Medical Courses that you can pursue without NEET

by Sagar Mankar, April 10, 2020

In India, a lot of students want to see them established in the medical field or rather they are curious about how to become a doctor without NEET. But if you wonder if there is no other way than appearing on the NEET exam, then you are wrong. There are so many other courses offered by various prestigious institutes across the country which can be studied without NEET. These courses are on high demand nowadays as the competition level is rising day after day. 

On the other hand, the NEET aspirants are finding it difficult to secure a seat in their desired college through NEET exam as the medical entrance has been merged with AIIMS exam as well. Hence these alternative medical courses prove to be beneficial to those who are aspiring to shape up a career in the medical field. Keeping these candidates in mind, we have prepared the following list containing what are the courses you can study without the NEET exam. 

Eligibility Criteria for Medical Courses after 12th Without NEET:

There are many aspirants in India who want to study in medical colleges but without NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). In order to be eligible for these without NEET medical courses, there are a few criteria, which are provided in the following.

  • Class 12th pass with minimum qualifying percentile

  • Having Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics (PCB/PCM) subject combination in Class 12

  • There might be an entrance examination in certain universities. So, you have to appear for that.

List of Medical Courses Without NEET Exam:


Course Name



Cardiovascular Technologist

Bachelor of Science in Cardiac or Cardiovascular Technology

4 years

Class 12 [PCB]


Bachelor of Perfusion Technology or Bachelor of Science in Cardio-Pulmonary Perfusion Technology

3-4 years

Class 12 [PCB]

Occupational Therapist

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy/ Diploma in Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy) DR(OT)

4.5 years/ 1 year

Class 12 [PCB]

Microbiologist (Non-Clinical)

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

3 years

Class 12 [PCB]


Bachelor's in Psychology

3 years

Class 12

Speech Therapist

Bachelor of Science in Speech therapy/ Diploma in Hearing, Language & Speech/ Post Graduate Certificate Course in Auditory Verbal Therapy

4 years/ 1 year/ 6 months

Class 12 [PCB]


Bachelor of Science in Genetics/ Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 

3 years

Class 12 [PCB/M]

Laboratory Technician/ Lab Assistant

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology

3 years

Class 12 [PCB]

Pharmacy practitioner

Bachelor of Pharmacy

4 years

Class 12 [PCB/M]


Bachelor of Science in  Radiography

3 years

Class 12 [PCM]


Bachelor of Optometry 

4 years

Class 12 [PCB]


Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

3 years

Class 12 [PCB/M]

Biomedical Engineer

Bachelor of Technology in Biomedical Engineering 

4 Years

Class 12 [PCB/M]

Respiratory Therapists

Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy 

4 years

Class 12 [PCB]

Nutritionist / Dietician

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/ Bachelor of Sciences in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics/ Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

3 years

Class 12 [Nutrition is must in 10+2]

Operation Theatre Technician

Bachelor of Science in Operation Theatres

3 years

Class 12 [PCB]

A Few Other Medical Courses Without NEET:

  1. Advance Care Paramedic

  2. Anaesthesia Assistants and Technologist

  3. Anatomy (Non-clinical)

  4. Assistant Behaviour Analyst

  5. Behaviour Analyst

  6. Burn Care Technologist

  7. Cell Geneticist

  8. Clinical Coder

  9. Critical Care or Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Technologist

  10. Clinical Social Worker (other than Counsellors)

  11. Cytotechnologist

  12. Diagnostic Medical Radiographer

  13. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

  14. Dialysis Therapy Technologist

  15. Dietician including Clinical Dietician, Food Service Dietician

  16. Ecologist

  17. Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technologist or Echocardiogram (ECHO) Technologist

  18. Electroencephalogram (EEG) or Electroneurodiagnostic (END) or Electromyography (EMG) Technologist or Neuro Lab Technologist

  19. Endoscopy and Laparoscopy Technologist

  20. Environment Protection Officer

  21. Emergency Medical Technologist (Paramedic) or Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

  22. Forensic Science Technologist

  23. Health Information Management Assistant, Medical Secretary,

  24. Transcription (Including Medical Record Technician or Medical Records Analyst)

  25. Health Information Management Technologist

  26. Health Educator including Disease Counsellors, Diabetes Educators, Lactation Consultants

  27. Hemato-technologist

  28. Histo-technologist

  29. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Counsellors or Family Planning Counsellors

  30. Integrated Behavioural Health Counsellors

  31. Medical Equipment Technologist

  32. Mental Health Support Workers

  33. Molecular Geneticist

  34. Movement Therapist including Art, Dance and Movement Therapist or Recreational Therapist

  35. Molecular Biologist (non-clinical)

  36. Nuclear Medicine Technologist

  37. Occupational Health and Safety Officer

  38. Ophthalmic Assistant

  39. Physiology (Non-clinical)

  40. Physician Associate and Assistant

  41. Physiotherapist including Geriatric Physical Therapist, Orthopaedic Physical Therapist, Pediatric Physical Therapist

  42. Podiatrist

  43. Radiology and Imaging Technologist or Assistants (Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography)

  44. Sleep Lab Technologist

Medical Courses that you can pursue without NEET