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What is Science ?

Science is the most popular field in terms of careers among students. Students have to choose science as a compulsory subject in their HSC if they want to pursue a career in Engineering, Medical, B.Sc., Agriculture, Dental and so on, in the combination of PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) or PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), and PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology). In this way, they learn the basics of Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Plant and Animal Biology, or Higher Math.

Scope of Science and Science Branches

Science stocks a broad spectrum of career opportunities from an undergraduate-level degree to a doctoral-level degree. After completing 10+2 education, one can either take the traditional way, i.e., B.Sc. and M.Sc., or can also opt for a professional career such as B.Tech and MBBS.

Science Courses

Science advances education not only for the students endeavoring admission at the undergraduate level but also for the students who want to continue higher studies like postgraduate and Doctoral degrees. Some of the popular courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level degrees are listed below:



Undergraduate Level

·         B.Sc. Mathematics

·         B.Sc. Biology

·         B.Sc. Computer Science

·         B.Sc. Biotechnology

·         B.Sc. Physics

·         B.Sc. Zoology

·         B.Sc. Electronics

·         B.Sc. Agriculture

·         B.Sc. Chemistry

·         B.Sc. Economics

·         B.Sc. Electronics and Communication

·         B.Sc. Horticulture

Postgraduate Level

·         M.Sc. Zoology

·         M.Sc. Chemistry

·         M.Sc. Botany

·         M.Sc. Physics

·         M.Sc. Microbiology

·         M.Sc. Food Technology/Processing

·         M.Sc. Geo-Informatics

·         M.Sc. Astrology

·         M.Sc. Computer Science (CS)

·         M.Sc. Nursing

·         M.Sc. Oceanography

·         M.Sc. Information Technology

·         M.Sc. Agriculture

·         M.Sc. Applied Mathematics

·         M.Sc. Marine Biology

·         M.Sc. Hardware & Networking

·         M.Sc. Psychology

·         M.Sc. Horticulture

Eligibility of Science Courses

Eligibility for all the courses provided by the Science is as follows:



Bachelor degree in Science

Candidates must have passed the 10+2 exam from a recognized board with PCM, PCB, or PCMB as core subjects with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the examining authority of government, universities/institutes, etc.

Master Degree in Science

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the examining authority of government, universities/institutes, etc.

Doctorate Degree in Science

Candidates must have a master's degree with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the examining authority of government, universities/institutes, etc.

Science Entrance Exams

Top B.Sc. Entrance Exams

Almost every other colleges and universities across India offer admission in B.Sc. courses on the basis of a merit list which is based on the marks of the candidates in the 10+2 exam. Some universities like Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), IISER, Orissa University Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), etc. takes admission through entrance exams.

·         Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Exam (IISER Exam) conducted by Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Thiruvananthapuram

·         AMU Entrance Test conducted by Aligarh Muslim University

·         BHU UET conducted by the Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

·         NMIMS NPAT conducted by Narsee Monjee University

·         CG PAT conducted by Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board, Raipur

·         AGRICET conducted by Acharya N.G Agricultural University (ANGRAU)

Top M.Sc. Entrance Exams

While for M.Sc. institutes or universities accept the national level exams or state level exam ranks. Some of the institutions or universities conduct their own entrance exam. Listed below are some of the popular Science Entrance Exams in India conducted at a different level:

·         Joint Admission Test for MSc (IIT JAM) conducted by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)

·         Indian Council of Agricultural Research All India Entrance Examination (ICAR AIEEA) conducted by The National Testing Agency (NTA)

·         MCAER CET conducted by the Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board (MAUEB)

·         CIT MSc CET conducted by Coimbatore Institute of Technology

·         NEST conducted jointly by the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)

·         Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) is conducted jointly by several premier institutes such as IISc, IISERs, NISER, etc.

·         Uttar Pradesh Combined Agricultural and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET) conducted by Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Ayodhya