Career Opportunities in Commerce


About Chartered Accountancy

A Chartered Accountant’s work involves auditing, taxation, accounting and financial planning. It can be a first step to other rewarding careers in finance, investment, consultancy and fund management. CA course offered by ICAI has been ranked No. 2, worldwide. The unique feature of the course is its curriculum having theoretical education with complimentary practical training.

How to Enter into CA Course?

- Start CA Course through CPT Route

- Enter into CA Course through Direct Entry

Through CPT route

- Enroll with the ICAI Institute for Common Proficiency Course (CPC) after passing class 10th examination 

- Appear in CPT examination after appearing in the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 examination)

Enter into CA Course through Direct Entry

Who are eligible?

- Commerce Graduates/Post-Graduates (55%) or Other Graduates/Post-Graduates (60%)

About Company Secretary-

Company Secretaries are responsible for ensuring that an organisation complies with the financial and legal practice and maintains standards of corporate governance.

They act as a point of communication between Board of Directors and company shareholders, reporting in timely and accurate manner on company procedures and developments.

Apply for the Company Secretary course-

The admission process for company secretary course is open to all candidates who have passed class 12th and exams are carried out in order to select candidates. The exam will he held during June and December each year for all three levels.

Stages to become a Company Secretary

The student who would like to join the Course after 10+2 pass or equivalent has to undergo three stages to pursue the Company Secretaries Course i.e.

- Foundation Programme

- Executive Programme

- Professional Programme

The Student who would like to join the Course after passing the Graduation has to undergo two stages of the Company Secretaryship i.e.

- Executive Programme

- Professional Programme

About IPM-

Indian Institute of Management, Indore invites applications for admission to its five-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). Aspirants are required attempt a Written Aptitude Test conducted by IIM Indore. Candidates are short listed for the interview on the basis of the Written Aptitude Test (WAT) scores. The WAT and Personal Interview both are available at 6 centers: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. It contains 121 seats.


Age: Maximum age of the candidate should not be above 20 years.

Education: Candidate should have completed Class 12 (or equivalent) with 60 per cent marks aggregate, and have scored 60 per cent aggregate marks in Class 10 exam as well. Aspirants appearing for the Class 12 exam may apply provisionally. 


The selection of candidates for the 5 year IPM course is based on an Aptitude Test (AT) and a Personal Interview (PI).

The AT consists of 100 objective type questions divided into two sections:

Quantitative Ability  with 60 per cent weightage and Verbal Ability witn 40 per cent weightage).

Negative marking is applicable.

How to apply?

One has to Download and complete the application form available at the IIM Indore website and pay the application fee in form of demand draft to the IIM Indore Admission office.

About CFA-

The CFA Program is a globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of the real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills and practical knowledge you need in today’s investment industry. It also emphasizes the highest ethical and professional levels.

Exam Pattern-

The CFA Program includes a series of three exams that are offered in test centers around the world. These three exams- Level I, Level II, and Level III- must be passed sequentially. This is one of the requirements for earning a CFA charter.

You may register for one exam at a time. Once you have received your exam results, you may register for the next one. Exams are offered in English only, in order to ensure global consistency, both in administering the exam questions and in grading candidate responses.

What each exam level covers?


Tools and concepts that apply to investment valuation and portfolio management

Basic concepts regarding asset classes, securities, and markets

CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct


Application of tools and concepts of investment valuation

Industry and company analysis

Analysis of investment vehicles and instruments

CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct


Management of institutional and individual portfolios

Management of specific asset class portfolios

CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct

What is the format for the exams?

- Each level of the exams is of six hours duration and is conducted in morning and afternoon sessions.

- The Level I examination consists of 240 multiple-choice questions.

- The Level II examination contains 20 “mini-cases” or vignettes that describe investment challenges that practitioners are likely to encounter. Each item-set contains six questions based on the vignette.

- The Level III exams contain constructed response (essay) questions in the morning session and 10 item-sets in the afternoon session.

About BBA Entrance-

The BBA or Bachelor of Business Administration is an undergraduate degree in the field of business administration and commerce. In majority of the colleges and universities in India, the BBA degree is awarded to the students once they complete the entire duration of the course successfully.

Current Scenario of BBA in India-

A BBA degree helps improve the communication skills, managerial skills, and business decision-making skills of a student. There are considerable number of BBA study courses in India which include case studies, demonstrations, industrial tours, internships, and communication with

specialists of the industry. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree offers the opportunity of acquiring specialized knowledge on business management to the students. Students get the chance to learn about Marketing, Local and International (Global) Business, Finance, Information Systems, Human Resources Management, Tourism, and Insurance.


In order to become eligible for studying BBA in India, students should pass 10+2 exams with at least 45% or 50% marks (whichever is specified by the college or university in question).

Career in BBA-

After completing BBA successfully, students can get jobs in sectors like FMCG and Consumer Durable Industry (P&G, HUL, Marico), Consultancy, Banking, Finance (HSBC, Citibank), Information Technology Companies (Wipro, Infosys, Compaq, Microsoft), Advertising Agencies (Lintas, JWT, O & M, Mudra, Leo Burnett) and so on.

Entrance Exams for BBA-

Pune University - Pune University BBA / BBM CET

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University - Conducted by Guru Gobind Singh IndraprasthaUniversity, Delhi, GGSIPU CET is a common entrance test for BBA

GITAM University - GITAM University AdmissionTest (GAT) UGM BBA Entrance Exam GAT UGM

All India Management Association (AIMA) - AIMA-UGAT:- All India Management Association BBA Entrance Examination

Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis Entrance Test:- Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)

10 top B.Com colleges in India-

1. Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi(Est: 1926)-

Placements- The  College has a Placement Cell that handles the placement process. Some prominent regular visitors include Deutsche Bank AG, Citi Bank, UBS Verity Knowledge Solutions, Futures First, Bain & Co., Google, Deloitte, PWC, KPMG, Godrej, Reckitt Benckiser, McKinsey & Co., Mitsubishi, Grand Thornton, Ernst & Young, Towers Watson, D.E. Shaw, American Express, Axis Bank, RSA Acturial Services, Education Initiatives, CRISIL, Stellar Properties and Essex Lake Consulting.

Last year figures- More than 200 students of Shri Ram College of Commerce have already been placed, with the highest offer standing at Rs 14 lakh per year.

Cut-off- 92 per cent

Contact Info- Tel: 011-27667905


2. St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata(Est: 1860)-

Placements- This year the campus for placements kicked off in the month of August with the arrival of Google. The suit of big corporate names include Deloitte International, TCS, Godrej, Futures First, Star TV, Zomato, Federal Bank, Tata Capital, Odessa Technologies, UBS, MuSigma, Wipro IT, IBM, IFB Agro Tech, J Thomas & Co., Viacom 18, Usha International, ABP Ltd. and PriceWaterhouse Coopers among others. Last year, a target was set to widen the spectrum of companies that come for campus drives. Each year, there are a large number of companies that come to recruit from the commerce and science streams. However, this year, there were more companies like - Zomato, Viacom 18 and Star TV etc that wished to recruit from all streams.

Cut-off- 60% aggregate, In addition to this, a student must have at least 45% marks in each subject studied in 10+2 level.

Contact Info- Tel: 033-22875995


3. Loyola College, Chennai(Est: 1925)

Placement- The College has an excellent placement records. Infosys, Wipro, TCS, CTS, HDFC banks Asian Paints, HDFC Bank, Hawlett-Packard, Global Investment Pvt. Ltd. are the name of some among the many companies who come to this college for direct recruitment.

Cut-off-  NA. Selection is based on Interview merit

Contact Info- Tel: 044-28178200


4. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi(Est: 1956)

Placement- McKinsey&Company, Barclays, Zomato, JSW, Bain & Company, CRISIL, Earnest & Young are some of the regular recruiters for LSR. The average salary package for LSR students is around Rs 6.5 lakh per annum, the highest package offered so far has been Rs 12 lakh per year.

Cut-off- 98.75-97.75%

Contact Info- Tel: 011-26434459


5. Christ College, Bangalore(Est: 1969)

Placement- There are companies that visit this campus regularly and invite the students to join their projects. The top recruiters are:3M, ABN Amro, Accenture, Dell Computers, FedEx US, Reliance Infocom, Citi Bank, Dubai, Citi Financials, Xerox Co

Cut-off- 96% for girls and 93% for boys.

Contact Info- Tel: 080-25536280


6. Hansraj College, Delhi(Est: 1948)

Placements-The candidates are having very impressive education provided by the college and it also offers job opportunities to the successful candidates. The leading companies are regularly visiting this college. Here are the names of top recruiting companies of this college like Satyam Computers, INFOSYS, TCS, CSC, TECH MAHINDRA, WIPRO TECHNOLOGY, IBM DAKSH, WNS, WIPRO BPO and SAPPHIRE CONSULTANCY, Blue-chip companies.

Cut-off- 98.75-96.75%

Contact Info- Tel: 011-27667747


7. Symbiosis Society’s College of Arts and Commerce, Pune(Est: 1983)

Placement- The Symbiosis College is having well known companies visiting this college in regular intervals. The college is providing various training programs to the candidates and also offering various job opportunities to the aspiring candidates under well recommended companies.

Cut-off- 50% followed by Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)

Contact Info- Tel: 020-25652444


8. KPB Hinduja College Of Commerce And Economics, Mumbai.

Placement-The candidates are having all sorts of training opportunities offered by the institution for building their confidence which helps the candidates to crack the interviews. The candidates are placed in India’s leading companies and also given chance to pursue the higher courses.

Cut-off- 78.17%

Contact Info- Phone: 23889408


9. Mount Carmel College, Bangalore(Est: 1949)

Placement- The Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College (autonomous) has been training students and providing them with opportunities to get placed in leading MNC'S, Banks, educational institutes, biotech firm's etc. since the year 2002.
Cut-off- 80% above

Contact Info- Tel: 080- 22261750

10. St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore(Est: 1882)

Placement- 94 students from B.Com were placed. The companies that participated in final placement include Deloitte, Google, Goldman Sachs, Varity UBS, Target, Ernst and Young, IBM, KMPG, JP Morgan, Grant Thompson, HP and Dechlathon.

Cut-off- 85% for Boys and 90% for Girls.

Contact Info- Tel: 080-22274079


List of Institutes abroad offering Commerce related courses

Institute Website

Heriot watt University Dubai

IMT Dubai Campus
Manipal Education Dubai Campus
Amity Dubai Campus
S. P. Jain Dubai Campus
Career Opportunities in Commerce
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