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i am totally confused about which stream to take up in 12th.

I want to become a lawyer.i am interested in studying social science.I want to take up arts.But many advice me to take up science due to more career options. #science #law #lawyer #social #female-lawyer

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Venkatesh’s Answer

The board offers many choices, but the most commonly-opted for optional subjects with science are: Medical – Psychology, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Economics, Home Science, Fine Arts, Physical Education. Non-Medical – Computer Science, Economics, Physical Education, Engineering Drawing, Fine Arts, Psychology
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Venkatesh’s Answer

The board offers many choices, but the most commonly-opted for optional subjects with science are: Medical – Psychology, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Economics, Home Science, Fine Arts, Physical Education. Non-Medical – Computer Science, Economics, Physical Education, Engineering Drawing, Fine Arts, Psychology
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Richard’s Answer

I would choose a major that interests you! I am a physician, and my wife is an attorney. I loved science and math so I went the medicine route. However, her strengths were more in reading and writing. She had students in her school from every major imaginable. If you love science, you could do that and then do medical malpractice. If you love accounting, you could become a tax attorney. Law schools don’t require a certain field of study. My wife chose history, and said that all the essay writing in college came in handy for writing in law school.
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Nami’s Answer

Hi!

I completely get your struggle. My sister actually went for Law despite our parents expecting her to get into Science. Ofcourse there are more bank-able options with Science but those are of no use if you're not enjoying learning what you're doing.
I recommend pursue your interest but research and understand what your options are and how to best map out your career. Speak to people, seniors and professionals in the field to figure out if this aligns with what you want

All the best!
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Atul’s Answer

Hi Bhoomika,


Quite a loaded question here-- picking the right stream in 12th standard is always daunting! I've been there too, since I studied in India and had to make the same choices! My advice to you would be to think long and hard about what it is that you really want to do. You mention you want to be a lawyer, so try spending time with a lawyer that you may know, to see if the kind of work they're doing interests you. There are many kinds of lawyers: civil, criminal, corporate -- try learning more about each of these, to see which appeals to you. Do you know friends/seniors who are currently in Law School or who have just graduated from there? If so, ask them about their experiences! I've found that I always get the best advice from the ones who know me best-- and they'll be able to tell you what they like/dislike about law.


Good luck with navigating the next steps as you pick your stream!

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Deepak’s Answer

If you are interested in solving legal mysteries and fighting for the rights of people? You can become a criminal, civil, corporate or intellectual property lawyer. As a lawyer, you will apply legal knowledge and theories to solve individual problems. Read this article to know the key steps required to become a lawyer in India.

Step 1: Acquiring a law degree

The first step to becoming a lawyer in India is completing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) course. There are two types of LLB courses available in India: an integrated 5-year program and a 3-year program that you can pursue after completing graduation.

Five year LLB course

The five-year course is available at an undergraduate level, straight after class 10+2. There are several universities offering the 5-year LLB degree, and admission to this course is based on the entrance exam conducted by the respective universities. The most important entrance exam is the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which is accepted for admission into the 14 National Law Universities across India. The CLAT assesses candidates on English, logical reasoning, legal aptitude, elementary Mathematics and general awareness.
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Ken’s Answer

Hi!


The important thing to do is to be true to yourself.


Here are some fun ways to help figure out what might be best for you:
https://www.themuse.com/advice/14-free-personality-tests-thatll-help-you-figure-yourself-out
https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-most-useful-personality-quiz-youll-take-this-week

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NiLeSh’s Answer

Hi Bhoomika,
I agree with Atul's answer, First find and research that what you really want?. What is current situation and competition and in which filed exactly you want to pursue your LLB. As there are also new courses like cyber law which may require to have science and mathematics.
Also there is option to pursue the civil service during the graduation which may benefit more.
Depending upon your further research and choice you can decide to keep since or arts.
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