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List of Physiotherapy Entrance Exams in India in 2021: Check Exam Dates & Notifications

Cyril Titus Zachariah
Cyril Titus ZachariahUpdated On: May 28, 2021 07:24 am IST

Interested in pursuing a physiotherapy course? Here are some of the popular Physiotherapy entrance exams conducted in India at the university and State Level. You can also check out the eligibility criteria and admission processes opted by various physiotherapy colleges in India.

Physiotherapy Entrance Exams in India

India is home to a host of courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, especially in the field of allied health sciences. Among them is the popular field of physiotherapy with a range of bachelor’s, master’s, diploma and PG diploma courses offering nationally renowned education.

Due to the popularity and demand for the course across India, various medical colleges in India offer admissions based on the scores obtained in an entrance test. In India, entrance tests for Physiotherapy courses are done either at the State-Level or University level. University-level entrance tests are the more commonly opted routes taken by medical institutions in India.

In this article, we will list down some of the popular and common entrance exams for Physiotherapy conducted across India.

List of Entrance Exams for Physiotherapy in India

Check out the list entrance exams for Physiotherapy in India conducted for admissions to various UG, PG and Diploma courses in the subject.

Name of Entrance Exam

Applicable State or University/College

Exam Date


All IP-affiliated colleges offering BPT & MPT



BPT Colleges Accepting State-Level Entrance Test Scores

Last week of June 2021


BPT Courses Offered by University of Engineering and Management affiliated colleges

IEMJEE Phase I - 17th Feb - 14th March 2021

IEMJEE Phase 2 to Phase 8- TBA


BPT and MPT Courses at LPU’s Constituent Institutions

Phase 3 -  13th May - 3rd June 2021


BPT Courses at National Institute of Locomotor Disabilities



BPT and DPT Courses at Paramedical Vigyan Mahavidyalaya


Dr DY Patil All India Postgraduate Physiotherapy Entrance Test

MPT Courses at Dr DY Patil Colleges

July 2021

These are just some of the entrance exams that are popularly known across the paramedical community in India. There are other universities and colleges that offer a variety of Physiotherapy courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

List of Physiotherapy Courses in India

There are many physiotherapy courses offered in India, among which the popular courses are as follows:

Eligibility Criteria for Physiotherapy Entrance Exams in India

Like many other undergraduate and postgraduate courses, candidates will be asked to ensure that they qualify the necessary academic and professional requirements to pursue the various courses in one of the many Physiotherapy Courses in India. Check out the eligibility criteria for physiotherapy entrance exams in India


Eligibility Criteria

For Diploma Courses

  • Candidates should have cleared class 12 board examinations.

  • Minimum Aggregate score of 45% or more shall be obtained in qualifying exams, preferably in PCB or PCM subjects.

For Undergraduate Courses

  • Candidates must have cleared Class 12 board exams

  • Minimum Aggregate score of 50% or more should be obtained in the qualifying exam, in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

For Postgraduate Course

  • Candidates must have a valid BPT or equivalent degree.

  • Minimum Aggregate Score of 50% or more shall be obtained in the qualifying exam. 

Physiotherapy Admission Process in India

In medical colleges and universities offering admissions to the various physiotherapy courses on the basis of entrance test scores, there are two possible selection processes that are commonly adopted. Here are the Physiotherapy admission processes in India that are commonly followed in different medical institutions.

  • Counselling Based Admissions: This type of admission process is usually opted by Universities with a large number of affiliated and constituent colleges offering the same course. Under counselling based admissions, candidates are called to select the course and college based on the rank they secured in the entrance test and the vacancies available for a particular course. Candidates are offered admission based on merit lists and ranks secured in the merit lists.

  • Merit-Based Admissions: Under Merit-based admissions, candidates are asked to sit for an entrance test and based on their scores or ranks, they are further shortlisted for the admission processes. This method is opted by larger private Universities and colleges that have a limited number of seats but receive a large number of applications on an average. Here, entrance exams allow for shortlisting candidates for other selection processes including personal interviews and/or group discussions. 

Top Colleges for Physiotherapy in India

If you are interested in taking admission to the different Physiotherapy courses on offer in India, then check out the list of top colleges for Physiotherapy in India and the courses and respective fees charged by the colleges.

Name of College

Course Offered

Annual Course Fees (Approx)

The Neotia University Kolkata

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)


Christian Medical College Vellore

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)

Diploma in Prosthetics and Orthodontics


Madras Medical College Chennai

Bachelor of Physiotherapy


Assam Downtown University Guwahati

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

Diploma in Physiotherapy Technician

₹1,80,000 (BPT)

₹80,000 (MPT)

₹85,000 (Diploma)

GNA University Phagwara

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)


GGSIPU New Delhi

Bachelor of Rehabilitation Therapy (BRT)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)

Master of Occupational Therapy (Musculoskeletal)

Master of Occupational Therapy (Neurology)

Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)


Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute

B.Sc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Sciences

Bachelor of Occupation Therapy (BOT)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

M.Sc Biomechanics in Sports and Human Movement

Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

MPT Cardio Pulmonary Sciences

MPT in Neuro Sciences

MPT in Orthopaedics and Traumatology

MPT Women’s Health

₹75,000 (B.Sc Hons)

₹1,00,000 (BOT)

₹1,25,000 (BPT)

₹7,50,000 (M.Sc)

₹1,25,000 (MPT)

Sanskriti University Mathura

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

MPT in Sports

MPT in Neurology

MPT in Orthopaedics

MPT Paediatrics

₹75,000 (BPT)

₹50,000 (MPT)

These are some of the top colleges and universities offering a range of physiotherapy courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. If you are interested in pursuing a Physiotherapy course, then you can fill out the Common Application Form available on our website, so that our counsellors can help you take admission in the college and course of your choice.

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