What is the difference between NEET and JEE Exam?

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  • Mar 23, 2021
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What is the difference between NEET and JEE Exam?

JEE and NEET are two very popular exams in India. Both the exams are national-level examinations that enroll students in undergraduate programs but in different fields. Both JEE and NEET are considered to be very challenging examinations as students from all across the country appear in this examination to secure a seat in the college of their liking. 

If these two exams sound to be so similar, what makes them apart? Are these two exams similar to each other? If you too, are looking for the answers to these questions, then read ahead to take a look at the differences between the two big-shots of the exam industry. 

Overview

JEE stands for Joint Entrance Exam; this exam is conducted for providing admissions to eligible candidates in various engineering graduate programs like Bachelor in Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor in Technology (B.Tech.). It serves as a Common Entrance Test for a total of 24 Indian Institutes of Technology campuses, 32 National Institute of Technology campuses, 18 Indian Institute of Information Technology campuses, and 19 other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs). The candidates can opt for JEE Online Coaching to help them with their preparation for the safety and comfort of their homes.

NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is conducted for providing admissions in various undergraduate medical courses (MBBS) and dental courses (BDS) in government or private medical and dental colleges in India. NEET  is a single entrance test for admissions to more than 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats across India. The candidates can opt for NEET Online Coaching to help them with their preparation for the safety and comfort of their homes.

There are two main parameters that differentiate the two exams- Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern. 

  1. Eligibility Criteria

JEE

The complete eligibility criteria for JEE is given below:

Educational QualificationsClass 12th Board exam/Intermediate examination or equivalent examination as listed by NTA.
Age LimitThere is no age limit applicable in the JEE.
Qualifying Year of 10+2 level examCandidates who have passed the qualifying examination in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 and will be appearing in 2021 eligible for JEE Main 2021. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2016 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2021.
SubjectsCandidates must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.Candidates who have passed Class 12 or equivalent with Mathematics as an additional subject are also eligible
Number of AttemptsCandidates can appear for JEE Main 2021 four times a year.

NEET 

The complete eligibility criteria for NEET is given below:

Educational QualificationsClass 12th Board exam/Intermediate examination or equivalent examination as listed by NTA.
Age LimitThe minimum age of a candidate, as of December 31, 2021, should be 17 years.There is no upper age limit as of now, and candidates older than 25 years of age applying for NEET 2021 will be provisionally admitted subject to the High Court of Delhi’s ruling.
Qualifying Year of 10+2 level examCandidates who passed QE in the year 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 and will be appearing in 2021 are eligible for NEET 2021. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2016 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in NEET 2021.
SubjectsCandidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects in their 10+2 qualifying examination.
Number of AttemptsThere is no restriction on the number of attempts permitted.
  1. Exam Pattern 

JEE

The complete exam pattern for JEE is given below:

JEE Main

ParametersJEE Main 2021 – B.E./B. Tech
Mode of ExaminationCBT Mode
Duration of exam3 hours
Total subjectsPhysics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Number of questions(Asked)90 (30 questions from each subject)
Number of questions75 (25 questions from each subject)
Type of Questions60MCQs having four options, each with one correct option+ 30 Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value 
Marking SchemeFor MCQs: +4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.
Maximum Marks300 Marks
Medium of paperEnglish, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities)Regional Languages

JEE Advanced

Mode of ExaminationComputer-Based
Medium of ExaminationEnglish/Hindi
Number of Papers2 – Paper 1 & 2
Number of Sections3 – Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Time Duration of Exam3 hours each
Types of QuestionMCQs and Numerical value-based
Marking SchemePaper-IFor MCQs: +3 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.For Questions with more than one correct answer:  +4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.For Numerical value-based Questions:  +3 for each correct response; No negative marking applicable. Paper-IIFor Questions with more than one correct answer:  +4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.For Numerical value-based Questions:  +3 for each correct response; No negative marking applicable. For List match Sets: +3 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

NEET

The complete exam pattern for NEET is given below:

Frequency of NEET ExamOnce in a Year
Total Number of Questions in NEET180 Questions
Total Marks720 Marks
No. of questions in each sectionPhysics- 45, Chemistry- 45, Biology- 90 (Botany- 45, Zoology- 45)
Marking Scheme+ 4 for a correct answer, -1 for an incorrect answer
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam ModeOffline (Pen and Paper Test)
Duration3 hours
Language options in NEET11 languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, and Assamese

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