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Most Sought-After Accounting Courses After 10+2

10+2 with commerce over? Now, what to do? Are you confused about what to do now or how to proceed with your career? Then this might be the blog for you. With commerce in 10+2, accounting would be a good career path to choose. Accounting plays an important role in our daily lives. Though we don’t notice much, but it plays a major role in ensuring our finances, management, and others. There are many who show deep interest in the field of accounting. The accounting course is also a favorite choice for many people. There are several accounting and management courses to go for in India. A few of them are professional courses in which you could really learn a variety of skills and make the most of them. Let’s have a look at some of these accounting courses after 12th and find out their eligibility and course details.

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1. Chartered Accountant (CA)

This is a professional degree based on the accountancy field. It is one of the top courses that an individual can take in his/her career. They will get an ultimate push if they actually get a CA degree. The Chartered Accountancy (CA) has three levels- Foundation, Intermediate, and Final. You can join either the Foundation level or get directly into the Intermediate level based on your eligibility.


Candidates passing 10+2 are eligible to enroll themselves in the foundation level. Those who have completed their Bachelor’s degree with at least 55 % marks are eligible for the intermediate level without having to go through the foundation level. 

Scope or Career Opportunities

CA has a wide array of career opportunities that are mentioned below.

  1. Indian Administrative Services (IAS)
  2. Indian Revenue Services (IRS)
  3. Indian Foreign Services (IFS)
  4. Indian Economic Services (IES)
  5. Indian Cost Accounting Services (ICAS)
  6. Indian Audit and Accounts Services (IAAS)

Apart from the ones mentioned above, there are several other excellent opportunities for a CA in multinational companies. 

Course Benefits

If you are still not sure about going for CA, here are a few important benefits to make it clear.

  • Provision to work during the course period 
  • Guaranteed job offers even after the foundation level as well as intermediate level
  • Extremely attractive salary package even at the beginning of the career

2. CMA India

CMA refers to the Cost Management Accounting. A CMA offers services like costing, pricing of goods and services or carries out the preparation, verification, or certification of cost accounting and related statements. The CMA has three levels- Foundation, Intermediate and Final. You can join either the Foundation level or directly the Intermediate level based on your eligibility. The course duration of CMA India is 2 years.


For the foundation level in CMA India, the eligibility is 10+2 or equivalent. The students who have a national diploma in commerce are also eligible for the CMA India foundation level. For the intermediate level, the students should have cleared the CMA foundation level or possess a Bachelor’s degree

Scope or Career Opportunities

With a CMA India course, a lot of avenues open up for the students that are listed below.

  1. Indian Administrative Services (IAS)
  2. Finance and Accounts
  3. Indian Revenue Services (IRS)
  4. Taxation
  5. Indian Economic Services (IES)
  6. Internal control and Auditing
  7. Indian Cost Accounting Services (ICAS)
  8. Treasury and Investment Management
  9. Indian Audit and Accounts Services (IAAS)

There are several other lucrative opportunities that the students can get with the CMA India course.

Course Benefits

Here are a few of the major benefits that the students get while doing the CMA India course.

  • The students can work while studying
  • Very good package offered even at the starting of the career 
  • Students can bag good jobs even after passing the fundamental and intermediate level


CMA (USA) is a single-level qualification that is divided into two parts. The individuals can attempt any part in any order as per their convenience. Part I comprises financial reporting, planning, performance, and control. Part II, on the other hand, comprises financial decision-making.  The course duration of CMA India is 1 year.

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For getting admitted to the CMA USA course, the candidates need to have a Bachelor’s degree in any stream from an accredited college or university and the course duration is of a year. 

Scope or Career Opportunities

CMA USA is a prestigious course and accepted all over the world, thereby providing the students with an array of career opportunities. 

  1. Chief Financial Officer
  2. Finance Manager
  3. Budget Analyst
  4. Financial Analyst
  5. Staff Accountant
  6. Cost Accountant

Course Benefits

CMA USA comes with several benefits that are listed below. 

  • It is a single level qualification
  • The cost is lower as compared to other international qualifications
  • Only two online examinations to clear
  • Possibility to work while studying
  • Pay packages are quite lucrative even at the starting
  • Guaranteed job offers

4. CAT of ICAI (India)

CAT (Certificate in Accounting Technicians) is an employment-oriented course developed by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI). This course has been introduced to fulfill the huge demand for entry-level Accountants in India. The CAT exam has two levels-Foundation Course or the Entry Level (Part I) and Competency Level (part-II). Candidates have also to go for on-line/off-line self-assessment and 45 days Internship as part of the course. The course duration is 1 year.


The students who have passed 10+2 are eligible to take admission in the foundation level of the CAT course. 

Scope or Career Opportunities

The opportunities that students can get on doing this course are discussed below. 

  1. Bookkeeping or cost clerical role
  2. Junior accountant
  3. Financial services
  4. Trainee accountant
  5. Public sector and banking
  6. Various positions in the corporate sector
  7. Independent consultant

Course Benefits

  • Exams are conducted online
  • Students can work during the course period
  • Good job offers are guaranteed
  • Salary packages are quite attractive

5. How Can AFP Help?

AFP is one of the premier institutes for accounting courses helping students to achieve their dreams. With the campus in three different locations at Thiruvalla, Kottayam, and Pala, AFP allows the students to choose the location as per their preference. Each of the faculty members is vastly experienced to make sure that the best quality education is imparted at the institute. Moreover, we give special attention to every student so that they can have an in-depth understanding of each topic and excel in the course for a bright future ahead. 

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