NEET, AIIMS, and JIPMER are common exams that a medical aspirant prepares for. NEET is more balanced and concepts, the presence of mind and speed are commonly tested. Understanding and concepts are tested with AIIMS, and the exam usually has lengthy problems. In JIPMER, speed is tested as the candidate has to be faster than for NEET and AIIMS.
The syllabus of AIIMS and NEET are almost the same. PCB also has a similar syllabus. AIIMS has two additional sections namely General Knowledge, which deals with current affairs as well as aptitude. AIIMS entrance also has questions based on assertion-reasons. JIPMER has the same syllabus as AIIMS and NEET in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. English and Reasons are additional sections in JIPMER.
NEET is conducted offline in the paper and pen mode, while AIIMS and JIPMER are online exams that are CBT.
- NEET: NEET is a three-hour exam which has objective questions of which 45 are from Physics, 45 from Chemistry and 90 are from Biology. Every correct answer carries 4 marks while every wrong answer has a negative marking of 1 mark.
- AIIMS: AIMS is a three-and-a-half-hour exam with 200 objective type questions, of which 60 are from Physics, 60 are from Chemistry, 60 are from Biology, 10 are from General Knowledge and 10 are from aptitude and logical thinking. Incorrect responses earn a negative marking of -1/3.
- JIPMER: JIPMER exam lasts for 2.5 hours and the pattern is the same as the AIIMS exam. The bright side is that JIPMER has no negative marking for wrong answers.
Preparing for NEET, AIIMS, and JIPMER:
The syllabi of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are the same and this makes it simple to prepare for. For AIIMS, you need to prepare for GK and Aptitude while for JIPMER, prepare English and Reasoning as well. Make sure you are confident conceptually in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. NEET and AIIMS require a good knowledge of NCERT books. Opt for coaching material once the NCERT books are done.
For NEET, make sure you prepare past question papers. Because AIIMS is an online exam, there are not many previous questions available. However, you can practice with mock tests. The mock tests are of the same standard as AIIMS test. When you prepare for the entrance exams, the pattern is the same for PCB. To prepare for General Knowledge, there will usually be time available to prepare after NEET. Physics is a bit tough in AIIMS than in NEET. However, if you are conceptually strong, it is easy to solve the problems. The Assertion-Reasoning problems are usually tough in AIIMS. In JIPMER, there are 200 questions and only 150 minutes, which make speed and agility a requirement for JIPMER.
NEET has 70,000 medical seats available and a large number of medical aspirants competing for it. AIIMS has 700 seats for Indian students and 7 seats for foreign nationals. This ratio makes the exam highly competitive and very challenging. JIPMER has only 200 seats available in its two campuses.