While growing up we all heard very common terms from everyone like you should score 90% above to be eligible for science, don’t score low else you will end up taking Arts stream. Scoring high to be eligible for a certain stream is still continued and students just keep studying to score high without even knowing about the stream they want to take after class 10. A lot of times students just end up taking science or commerce streams under the pressure of their parents or peers, and later realize that they are not interested in the subject.
But by then it’s too late as they have already spent so much time. The notion of streams and their categorization is still the same where science is considered the first option, commerce is considered the second option, and Arts is considered the last choice. But somewhere around the corner people are now becoming aware of their children’s interests. But a lot of parents and students are still not aware of why choosing the right stream is important, this is why we drafted these 5 effective points to consider while choosing the right stream after the 10th:
- Pay attention to your strengths, weaknesses, and personality
You should be realistic while choosing your stream after the 10th so that you do not end up biting more than you can chew. You should pay extreme attention to your aptitude, if you’re weak in Maths, you will be having a very tough time in the Science stream where physics and chemistry also require calculation. If you are good at literature, debates, and writing poems, the Arts stream would be the best for you. And if you are good and stats and economics, the commerce stream would be the perfect fit for you. Don’t choose a stream based on a single subject rather look at the bigger picture.
- Find an area of interest and pay attention to it
When people say “do what you love” they’re not lying. If you continue to do what you love, you will surely make a huge difference in your and in others’ lives. You will be happy forever and satisfied with the choice you made. You might have more than one area of interest but you need to refine it unless you don’t end up with one. Write down all your areas of interest and imagine would you still love it after a few years? If not then cut it out. Think about things you will love doing after 5 years from passing your school.
3. Check career scope, and future prospects of each stream
If you already have a dream college in your mind and career is your number one priority, you should definitely pay attention to this point. We suggest you to analyze each stream thoughtfully and research each career prospect, salary, and growth. Gives Many streams like arts give you enormous possibilities. The key is to find out the best field in which you can get expertise. Keep things like will demand for these job roles grow with time? Or not in your mind.
4. Take help of educational counseling
If you’re too confused about the stream, we would suggest you to take help from professionals. They will help you in understanding your strengths, weaknesses, and areas of interest, and suggest the right stream according to your aptitude. You should also consult with your parents for the same and ask them to go with you for the counseling. If not counseling you can seek help from your seniors, teachers, and even siblings who have been through the same phase.
5. Don’t follow the crowd and end up choosing the wrong stream
This is one of the most common and biggest mistakes students make, they end up taking streams because of peer pressure, under the influence of their parents or siblings. This only makes things worse for you as you end up studying a subject you don’t like and pursue a career that you absolutely hate. Most people who hate their jobs actually ended up choosing the wrong streams and pursuing the wrong degrees. Make sure you don’t end up making the same mistake.
We hope that now you have realized the importance of choosing the right stream after class 10. Next time anyone tries to influence you for taking a particular stream, just turn a blind eye to them and do what you love.