No, usually speaking, you cannot take part in AYUSH counselling without taking the NEET-UG.
The NEET-UG exam is the standard entrance test for AYUSH undergraduate programmes in India, including Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy.
On a nationwide level, it acts as the prerequisite test for various courses.
The procedure of admission and counselling heavily depends on the NEET-UG scores.
As a result, you must take and pass the NEET-UG exam if you want to enrol in AYUSH programmes and request admission through counselling.
Although certain states may have their own entry tests, NEET-UG continues to be a standard prerequisite for the majority of AYUSH programmes.