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All about NEET Entrance Exam for BAMS

What is the NEET Exam?

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test or NEET is a common entrance exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). It is the sole governing body for all the admissions to seats available in Medical, Dental, AYUSH colleges in India. 

What is the National Testing Agency (NTA)?

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is an independent, autonomous, and self-sustained premier testing organisation under the Ministry of Human Resource Department (MHRD), Government of India (GOI). The NTA is the government organisation established by the Societies Registration Act (1860) for conducting national level entrance exams. The NTA has been entrusted by the Ministry of Education with the task of conducting the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).

Why the NEET Exam?

The NEET exam is for the students who are interested to join BAMS course in top colleges across India. The aspiring students are required to qualify the NEET exam for getting admission to BAMS course across India.
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The admissions to colleges in done under NEET counselling in 2-modes:

NEET Admission under Merit Quota

The best performing students with better rankings can avail admission to BAMS courses in top colleges under merit quota. Each college has different parameters for providing the merit seats like NEET rankings and academic scores etc. So, the students should be aware of all the aspects before attending counselling sessions.

NEET Admission under NRI/Management Quota

The students can also claim AYUSH seats under management quota. The students who are interested in management quota seats are also required to qualify NEET exam and attend the management counselling sessions and choose their colleges under management.


The students who have completed their PUC or 10+2 with 50% aggregate in subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology from recognised boards are eligible to apply for NEET Exam.

NEET Counselling is done at both central level and state level

  • CCIM Counselling for AIQ seats (Central Level)
  • KEA Counselling for State Seats (In case of Karnataka)

In both cases the counselling process is same 

Counselling Processes (Both Central & State)

After the NEET results are announced the aspiring students must register themselves for counselling sessions to participate in the AIQ Counselling and State counselling.

Step 1:  Registration

  • The students must click on the new registration tab, and they must fill the online registration form.
  • The students have to register for counselling sessions, they will receive unique login ID and password on their registered email Ids and mobile numbers
  • The students should login to their portals and fill the counselling form without any mistakes and should also upload relevant documents such as marks cards, NEET score card, address proof, passport photos, signatures etc. 
  • The students should keep this login ID until the counselling is completed

Step 2: Choose the desired colleges

  • In the portal the students will get the list of colleges that is according to their rankings, they have to choose the desired colleges and submit their responses
  • The students are required to take the printouts of all the application form after submission as they require them while document verification

Step 3: Payment  

  • The next step is the payment of desired fees for taking part in counselling sessions.
  • The students must pay the specified fees to participate in the counselling procedures.
  • Once the fee payment is done the students will get a receipt on their registered email IDs and they should take the printouts of the receipt to submit in future during counselling process

Document Verification

  • Once the registration is done for AIQ counselling and state counselling sessions, the computer allots seats for the colleges according to their preferences
  • Once the seat is allotted the students are required to verify their documents with Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) in case of AIQ and state counselling authorities in case of state specific seats (KEA in Karnataka).
  • After verification the students can directly approach the colleges where they have allotted seats and finish the admission procedures.

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Documents required for counselling procedures

  • Copy of the NEET counselling application form (final copy post submission)
  • Proof of payment of the counselling fee
  • NEET Admit card
  • NEET Result/scorecard
  • Class X marksheet
  • Class XII marksheet
  • Candidate’s study certificate
  • Valid photo Id proof
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (4 to 5 in number)
  • Caste/caste income certificate (if applicable)
  • Parent’s study certificate/ Hometown certificate/Domicile certificate/Employment certificate/Cumulative Record/Marks Card (if applicable)
  • Migration Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Conduct Certificate


The NEET exam is the sole entrance exam for getting admissions to Ayurvedic courses offered by the colleges across the country. All the colleges offering these courses should be recognised by MCI and should distribute seats according to the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) counselling. The NEET exam is also mandatory for all the Indian students interested to join BAMS across India

The NEET exam is considered as the basic parameter for all the aspirants to join their dream courses.


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