Are you confused about what to do for your higher studies after HSC? Maybe you are confused about what to do next, which stream you may follow next. Should you switch streams or keep going in the same direction? What course or degree will help you to get your dream job. If I’m being honest, these are common confusions among the students and you are not the only one.
See, in this post-HSC education stage, which is kind of the worst and most crucial time of every students’ life, here every single second matters. You may hear a lot of shouts out for medical and engineering universities, and not much for other sectors.
This doesn’t mean other sectors are not good and only medical-engineering universities are good. In Bangladesh, most parents have a stereotype thinking that their child must pursue a study stream in between these two. And that’s the main reason why medical and engineering got this hype in the student society.
However, this practice is becoming less common nowadays. Most students get freedom choosing a degree and courses. It doesn’t matter from which stream you are from, everything is open for you with some exceptions.
So, get to know yourself, know what you want now, what you want to be in the future, and just go for it without wasting any time.
Mandatory Things to do after HSC
- Relax a little:
You earned a break after completing the most stressful exam of your life. Try to unwind for a week or more to let all the stress out.
- Know Yourself Better:
Everyone has a specialty in one or more areas. This may also assist you in doing or becoming better in the future. So be aware of your strong points, particularly in terms of which academic areas you do better.
- Narrow Your Options:
Now that you have a better understanding of yourself, you must narrow down your university options. Because everything isn’t for you, and you don’t need to be admitted everywhere. You only need one seat, so start by deciding which areas or faculties interest you. So narrow it down, and you’ll be able to focus more effectively.
- Stay Healthy:
Make an effort to stay hydrated at all times. Consume nutritious foods and eat on time.
- Keep Screen Time to a Minimum:
Always turn off all app notifications. Keep your phone out of the way while you’re studying. Consider using the app Forest to keep the distractions away.
- Good Sleep:
Don’t go to bed at a late hour. Try to go to bed before 11 p.m. and get up at 5 or 6 a.m. This practice will assist you in getting a lot of sleep and a lot of study time. This also aids in your overall health.
Plannings for Higher Studies After HSC
Stage:1 Knowing Which Varsity is Offering Which Course
If you want to prepare for university admission after completing your HSC, you must want to enroll in a Public University. Then you need to figure out which course is right for you and which university you want to attend based on your field of study.
If you come from a science background, the Engineering and Technology university should appeal to you. Subjects include Architecture, Biomedical, Chemical Engineering, CSE, Mechanical, Material and Metallurgical Engineering, and many others.
On the other hand, Science and Technology University offers subjects such as CSE, Applied Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, and Fisheries.
Textile Universities may be a good fit for you if you’re interested in the RMG (Ready Made Garments) and fashion industries.
You can apply to public universities such as Dhaka University, Jahangirnagar University, and others to study pure subjects like physics, chemistry, and biology.
If you enjoy biology and want to be a doctor, medical and dental colleges are also options.
You can also study for a Diploma where you mostly get practical knowledge of that particular subject you choose.
Finally, if you want to change the stream and switch to Business Studies or Arts, you will get more options to choose from.
Business Studies Background:
For every business studies student, DU IBA is the most appealing subject. And then there is JU IBA with another glorious fame and demand.
Every Public University and Science and Technology University offers bachelor’s degrees in business administration. But there is a difference. The first is known as Program BBA, and the second is known as Subject BBA.
Program BBA mostly follows the IBA style curriculum and the students get to choose the major in the last academic year. And then Subject BBA follows one subject-based curriculum just like a pure subject course.
Unlike BBA, there isn’t a lot of variety in Business Studies’ subjects. This BBA is available in a variety of specializations, including Marketing, Management, Finance and Banking, Accounting, and in some cases, BBA on Human Resources.
And if you switch to Arts, the closest subject to business studies is Economics.
You can also pursue a Diploma in basic business studies, with the most common diploma being in hotel management.
Nonetheless, you can apply for CA (Chartered Accountancy), which is difficult to complete but has a high value in the job market.
For Arts students, LAW is a very demanding subject. There are many more lucrative subjects such as Economics, International Relationship (IR), Journalism, and Communication.
Arts students generally believe they have fewer options than Science and Business Studies students, but this is not entirely true. They have a variety of subjects to choose from, but one issue is that they have to share seats with other groups. As a result, they face far more competition than others.
Arts students can switch streams and get into Business Studies. They may have fewer seats here, but the bright side is that this opportunity broadens their subject options and increases their chances of admission.
In general, most public universities offer Political Science, Sociology, Humanities and Social Science, English (and many other languages), History, and Psychology, among many other subjects.
Students in the arts can earn a diploma in their subjects as well as in business studies.
Stage 2: The Pattern of Your Post HSC Education:
Now you know, for which faculty or university you are going to compete. And to do so you need to be prepared in a smart way.
During this period of admission, many students become trapped by selecting the incorrect coaching center or mentor. So, all I can say is choose wisely, use common sense, and seek coaching or preparation style advice from anyone who has been admitted to your desired university in the previous year.
Now it is time to get preparation
If you had prepared well for the HSC exam, you would have had an advantage at this stage because the majority of questions will come from the HSC syllabus.
On a general view for science faculties, Engineering and technology universities give questions on Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and English. So these are the subjects you prepare for if you want to be admitted into Engineering and Technology universities. Science and Technology Universities also follow the same pattern.
There will be a faculty-wise exception question segment. For the Architecture faculty, there will be one Drawing section.
Math, Physics, and English questions are asked in the Textile varsity. And then for Medical College preparation try to be the boss of Biology.
Overall try to master the HSC level book’s syllabus and other necessary parts. And if you want to change the stream, then prepare according to that syllabus.
Business Studies Background:
In general, for Subject BBA, prepare for Accounting, Management, Finance, and Marketing, as well as Bangla, English, and General Knowledge.
Program BBA, on the other hand, takes the game to a whole new level. You will be tested on Math, Analytical Ability, English, and General Knowledge, as well as Bangla in some universities.
Math will be based on class 8, 9/10 general mathematics level. Analytical Ability questions can be challenging, but if you can figure out the main part of the question, it will become the most interesting part of the entire question paper. And GK is mostly based on current events. And in the English section, it is most likely related to grammar and comprehension.
As I said before, it is important to study smartly. I mean, questions won’t be that hard but in that small amount of time, it only matters how many you can answer correctly, not how you have done that. Try math tricks to answer quickly and efficiently.
Same tips for Analytical Ability. Find out the main part cause there will be some part just meant to confuse you. So narrow and cut down the unnecessary parts and that will help you to answer quickly. For GK try to learn the current events more and some basic and common general knowledge from a basic GK book. And in this part, some questions will be business-related.
And finally, if you want to change the stream, follow that unit’s syllabus.
Arts students usually give exams under the D unit and the question will be on Bangla, English, General Knowledge (Bangladesh and International), and a written part.
Here Bangla will be on grammar and HSC level Bangla First Paper textbook. And then English will be based on basic grammar and comprehension. The GK part will be on a lot of Bangladesh and International parts, and to answer this one must have a thorough understanding of these two topics. And finally the written part. There will be translation, Correction Passage, and Paragraph writing.
To change the stream, you can follow the business studies syllabus.
Higher studies abroad
For Post HSC education, you may want to study abroad. The question now is how you’re going to do it.
There will generally be two types of ways to study abroad. With a Full Free Scholarship and with No Scholarship.
First, let’s talk about the requirements:
On a basic level, you’ll need to get a score of more than 6 on the IELTS. GRE and SAT scores are also required by some universities. They also pay attention to your academic CGPA and English proficiency. Extracurricular activities are also beneficial here.
Now let’s know the opportunities that will motivate you:
The educational quality is far superior to ours. You can have more faculties and subjects on the plate to choose your desired one.
This opportunity includes free exploration and earning a new experience of living in a new country.
To know more about higher studies abroad please visit the following links:
Some Advice to Follow
- Don’t pay attention to other people’s random criticisms of your progress. Have faith in yourself at all times.
- Try to compete with yourself as much as possible in order to further your development.
- Try to take a short break every now and then to let the pressure out.
- Use tricks to solve Math, Analytical Ability, and other relative subjects.
- Learn grammar one step at a time and concentrate on the most important topics. It is not necessary to read the entire book.
- Try to solve the previous admission questions from the Questions bank.
- For General Knowledge, try to learn with the backstory or with some relative information.
It makes it easier to recall a specific part quickly.
- Don’t just memorize something without understanding it.
- Always keep your physical and mental health in mind. Make every effort to stay as healthy as possible. So, don’t skip a meal and stay hydrated at all times.
Higher study preparation may be difficult at times, but if you can pass the exam and gain admission to your desired university, you will be the happiest and most relaxed human being alive on the planet at that time. So, give it your all and study smartly. WISHING YOU LUCK.