In this scientific and technological age, one of the most important aspects of one’s life is vocation. So, one has to choose vocation for himself. Its foundation should be laid when one is receiving education. Job stress has reported different psychological and physical condition at work as potential vocational stressors. The main aim of this study was to find out the difference in vocational stress among the higher secondary school students in District Kathua (J&K). The hypotheses of the study were there will be no significance differences between govt. school boys and private school boys, rural boys and urban boy, between govt. school girls and private school girls, between rural school girls and urban school girls, between govt. school boys and girls, between the private school boys and private school girls, between the rural girls and between urban school boys and urban school girls when vocational stress is taken as a dependent variable. For this purpose the investigator had selected a sample of 200 higher secondary school students from District Kathua. The data was collected by using Bisht Battery of Stress Scale (B.B.S.S.) by Abha Rani Bisht and it is applied for the measurement of thirteen types of stresses. Data was analysed by employed critical ratio (C.R.) statistical technique. The main findings of the study were no significant has been obtained when govt. Hr. Sec. school boys and private school boys, rural boys and urban boys, govt. Hr. Sec. school girls and private school girls, rural girls and urban school girls, govt. school boys and govt. school girls urban school boys and urban school girls were compared on the basis of vocational stress, on the other hand Girls studying in private schools and girls studying in rural school were prone to more vocational stress when compared with boys studying in private schools boys studying in rural schools. The results of the study were important for the policy makers, parents, teachers and counselors to effectively deals with the stressed students.