Most of the medical aspirants who have a strong determination of getting into the undergraduate medical courses will have this question haunting their brains. Your concern is valid because it is always good to understand the details of various exams through which you can acquire admission in the medical colleges of India. This page gives you a brief overview of the subtle differences between NEET, JIPMER, and AIIMS exams.
NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) under the able governance of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India.
The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, shortly popular as JIPMER is also a type of medical entrance examination that was conducted across India. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) also was setting up entrance exams for the medical undergraduate courses.
NEET is an all India Entrance Exam for the students to get admissions in the reputed Medical and Dental colleges in India for any of the undergraduate courses. The questions are of higher difficulty level and will cover all streams of Science that include Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The questions in Biology have been equally distributed among Botany and Zoology of 11th and 12 Standard syllabus.
The NEET Chemistry questions are also set such that the knowledge of students in terms of Physical, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry is checked. The difference between NEET, AIIMS, and JIPMER is that JIPMER has a more easy level of questions as compared to NEET and AIIMS is at a higher end of NEET. This is because the AIIMS include aptitude, general knowledge, and logical reasoning.
There is an acute difference between AIIMS, NEET and JIPMER Syllabus. In terms of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, the syllabus for NEET and AIIMS are different. However, there are two additional sections in AIIMS.
The two additional sections are General Knowledge (current affairs) and Aptitude. AIIMS question paper will also include assertion and reasoning type of questions. The syllabus for JIPMER and NEET is also the same for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. However, there are two more sections in JIPMER that include questions of English and Reasoning.
The mode of conducting the exam and the type of questions also vary in the NEET, AIIMS, and JIPMER. All these years, NEET was conducted as a pen and paper offline test. However, AIIMS and JIPMER were conducted on online platforms. This section gives you an overview of the difference between NEET, AIIMS, and JIPMER in terms of exam pattern.
NEET is a three-hour offline examination which has separate sections in the question paper for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The Biology section also has two different subsections for Botany and Zoology. There are 180 objective type questions that dedicate 45 questions for Physics, 45 questions for Chemistry and 90 questions for Biology that are equally distributed among Botany and Zoology sections. Every question carries a weightage of 4 marks. However, there is also a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer written by the student.
The AIIMS is a 3 ½ hour-long medical entrance exam. The question paper has 200 objective type questions with several heads that include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Knowledge, Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. AIIMS also follows a negative marking scheme. Each incorrect answer will lead to a deduction of ⅓ mark from the total score.
On the other hand, the JIPMER is a 2 ½ hour-long MBBS Entrance Examination. The question paper dedicates 60 questions each to Physics, Chemistry and Biology sections. The paper also includes 10 questions from the Logic and Quantitative Reasoning section and another 10 questions from English and Comprehension. The marking scheme for JIPMER is the same as that of NEET.
Media reports have revealed that the MHRD Minister has confirmed that the NEET will be the only medical entrance exam across the country from 2020. As per the reports, the MHRD has scrapped the AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS Entrance exams. The admissions to all the Medical and Dental Colleges in India will be done as the NEET score of the student, hereafter.
Until 2019, the students had manifold options of entrance exams to acquire admissions in the Indian Medical and Dental Institutes. However, from the year 2020, NEET will stand alone as the sole medical entrance exam. This makes the competition level still more critical. However, strong the competition be, your perseverance towards your passion will drive you towards the path of success if you are sincere in your efforts.
We all learn from the experiences of others. Adhering to this fact, we have collated a list of suggestions given by the top performers in NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER.
Be the master of your main subjects. Stick to the NCERT books because they give a strong foundation of basic concepts of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Once you are thorough with the NCERT books, refer the other reference books which give you an idea of the next level of questions.
Take up a number of mock tests before you go for the actual exam. This will help you in self-assessment. You will be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses. With this, you will also master the skill of time management.
Have a concrete study plan for preparation and stick to the plan religiously.