Difference between NEET and AIIMS

The most prestigious Medical Entrance Examinations in India are NEET and AIIMS. The one who aspires to be a doctor prepares for at least one exam out of these two. Many apply for both of the exams.It is really tough to secure a rank in these examinations. As per the records, out of lakhs students who appear for the exam only a few get selected. These examinations have a lot of difference between them.

Comparable factors between these two examinations are:

  • Conducting Body
  • Official Website
  • Exam pattern
  • Seat Availability
  • Eligibility Difference
  • Exam result validity
  • Career scope/ offered courses
  • Subjects


  1. Conducting Body

NEET examination is conducted by NTA and AIIMS itself conducts the entrance exam.

  1. Official Website

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

  1. Exam pattern
  • Exam Duration

NEET is of 3 hours while AIIMS exams is of 3 hours 30 min.

  • Number of Questions

NEET examination consists of 180 questions while there are 200 questions in AIIMS.

  • Exam Mode

NEET is a pen and paper-based offline examination, while AIIMS is an online exam.

  • Marks Range

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

  • Type of questions

In NEET MCQ based questions are asked and AIIMS asks MCQ as well as questions with the assertion.

  • 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

For NEET Exam –

a)Each correct answer carries 4 marks.

  1. b) 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

For AIIMS Exam-

a)Each correct answer carries 1 marks

  1. b) 0.33% negative marking is there for incorrect answers.

There is no marking for unanswered questions in both the examinations.

4.Seat Availability

NEET provides about 58686 seats while AIIMS provides 807 seats.

5.Eligibility Difference

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)

  1. Exam Result Validity

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

  1. Offered Courses

NEET provides both MBBS and BDS courses while 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


  1. Sc Nursing (Post Certificate)

M.Ch. (5-year course)

  1. Sc(Hons.) Nursing
  2. Sc. / M. Biotechnology

Paramedical Courses (PM)

  1. Sc. (Hons.) Ophthalmic Techniques
  2. Sc. (Hons.) Medical Technology
  1. Subjects


There are only 3 subjects in NEET

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

While there are 4 subjects in AIIMS

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • General Knowledge