New Delhi: Candidates who seek admission to undergraduate medical programs in Ayurveda (BAMS) need to clear a newly introduced National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET).
The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) has notified the regulations related to the minimum standards required for admission to the undergraduate Ayurveda courses.
The admission to all the ayurveda medical colleges in the country would now be held via a common entrance test conducted by the NCISM.
Currently, the national level admissions to the BAMS courses are done using a special list that has been prepared based on the NEET – UG exam. The registration for AYUSH UG counselling too was conducted. Separate lists were prepared by the states, including Kerala, for admission to the ayurveda undergraduate medical courses.
As per the latest regulations, the aspirants need to appear for the new entrance exam to secure admission for the BAMS course.
The national and state level merit lists would be prepared based on these scores. Candidates who get at least 50th percentile would be eligible for admission in the general category. Meanwhile, it is 40th percentile for the reserved categories.
15% seats would be allotted to the all – India quota while 85% seats are available in the state quota. However, 100% seats come under the all – India quota in the deemed universities.