What After SEE In Nepal?



SEE (Secondary Education Examination) is undoubtedly one of the most popular examinations in Nepal. Previously known as SLC (School Leaving Certificate) is considered the “Iron Gate” in Nepali Education System. Every year there are an estimated 500,000 students who appear for the SEE. In the past years, the evaluation of SLC used to be in the percentage system while currently after SLC was revised into SEE the evaluation is done on the basis of the Grading system with a 4.0 GPA being the highest grade. 

Grade 10 students from all over Nepal have to appear for this Examination. The Students and Teachers work for an entire year for this annual educational festival. SEE is the time when students from all over the country coming from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and geography come under the same platform to appear for the same examination. However, this has been modified to Provincial Level in recent days. 

Post SEE

After 10 years of Schooling, the students finally give their best at the SEE Examination and enjoy their post 3 months of vacation. For most of the students, this is the phase that is even more difficult than appearing for SEE itself. This is the time when the students have to decide the field they want to lean over. But most of the students have yet to discover what they want to do further in their careers. This is why they are always left in a state of confusion during this period of time.

What next after SEE?

The major reason behind this dilemma is due to lack of proper guidance about further possibilities and scopes. Here, we have sorted out the list of various educational faculties to look for after SEE with their scopes for further careers. 

  1. +2 Science

  2. +2 Management

  3. +2 Humanities

  4. +2 Education

  5. GCE A Level (Science and Non-Science)

  6. CTEVT (Diploma and Certificate Level programs)

  1. +2 Science

This is one of the most selected streams out of the other courses after SEE. There is a very common trend in Nepal where the students, as well as their parents, prefer this stream when one gets a good score in the SEE. Students are made to think that Science has better scopes in the future than other streams. The scopes in other streams can be covered up when one chooses this stream. This statement may be partially true in the context of Nepal. However, this has been a very deeply rooted myth in the Nepalese community. So most of the students with good academics or students without a proper career vision pursue this stream, in the hopes of having diverse options of careers to select for the future. 

Students enrolled in this faculty will have a wider scope, especially in the field of Engineering and Medicine. It helps the students to establish a very strong base in this era of ever increasing Technological Advancement. The core subjects for these streams are Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Computer, Mathematics, English, Nepali and Social Studies. All these subjects help the students to dive deep into the field of science and technology. Further helping them identify their passion and interest in this vast scope. Besides these the Science stream also opens the door for students to pursue Management field in Bachelor’s and Master’s. 

Eligibility: The criteria for students to enroll into +2 Science includes GPA 2.0 and above along with C+ in Science & Math and D+ in English, Nepali and Social Studies.

  1. +2 Management

Following Science this is the most talked about stream in Nepal. There is a misconception in Nepal where most of the parents believe that pursuing Management is done by students with low grades. This is completely illogical and false considering how advanced and understanding this generation has become. Instead we can see that the top CEOs and top Personalities throughout the country have come from Management Background.

This course is specifically designed to help the students establish a strong base in the field of Management. Students will not only be limited to bulky textbooks and notes but will also get the opportunity to be familiar with the outside environment. They will be able to develop their skill set, improve their speaking and marketing skills, boost their confidence and motivation. The major subjects into this field are  Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, English, Nepali and Social Studies. The optional subjects are different based on different colleges including Hotel Management, Business Mathematics, Travel & Tourism, etc. and furthermore subjects.

Eligibility: The criteria for students to enroll into this field requires a minimum of 1.6 GPA in their SEE exams along with D+ in English, Nepali, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies.

  1. +2 Humanities

Most of the students and parents confuse this stream with that of the Management stream. However, in general these two are completely different from each other. +2 Humanities offers a wider range of study in the field of customs, art, language, culture, lifestyles, history, etc. Like its name suggests this stream provides a deeper study about core human values regarding hospitality, society, humanism along with social coexistence. Being one of the +2 courses, this field however is under-looked by the mass in Nepal compared to +2 Science and +2 Management,  

The core subjects under this stream includes Literature, Mass Communication or Journalism, Rural Economics, Population studies, Sociology, etc. along with other similar subject combinations.

Eligibility: The criteria for students to enroll into this field requires a minimum of 1.6 GPA in their SEE exams along with D+ in English, Nepali, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies. However a minimum of C grade is expected in specific subjects based on the optional choice of the student.

  1. +2 Education

The topics related to educational policy, history, basic curriculum design along with teaching techniques are covered in this stream. Students get to learn the basics of teaching methodology in the country. They can help in providing suggestions and making necessary changes to this system to foster quality education overall the country. It is overlooked compared to the previously discussed streams but in reality it plays a very important role in various aspects. It is education that carries the base for the development of a country and society. Teaching is undoubtedly the most noble and respectable profession.

Eligibility: The criteria for students to enroll into this field requires a minimum of 1.6 GPA in their SEE exams along with D+ in English, Nepali, EHP and Social Studies.

  1. GCE A Levels (Science and Non Science)

Furthermore there are other streams as well where students can enroll into after their SEE besides +2. GCE A Levels is another stream where students can look into specially for students with a vision of studying abroad. A Levels offers a wide range of subject combinations unlike the +2 stream. There are combinations including subjects from each +2 category where a student can learn and widen their scope of learning and career.

Studying GCE A Levels in Nepal can however be a little expensive compared to +2 based on the choice of colleges. Since it’s an international level course, this could help the students to be familiar with the pattern and teaching methodologies used abroad. It can help students to easily enroll into Foreign Universities.  

  1. CTEVT (Diploma and Certificate Level programs)

Likewise there is an option of joining Diploma Level courses as well under CTEVT. In this sector the students can cover a wide range of syllabus over a short period of time. Students can immediately apply for diploma courses upon clearing SEE. There is a wide range of faculties in which a student can choose their subject which includes Agriculture Plant/ Animal, Health/ Nursing, Engineering, Forestry, Management/ Humanities, etc. 

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Message for SEE appearing and results awaiting students

There are numerous streams to select for upon the completion of SEE. One should not get discouraged and be left in confusion regarding what subjects to select for after SEE. There are plenty of resources out there one can reach into, and get more information about every possible scopes. In the end it all comes down to ourselves in selecting what is the best career option for us. So best wishes selecting the best course for you based on your interest and expertise.