What is the Difference Between NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER Examinations?

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Note : Admission to MBBS courses in AIIMS and JIPMER will be through NEET-UG from 2020. AIIMS and JIPMER will not conduct any UG entrance examination from year 2020 onwards. NEET will be the only entrance exam to MBBS & few other UG medical courses in AIIMS and JIPMER. 

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NEET is a very balanced exam, where speed, concepts and presence of mind is tested. AIIMS examination will test your concepts and understanding, the problems can be lengthy in the AIIMS entrance examination. JIPMER requires you to be more quick than NEET and AIIMS.

Do AIIMS, NEET and JIPMER have different syllabus?

AIIMS syllabus is almost similar to NEET for PCB. But AIIMS exam has two additional sections – GK (mostly current affairs) and aptitude. Assertion-Reason questions will be asked in AIIMS entrance.

The syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Biology in JIPMER is same as AIIMS and NEET. There are two additional sections – English & Reasoning in JIPMER exam.

Difference in Exam Pattern of NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER

While NEET is conducted in pen and paper mode, AIIMS and JIPMER are online exams (CBT). Let’s see the exam pattern of NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER one by one.

NEET Exam Pattern

Duration : 3 hours

Sections: Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Botany and Zoology)

Total No. Of Questions : 180 Objective type questions

  • 45 questions from Physics
  • 45 questions from Chemistry
  • 90 questions from Biology (Botany,  zoology)

Each question carry 4 marks for every correct answer. There is also negative marking, deducting 1 mark for every wrong answer.

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AIIMS Exam Pattern

The AIIMS entrance examination is of 3½ hours duration and will have one paper consisting of 200 objective type (multiple choice and reason-assertion type) questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Knowledge and Aptitude.

The distribution of questions is :

  • Physics: 60
  • Chemistry: 60
  • Biology (Botany and Zoology): 60
  • General Knowledge: 10
  • Aptitude & Logical Thinking: 10
  • Total Questions: 200

Each incorrect response will get a score of -1/3 (minus-one-third).

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The pattern of JIPMER MBBS Entrance Examination is :

Exam duration : 2.5 hrs

  • Physics: 60 Questions,
  • Chemistry: 60 Questions,
  • Biology: 60 Questions,
  • Logic and Quantitative Reasoning: 10 Questions &
  • English and Comprehension: 10 Questions.

Four marks will be awarded for each correct answer. One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

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Is it possible to prepare for NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER simultaneously?

Yes, definitely. The core syllabus of PCB is same in all 3 examinations. The preparation strategy would be the same for NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER.

For AIIMS and JIPMER, you need to prepare for some additional sections – GK + Aptitude in AIIMS, and English + Reasoning in JIPMER.

How to prepare for NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER?

Keep your main subjects strong – Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

NEET and AIIMS both require thorough knowledge of NCERT. Although it’s advised to follow a coaching study material, you can also use reference books (Don’t refer too many books, one of each subject is enough, and NCERT is must).

For NEET, you can (or should) solve past years papers, but for AIIMS, previous year questions are not released. You can practice online mock tests of NEET and AIIMS by joining an online test series.

The Physics in AIIMS is slightly difficult than NEET but if your concepts are strong, you can solve problems easily.

Many students face problem in AIIMS due to AR questions. For assertion reasoning type questions in AIIMS, you can follow the tips from this post of Madhav Mohata.

For GK in AIIMS, focus on current affairs.

You can utilize your time after NEET by preparing additional sections in AIIMS and JIPMER. At the same time, you need to keep your focus on PCB revision.

Time management is very important in JIPMER. You need to solve 200 questions in only 150 mins, i.e. 2.5 hrs.

For JIPMER, one needs good knowledge of English and Reasoning. The English is little tricky, not so simple. Newspapers are the best source for building up the required vocabulary for English. For reasoning, one just needs to use his brain logically and practice some mental ability questions beforehand.

Seats comparison in NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER

NEET have maximum number of medical seats, around 70000, but more competition for them. Every medical aspirant targets NEET.

The total number of seats in all AIIMS combined is 700 for Indian students. There are 7 seats for Foreign Nationals in AIIMS Delhi. The selection ratio in AIIMS makes the exam more challenging for medical aspirants.

JIPMER has least seats in compare to AIIMS and NEET, around 200 in two JIPMER campus. [Don’t prepare specifically for JIPMER only. Focus on NEET, as it has more number of seats.]


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