Questions at Entry Point
Sci / Com / Arts ?
The choice of stream to your surprise is not connected with immediate academics but it is connected to the decision of what these children will do finally…what would be their final academic destination?
To be precise what would be their post graduate degree?
Let’s take the most sought after post graduate degrees..M.E, M.Tech, MBBS, MD, M.Arch, M Designing, M B.A, M.A – Ph.D, M.S – Ph.D, M. Sc – Ph.D,M.Com , C.A, CS, CFA, Hotel Mgmt, Defence, LLB, LLM, M. Pharm, M lib, MSW, Journalism, M Sc Agri
What is the eligibility graduation? Arts..Commerce or Science… for few its is Arts, another few..commerce but for ALL a science graduate is eligible.
Again these Post graduations have an entrance exams like GRE / GATE / PMT / NATA / NID/ UCEED / CAT / CET / Pre- Phd/ GRE / SAT/ Univ Entrance /PMT / JEE / NDA/ CDS / CLAT/ MH CET and various others
What is one common subject these exams check? …its mathematics. So if you don’t choose Science then remember you need to do the maths part on your own that too up to level of engineers as they are your competitors in most of the above exams…have you observed…in IAS IPS MPSC most toppers are from science graduation, generally engineers or even doctors.
Hope you have your answer…
Unless you really hate science and maths, try to be Science stream student in XI & XII…and if you want to then for your graduation want to shift to commerce or humanities no one will stop you… you are eligible to even do a graduation in English literature or say Sanskrit or music whatever.
Caution, if you take other than science stream in XI & XII then being Arts or Commerce student coming back to science fraternity career is NOT possible…bottom line Science students are eligible for 100% graduation programme…Commerce 20-22% and Arts students are eligible for only about 5-7% graduation programmes… so DON’T close your doors now… and that too on your own.
Be safe play with science stream..
Which Board State or CBSE ?
In this regards you need to look at following,
You have to consider the marks / percentage required for the eligibility of any of the competitive exam you are appearing for. Let’s say you are going for engineering eligibility is 60%, for IIT it’s 75% and for medicine is 60%. For CBSE Percentile scores eligibility is higher than State for IISER Apt Test. Here one is making his/her eligibility difficult. Though the difficulty level in CBSC is litter higher than state board, and number of CBSC schools have increased in our area but neither the state board nor the CBSC covers the entire syllabus for this comp exam. The study pattern changes for these exams. You need to study the tricks and techniques along with reference books other than regular text books. Here you require time for self-study. CBSC 10+2 is a school, attendance is mandatory, the regular classes and also got to involve in various activities of school like projects etc., is a must. This may affect student’s performance. One also should consider that state board has only 5 subjects considering bifocal (NA with CBSC) you get more time and scoring is little easier. When we talk about comp exam students will be appearing for MHT CET also and the difficulty is low.
In Science, PCM or PCB or PCMB ?
Once you decide for Science many a times for students to choose medicine or engineering, at this point, is difficult. Let’s also see the careers and subject requied, 90 to 95% of the careers in sci requies PCM e.g. Eng, Arch,Pharma, Med. Eng., bio informatics etc.. It is suggested to have PCMB when you are aiming to be doctor or allied fields in medicine like physiotherapy, bio tech, para medics etc. As scoring 550+ out of 720 in NEET without Math becomes very difficult. So if a student is afraid of Math and hence want to go for PCB its not correct. Further for your post grad entance exams also will reqiue Math.
In Science What is Bi focal ?
This is offered only in Maharashtra State board. As the word Bifocal describes dual focus. The idea behind introducing Bifocal was to impart some vocational training ( like scooter repairing etc) so a student after 12th may go for job / earning. The advantage what majority of students and parents find is, there is no 2nd language and Bio/Geo in for 11 & 12th. So you get little extra time to focus on PCM. The time required for practicals also increases in Jr. College. It is suggested not to insist on Bifocal. It also depends on the CAP round process. Last year overalll sci admissions were thru CAP round and the Bofocal admissions were at the Jr. College decscrition. (of course on your 10th marks)
Does bifocal subjects determine engg stream ?
It does not determine Eng stream, if your jr college offers you scooter mech as bifocal subject,well its not useful. Also understand the % difference will be of around 2-3% extra over gen sci.. Eligibility for eng is 60% and for IITs IISER BITS etc is 75%. Which is not difficult atall if you observe a specific study pattern and mange your time.
Diploma or Degree ?
Lets understand the intoduction of diploma was to create skill labours in 70s/ 80s when the industrialisation was at its peak.In todays senario you need to decide, do you want to take a job after 3 yrs diploma or planning post grad in U S / abroad?
If the situation requires earning for the family then diploma is the option.
Getting in to 2nd yr engineering post diploma requires 78-79% in diploma, there are very few colleges who will offer you limited seats, (2-3seats per stream), you can not change the stream.
Also understand the person in 2nd year after 12th has studied PCM as subjects and always will havee added advantage over diploma holder.