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Stream Options after Class Xth

Published On: 03 Jan 2012 | Last Updated On: 18 Jun 2014

In India, students start choosing the streams once they complete their Class 10th examination. There are 3 streams namely – Arts/Humanities, Commerce or Science from which a student has to choose so as to build a career in one of the streams.

When a student gets promoted to Class 10th, a typical pressure starts developing on a student since Class 10th is a turnkey event in a student’s life. The pressure is built on a student due to his own ambitions, family or peer influence.

Choosing a stream for a student once they complete their class 10th is a vital decision for them in their life. At this point of time the nervousness felt by both parents and students is similar, as deciding a stream is a vital decision because once the decision made, it would be tough to turn back and begin all over again. In addition, the decision taken will open opportunities pertaining to the choice made after class Xth.

This section provides information and advice regarding what stream one can choose after he/she completed class 10th

The 3 main streams that one can pursue after Class 10th are:


Following are the key subjects that are covered under the Arts stream are:

  • English
  • Geography
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology


Following are the key subjects that are covered under the Commerce stream are:

  • Accountancy
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • English
  • Informatics Practices
  • Mathematics


Following are the key subjects that are covered under the Science stream are:

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Talking to the senior students in the school will be a good idea since they’ll be able to guide you properly. The students will also be required to do a self-analysis to choose the right stream

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