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What is NEET?

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study graduate and postgraduate medical courses (MBBS, MD, MS) and dental courses (BDS, MDS) in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges in India. The undergraduate NEET (UG), for MBBS and BDS courses, is currently conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Prior to 2019, the test was administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) in partnership with Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd headquartered in the USA. NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves in 2013. However, many colleges and institutes had taken a stay order and conducted private examinations for admission to their MBBS and BDS courses. Last NEET-UG was held on 6 May, 2018 and results were declared on 4 June of the same year.

NEET-UG is a single entrance test for admissions to more than 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats across India.  In 2018 NEET exam, around 80% of the candidates wrote the exam in English, 11% in Hindi, 4.31% in Gujarati, 3% in Bengali and 1.86% in Tamil. Undergraduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) are outside the NEET’s purview, as these institutes were set up by separate laws.

What is AIIMS?

AIIMS are a group of colleges that are in the service of giving top medical education along with providing treatment to patients with specialised medical and nursing staff and equipment. AIIMS are located in seven different places with AIIMS Delhi being the parent institution. AIIMS conduct their own medical entrance exam for admissions into MBBS program in all their seven colleges including Delhi campus. AIIMS are renowned institutions and several students compete against each other to study MBBS program in AIIMS.

What is the difference between NEET and AIIMS?

The major difference is the depth of understanding required for solving questions                               

In NEET physics is more formula based (though you need to apply brain) but in AIIMS is more application based, I mean you can't just rely on formula you need to know how was it derived, idea behind its derivation

Also, in NEET organic chemistry - questions rarely require much understanding of mechanisms

But in AIIMS you would require knowledge of stuffs like ring expansion ring contraction also elimination Vs substitution stuff also your GOC must be quite strong

In biology though the information-based questions are from NCERT in both but you might require knowledge of certain stuff not covered in NCERT (i.e. your understanding of concepts must be strong)


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