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Prachi Bhatia

Updated on 12th March, 2024 , 2 min read

BPT Syllabus and Subjects: Year Wise, Entrance Exam, Best Books for Preparation


The Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme, which is typically offered as a 4 year bachelor's degree, is divided into 8 semesters and is intended to give students knowledge of the science of physical movement and channelize it to prevent disability and diseases of movement. The classification of a wide range of BPT disciplines in accordance with the concepts of foundation, core, electives, and skills is explained in the following table.

BPT Syllabus Highlights

BPT Full FormBachelor of Physiotherapy
Duration 4 Years and 6 months Internship
BPT Subjects (Core)
  • Human Anatomy
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • Neurology
  • Physiotherapy (in various fields)
BPT Subjects (Elective)
  • Clinical Testing
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Physiotherapy Evaluation
  • Clinical Diagnosis
  • Acupuncture
Skills Required
  • Good time management.
  • Tolerance and patience.
  • Good physical health and fitness.
  • Interpersonal skills.

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BPT Syllabus :Semester Wise

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) programme was created to satisfy the requirements and goals of students who have a passion for the field. The physiotherapy methods that have been developed over the past few years are the main topic of the BPT course. Additionally, it satisfies many of the expectations that students have regarding physiotherapy while enabling them to obtain more knowledge and skills by enrolling in this course.

BPT 1st Year Syllabus 

BPT Subjects -Semester 1
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Basic Nursing
  • English
BPT Subjects -Semester 2
  • Biomechanics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Orientation to Physiotherapy

 BPT 2nd Year Syllabus

BPT Subjects -Semester 3
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Laws in Treatment
BPT Subjects -Semester 4
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Research Methodology and Biostatistics
  • Introduction to treatment
  • Clinical Observation Posting

BPT 3rd Year Syllabus

BPT Subjects -Semester 5
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics and traumatology
BPT Subjects -Semester 6
  • Orthopedics and sports physiotherapy
  • Supervised Rotary clinical training
  • Allied Therapies

BPT 4th Year Syllabus

BPT Subjects -Semester 7
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Community medicine
  • Neuro- Physiology
  • Community-based rehabilitation
BPT Subjects -Semester 8
  • Community-based rehabilitation
  • Ethics, Administration, and supervision
  • Evidence-based physiotherapy and practice
  • Research project

List of BPT Entrance Exams

BPT Entrance Exam Syllabus

The BPT entrance test syllabus varies depending on whether a state-level or institute-level entrance exam is being administered. Since BPT is a paramedical-related subject, biology themes make up a sizable percentage of the entrance exam syllabus. Questions in the admission exam are drawn from student's understanding of the four required 10+2 subjects—English, Biology, Chemistry & Physics. 100 questions make up each national, regional, or university entrance exam. All of the questions are of the multiple-choice variety. The conducting authority may alter the final score as they see fit.

  • Language & Comprehension
  • Basic English Grammar and its uses
  • Parts of speech
  • Tenses, 
  • Active and Passive voice
  • Direct and Indirect speech.
  • The living world
  • Unity of life
  • Diversity of life
  • Organism and environment
  • Multicellularity : Structure and function – plant life and animal life
  • Continuity of Life
  • Origin and Evolution of life
  • Applications of biology.
  • Atoms, molecules and chemical arithmetic elements
  • States of matter
  • Atomic structures
  • Chemical families periodic properties
  • Bonding and molecular structure. 
  • Carbon and its compounds
  • Chemical thermodynamics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Organic chemistry based on functional groups
  • Chemistry of representatives Elements
  • Transition Metals including Lanthanides, Synthetic and natural polymers
  • Surface chemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Chemistry of biological process
  • Chemistry in action.
  • Introduction and measurement
  • Description of motion in one, two & three dimensions
  • Laws of motion, work, energy and power , 
  • Rotational motion, heat and thermodynamics
  • Oscillations, waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity: thermal, chemical and magnetic effects of currents. 
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and alternating currents Electromagnetic waves
  • Rays optics and optical Instruments
  • Electrons and photons
  • Atoms, molecules and nuclei
  • Solids and Semiconductor devices.

BPT Syllabus: Recommended Books

The BPT reference books listed below can be used for the subjects covered in all 8 semesters to help with challenging concepts and to achieve high marks. All of the concepts in BPT books have images to make them easier to understand, and the standards are simple to meet student needs.

BPT BooksAuthor Name
Internal MedicineHarrison
Principles and Practice of MedicineDavidson
Undergraduate SurgeryNan
Applied anatomy and KinesiologyW. Bower & H. Stone
Essentials of Medical PharmacologyTripathi
Textbook of Medical PharmacologyPadmaja Uday Kumar
Kinesiology and Applied AnatomyResch-Bruke
Electronic PrinciplesA.P. Malvino 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the key topics in physiotherapy

Ans. One must be a member of the Science major with Biology, Chemistry, and Physics at the 12th grade level in order to enroll in a physiotherapy programme.

What are the top BPT Specializations

Ans. The specializations of BPT are Medical Neurological, Nephrological, Neonatal, Nursing, etc.

What is the average Salary of a BPT Graduate

Ans. The average income is 4 to 5 Lacs in the Government Hospitals.

Does BPT require the NEET exam

Ans. No, NEET is not required for BPT.

Are BPT graduates called doctors

Ans. No, the physiotherapists are not allowed to portray themselves as registered medical practitioners by prefixing the word 'Dr' with their name.

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