What Courses Come Under NEET?

by Amaresh Venkatapur, September 14, 2020

NEET Examination Introduction

The NEET also is known as National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test is a qualifying medical entrance exam for the aspiring candidate who desires to study undergraduate medical courses such as (MBBS), and dental courses (BDS) in private or government medical colleges in India. The undergraduate NEET course for MBBS and BDS is conducted by the National Testing Agency every year. Students of class 12 are eligible to appear for the NEET exam. After qualifying the NEET examination, students will be able to get admission to almost all government and private medical institutions in India.

Undoubtedly, thousands of candidates appear for the NEET examination every year, and a very minimum number of students will be able to get admission to the top-ranked institution in India. The major concern for the failure of the students is the lack of planning and preparation for the examination. The NEET exam basically focuses on three Science subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Students have to attempt 180 questions in 3 hours. Every correct answer will have 4 marks and a wrong answer will deduct 1 mark.

After getting enough knowledge of the NEET examination, you must be wondering what are the courses comes under NEET other than MBBS and BDS? Read the article below to know what all courses will come under NEET?

What all Courses will Come Under NEET?

The list of the courses that will come under NEET - Undergraduate (UG) are as follows:

  1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

  2. Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

  3. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery( BAMS)

  4. Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicines and Surgery (B.H.M.S.)

  5. Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery( BSMS)

  6. Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery( BUMS)

  7. BPT Physiotherapy

What all Courses Come Under NEET?

Here is a detailed explanation of all the undergraduate courses that come under NEET.

  1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

An MBBS is an undergraduate 5 years 6-month medical course for the aspirants looking to become a doctor. MBBS is a professional degree in Science. A person eligible to hold an MBBS degree becomes a certified medical practitioner. Other than the 5 years 6 months course, the MBBS also includes a rotational internship at hospitals, health camps, health carters conducted by the non-profit organization. Candidates during their internship can work as a consultant, physicians, medical assistants in critical care unit centers, etc. After the completion of one year of internship, candidates can either apply for the post-graduation degree in the medical scene or continue working in the health centers as qualified doctors.

This course can be opted after clearing XII with 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English from a recognized Board. Admission to this course is possible after clearing the entrance exams such as NEET. English is the preferred subject for qualifying the examination.

  1. Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.)

After MBBS, one of the most approved and professionally designed courses in India is B.D.S. also known as Bachelor of Dental Surgery. It is an undergraduate medical course of 5 years that trains the candidates to enter the prestigious profession of Dental and Surgery. The minimum percentage required is 50% in class XII with NEET qualification is mandatory for BDS admission.

Students study various subjects in the course such as Oral pathology, Oral Surgery, Dental Histology, Emergency Medicine, Public Health Dentistry, etc. and gain skills and training to practice dentistry. After the completion of the BDS course, students get the best option of becoming a general dentist in a hospital or a clinic or study Master of dental surgery for better career opportunities. 

  1. Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicines and Surgery (B.H.M.S.)

B.H.M.S. is an undergraduate degree course that covers the medical knowledge of the Homeopathic system. After the completion of the B.H.M.S degree, a candidate is eligible to become a doctor in the homeopathic medical field. The B.H.M.S degree holder is permitted to use the Doctor before his/her name. This course can be opted after clearing XII with a 50% mark in aggregate. Admission to this course is possible after clearing the entrance exams such as NEET, KEAM, etc.

The completion of the B.H.M.S. course qualifies the candidate to be processed with any specialization such as Homeopathic pharmacy, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Skin specialist, and Infertility to look after the patients with their knowledge of the homeopathic. This course qualifies the candidates to undertake various professions such as Lecturer, Scientist, Doctor, and Therapist.

  1. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery( BAMS)

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery also known as BAMS is an undergraduate degree course of 5.5 years long.  This course is designed to make the students familiar with the concepts of Ayurvedic and make use of it for the treatment of patients. The basic eligibility of the BAMS course is that the students should have completed their class XII in Biology with at least 40-45% from a recognized board. The admission for the BAMS course is based on the marks obtained in the NEET exam.

After the completion of the course of B.A.M.S., a candidate can become an efficient teacher, a research scholar, a proficient Ayurvedic Physician (kayachitikasaka), and surgeon (Shalyachitikaska) to be able to contribute his share in the medical and health service of the country.

  1. Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery( BSMS)

Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery is also known as B.S.M.S. is an undergraduate course for a duration of 5 years. This course aims to provide scientific knowledge of Siddha to the candidates so as to provide graduates who are qualified and trained to become Surgeons, Physicians, Teachers as well as research scholars in this field. 

The minimum eligibility for securing admission to the BSMS course is clearing HSC( 10+ 2) or similar examination with minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English from a recognized Board. Admission to the BSMS course is also based on the NEET exam. Hence, the students should also qualify the NEET exam organized by the CBSE for getting admission to the BSMS.

  1. Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery( BUMS)

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery also known as BUMS is a 5- year undergraduate course in the field of Unani medicine and surgery. This degree enables the candidate to become a Doctor (Hakim) in the Unani medical field. The Unani system of medicine is entirely different from regular medication (Allopathy). In this process, the healing system of the body is done through the natural process. It implies that the body has the power to heal itself. 

The minimum eligibility for securing admission to the BSMS course is clearing HSC( 10+ 2) or similar examination with minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English from a recognized Board. Admission to the BSMS course is also based on the NEET exam. 

The students who have pursued Urdu in class 11 or have some proficiency in Urdu have been given preference in admission.

  1. BPT Physiotherapy

BPT is a 4 years undergraduate course that deals with the Science of physical movement and addressing to prevent disability and disease of movement. Students who have completed (10+2) level education in Science with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as main subjects are eligible to opt for the BPT Physiotherapy course. A minimum of 50% aggregate marks is mandatory for opting for this course. Admission to the BSMS course is also based on the NEET exam. 

BPT Physiotherapy embraces different medical courses such as General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurology, and Cardio-Respiratory, which enable the students to get comprehensive knowledge about various conditions to practice physiotherapy.

As you no doubt know what all courses come under NEET, let us know how to prepare for the NEET exam?

How To Prepare for the NEET 2020 Exam?

  • Familiar with the NEET exam pattern.

  • Practice weaker sections by solving more and more MCQs and dedicate more time to those weaker areas.

  • Practice NEET previous year question paper and sample papers.

  • Refer to good study material.

  • Time management is the biggest challenge of the NEET exam as the candidates have to attempt 180 questions in 3 hours. Practicing more and more sample paper and previous year question papers can increase the speed and accuracy of the candidate.

What Courses Come Under NEET?