Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth Admission test for One-year CRAV certificate course in Ayurveda

The Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth has recently released the notification inviting applications for the written exam for admission to its one-year CRAV certificate course. This article discusses the details of the course, the eligibility criteria, and the application process. Read on for more on this topic.


The Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (RAV), New Delhi is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. Established in 1988, the RAV has been working actively in the promotion of knowledge regarding Ayurveda. Recently the RAV has released the notification for the written test for admission to its one-year certificate course in Ayurveda. The name of the course is Certificate of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (CRAV).

Course details

The CRAV course is a certificate course for 1 year. It is meant to provide additional hands-on training to those students who have already passed the BAMS course. The course is run on the "Guru-Shishya parampara". This means that students are expected to arrange their lodging along with the Guru, that is the teacher. Students will need to submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports during their course duration. Assessments will be conducted after every two months in addition to the final assessment. During the course duration, the students will also receive a stipend as decided by the Governing body of the institute from time to time. For the current year, seven specializations will be available for the interested candidates.


  • The candidate must have cleared the BAMS (Ayurvedacharya) degree from a university included in the 2nd schedule of the IMCC Act, 1970. Also, the internship of the candidate must have been completed before 30 November 2020.
  • As of 30 November 2020, the age of the candidate should not exceed 30 years for graduates and 32 years for postgraduates. Relaxation of 3 years on the upper age limit will be given to candidates of the OBC category. For SC/ST candidates, a relaxation of 5 years will be given. For government-sponsored candidates (i.e. candidates who are working in Central/State governments as permanent medical officers, the upper age limit is 35 years. Additional relaxation of 5 years is provided to physically challenged candidates.

How to apply

  • First the students have to download the application form for the course. This is available as a pdf file and can be downloaded by visiting the URL http://ravdelhi.nic.in/sites/default/files/Application%20Form%202020-21.pdf.
  • In the application form, you have to fill out all the relevant details, including your personal details, your educational details, etc. Along with this, you also have to submit your certificates (specifically the BAMS/MD certificate). The other documents to be submitted are proof of date of birth (Class X certificate), proof of address, caste certificate, proof of disability, etc. A detailed list of documents is given in the application form itself.
  • The candidates are also required to choose their center of preference. The centers for the examination are New Delhi, Pune, Jaipur, Bengaluru, and Varanasi.
  • The next step is to pay the application fee. The fee is Rs 1000 for SC/ST candidates and Rs 2000 for the other candidates. The payment gateway is available on the course page. After the payment has been completed, take a screenshot of the page as you will need it in the next step.
  • The filled up application form has to be submitted along with all the necessary documents (this includes the payment receipt screenshot that was taken in the previous step) through email. The email ID is gsp-ravdl@gov.in. Please note that all the documents have to be self-attested and have to be submitted as a single attachment.

Method of selection

The selection of candidates will be through a written test consisting of 100 MCQ-type questions from subjects of the BAMS course. Each question will be of one mark each. The total time allotted will be 1 hour and 40 minutes. The exam will be conducted through OMR sheets. Also, there will not be any negative marking for incorrect questions. In cases where several candidates obtain equal marks, the selection will be done based on seniority with the more senior candidates securing a higher rank.

Important dates

  • Last date for online submission of forms: 30 November 2020
  • Date of written exam: 5 December 2020

We hope that the interested candidates found this article useful. If you have any doubts, please refer to the course page (link has been given earlier in the "How to apply" section). You can also refer to the official notification. This can be accessed through the following URL: http://ravdelhi.nic.in/sites/default/files/Prospectus%20-%20English%202020-21.pdf.


Author: Umesh24 Nov 2020 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 3

Subsequent to the formation of AYUSH Ministry in our country and global awareness for Ayurvedic products, there is an increased demand of Ayurvedic products as well as Ayurvedic doctors. People have realised the effectiveness of Ayurvedic potions in increasing the resistance and immunity of the human body against ailments and infections. During the current pandemic many people have resorted to Ayurvedic methods of resistance and immune building and are immensely benefited. In this situation the 1 year certification course meant for BAMS qualified people is a boon as it will impart practical training and knowledge to the selected candidates in this apex institution in the field of Ayurveda. I straggly feel that the eligible candidates should take advantage of this opportunity and apply for selection for this coveted training to increase the skill levels in this niche area.

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