Top 3 Professional Courses to do after 12th in India

In this article, we will check out some top courses that 12th passed Commerce stream students may do after passing the 12th board examination. However, a Science student can also do this course.

I’ve listed Professional courses here. Course duration details also have been provided in the article. If you are a Commerce stream student, this list will be of much use to you! Please go through the full list and choose a course that suits you wisely!



C.A. stands for Chartered Accountant. The job of a C.A. is to see to it that the financial affairs of businesses and companies are in accordance with the laws set by Government authorities. Their tasks include looking into tax affairs, look into financial transactions through auditing, creating necessary reports etc.


To become a C.A., one has to successfully complete Chartered Accountancy course and become a member of ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India).

In the case of 12th Commerce passed students, they may start off by applying for CPT (Common Proficiency Test). This test managed by ICAI.

Once CPT is cleared, students have to appear for C.A. Intercourse. After completing C.A. Inter exam and doing Information Technology Training Course, one may appear for C.A. Final exam!

After clearing the final exam, one is said to have completed Chartered Accountancy test and become a C.A.! Studying involved in becoming C.A. is tough. But at the same time, the career prospects are exciting!

After becoming a C.A., one may take up positions related to Finance department in Private companies as well as Government Enterprises. After gaining some experience, one may also start working independently, offering consultation services as well as operating as a private auditor who may be hired by companies and businesses!

Important subjects present in Chartered Accountancy program-

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Taxation
  • Tax Laws
  • Auditing
  • Business Laws
  • Financial Management
  • Business Communication
  • Corporate Laws


For any company to function properly, a company secretary is needed! And to become a C.S., one has to appear for Company Secretary course and clear the exams associated with the course. ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) is the Institute that has been tasked by the Government to conduct the course as well as examination!

In the case of 12th Commerce passed students, to get selected for the C.S. course offered by ICSI, they must go through a 3 stage program. The three programs are-

Foundation Program

Executive Program

Professional Program

For more details, check out this link about CS course by ICSI. Talking about job opportunities, without any doubt, the private sector provides ample job opportunities.


C.M.A. (Cost Accountant)


ICWAI used to offer the CWA course. The name of ICWAI’s course has been changed now. It is now known by the name of CMA. CMA stands for Cost and  Management Accountant.

This course, Chartered Accountancy, and CS course have few common elements present in them! CMA course has three levels- Foundation, Intermediate, and Final. 12th standard passed students may take the first step- Foundation level and start CMA course.

Coming to course duration, it depends on your aptitude. Generally, this course can be completed within 3-5 years. CMA professionals are recruited by various industries.

Many of the above-mentioned subjects will keep on repeating and will appear in more than one semester! Also, the emphasis is laid on practical training sessions also, in addition to theory classes.


Talking about a career after 12th commerce, a lot depends on the courses.

For those who are interested in Accountancy, Finance, Taxation, Audit C.A. course is available and best for them.

For those who are interested in Corporate Law, Stock Market, Corporate Governance, Compliance Management, C.S. Course is available and best for them.

For those who are interested in Costing and Management Accounting, Cost Audit, Taxation, Finance, C.M.A Course is available and best for them.


In short, there are the top professional courses available in front of 12th Commerce stream students. Job opportunities associated with those courses are also promising!

With right skills, one may build a rewarding career, after pursuing any of the above-mentioned courses!

All the Best!

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