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Learn More about Medical Entrance Exams: NEET (AIPMT) vs. AIIMS

NEET (AIPMT)NEET (AIPMT) (All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test), which is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and the AIIMS MBBS entrance examination, which is conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi are two of the most important and difficult medical entrance examinations in India at the national level.

Let us draw a comparison between both these medical entrance examinations on several parameters to see which one is tougher to crack.

(I) Examination Schedule and Pattern

NEET (AIPMT) 2015

  • NEET (AIPMT) 2015 will be held on May 3, 2015 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm, stretching the duration to three hours

The examination comprises of a single paper featuring 180 multiple-choice, objective questions (MCQs). There will be four options for each question, one of the options being the sole correct answer. The exam paper is divided subject-wise as mentioned below.

  • Physics (60 questions)

  • Chemistry (60 questions)

  • Biology (both Botany and Zoology combined) (60 questions)

  • Each question is allotted four marks. The exam does follow the system of negative marking. For every wrong answer or choosing of multiple answers for the same question, one mark will be deducted from the overall score of the candidate

  • Candidates are required to mark all answers using only a ball-point pen on a sheet that is machine gradable. Candidates are instructed to carry out rough work solely on the test booklet. The answer sheet should be free from any rough work or writing work.

AIIMS 2015

  • AIIMS CBT 2015 examination will be held on June 1, 2015 in 2 shifts: morning shift (9.00 am to 12:30 pm) and afternoon shift (3.00 pm to 6:30 pm), making the duration of exam three and a half hours.

  • Candidates need to appear for the single-paper examination according to the examination shift mentioned on their Admit Cards. The question paper for AIIMS 2015 will feature 200 objective questions, which will comprise of both reason-assertion questions as well as multiple-choice questions.

The question paper comprising 200 questions can be broken down into the following sections.

  • Physics (60 questions)

  • Chemistry (60 questions)

  • Biology (both Botany and Zoology) (60 questions)

  • General Knowledge (20 questions)

  • Each question is allotted one mark. The system of negative marking is followed for AIIMS 2015 exam. 1/3rd marks shall be deducted from the overall of the candidate for every wrong answer.

  • Candidates are forbidden to bring along any pencil or pen within the examination hall. If the need arises, AIIMS centers will provide it to the candidates who need them. Rough work should only be carried out on the reverse side of the Admit Card.

  • To obtain admission into AIIMS, candidates need to attain the minimum cut-off marks, which will be specified for AIIMS 2015 entrance examination.

  • Candidates belonging to the General Category should score a minimum of 50% marks in the examination.

  • Candidates belonging to OBC Category (non-creamy layer) should score a minimum of 45% marks.

  • SC and ST category candidates should score a minimum of 40% marks.

  • Because the examination will be conducted in 2 shifts, a normalization procedure will be followed. For determining the cut-offs, AIIMS 2015 percentile scores will be taken into consideration.

(II) Which examination is more difficult?

NEET (AIPMT) exam

For NEET (AIPMT) 2014 exam, 5,79,707 candidates successfully registered, out of which 5,23,701 candidates actually appeared for the examination. 46,271 candidates passed the exam, from which 18,115 candidates were eligible for 15% All-India quota seats in all dental or medical colleges of India.

Students who clear the NEET (AIPMT) 2015 examination will be eligible for admission under the 15% All-India quota seats and 85% State-quota seats for states, including Andaman & Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh (UT), Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, and University of Delhi.

AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College), situated in Pune; Banaras Hindu University, situated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh; and Hamdard University, situated in New Delhi, too, recognize NEET (AIPMT) scores for admission to their UG (undergraduate medical courses). Various private dental and medical colleges, institutes and universities recognize NEET (AIPMT) scores for admission to their MBBS program.

(III) Competency Level

NEET (AIPMT)

Nearly 8.8% candidates who appeared for the NEET (AIPMT) 2014 examination successfully cleared it and obtained a seat in one of the medical or dental colleges.

AIIMS

In comparison with NEET (AIPMT), the scope of AIIMS examination is much less. Nearly one lakh candidates appeared for AIIMS MBBS 2014 entrance test through both online and offline modes for 672 seats in seven AIIMS institutes across the country, which includes 72 MBBS seats in AIIMS, New Delhi. The other AIIMS institutes where students secured admissions were AIIMS institutes located in Rishikesh, Raipur, Patna, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, and Bhopal, which offered 100 MBBS seats each.

With regard to the competency level, only 0.67% candidates who appeared for the entrance exam succeeded in clearing it. Because of the limited number of seats, AIIMS exam is much more competitive in comparison with the NEET (AIPMT) exam.

(IV) Examination Mode and Syllabus

NEET (AIPMT) 2015 examination

  • NEET (AIPMT) 2015 exam will be carried out in an offline mode, which means it will be a paper-and-pencil based exam

  • The syllabus for NEET (AIPMT) exam will be that specified by the MCI (Medical Council of India)

AIIMS 2015 examination

  • AIIMS 2015 exam will be carried out through online mode, which means it will be a computer-based examination

  • AIIMS has not prescribed any syllabus for the MBBS entrance exam. However, the information brochure of AIIMS 2015 states that the general standards of the entrance exam will be of Class 12 level (Intermediate Science level or 10+2 scheme)

(V) Conclusion

To conclude, it can be said that AIIMS entrance exam is far more difficult than NEET (AIPMT) entrance exam because it is highly competitive. What’s more, AIIMS entrance exam is much tougher to clear because of the limited availability of seats and difficulty level of questions in the entrance exam.

 

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