For this one must look at the big picture and consider your future goals and past performance. Here are a few tips to select the right choice for you:

1. Self-analysis: A student must have awareness of his own interests and strengths. Are you better with numbers or do your interests lie in study of languages? One must also keep in mind which stream choice is likely to bring you success as a professional.

2. Talk to parents and teachers: Sometimes, due to a lack of knowledge, a student can make the wrong decision in a hurry. Talking to your parents and other elders can help you gain from their experience. Teachers, on the other hand, have guided hundreds of students in the past and can guide you based on the success stories of other students that were in your place.

3. Seek professional help: Career counsellors take scientifically designed tests and exercises to gauge your interest and aptitude when you can’t arrive at a decision. They can also talk you through the details of each stream and what the future may hold with each choice.

In the end, choose the stream that appeals to you. Remember, there is no wrong choice and there are many exciting career options waiting for you after every stream.