Ultimate Guide to Choose the Right Subject Stream in 11th Standard

by Mirdalini Sharma Digital Marketer

As you breathe a sigh of relief after completing your Class 10 Board Exams, this question starts coming up in a big way- – which subject stream to choose in Class 11th. This is the time you tend to feel at a crossroads of an important decision that will lead to a successful career. Parents, family, teachers (sometimes even friends) can’t stop talking about this, which is just making it even more difficult for you to learn about your career ambitions or how to reach them. 

You haven’t even started thinking about your career or stream yet, or how are you going to choose a stream that’s going to be there with you for 2 years, and would also play an integral part to build your whole career and stay with you for the rest of your life?

All right, let’s not panic here. Choosing a stream can seem like a daunting task, but it is actually not that difficult if you are aware of your options and engage in a bit of diligent research and introspection. In order to help you make the right decision that can help you have a successful tomorrow, here are a few simple things that you can do:

What are the 3 subject Streams in Class 11th?

CBSE offers 3 subject stream options, which determine the subjects you will be studying in your class 11th and 12th and maybe the career options you would ultimately have in the future.

The 3 subject Streams in Class 11th CBSE are:

·         Science

·         Commerce

·         Arts/Humanities


Let’s dig deeper to find out how to choose the right stream that will help you achieve your future goals and academic success.

Become self-aware - By now, you have had enough time to know all your subjects and you are also aware of the ones in which you score well and enjoy studying versus those that you dislike. It is really important at this phase in your decision making to be conscious and aware of your strengths and weaknesses. You can start this by making a list of:

Choosing the right stream -Subjects you would like to continue to learn or would not like to continue with or rather subjects you are confused or unsure about. For the subjects that you mentioned in the confusing section, you should ask yourself questions like: Do I really like Mathematics (or any other subject you have mentioned)?Am I good at it and could I be better if I will get the right guidance and coaching? Am I willing to spend time practicing Math (or any other subject you have mentioned), to improve my grades in class 11?

Take a Career Assessment - A Career Assessment can be a great starting point to help you get insight into your personality, behaviors, interests, and areas of strength and your weaknesses that would help you succeed in a potential career. Career Assessment tests often include variables such as academic performance that helps you give a complete roadmap of what subjects you can choose today for a successful career in the future. Once you are done with this assessment, you can also get one-on-one counseling with a professional who can help you plan your next steps.

Take an active approach to decision making - Research thoroughly, meet and talk to your peers, parents, and teachers to take an active approach towards making this decision. Search for Webinars, Projects, and Internships that can be of help and where you can learn more. Most importantly, you should remember there is no right stream or one-size-fits-all. The idea is to spend time understanding what subjects you would want to study in the future as well and be honest about the decision you make. Success in any field comes with a lot of hard work and if you are willing to give it your best, you will be successful no matter what stream you choose.

This is a really crucial phase in your life that is considered to be one of the most important decisions of life as it is a very first step towards building your career and taking one wrong can affect your whole life. Many of us try to follow our peers and friends without understanding they have different goals and interests. Make sure you are not focusing on others rather you are focused on yourself to have a clear insight about your own interests and skills. Take some time and research a bit upon the different career opportunities and evaluate your personality and skills to make the right decision for your career.

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About Mirdalini Sharma Freshman   Digital Marketer

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