What Next After 10th Class? Best Career Option Selection Guide


What Next After 10th Class? Students who have just completed their 10th Class/SSC and wishing to check what are the options to study after class 10th can check this article, which is going to be informative to select the group, career/path. Students who are seeking to choose their path after SSC and checking to know various ways after class 10th can refer through this article.

What Next After 10th Class? Best Career Option Selection Guide

Groups to take in Intermediate: Students who have completed class 10th, can join the Intermediate course. Students can select the Intermediate groups as per their interest. In this course, they can opt the following groups.

  • BIPC
  • MPC
  • MEC
  • ECE
  • HEC

Which Group to Select in Intermediate?

Opting a group is not the 100% career decider. While, for some professions, it is mandatory to select particular groups such as MPC for Engineering, Bi.P.C for Medicine etc. So, students seeking to travel various paths can select their group as per their plan. The groups and the professions were discussed here.

  • To get into medical profession like doctor, one must opt the Bi.P.C group.
  • Students wish to go in the Engineer stream, they need to select the MPC group
  • To become a Chartered Accountant, Business Analyst, Financial analyst, or any other career related to Finance, one must choose either CEC or MEC group
  • To choose any career related to Group I, Group II, Group IV or competitive exams, students can select either CEC or MEC group.

Before selecting a group in intermediate, students must consider their knowledge, interested field, and career objective they wish to choose.  Students can consider their interest and ambition before selecting a group in Intermediate.

Which is the best group in Intermediate?

All the groups in Intermediate are designed for various career objectives.  There is no particular group which is or bad. Students can select the group as per their interest and future ambition. For example students seeking to get into Engineering stream, they need to select the MPC group while they wish to get into Medicine stream, they need to select the Bi.P.C group. HEC, MEC, and CEC groups are est for various Commerce associated jobs and they are best for the various competitive examinations like Group 1, group 2, group 3, and other competitive examination. Students can select the group as per their ambition.

Courses to Choose After 10th Class (SSC)

Students can get into Intermediate, ITI, Polytechnic, and various other courses as per their preference. The following are the list of courses one can select after the completion of SSC/Class 10th.

  1. Intermediate Courses offered by AP, Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education.
  2. Polytechnic Courses offered by State Board of Technical Education and Training.
  3. Courses offered by IIIT’s
  4. Special Courses offered in Statewide Institutes in Polytechnics
  5. Short Term courses offered by State Board of Technical Education and Training.
  7. TS/ AP List of Vocational Courses offered by State Institution of Vocational Education (Commissionerate of Intermediate Education)
  8. Short Term Vocational Certificate Courses (STVCC) offered by State Institution of Vocational Education (Commissionerate of Intermediate Education)
  9. List of Technical Certificate courses offered by Board of Secondary Education (Director of Government Examination)
  10. List of Trades offered in I.T.I.s in Telangana State / Andhra Pradesh

Intermediate Course – Science and Arts Groups

Students can check various available groups which are being offered by Telangana Board of Intermediate from the following list. As per the interest of students, they can select any of the group. The Arts and Science groups in Intermediate were listed here.

A. Sciences:

  • Mathematics – Physics – Chemistry
  • Botany – Zoology – Physics – Chemistry

B. Humanities:

  • Mathematics – Economics – Commerce
  • History – Economics – Civics
  • Geography – History – Civics
  • History – Geography – Economics
  • Commerce – Economics – Geography
  • Commerce – Economics – Civics
  • Modern Language – History – Civics
  • Classical Language – History – Civics
  • Classical Language – Modern Language – History
  • Psychology – Economics – History
  • Modern Language – Economics -History
  • Public Administration – Commerce – Civics
  • Modern Language – Economics – Commerce
  • Public Administration – Economics – Civics
  •  Public Administration – History – Civics
  • Commerce – Economics – History
  • Public Administration – Economics – Commerce
  • History – Geography – Public Administration

IIIT Courses

IIIT Basara offers various courses for the students after the class 10th. The following are the courses from IIIT Basara.

6- year integrated Degree programmes at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge & Technologies, Basara (IIIT, Basara) after 10th class:  A six-year integrated programme of education, each year consisting of 3 semesters leading to a B.Tech degree is offered by IIIT, Basara in the following engineering disciplines:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics & Communications Engineering
  • Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering  

The first part of the six-year course is a two-year Pre-University Course [equivalent to Telangana Intermediate] followed by a second part of four- year Engineering Course. After the first part, there is a permitted exit after Pre-University Course of the first two years, if the student chooses to go for a career in other professional programs. 

Polytechnic Courses

State Board of Technical Education and Training, Telangana offers 3-year Polytechnic courses after class 10th.Students seeking to join the Polytechnic course need to clear the POLYCET examination, which is going to be conducted every year. Based on the rank in POLYCET, students will be offered admission in the Polytechnic courses in various Polytechnic colleges. Students can select their interested stream in Polytechnic.

  • Automobile Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architectural Assistantship
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Textile Technology
  • Commercial and Computer Practice
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Garment Technology

Special Courses

Students seeking to join the special courses after their class 10th can select the special courses offered by the State-wide institutions in Polytechnics. The following courses offered for a duration of 3-years.

  • Electronics & Communication Engineering (Sandwich)
  • Packaging Technology (SW)
  • Industrial Electronics (Sandwich)
  • Printing Technology
  • Embedded Systems (SW)
  • Computer Engineering (Sandwich)
  • Bio-Medical Engineering (Sandwich)
  • Electronics and Video Engineering (Sandwich)
  • Leather Technology
  • Footwear Technology  

V. Short Term Courses

State Board of Technical Education and Training, CCIS offers various short term courses for the class 10th completed students. As per their interest, students can select any of the following courses.

  • Web Design 6 Months
  • Basic Animation 6 Months 
  • Office Automation 6 Months
  • Auto Cad 6 Months
  • PC Maintain & Troubleshooting 6 Months

CRAFT Hotel Management:

  • Food Protection 1 Year
  • Food & Beverage Services 6 Months

Fashion Technology

  • Interior Designing 1 Year
  • Fashion Designing & Garment Making 1 year


  • Fire Safety 6 Months
  • Industrial Safety 1 Year
  • Chemical Safety 6 Months


  • Yoga Vigyan 3 months
  • Yoga Vigyan for Teachers 6 months

Vocational Courses:

State Institution of Vocational Education (Commissionerate of Intermediate Education, Telangana) offers various vocational students. After class 10th students can select these vocational courses. Students can join the vocational courses as per their interst.

 Business & Commerce Courses

  • Offer Assistantship (O.A)
  • Accounting & Taxation (A&T)
  • Retail Management (R.M)
  • Insurance & Marketing (I&M)

Agriculture Courses

  • Agricultural Crop Production (ACP) (Old Name – Crop Production & Management).
  • Fisheries Fish
  • Live Stock Management & Dairy Technology (LM&DT) (Old Name – Dairying)
  • Sericulture (Seri)

Home Science Courses

  • Commercial Garment Technology (C.G.T)
  • Physiotherapy (P.T)
  • Medical Lab Technician (M.L.T)
  • Pharma Technology (Ph.T)
  • Mechanical Technology (M.T) (Old Name – Mechanical Engineering Technician (M.E.T)
  • Pre-School Teacher Training (P.S.T.T)
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management (T&HM) (Old Name – Tourism & Travel Technology.
  • Multipurpose Health Worker Female MPHW (F)

Engineering & Technology Courses

  • Automobile Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Technology (E.T)
  • Computer Science (C.S) (Old Name – Computer Science Engineering)
  • Construction Technology (C.T)
  • Electronics and Communication Technician (Old Name – Electronics Engineering Technology

Short Term Vocational Certificate Courses:

The State Institution of Vocational Education (Commissioner of Intermediate Education, Telangana) offers the Short Term Vocational Certificate Courses (STVCC) courses for students who seek to join. After class 10th students can join any of the STVCC Courses listed below.

 Engineering Sector

  • Basic Automotive Servicing (2-3 Wheelers)
  • Basic Electronics (Repair & Maintenance of power)
  • Works Supervisor
  • Basic Automotive Servicing (4 Wheelers)
  • Basic Welding
  • CAD operator
  • Junior Land Surveyor
  • Basic Refrigeration & Air Condition
  • Assistant work supervisor
  • Senior Land Surveyor  

Information Technology Sector

  • Desk Top Publishing
  • Computer Fundamentals, M-Office, Internet
  • Computer Hardware
  • Web Designing  

 Home Science Sector

  • Hospitality Assistant  
    • Fashion Designing with Computer Base
    • Pre-primary Teacher Training
    • Apparel construction
    • Beautician

Commerce/Retail Sector

  • Cell Phone Technology
  • Legal Assistant
  • Retail Operations
  • Taxation
  • Accounting Package (Tally)
  • Office Management  

  Paramedical Sector

  • Dental Hygiene Assistant
  • Dental Ceramic Assistant
  • Optometrist Assistant
  • Dialysis Assistant
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Bedside Assistant
  • Basic of Anatomy & Physiology
  • Operation Theatre Technician
  • Midwifery Assistant
  • Health Care Multipurpose Worker 

Animal Husbandry & Other Areas

  • Gardener
  • Event Management
  • Dairy Farm Worker  
  • Security Service
  • Dairy Farming

Technical Certificate Courses:

Director of Government Examination offers some technical certificate students who passed the class 10th. Interested aspirants can join the courses as per their interest.

 Technical Certificate Course Examination:

  • Tailoring & Embroidery Lower
  • Drawing Lower Lower Grade – 7th Pass
  • Drawing Higher Grade – 10th Pass & Lower Pass in the concerned
  • Tailoring & Embroidery Higher Trade or Pass in Vocational Course in concerned Trade

 Technical Teacher’s Certificate (Lower) Theory Examination:

  • Cutting & Sewing or Vocational Course or Diploma or
  • Agriculture 10th Pass and Pass in TCC Lower Grade
  • Needlework & Dress Making Certificate Course or Bachelor of Fine
  • Karnatic Music Training Course to be conducted from
  • Hindustani Music completed TTC 42 days Summer
  • Tailoring & Embroidery – 1st May to 12th June at Hyderabad,
  • Drawing Arts of any University and should have
  • Wood Work – Warangal, Nizamabad, Nalgonda and Karimnagar Centres.

ITI Trade Courses

Students can join various ITI Trades. The following are the list of ITI trades offered in AP and Telangana states.

 Engineering Trades:

  • Information Communication Technology System Maintenance-Two Years  7. Instrument Mechanic – Two Years
  • Draughtsman (Civil) – Two Years
  • Mechanic (Refrigeration and Air-Conditioner ) – Two Years
  • Electronics Mechanic – Two Years
  • Draughtsman (Mechanical) – Two Years
  • Electrician – Two Years
  • Fitter – Two Years
  • Machinist (Grinder) – Two Years
  • Instrument Mechanic (Chemical Plant) – Two Years
  • Laboratory Assistant (Chemical Plant) – Two Years
  • Machinist – Two Years
  • Foundryman – One Year
  • Mechanic Computer Hardware – Two Years
  • Mechanic Motor Vehicle – Two Years
  • Turner – Two Years
  • Wireman – Two Years
  • Plastic Processing Operator- One Year
  • Mechanic Diesel – One Year
  • Sheet Metal Worker – One Year
  • Plumber- One Year
  • Carpenter – One Year
  • Welder – One Year  

 Non – Engineering Trades:

  • Computer Operator and Programming Assistant – One Year
  • Dental Laboratory Technician – Two Years
  • Dress Making – One Year
  • Driver cum Mechanic (Light Motor Vehicle)- Six Months
  • Health Sanitary Inspector – One Year
  • Litho Offset Machine Minder – One Year
  • Pre/Preparatory School Management (Assistant) – One Year
  • Hospital House Keeping – One Year
  • Sewing Technology – One Year
  • Stenographer & Secretarial Assistant (English) – One Year

TOSS/APOSS Inter Courses

Students can join the Intermediate course through the Open University in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states.

Entrance Tests To Attend After Class 10th /SSC

Students who are going to complete the Class 10th or students who have completed the class 10th just now can apply for the entrance examinations. To get admission into residential colleges students should attend the APSWRJC CET, to join the Polytechnic students should Appear for the Polycet examination, and for various other courses, the entrance examination links have been provided here.

AP CET NameTS CET NameDetails
Diploma in Agriculture and
Engineering Diploma
APRJC CETTSRJC CETJunior Inter Admissions
in General RJCs
in BC RJCs
APSWRJC CETTSWRJC CETJunior Inter Admissions
in SC RJCs
APTWRJC CETTTWRJC CETJunior Inter Admissions
in ST RJCs
APMRJCTMRJCJunior Inter Admissions
in Model Schools
in SC COEs
(Integrated Coaching)
in ST COEs
(Integrated Coaching)
NDA Entrance Test
Junior Inter Admissions
in NDA Course
APOSSTOSSOpen School Inter Admissions
ITITelangana ITIITI Courses
AP IntermediateTS IntermediateIntermediate Courses

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