What is the difference between the NEET and AIIMS?

  • May 22,2019

Every candidate who aspires to be a doctor prepares for at least one exam out of NEET & AIIMS. NEET and AIIMS are country's top-notch examinations as talent from all over India participates in it, so it is really tough to secure a rank in these examinations.

Despite being the top level entrance examinations for a medical career, these examinations have a lot of difference.

So, here in this blog post, we will discuss the major differences between NEET and AIIMS.

Full Form

NEET - The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

AIIMS-The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences 

Conducting Body

NEET examination is being conducted by NTA ( National Testing Agency) ( formerly conducted by CBSE ) and AIIMS itself conducts its medical entrance.

Official Website

As NEET is conducted by NTA so its official website is nta.ac.in and AIIMS Exam official website is aiimsexam.org.

Exam Duration

NEET is a 3 hours duration examination but AIIMS exam's duration is 3 hours 30 min.

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Number of Questions

NEET examination paper consists of 180 questions whereas 200 questions are asked in AIIMS.

Exam Mode

NEET is completely pen and paper-based offline examination, on the other hand, AIIMS is an online ( CBT) exam.

Marks Range

As each question carries 4 marks for a positive answer so maximum marks for NEET exam is 720 and for AIIMS as each question carries 1 mark so the maximum marks are 200.

Type of Questions

NEET asks only MCQ based questions and AIIMS asks MCQ as well as questions with the assertion.

Related : How to Crack NEET in First Attempt – Preparation Tips & Tricks

Medium of Exam

NEET Exam is conducted in English, Hindi and 9 vernacular languages while AIIMS is conducted in English and Hindi only.

Marking Scheme

Below are sharing the marking scheme for NEET & AIIMS.

A) For NEET Exam –

a) Each correct answer carries 4 marks.

b) For each incorrect answer, 0.25% negative marking is there that means 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

For AIIMS Exam-

a) Each correct answer carries 1 mark

b) For each incorrect answer, 0.33% negative marking is there.

Seat Availability

NEET provides almost 58686 seats on the contrary AIIMS provide 807 seats only.

Eligibility Difference

Check out the eligibility for NEET & AIIMS below.

To appear for NEET Exam candidate is required –

UR - 50%, OBC/SC/ST - 40%, PWD - 45% (Qualifying marks in PCB subjects for 12th or equivalent exam)

Whereas for AIIMS candidate is required-

Gen./OBC 60%,SC/ ST– 50%, PwD - 45% (Qualifying marks in PCBE subjects for 12th or equivalent exam)


Exam Result Validity

NEET exam result is valid for 3 years while the AIIMS exam result is valid for 1 year only.

Offered Courses

NEET and AIIMS provide a variety of opportunities to pursue a career in medical sciences. However, NEET is mostly targeted for MBBS and BDS but AIIMS does not provide any BDS course.

Courses offered by NEET-

MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

BDS: Bachelor in Dental Surgery

BAMS: Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

BHMS: Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery

BUMS: Bachelor of Unani Medicine and surgery

B.Pth: Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Yoga and Naturopathy

Siddha medicine

Courses offered by AIIMS-

MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery


Sc. Nursing (Post Certificate)

M.Ch. (5-year course)

Sc. (Hons.) Nursing

Sc. / M. Biotechnology

Paramedical Courses (PM)

Sc. (Hons.) Ophthalmic Techniques

Sc. (Hons.) Medical Technology

So Medical Aspirants, we hope that you must have found this article useful. To know more about Medical Entrance Exam Tips & Tricks, follow & subscribe to Edumate Plus.

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