If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters!

You all have plans according to your desires, especially when you are at the very early phase of your career which is after your 12th. After passing the 10th examinations and taking admissions into your preferred streams (science, commerce, or arts), each and every student is busy struggling for their dreams. Most of you might have decided your goals and designed a premier pathway for success. But nowadays competitive exams have taken a new turn, so likewise there is equally a chance of failure. Every time things will not go the way you planned them. 

There is always one solution to tackle such a situation. You must have Plan B. If at any time your plan A becomes unsuccessful then thanks to plan B, immediately you can turn to plan B. This will save your time as well as your hard work and at the same time lets you be motivated towards your career. 

Now let us explore how it works!

What-if Analysis

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still!

Have you ever wondered what happens if the plan you have made to reach your destination, breaks, or doesn’t work? If not, then you are going to be in a very devastating situation. Because once you enter the wrong path it is very difficult to get back on track and continue your dream. For this purpose, your vision, as well as the mission, should be crystal clear. 

Basically, what-if analysis works on the logic that will be very helpful for you to pursue your dreams without a lot of barriers. This what-if analysis will work based on the logic designed by you. Now let us check out what-if analysis better.

Suppose you recently completed your intermediate examination in the science stream and you want to become a doctor in a government organization. Now for this, if you have your plan A. In this plan, you will be clearing the entrance exams to get admissions into a reputed government institute to pursue graduation in medical sciences.

If plan A is executed properly, then bingo!

But the turning point comes when unfortunately your plan A doesn’t work out for some reason. If at that point you drop your weapons, then you will lose the battle. However, if at this point you have plan B to pursue your dreams, then it will be a win-win situation for you. It will prevent you from hindering your career because you do not have another plan or because you need some time to think about what to do next. In order to circumvent such scenarios, you must deploy plan B.

Stream-Based Plan Bs

Basically there are three streams after completing 10th- namely science, commerce, and arts.

Based on these streams, a candidate is supposed to decide their career. Some extremely tough and competitive careers have become aspirational in these streams. Let us discuss some of them: 

  • You are a science student, so you will have to choose engineering or doctor as a career
  • You are a commerce student, so you will have to choose CA as a career
  • You are an arts student, so you will prepare for IAS after 12th

These career options will most probably be your plan A’s. But we are listing down alternate courses offered after 12th class, so that you also have additional information about other wonderful careers and plan your plan B’s. 

Science stream 

Science students are like water, they can dissolve in any (career) stream. They are eligible for almost all science and non-science career options, especially if they had mathematics as a subject, so it’s an advantage for them. Let us take a look at what you can choose as a career after 12th.

Popular courses after 12th science

  • MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BEMS/Homeopathy/Unani
  • BCA
  • BSC
  • BSc (IT & Software)
  • B Pharma
  • B. Tech biotechnology
  • BSc. Economics
  • Chartered accountant
  • BSc.Chemistry (honours)
  • BSc. Zoology/ Botany
  • BSc. anthropology
  • BA LLB
  • BBA
  • Hotel Management
  • BA Mass Communication and Journalism

Commerce stream

There are immense opportunities for students who have completed their 12th from commerce because a commerce background deals with business, finance, and accounts. So there is a need for students from commerce backgrounds in every organization. So the popular programs that a commerce student can choose after 12th are listed below: 

  • BBA
  • BA LLB
  • CA
  • CS
  • BA Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Bachelor in Statistics
  • Hotel Management

Arts stream

One of the popular streams in higher secondary education is arts and humanities. In fact, after graduation when you try for a government job you will have to study history, geography, and economics as almost every government exam test your general knowledge and that includes topics from history and geography. So at that time, arts students will have an edge over any student with other streams.

It offers a plethora of programs, some of the programs are listed below for your reference

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of fine arts
  • Bachelor of design
  • Bachelor of journalism
  • Bachelor of psychology
  • Hotel management
  • Travel and tourism
  • Bachelor of social work
  • BA law


The pressure of choosing careers will always be there in your school life. Just know that having lots of career plan A’s and B’s will help you choose what’s best for you. So, explore the things out there, to excel in your life you have to think out of the box while choosing your career. Always be ready for challenges and keep an open mind.

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