NEET UG vs JEE : A Comparative Study

There are always discussions between candidates about which profession, Doctor or Engineering is better

Its an age old question in India. Is JEE tougher than NEET(AIPMT).

Here in this article, we try to provides some answers with a comparative study of JEE and NEET UG.

 About JEE

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a National-level common entrance examination conducted for admission to top-notch engineering Institutions like IITs and other engineering colleges across the country.

It is considered globally as one of the toughest engineering entrance exams.

 

About NEET UG

National Eligibility cum Entrance test (NEET UG) is a National- level examination conducted for admission to medical courses like MBBS and Dental Courses (BDS) in various government or private medical colleges across the country.

JEE vs NEET UG: A Comparison of Basic Details

Topic

 

JEE

NEET-UG

 

 

Exam Name

Joint Entrance Exam (Main)

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Commonly Known as

JEE Main

NEET

Exam Type

National

National

 

Exam Category

UG level

UG Level

 

Conducting Body

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Central Board of Secondary Education

(CBSE)

Number of Phases

Two

Phase I – JEE Main

Phase II – JEE Advanced

 

One

Conducted for Admission to

B.tech , B.Arch, B.Planning

MBBS and BDS

Exam Mode

JEE Main Paper I - Both Online and Offline

JEE Main Paper II -Offline

JEE Advanced - Offline

Offline mode

Exam Date

JEE Main – 3rd, 9th and 10th April

 

JEE Advanced – 22nd May 2016

24th July 2016

Purpose

JEE Advanced – Admission to IITs and ISM Dhanbad

 

JEE Main – Admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs

Government and Private Medical colleges

Total Intake 2016

IITs – 10,575

An estimated no of 63800 seats across 381 medical colleges in the country


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 Comparison of Exam Pattern 

Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2016

NEET UG 2016

Exam Mode

Online and Offline

Offline

Type of Questions

MCQs with single correct answer

MCQs with single correct answer

Number of Questions

90

180

Distribution of Questions

Physics - 30

Chemistry - 30

Mathematics - 30

Physics - 45

Chemistry - 45

Botany - 45

Zoology - 45

Marks Awarded for Correct Answer

+4

+4

Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer

-0.25

-1

Total Marks

360

720

 


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 Best Books

Subject

JEE Mains

NEET UG

Physics

Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma - Volume 1 and Volume 2

 

Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma - Volume 1 and Volume 2

Complete Physics for JEE Mains 2016 by Irodov

 

Fundamentals of Physics, by Halliday, Resnik and Walker

 

Chemistry

IIT Chemistry by O.P.Tondon

 

Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th

( Volume I and II )

New Pattern IIT JEE Chemistry by R.K. Gupta

 

New Pattern Chemistry (IIT JEE) (English) 6th Edition by R.K Gupta

Physical Chemistry for JEE Main & Advanced 2016 BY Wiley Editorial Team

 

-

 

Mathematics

IIT Mathematics for JEE by M.L.Khanna

 

-

IIT Mathematics by R.D. Sharma

 

-

New Pattern JEE Mathematics by Dr S.K. Goyal

-

 

Biology

-

Trueman’s Elementary Biology, Vol I and II (English) 27th Edition

 

-

Exploring Biology for Medical Entrances (Volume I and II) (English) 5th Edition

 

Which exam is tougher? 

Whilst NEET(AIPMT) is a highly competitive exam and is quite tough to crack, it is widely accepted that JEE ranks amongst the toughest entrance exams in the world.

Sudipto SannigrahiIIT Kharagpur 2008-12 got a JEE AIR 403 and AIPMT AIR 338. 

He says that whilst he prepared religiously for his JEE entrance for almost 2 years, the amount of time he took for preparing AIPMT was negligible and still got a better AIR in AIPMT.

This is not to say that NEET is easy by any means.

Some people find NEET to be tougher than JEE, whilst some have the opposite experience.

 

What do you think?

Which exam do you think is tougher? Leave comments below !

 

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