BAMS Admission in 2024

With an increasing interest in ancient medicines, there is a surge in BAMS admission among aspiring medical students in India. BAMS or Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery is a 5 ½ year Undergraduate medical course where people excel in ancient Ayurveda and traditional healing and treatment processes. The Central Council of Indian Medicine is a regulatory body for Indian Systems of Medicine including Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani programs which is mainly responsible for the admission and practice of Ayurvedic medicine in India. 

As per CCIM, to pursue medical courses the students need to qualify NEET exam, conducted by the National Testing Agency. This national entrance cum eligibility test is held every year for admission to 914 AYUSH colleges in India. AYUSH is an umbrella term for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy, considered six pillars of prevalent Indian systems of medicine practiced in India.

Now let’s delve deeper into the scope of the BAMS program, eligibility criteria, course curriculum, and admission details to give you all accurate and detailed information.

Scope of studying BAMS Course in India

As most of us are aware, Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical practice that analyses prevents, and cures medical ailments of the body with the combined effect of therapeutant drugs extracted from herbs and various healing practices to increase the longevity of life.

According to the statistics, knowing the impeccable benefits of Ayurvedic treatments among the people, the Ayurvedic market continues to surge both in India and all around the world indicating a high scope in Ayurveda in upcoming years. 

In 2021 alone, INR 515.5 billion Ayurvedic medical products were sold which clearly shows the rapid growth of Ayurvedic practices in India. BAMS graduate has many job opportunities available in India as well as abroad in both the private sector and government sectors. 

The Ministry of AYUSH has invested huge investment in the medical field to develop the stand of Ayurveda thus they hire many Ayurvedic graduates for the following job roles. Some of them are,

  • Medical Officers
  • Pharmacist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Junior Resident Doctor
  • Senior Resident Doctor
  • Lecturer

In the private sector, the graduates can work as Ayurveda doctors in Ayurvedic medical colleges and hospitals, also work as,

  • Sales representatives
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Research & Development Executive
  • Health supervisor/therapist
  • Clinical research associate

The role of BAMS graduates is not only limited to hospitals and colleges but also in various industries such as,

  • Healthcare Industry
  • Healthcare IT Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Nursing
  • Insurance Industry
  • Life Science Industry
  • Medical Tourism Industry

BAMS course curriculum

In UG BAMS the academic sessions are divided into 3 professional courses of 1.5 years each., the students will learn about the general aspects of all the Ayurveda they are Physiology (Kriya Sharira), Anatomy (Rachna Sarira), Toxicology (Agadtantra), Pathology (Nidan Vigyana), Pharmaceuticals of Ayurveda (Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana), Medica of Ayurveda (Dravyaguna Vigyan), Jurisprudence (Vidhi Vaidyaka), Nadi Pariksha (Pulse Diagnosis), ENT, Eye, Dentistry (Shalakya Tantra), Gynaecology (Prasuti Tantra), Medical Ethics and Yoga, Dissertation, Obstetric (Stri Yoga), Kaya Chikitsa (General Medicine).

Entrance exam criteria for BAMS 

The following are the minimum eligibility criteria that the students must qualify for applying to the BAMS admission.

  • Students must secure at least a minimum of 50-60% in their 10th and 12th examinations.
  • Depending upon the colleges you opt for admission, the minimum required score may vary.
  • Students should have physics, biology, and chemistry as the main subjects in their 12th examination. 
  • Students must qualify for NEET-UG with a minimum cutoff to get admission to BAMS
  • According to the regulations set by the Government of India, the students pursuing BAMS must be between the age of 17- 25 years


The only gateway to hold your BAMS seat in college is through the NEET entrance exam. NEET is the most accepted entrance examination apart from these State-level examinations are also conducted by the state Government for granting admissions to the State Government College for BAMS. For example, GUJCET (Gujarat Common Entrance Test) is conducted by the Gujarat State government and KEAM is also taken into consideration for BAMS Course scores in the state of Kerala, similarly relevant exams are conducted by respective states for BAMS admission. 

Here are some of the necessary details about NEET exams,

Exam componentsNEET 2024
Total Questions180
Time duration3 hours
Question typeMCQ 
Total marks720
Section based marksBiology:90 (Zoology&Botany-45 questions)Physics: 45Chemistry:45
Correct Answer+4 marks
Wrong Answer-1 for each incorrect answer
NEET 2024 Exam DateMay 05, 2024


As previously stated, Indian Ayush medicine courses like BAMS/BUMS/BSMS/BHMS counseling are conducted and regulated by the Ayush Admissions Central Counselling Committee (AACCC) for all aspiring Indian candidates. The table given below shows concise information about the all-India Quota Seats of Under Graduate (BAMS) program.

Institution typePercentage of UG seat 
Government/Government-Aided Institutions (all States & Union territories)15%
National/Central Institutions100%
North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homeopathy, Shillong50%
Deemed Universities100%

AYUSH Counselling 2024

NEET Result 202414-Jun-2024
Total AYUSH seats52,720
Total AYUSH colleges914 BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, BSMS, and BNYS colleges
Counselling authorityAYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee (AACCC)

To participate in the AYUSH 2024 counseling, the following steps are necessary,

Application filling

  • Visit the official website of AACCC.
  • Click on register and fill in the necessary information such as name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, and NEET roll number.
  • After the registration process, you will be prompted to log in using the NEET 2024 roll number and the new password.
  • After this complete the application form.
  • To submit the application form you will have to pay a non-refundable Ayush counseling fee and refundable security money.

For the general category, the students need to pay the registration fee of Rs 1000 and for the SC/ST category, the fee is Rs 500.

The security money(refundable) for government-aided institutes they need to pay Rs 10,000 and for Private Colleges/Deemed Universities Rs 50,000 irrespective of any categories.

Note: – Both the registration and Security money have to be paid online.

Choice Filling

  • After successfully depositing the security fee, you will have to fill in your choices in a preference form.
  • Students will have to provide the course-college options that they would like to apply for.
  • There is no limitation on the choices of the colleges, students can fill in n number of choices in the preference form but it is always advised to go through the fee structure and curriculum of the course.

Note: – Candidates are asked to lock the choices that they filled in before the last date to ensure that they have locked the correct choices.

Seat allotment and Joining

Based on the ranks obtained in the NEET 2024 and the choices obtained by the candidate, AACCC will prepare the seat allotment list for various courses. The selected students will again have to choose whether they want to continue with the seat allotted to them or not. To choose their options again they will have to log in to the registered accounts on the website of AACCC. After the second round of allotment, they need to report to the allotted institute and complete the admission formalities.

Required documents for admission

The following are the necessary documents you need to keep ready beforehand for a hassle-free admission process, they are,

  • Birth Certificate
  • Class 10 mark sheet
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • Photo ID proof like an Aadhaar card/PAN/Driving Licence/Passport
  • Provisional Allotment Letter which can be downloaded from the official website of NTA NEET
  • Caste certificate
  • NEET 2024 admit card
  • NEET 2024 result
  • Passport-size photographs (8 in number)
  • Language certificate stating that the student has studied Tamil medium up to class 10TH.

Note: – Students who fail to report before the allotted time will be canceled from admission.

Counselling cut-off details

The NEET cutoff of BAMS 2024 is calculated based on various criteria including the total number of candidates who appear for the exam, the total number of offered seats in BAMS, and the level of difficulty. The below table consists of data regarding the expected cutoff for BAMS admissions with NEET 2024 scores.

CategoryNEET BAMS qualifying percentile (Expected) in 2024NEET BAMS marks
General/UR/EWS50th percentile720-135
OBC40th percentile138-105
SC40th percentile138-105
ST40th percentile138-105
General/UR/EWS-PH45th percentile138-119
OBC-PH40th percentile122-105
SC-PH40th percentile122-105
ST-PH40th percentile122-106


We hope this article provides all the necessary information about the BAMS 2024 admission process. Stay tuned to get more information regarding BAMS updates.


  1. How can I get admission to BAMS 2024?

The registration for NEET started on February 9th, 2024. To meet the eligibility criteria for BAMS, you should have passed your 12th grade with a minimum aggregate of 50-60% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. 

  1. How can you get admission to BAMS without NEET in 2024?

If you’re interested in pursuing BAMS, it’s important to note that admission is granted through NEET. Please note that clearing NEET is a mandatory requirement for BAMS admissions.

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