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Admission to Ayush Undergrad Courses Through NEET from 2018-19

Last Updated - February 22, 2018

As per latest notification, candidates applying for undergraduate (UG) courses in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) will be required to appear for the NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test). The Ministry of AYUSH will implement this from the 2018-19 academic session.

The NEET 2018 application form is now available on the official website at - Candidates can fill the form till March 9, 2018. This decision is an extension of the ministry’s previous decision in which the students seeking admissions to the AYUSH postgraduate (PG) courses were required to undergo the NEET exam from last year

AYUSH is a division of the Indian government and is liable for development, education and research in Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine), Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy, Sowa Rigpa (traditional Tibetan medicine) and other indigenous medicine systems in India. 


In February 2017 also, the Ministry of AYUSH released a notice to start the admission process to the BAMS, BHMS and BUMS courses through NEET 2017. However, various states objected to this decision and now it is planned to be implemented from 2018.

CBSE conducts the exam every year for the students seeking admissions to various medical or dental colleges in India for MBBS and BDS courses. It is expected that once the proposed system is implemented, no more private examinations will be conducted for filling seats at the various AYUSH colleges.

So those who wish to get an admission to the BHMS, BAMS or BUMS course in an Indian institution, will need to register for NEET 2018 and appear in the national level exam. Candidates must check out the Exam Syllabus for effective preparation.

The Ministry of AYUSH will be coordinating and discussing the requirements for the exam with CBSE) for AYUSH UG courses. Currently, the ministry is going through the regulatory issues involved in implementing this plan.

The inclusion of this proposal will bring all the AYUSH courses under one roof and will maintain the quality standards of students. This implementation will also centralize almost all the entrance examinations for MBBS, BDS, MD, MS and MDS courses with the various AYUSH courses such as BHMS, BAMS and BUMS.

It will standardize the courses in this stream and attract more students towards these courses. It will also eliminate the need for students to fill multiple application forms for various Ayurveda and Yoga universities across the country by providing a centralized process.

Currently, there are around 36,000 seats available under the AYUSH colleges for the various UG courses. The various state level universities conduct their individual entrance examinations for these AYUSH seats. Students can check out the overall Seat Intake across India.

There is already an increase of 30% in the registrations for Yoga courses post introduction of the World International Yoga Day from June 21, 2015. The government is planning to dedicate 100 parks for Yoga activities across India. These will be managed by Yoga groups or voluntary organisations.

According to the statistics, NEET 2017 was held at 1921 examination centres in 103 cities in which around 11.4 Lakhs candidates appeared. With the inclusion of AYUSH courses in NEET, the number of candidates appearing in the entrance exam is expected to go higher.



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Sir what's the obc reservation in assam medical mbbs 2018

13 Mar, 2018 21:59
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sir, You get information about the OBC Reservation of NEET through this link: NEET Reservation

20 Mar, 2018 15:15
Uddhav Ghodake

I am looking for veterinary college in Maharashtra. My brother has done 3 years of diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications. Ha had subjects like Physics, Chemistry and English but not Biology . is he eligible for BVSc cources

13 Mar, 2018 00:20
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Uddhav, No, he is not eligible for the BVSc program because the basic Eligibility of BVSc is The basic eligibility for this course is 10 2 with subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English with a minimum of 50% in aggregate from CBSE/ICSE/State Board or equivalent. Students who have appeared in 10 2 or any other intermediate level examination and are awaiting results can also apply for the program and can be admitted on a provisional basis.

15 Mar, 2018 14:53
Syeda Harmain Kousar

Madam Please suggest me some good books for neet..

12 Mar, 2018 20:18
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Syeda, You get the information regarding the best books for NEET through this link: Best Books For NEET

14 Mar, 2018 19:17
Venkatasowmya Bulusu

Sir, I have given my intermediate Hall ticket number wrongly.can I get a chance to correct it during correction time? Please help me sir.

10 Mar, 2018 14:47
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Venkatasowmya, Candidates can edit their personal information such as Name, Date of Birth, Gender, State Code of Eligibility, Category, Disability Status, Medium, and Examination Center.

10 Mar, 2018 16:29
Nikhil Costa

Sir, my name in Aadhar Card is Nikhil S. My name in school records is Nikhil Shivraj. I already registered and made payment with my Aadhar name, Nikhil S. What should I do? I'm getting my name changed in the Aadhar Card tomorrow. After that, what should I do?

10 Mar, 2018 01:00
Priya Payeng

Sir I have uploaded my photo without date and name.. Can I change it between the neet correction session?? Pls do reply sir..

09 Mar, 2018 00:26
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Priya, The photo requirements can be changed during NEET Form Correction. Candidates can upload an appropriate photo in the form and submit it again. The correct photo will be updated immediately in the form.

09 Mar, 2018 12:54


01 Mar, 2018 16:27
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shaik, To get information about the form correction by this link: Form Correction.

09 Mar, 2018 16:22
Aakil Khan

Sir I will give my 12 class last exam on 30 March 2018 and after that what I do? I want get coaching for neet that can I do

01 Mar, 2018 14:53
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Aakil, Yes, you can join any coaching center to prepare for the NEET.

08 Mar, 2018 18:57
Akshitha Murali

Sir..I have entered wrong 12 class qualified year.can I correct it during correction period?

01 Mar, 2018 12:33
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Akshitha, Yes, you can change it during the correction period and get more details, please check this link: Form Correction.

08 Mar, 2018 16:31
santosh kumar

Sir can I change my 2 percentage during correction time

23 Feb, 2018 10:24
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Santosh, Yes, you can change it so don't worry and get more details please check this link: Correction Form

23 Feb, 2018 11:20
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