Choosing the right path of education after matric is perhaps one of the toughest decisions for students and for parents as well. What you choose today sets the track for your higher education leading to your career.

To make things easier for parents and students, we have accumulated a comprehensive list of study options for students after they have done their matriculation to help them in deciding study paths.

In this article, we will discover and explore various learning options. We will cover educational choices for students who have an inclination towards science, art, business, and other fields. And most importantly we will discuss educational options for children who have not performed well in their matriculation.

This is a very important aspect which we will discuss to help our parents and students learn that they still have ample learning choices, which will eventually help them shape a better career. To begin with, we will explore study options for students who have studied biology in matric. They will have to choose FSC Pre-Medical or FSC Pre-Engineering.

  • FSC Pre-Medical

If you wish to become a doctor and have studied biology science in matric then, pursuing FSC Pre-Medical is the best option for you. The electives in this field are Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. Other compulsory subjects include English, Urdu, Islamic studies/Pak studies.

  • FSC Pre-Engineering

If you are searching for courses with science after matric and you desire to become an engineer then, FSC Pre-Engineering is the best possible solution for you. Besides Pre-Medical, Pre-Engineering is another viable option for students post-matriculation. If you observe keenly, the only difference is the subject of Math, which opens the doors for you for pre-engineering. The electives in this field are Math, Physics, and Chemistry, while the other compulsory subjects include English, Urdu, Islamic studies / Pak studies.

  • ICS

ICS stands for intermediate in computer sciences and it is again another great option to pursue post-matriculation. You can choose this if you have done your matriculation with computer sciences and if you further wish to study the field of computers. After the completion of ICS, you can further pursue BCS and then MCS, as this field has a lot of scope within and outside Pakistan. Following are the details of the subjects in this program:

Compulsory subjects:

Pak Studies (part 2)



Islamic Education (part1)

Elective Courses (select any one group of the following)

Group 1                           Group 2

Computer Science          Computer Science

Physics                              Statistics

Mathematics                   Mathematics

  • ICOM

Other options after matriculation include ICOM, which stands for Intermediate in Commerce if you have done your matric in arts or general science. Its compulsory subjects are Principles of Accounting, Principles of Commerce, Business Math or Business Statistics. After completion of ICOM, you can pursue business management or any major in the arts of your choice. You can also continue your bachelor’s in commerce which is BCom, and then complete your masters with MCOM.

  • Diploma Courses

These courses are a viable option for children who have not done well in their matriculation exams. They can still pursue a study path, which will enrich them with skills to secure a better career path.

There is also a board of technical education in all provinces of Pakistan that helps students after matric in the pursuit of their education and skills.

Following is a list of short courses after matriculation:

  1. Telecommunication Technology
  2. Electrical Technology
  3. Mechanical Technology
  4. Civil Technology
  5. Chemical Technology
  6. Biochemical Technology
  7. Mold Technology
  8. Dye Technology
  9. Instrument Technology
  10. Petroleum Technology

There are also medical courses that you can study if you have not gotten a better score in your matric exams.

  1. Dispenser
  2. Pharmacy
  3. Nursing Course
  4. Medical Technician Course
  5. OTA Technician

Students who want to pursue practical fields such as mechanical, technical, electronic, and computer courses can access Technical Educational and Vocational Training Authority, also known as TEVTA, which is an official authority in Pakistan helping students secure admissions for three-year diploma programs.

Diploma in Associate Engineering – DAE

  1. Short Courses in Agriculture
  2. Short Courses in Allied Health
  3. Short Courses in Ceramics
  4. Short Courses in the Chemical/Petrochemical field
  5. Short Courses in Civil and Construction
  6. Short Courses in the Electronics and Electrical field
  7. Short Courses in Hospitality and Services
  8. Short Courses in IT and ICT
  9. Short Courses in the Leather Industry
  10. Short Courses in the Manufacturing fields
  11. Short Courses in the Mechanical fields

Whether you scored well or not, you still have plenty of options and a better life ahead to pursue further education and secure a good career path of your choice. Hone and enhance your skills based on your preferences. Good luck!

Areeba Jabeen

Areeba Jabeen

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