How to become an Archaeologist after 10th

How to become an Archaeologist after 10th - A Complete Guide

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The basic requirements for you to be an Archaeologist:

This is the Eligibility Criteria if you want to become an Archaeologist, you will need to follow this table content if you are serious about your career in Archeology:-

Basic Qualification

10+2 from any stream.

Bachelors degree must be in (often called as Graduation in India)

Indian History, Culture, Anthropology, etc.

PG Diploma

Masters in Ancient and Medieval Indian History.

Age Requirement

Not required

Now, let's understand the table content in more detail,

You must be qualified with 10+2 in any stream like commerce, arts, medical, or even non-medical. Till 12th things are easy but students are often confused when it comes to Bachelor's and after Bachelors's. Keep in mind you have to complete your Bachelors/Graduation with History as the main subject and if you could get 55% marks in your Bachelor's degree then it will be easier for you to get admissions in higher degree courses.

After you got your degree with at least 55% marks then you can get apply for
  • One-year diploma.
  • Two years PG Diploma (Post Graduate Diploma) 
  • Master's degree in different fields of Archaeology.
Please make sure of this thing first if you are planning to study at The Prestigious Institute of Archeology, the Academic wing of Archaeological Survey in New Delhi is on the basis of a written exam and an interview.

After completion of one of the above-mentioned courses, one can go for higher studies like Ph.D. after completion of Post Graduation only. 

More Details about Diploma, Bachelors, Masters and higher studies of Archelogy:

Best Diploma Courses

Diploma in Indian Archaeology


Post-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology


Best Bachelors/Graduation Courses

Bachelor of Arts in Indian History Culture and Archaeology.

Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and Museology.

Best Masters Courses

MA in Archaeology.

MA in Ancient Indian History and Archaeology

Master of Science in Archaeology.

Maser of Philosophy in Ancient Indian History, Culture, and Archaeology.

Higher Courses in Archaeology

Doctor of Philosophy in Ancient Indian History, Culture, and Archaeology.


Some top colleges where students can go and study (India):

  • Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi.
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • Bakatullah Vishwaidhyalaya, Bhopal.
  • The Delhi Institute of Heritage Research & Management, New Delhi.
  • Kurukshetra Universityy, Kurukshetra.
  • Department of Ancient Indian History.
  • Culture and Archaeological, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

The career and salary of an Archeologist in India and Abroad:

First let's get straight to the salary than will talk about things like, What does an archeologist do? What are the posts on which he/she is appointed? etc.  The average salary of an archeologist who is without any experience receives salary between 35,000/- to Rs 40,000/- per month whereas experienced professionals can expect a salary package between Rs. 7 lakh to Rs 0 lakhs per annum/per year.

So besides all this Wha are the posts or career prospects of an archaeologist, here is a list:-
  • Can go in various government and private organizations.
  • A tourist guide, heritage managers, interpreters, resource persons of trip organizers in the tourism industry.
  • In government organizations candidate is absorbed in Defense services, museums, the Ministry of information and Broadcasting, Cultural centers, and historical divisions of the Ministry of External Affairs to name a few.
Note:- If one wants to join any government organization one has to go through an examination conducted through The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) OR examination conducted by the Star selection Commission.

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Should I become an Archaeologist or Not?

This is not relevant to our topic today but let me tell you this is the confusion of many students, so that is why we are addressing this in a brief manner, The answer to this question is within you many students don't have the patience to look into them to look in there own self because this age of students, teenage would be an appropriate word for this, the rush of hormones and many chemical secretions in their body make them restless or dull. 

So for a moment sit and calm yourself may be in morning or evening first calm yourself and don't think about your career for few days just enjoy do things you like but remember during these days you have to stay away from this stuff of career Just enjoy and do things you love to do like playing chess or playing the outdoor games or even you can read our blog for that purpose. After you spent some days sitting and looking at yourself if you have the same excitement about archaeology that you had earlier then go for it and vice versa. 

If you will look at this method you can replicate it for any other field also like, becoming a lawyer, scientist, Chartered Accountant OR qualifying UPSC exams, etc.

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