BAMS Exam 2018: Application, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

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Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)

From 2017, BAMS was replaced by the NEET exam.Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is an integrated Indian Degree in the medical field. This degree program is conferred to those students who studied the modern medicines and traditional Ayurveda.

Ayurveda is one of the ancient medical systems of the world. It traces its roots to the Vedic period. It is not only providing the cure but also prevent the recurrence of diseases. According to the Ayurvedic, there are only three kinds of dysfunctions or disorders in human body Kapha, Pitta, and Vata.

These dysfunctions are commonly called as the Dosha in Ayurvedic terminology. Kapha meant Phlegm (water and earth), Pitta meant Bile (fire & water) and Vata meant The Wind (air and space). Ayurvedic says that a person got ill when he gets out of the harmony of said three dose

The Ayurvedic system of medical care is based on the concept where the natural healing capacity of the body is being enhanced by the Ayurvedic therapy. The Ayurvedic treatment includes the reducing symptoms, eliminating impurities, reducing worry, increasing the resistance to disease and increasing harmony of patient’s life.

The Ayurvedic system is a trustful medical system in order to the cure, prevent and rejuvenate. Yes, it takes more time to make the patient fit as before, but once the patient has been treated through this medical system, he will find him better than before he was.

All aspirants for admission to BAMS / BUMS course are advised to appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018.

 Note: From 2017, BAMS Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery has been replaced by the NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test). The central council of Indian medicine only organize admission procedure (counseling) for providing admission to the BAMS degree programme. Click here to check details about NEET 2018.


Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) is a graduate degree course in the Ayurvedic system. This degree is awarded after the completion of 5 years and 6-month degree program containing the 4 and 1/2 year academic session and one-year internship program with live practical.

The UG degree course is separated into three sections of 1.5 years each. These sections called as the three professional courses. In the first professional course, the students are taught about the anatomy, physiology, and history of the Ayurvedic system. In second course they are taught about the toxicology and pharmacology and the final course contains the surgery, ENT, skin, obstetrics, and gynecology.

The entire course contains the modern anatomy, principles of medicines, physiology, social and preventive medicines, forensic medicine, a principle of surgery, toxicology, ENT, botany, and pharmacology. The graduates use the title “Vaidyar” before their name (abbreviation is Vr.)

Eligibility & Admission

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    5. GD Goenka, Noida | Admission Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    6. DIT University, Dehradun | Admission Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now

The basic requirement for the eligibility to get the admission to BAMS program is qualifying the 10+2 examination with good score. The candidate must have the physics, chemistry, and biology in 12th class. The candidate should have to go through the different national and state level entrance examination like:

  • KLEU AIET – KLE University
  • AP EAMCET – Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture, and Medical Common Entrance Test
  • Assam CEE – Assam Combined Entrance Examination
  • TS EAMCET – Telangana Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test

The selection of the candidate is based on the final merit as the sum of the total numbers obtained in the qualifying examination as 12th and the number scored in the entrance examinations.

B.A.M.S Entrance Exam Pattern

B.A.M.S Entrance Exam will be having the duration of 4 hours. There are 2 papers with each having the equal time duration of 2 hours each. One paper covers the Botany and Zoology. Another paper covers Physics and Chemistry. The exam contains only objective type questions. Aspirants need to choose the most appropriate answer from the given 4 options. One mark is given for every right answer. ¼ marks will be subtracted from every incorrect answer.  The unmarked answers will be considered as not attempted ones.


  1. Learning and Teaching methodology available in Samhita- Tantrayukti, Tantraguna, Tantra dosha, Tachchilya, Vadamarga, Kalpana, Arthashraya, Trividha Gyanopaya, the teaching of Pada, Panda, Shloka, Vakya, Vakyartha, meaning and scope of different Sthana and Chatushka of Brihatrayee.
  2. Manuscriptology – Collection, conservation, cataloging, Critical editing through collation, receion (A critical revision of a text incorporating the most plausible elements found in varying sources), emendation (changes for improvement) and textual criticism (critical analysis) of manuscripts. Publication of edited manuscripts.
  3. Concept of Bija chatustaya (Purush, Vyadhi, Kriyakaal, Aushadha according to Sushrut Samhita).
  4. Introduction and Application of Nyaya (Maxims) – Like Shilaputrak Nyaya, Kapinjaladhikaran Nyaya, Ghunakshara Nyaya, Gobalivarda Nyaya, Naprishtah Guravo Vadanti Nyaya, Shringagrahika Nyaya, Chhatrino Gacchhanti Nyaya, Shatapatrabhedana Nyaya, Suchikatah Nyaya.
  5. Importance and utility of Samhita in present era.
  6. Importance of ethics and principles of ideal living as mentioned in Samhita in the present era in relation to life style disorders.
  7. Interpretation and co-relation of basic principles with contemporary sciences.
  1. Definition of Siddhanta, types and applied examples in Ayurveda.
  2. Ayu and its components as described in Samhita.
  3. Principles of Karana-Karyavada, its utility in advancement of research in Ayurveda.
  4. Theory of Evolution of Universe (Srishti Utpatti), its process according to Ayurveda and Darshana.         
  5. Importance and utility of Triskandha (Hetu, Linga, Aushadh) and their need in teaching, research and clinical practice.
  6. Applied aspects of various fundamental principles:  Tridosha, Triguna, Purusha and Atmanirupana, Shatpadartha, Ahara-Vihara. Scope and importance of Pariksha (Pramana).
  7. Importance of knowledge of Sharir Prakriti and Manas Prakriti.
  8. Comparative study of Principles of Ayurveda and Shad Darshanas.
  1. Basic principles of Sharira, Purushavichaya, Rashi Purusha, Karma Purusha (Shad Dhatuj Purusha), Chaturvimshati Purusha, Ek Dhatu Purusha. Relevant principles described in the Sharirasthan of Sushrut Samhita, Charak Samhita, Ashtang Sangrah and Ashtang Hridaya.
  2. Basic principles of Garbha Sharira in Ayurveda: Definitions of Garbha, Shukra Shonita Siddhanta, Dauhrida, Matrijadi Garbhotpattikar bhava.
  1. Paribhasha Sharira (Anatomical terminology)
  2. Pramana Sharira – Anguli and Anjali Pramana, Sama pramana Sharira, Ayama – Vistara and their prognostic values.
  3. Fundamental aspects of Asthi, Sandhi, Peshi Sharir.
  4. Fundamental aspects of Sira, Dhamani, Srotas – Definitions, Siravedha, Avedhya Sira. Fundamental aspect of Srotomoola Sthana.
  5. Fundamental aspects of Koshtha and Koshthang: Hridaya, Yakrit, Vrikka, phuphphusa, Aantra, Pleeha, Adhivrikkagranthi, Basti, Paurushagranthi, Amashaya, Agnyashaya and Vrishana.
  6. Fundamental aspects of Uttamangiya Sharir – Introduction to Nervous system – development, divisions, neuron–structure, types, functional anatomy.
  7. Mrita shodhan (as per Sushruta) and Mrita Samrakshana (preservation method of human cadaver)
  1. Understanding of fundamental concepts of Kayachikitsa like Vriddhi and Kshaya of Dosha, Dushya, Mala with Amshaamsha Kalpana. Srotodushti, Khavaigunya, Agni, Ama (Saama and Nirama Dosha, Dhatu & Mala). Aavarana, Rogamarga, Ashayapakarsha, Dosha Gati, Kriyakala. Aushadha Sevana Kala, Anupana, Pathya-Apathya and their scientific relevance during health and disease.
  2. Detailed knowledge of Rogi Roga Pariksha including detailed history taking and systemic examination of patient. Clinical implementation of Dwividha Pariksha, Trividha Pariksha, Chaturvidha Pariksha, Panchavidha Pariksha, Shadvidha Pariksha, Ashtavidha Pariksha, Dashvidha Parikshya Bhavas and Prakrityadi Dashvidha Pariksha.
  3. Principles of   Kayachikitsa in disease management including Shodhana, Shamana and Naimittika Rasayana.
  4. Introduction of the basic principles of Modern medicine, Homeopathy, Unani, Siddha, Tibetan Medicine, Yoga and Naturopathy and their relevance in light of  the basic principles of Ayurvedic medicine

How to fill in B.A.M.S Entrance Application form

Application forms and brochures are available in the admission office of different institutes or universities. Candidates can download the application form from the official website of various institutes. The form should be filled very carefully and precisely. Correct information must be provided in the form. The information about age, educational qualification and contact details should be included. All the information should be supported by valid certificates also. It is better to take a photocopy and fill it correctly and then fill the original application as to eliminate unnecessary errors.

Career & Jobs

Day by day, the scope of Ayurvedic is overlapping to the other medical system not only in India but also in the world. In many cases the people have taken the experience for the trustfulness of the Ayurvedic system and medicines treating for the chronic and non-healable disease.

In many cases, when the allopathic system becomes a failure with a particular disease and surrenders, the Ayurvedic medicine does the magical effect to rejuvenate the illness or the patient.

The career opportunity after the completion of BAMS is not only in India but also in foreign countries. Many organizations are working in the manufacturing and research field in abroad are requiring the professional in this field.

The candidate having the BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degree is eligible to be called as a doctor and eligible to do the private practice.

Job opportunities also exist in the government sector. One can get the job in government Ayurveda hospital as ayurvedic pharmacist. After the completion of this course, candidates also have the opportunity to open their own retail shop of Ayurveda medicines.

Teaching field is also open for BAMS graduates. They can find employment in private and government Ayurveda Institutes.

Books & Study Materials

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    4. Chandigarh University, Punjab | Admissions Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    5. GD Goenka, Noida | Admission Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    6. DIT University, Dehradun | Admission Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now

There are many popular books in the market for BAMS. Here, we are providing some books that students may refer to study Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS):

  • Ayurved Sanjivani by Dr. Sanjay Patil
  • A Textbook of Ayurvedic Physiology (Sharir Kriya Vijnana) by Prof. S.B. Kotur, Dr. Shashikala Kotur
  • A Textbook on Salya Tantra by Rajneesh V. Giri
  • Textbook of Rasa Sastra by K. Rama Chandra Reddy
  • A comprehensive guide on Caraka Sahita by Vaidya Vasant Patil
  • A Textbook on Kriya Sharira by Chaukhaba Sanskrit Pratisthan
  • NCERT Books
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