What should I do after class 10?

Getting over with board exams in class 10 is no less than crossing one of the biggest milestones of your academic life. Now is the time when students can celebrate this happiness and also become decisive individuals. This is also one of the turning points in their career where they get to choose their stream and follow their passion. But let's not go into that lane. In this article, we have jotted down some of the interesting things that need to be added in every student’s ‘to-do’ list after completing the 10th class. Ranging from fun activities to some serious decisions, we have listed some of the most important things students should do at this time. Check them out!

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Five things that every student should do after 10th

Explore your Choices

Before they begin with the fun-part, students should make sure that they know about the choice they will make in further classes. This will make them feel happier and stress-free. For this, they can introspect which stream attracts them more and then start the research. They can also consult their seniors, siblings and teachers for guidance. Once they have decided which stream to choose, they can also look up extra information about the career options that it will provide them after 12th class.

See this Quora thread for various advice on what to do after class 10th: https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-career-options-after-10th-standard

Also see our article on the career options after 10th.

Apply for Scholarships

This one is crucial if students are quite serious about their dreams and don’t want any financial trouble. There are numerous scholarships available for students that offer monetary help.

Students who wish to appear in competitive exams like NEET and JEE can apply for Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE). One of the most popular online scholarship exams for class 10, ANTHE offers scholarships to students and provides them free coaching at Aakash Institute. A scholarship will also boost students’ confidence and make them outshine among other students in the class.

You can also explore these scholarships:

  • All India Meritorious Scholarship.
  • Indian Oil Academic Scholarship.
  • Jio Scholarship.
  • Saraswati Academy Scholarship.
  • NCERT Talent Search Scholarship.
  • Vidyadhan Scholarship.
  • Siksha Abhiyan Scholarship.
  • CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child.

Enjoy the Leisure Time

While the two things listed above focus mostly on the academic arena, from now onwards let us explore things that take this article to the ‘fun’ part. Be it parents, teachers or relatives; everyone must have said this at least once – “just study hard for 10th and then you can enjoy your life”. Though students don’t take it seriously, they should try to make the most of this time.

After studying ferociously for the exams, students must indulge in plenty of leisure activities. They can watch their favorite shows on Netflix, play video games, hang out with friends or even go on a trip. In a nutshell, they can de-stress themselves and prepare for bigger challenges that are yet to come in their life.

Focus on Health

A healthy body and mind is something every student should always aim for. Without these, they will not be able to study or even play. Whether it is taking a walk in the park or performing yoga on a regular basis, they can opt for any activity that suits them. They can also try to make a healthy routine by opting for activities like cycling or playing sports like badminton, football and cricket as well.

Apart from physical workout, they should also focus on a healthy and balanced diet to feel rejuvenated and strong.

Pursue your Hobbies

“A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away”

— Phyllis McGinley

Students shouldn’t just pursue their academic goals but also focus on pursuing their hobbies. It not just makes them a better person but also widens their horizon. Be it dancing, singing, swimming or even playing chess; they can explore any hobby and make their life happy and happening.

Moreover, if they think that they are talented enough to make a hobby their profession, they should give it a try. It is always best to make a career in a field that one loves to work for.

Read it all? Then jot them down and start planning if you are also in class 10. Don’t take your studies too seriously but also enjoy these precious moments of your life. Fun is as important as your academic growth, and therefore you must not put a full stop on it when you move to a higher class. So while you apply for online scholarship exams for class 10, you can also enroll yourself in dance classes and get the best of both worlds.

About Gaurav Tiwari

Gaurav Tiwari is a blogger, influencer and designer with expertise in brand regeneration and growth hacking. He is the co-founder of Gatilab, a successful digital agency focused on content and design.