NEET, AIIMS MBBS, JIPMER MBBS: Three Exams, One Strategy
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NEET, AIIMS MBBS, JIPMER MBBS: Three Exams, One Strategy - Are you one among the lakhs of medical aspirants preparing to appear for NEET, AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS, the three undergraduate entrance examinations conducted for MBBS admissions in India? If yes, are you fretting over how to balance preparations for all these highly competitive exams at the same time? Worry not! Careers360 presents here some important study mantras and a common MBBS preparation strategy as suggested by experts and previous year toppers which will help you enhance your preparations and ace all of these exams at the same time.
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NEET will be held on May 6, 2018, AIIMS MBBS is scheduled for May 26 & 27, 2018, and JIPMER MBBS will be conducted on June 3, 2018. With only a month left for NEET 2018 and a little more for AIIMS MBBS 2018 and JIPMER MBBS 2018, anxieties are building up and students are getting jittery at the prospect of covering vast syllabi and handling these tough exams simultaneously. As overwhelming as it may seem to appear for all three consecutively within the span of a few days, the trick lies in not treating them differently from each other, suggests Deric Joseph, topper in all three MBBS entrance exams in 2017 with All India Rank (AIR) 6 in NEET, AIR 16 in AIIMS and AIR 17 in JIPMER. According to him, “There is no alternative but hard work. The syllabus is the same and if you keep your focus on gaining conceptual clarity instead of rote learning, it won’t make much difference which exam you sit for”.

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What students should keep in mind is that the challenge of scoring good marks in all three of NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER can be met by having a lucid understanding of exam patterns and devising a solid preparation plan.


Common preparation tips for NEET, AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS


Combining the preparation for all three medical entrances is a commonly agreed upon strategy by teachers and toppers alike since the syllabus and core study material are the same for all. Here are some NEET 2018, AIIMS MBBS 2018 and JIPMER MBBS 2018 preparation mantras.


Craft a solid study plan: With only around 40 days remaining for NEET, it is important that preparations for the exams are optimized as per the time left. Aspirants can maintain a calendar beside their study table encircling the important exam dates of NEET 2018, AIIMS MBBS 2018 and JIPMER MBBS 2018. This will act as a useful reminder in terms of how much time is left and subconsciously guide one’s preparation speed. Based on the preparation levels, draft the study routine and divide time between topics of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The NEET 2018, AIIMS MBBS 2018 and JIPMER MBBS 2018 preparation study routine should take into account the time needed for solving sample papers and covering the entire syllabus.


Focus on conceptual clarity: Aspirants possessing clarity of concepts will be able to shine in all the exams. Hence, it is important to focus on gaining conceptual clarity instead of rote learning. However, asserting on conceptual clarity doesn’t mean that one should get overwhelmed with the unnecessary details and information in these last weeks.


Subject-wise preparation of ‘hot topics’: It is natural to have favourites amongst Physics, Chemistry and Biology, but a smart preparation plan for NEET 2018, AIIMS MBBS 2018 and JIPMER MBBS 2018 entails balanced studies.

Candidates can divide each subject’s chapters into ‘Major’ and ‘Minor’, including high-scoring and low-scoring chapters respectively. While the syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Biology is same for NEET 2018, AIIMS MBBS 2018 and JIPMER MBBS 2018, and similar type MCQs are asked in all three entrances, AIIMS MBBS 2018 differs in the respect that a lot of Assertion-Reason questions are asked in it. Do the revision of chapters and solve mocks/sample question papers every day, suggests Deric while talking about his subject-wise preparation strategy.


Mock Tests: Do not wait until the syllabus is completed for starting full-length mock tests. As a thumb rule, “the frequency of mocks and previous year papers should increase in the last few months”, recommends Deric. Analyse your performance afterwards and try to gauge the ‘Raw Score’. The Raw Score represents one’s true score after eliminating intelligent or blind guesses. If the Raw Score increases with mocks, it would mean that the right preparation strategy is being followed.


Revision Strategy: Revisions should be the hallmark of final months. Candidates can prepare concept sheets containing subject-wise formulas and important points for easy reference.


How NOT to prepare for NEET/AIIMS/JIPMER?

Knowing what must be done does away with fear and knowing what must NOT be done instils trust in what is done. Candidates are advised to NOT do the following during their NEET, AIIMS and JIPMER preparations.

  • Do not leave preparation of one subject in favour of another. Do a balanced study as each subject play a decisive role in determining the final score and rank.

  • Do not blindly attempt mocks. Analyze your performance after each mock.

  • Do not extend study hours beyond healthy levels. Engage in suitable stress-relieving activities.

  • Do not get stuck with difficult questions. Spend only limited time on them and move on to the other high-scoring moderate to easy questions.

Exam Pattern of MBBS Entrances 2018


NEET 2018



Examination Date

May 6, 2018

May 26 & 27, 2018

June 3, 2018

Exam Duration

3 hours

3.5 hours

2.5 hours

Mode of Exam

Offline (Pen & Paper)

Online (Computer-based)

Online (Computer-based)

Total Questions

180 MCQs

200 MCQs

200 MCQs

Marking Scheme

Total Marks: 720

Correct Answer: +4

Incorrect Answer: -1

Total Marks: 200

Correct Answer: +1

Incorrect Answer: -1/3

Total Marks: 800

Correct Answer: +4

Incorrect Answer: -1

Subjects Included

Physics (45 Questions)

Chemistry (45 Questions)

Biology (90 Questions)

Physics (60)

Chemistry (60)

Biology (60)

GK (20)

Physics (60)

Chemistry (60)

Biology (60)

English Lang. & Comprehension (10)

Logic & Quants (10)

Qualification Criteria

General: 50th Percentile

SC/ST/OBC: 40th Percentile

General-OPH: 45th Percentile

General: 50%

OBC: 45%

SC/ST: 40%

General-OPH: As per respective category

General: 50th Percentile

SC/ST/OBC: 40th Percentile

General-OPH: 45th Percentile

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if i score 450 approx in neet will i get any mbbs college in uttar pradesh?any private(direct admission )? or deemed? if yess please tell me the college name along with predictable fee structure?

Manisha 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello Medical aspirant

450 score will not be qualifying score for  neet 2020  in Up. But you may get seat in private colleges for MBBS seat with score of about 450

Cut off for different college will differ depending on how many students have applied in these colleges, overall cut off, exam difficulty level etc

However I am enlisting names of private Medical college in UP


• Santosh medical college in Ghaziabad

, fees -10, 800,000

• Subhari Medical college in Meerut

• Muzaffarnagar medical college, Muzaffarnagar

• Rohikhand Medical college, Barelly

fees - 4, 308,500

Eras Medical college, Lucknow

Fees - 7, 570,, 000

• Shri Ram murti smarak institute of medical science Barelly , fees -5,448,000


what will be the expected cut off for obc candidates through neet to get into KMC, manipal

thakre thakre 22nd Feb, 2020
OBC candidates are required to obtain at least 40 percentile in NEET 2020 to be considered for AIQ(All India cut off) and state counselling process in KMC manipal

ask questions related to Neet 11th class

Srijika Bhattacharyya 22nd Feb, 2020
I have not exactly understood your question. However if your question is about the chapters and chapterwise weight age for neet ug 2020 exam you can check the link below. This link gives the chapter wise weight age of the various chapters of 11th and 12th
Please check the link and ask us if you have any other queries.
Hope this helps.
All the best

im a ward of Central Govt staff trasfered to Kerala, I studied X and X11 in Andhra and my parents are native of Tamilnadu , can I apply for NEET councelling on 85% state quota on all the three state

Manisha 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello medical aspirant

state level counselling for 85% seats will be organized separately by the respective state authorities . Candidates appearing for NEET 2020 and clearing NEET cut off required by the RESPECTIVE COLLEGES can apply for admission in that college through counselling.

But as you have mentioned about three states, these all three states are open states where students from other states can also do counselling and get  MBBS seat.

you can participate in counselling 2020 of three states ie Kerala, Andhrapradesh and Tamil Nadu.

But conditions are applied for different states which are as follows

(1)  Kerala - If you will appear for neet from Kerala or you have domicile of Kerala then expected cut off for  general category is  447+ , for obc is 366+

cut off will be higher for non domicile students ie 493+

(2) Andhra Pradesh - it is also open state where other state students can apply.

for non domicile students fees will be higher ie 13 lakh per annum and cut off  287+

(3) Tamil Nadu -  for non domicile students fees  willb higher ie 10 lakh per annum and cut off 300+


what is the cutoff marks for neet bams in govt ts colleges for category OBC(NCL).

Srijika Bhattacharyya 22nd Feb, 2020
The cutoff for general category requires around 400 marks for government college and 360 marks for semi-government college.
Hope this helps
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