Every year, lakhs of students face a gradual divergence of paths after their 10th Standard exams, where they have to select their choice of subjects among Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology, which they wish to continue with in their 11th and 12th Standards, and possibly throughout their careers. Whereas Physics and Chemistry are compulsory subjects for the students considering the science stream, they do have an option of choosing whether they want to study Mathematics and/or Biology with the aforementioned two. Here, we will talk about picking up PCMB, i.e., both Maths and Biology along with the usual selection of Physics and Chemistry. Following are the main advantages of choosing the PCMB combination of subjects. It:
  • Keeps a lot of options open for getting admission into prestigious institutions in the fields of engineering, medicine, basic sciences and allied fields.
  • Provides a strong foundation for pursuing the course of your choice while keeping open the road to interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Accentuates your profile for both research and industrial fields.

There are four main education boards available in India. Students may choose a stream that suits them best. The choice shall be made on the basis of difficulty level associated with the boards and aptitude of the student. The names of the boards are :-
  • CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
  • ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate)
  • State Boards