To pursue a career in the field of medicine, students after appearing at class 12 board examinations, sit for medical entrance tests. This is in view of seeking admissions to undergraduate medical seats in the country for a range of medical programmes. Until last year, AIIMS and JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research) institutes conducted separate medical entrance tests for students to take up admissions to their institutes.
JIPMER offered 200 seats for students to pursue their medical aspirations. However, from the academic session 2020, AIIMS, JIPMER and all other state level entrance tests have been scrapped. NEET, is now the common, national entrance test for medical aspirants. Consequently, admissions to medical programmes at JIPMER Puducherry and Karaikal are now on the basis of the NEET scores obtained.
Key Differences Between NEET and JIPMER
- A notable difference lies in the number of seats both these offer. While NEET offers students with more than 1 lakh medical seats, JIPMER offers a mere 200 seats (collectively) only. JIPMER Puducherry offered 150 seats while JIPMER Karaikal offered 50 seats
- JIPMER is an online, computer-based test unlike NEET, which is an offline test
- A total of 200 questions are asked in JIPMER test whereas NEET asks 180 questions only
- Subjects being assessed are English Comprehension and Language, Logical and Quantitative Reasoning, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in JIPMER. NEET assesses students on Physics, Chemistry and Biology only
- Duration of NEET is 3 hours whereas JIPMER lasts for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Hence, 200 questions need to be answered in a matter of 150 minutes in the JIPMER test while NEET offers 180 minutes for solving 180 questions. Time management is critical in both tests, evidently more in JIPMER
- NEET question paper is offered in 11 different languages – English, Kannada, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Marathi, Oriya, Assamese Telugu and Gujarati unlike JIPMER, which only comes in English
- One more notable difference is in the marking scheme. While awarding 4 marks for each correct response is a similarity, the difference is in the negative marking, which persists in NEET only. 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect response in NEET. There is no negative marking in JIPMER.
- Number of questions in sections of NEET- Physics (45), Chemistry (45), Botany (45), Zoology (45). Number of questions in sections of JIPMER – Physics (60), Chemistry (60), Biology (60), English Comprehension (10) and Logical and Quantitative Ability (10).
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