I am studying in Std 12 (Commerce). I am very confused about which subject I should choose for graduation. I had planned to apply for the UPSC Civil Services Examinations, but because of the level of competition, I thought it would be better to choose a degree with which I would have a higher chance of getting a job. But I don’t know which would be best for me. Please advise.
Kirti (17) / Government Sr Sec School, Babyal, Ambala Cant, Haryana
The future of commerce graduates lies in what they focus on for their future growth. If you like accounts, you may join courses in Chartered Accountancy (CA) or Cost ‘n’ Works Accountancy (CWA) or even Company Secretaryship (CS). If interested in management, you can go for MBA.
Similar to UPSC Civil Services, various states conduct civil services examination for their residents. State-level exams are supposed to be easier to crack. The Haryana Public Service Commission HPSC (https://hpsc.gov.in/) conducts an examination every year. The exam is in three steps: prelims exam, mains exam and interview, and eligibility is graduation.
Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.