Opting for the non-medical stream after class 10th Boards? Here’s what you need to know

The major choice between Medical & Non-Medical Stream

Is the Non-Medical stream difficult?

Subjects on offer in the Non-Medical stream:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Optional subject (varies from one state/educational board to another.)

Career options with core subjects


  • Astrophysics
  • Nuclear and Atomic physics
  • Molecular physics
  • Optical physics
  • Meteorology


  • Chemical engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Astrochemistry


  • Applied mathematics
  • Computational mathematics
  • Complex dynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Image processing
  • Statistics

Career options after choosing the Non-Medical stream

1. Engineering

  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering

2. B.Sc

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Agriculture
  • Electronics
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science
  • Hotel Management

3. Law

4. Defence

5. Computer and IT

A few of the many options are:

  • Software Developer
  • Web Programmer/Developer
  • Software Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Administrators

6. Interdisciplinary Courses and Careers

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
  • B.Com
  • CA, ICWA, CS
  • Tourism
  • B.Pharm
  • B.Ed
  • Fine arts
  • Actuarial Sciences

Entrance exams to consider:

  • JEE (Main and Advanced)
  • IISc
  • IIST
  • CETs of different states
  • B. Arch of various universities
  • IPU Engineering
  • Manipal, Jamia, AMU (B.Tech)
  • Entrance exams for defence, marine and navy
  • Entrance exams for various Humanities and social science courses across universities
  • Exams for law courses
  • Entrance exams for Fashion Design and Hotel management
  • Entrance exams for pure math courses
  • UPSC, SSC and IBPS exams held by the government

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