What is the Difference between NEET UG and NEET PG?

What is the Difference between NEET UG and NEET PG?

Neet UG and NEET PG difference: NEET is one of the most popular and tough exams in India among medical students. NEET exams are conducted for both UG and PG courses in India.

Full-Form of NEET

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test 

NEET UG – National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate

NEET-UG is the national level examination conducted for the aspirants who want to enter medical colleges and want to pursue their future in the medical field. With the help of the NEET score, you can get admission to medical colleges. NEET UG exam is for students who want to pursue undergraduate courses in the medical field.

NEET PG- National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-Postgraduate

NEET-PG is the national level examination conducted for the aspirants who want to their postgraduation in the medical field. A person who has graduated with a medical degree can seat for the NEET PG exam.

Neet UG and Neet PG Differences

Neet UG is an entrance test for admission in graduate courses like BDS, MBBS etc.

NEET PG is an entrance test for admission to postgraduate courses and diplomas.

After crossing NEET-UG a candidate will study to pursue an undergraduate in the medical field. After passing NEET PG a candidate will study to pursue a postgraduate diploma or degree in the medical field.

NEET UG is organised by the National Testing Agency and NEET PG is organised by the National Board of Examination. NEET UG courses are for four to five years and NEET PG diplomas are for two years and PG post-graduation is for 3 years. 

NEET UG is a pen paper-based exam and NEET PG is an online mode exam.

Neet UG and Neet PG Differences in Table Format:

BasisUGPG
QualificationMinimum qualifications 12th passedMinimum qualifications for graduation.
Conducting BodyNTANational Board of Examination
Mode of exampen- paper online 
Admission This exam is for undergraduate courses in the medical field, BDS, MBBS, BPT, BHMSThis exam is for admission to postgraduate courses 
Duration 4- 5 year2-3 years

NEET UG Eligibility Criteria 

  • NEET is organised by the National Testing Agency.
  • Candidates must pass Senior Secondary School from a recognized school.
  • Candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology combination and English as a major subject in 11th and 12th.
  • General candidates should have at least 50% marks in Senior Secondary School.
  • General candidates that are above 25 can not give NEET UG.
  • Age relaxation is given for some categories.
  • The mandatory age for eligibility in NEET-UG is 17 years old at the time of admission.

NEET PG Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates must have an MBBS degree and have done a 1-year internship.

Candidates should have provisional registration certificates or permanent registration certificates.

NEET- UG Syllabus

In NEET- UG the syllabus includes class 11th and class 12th syllabus of physics, chemistry and biology. The syllabus is based on the Class 11th and 12th syllabus.

NEET- PG Syllabus

NEET -PG syllabus includes all the subject knowledge that the candidate studies in their MBBS or BDS course or other undergraduate medical courses.

What is NEET SS?

To get admission to MCh programmes, one should clear the NEET SS exam. NEET SS- National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Super Speciality is an entrance examination for the aspirants who want to get admission to MCh courses.

NEET -UG, NEET-PG and NEET SS- Difference Between

NEET- UG, NEET-PG and NEET SS are the types of NEET. NEET-UG scores help to get admission in undergraduate medical courses, NEET-PG courses help to get admission in graduate medical courses and NEET SS scores are for Postgraduate medical courses.

Neet UG, Neet PG and NEET SS Differences in Table Format:

BasesNEET SSNEET PGNEET-UG
Full-FormNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test Super Speciality National Eligibility cum Entrance Test PostgraduateNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate
Eligibilty Criteria 12th passedGraduation in the medical fieldMD, MS, MDS, and PG diplomas are required
Exam PurposeThis exam is for MCh and DM coursesThis exam is for admission to postgraduate courses This exam is for undergraduate courses in the medical field, BDS, MBBS, BPT, BHMS

Tips to get good marks in NEET

  • Go through the syllabus of NEET
  • Study the pattern of previous year’s question papers
  • Make your study plan after going through the syllabus and previous year’s papers.
  • Try to solve previous year’s questions daily.
  • Set your daily goal to pass the NEET exam.
  • Be healthy, don’t skip your food and your rest time.

The difference in Other Exams

NEET and NET

No, NEET and NET are not the same. They both are very popular exams., but both exams have different purposes. NET is for the aspirants who want to pursue a PhD or want to make their future as a professor in India. NEET is the national level examination conducted for the aspirants who want to enter medical colleges and want to pursue their future in the medical field.

NEXT or NEET

No, NEXT is different from NEET. NEXT is a National Exit Test for MBBS holders. By giving this exam one should be able to practice in India. NEET is an entrance exam for aspirants who want to pursue any course in the medical field. Till now NEXT exam is not conducted.

NEET and AIMPT

Before 2013 AIMPT is the entrance examination for the medical aspirants. AIMPT is replaced by the NEET exam. AIMPT is easier than NEET. The purpose of replacing AIMPT is to conduct one nation one exam.

FAQs

Q. Which one is harder: NEET UG or NEET PG?

Ans: According to many medical students that have given both exams, NEET PG is more difficult than NEET UG.

Q. Is NEET PG mandatory after NEET-UG?

Ans: For those candidates who are wishing to do higher studies in the medical field, NEET PG is mandatory.

Q. How to Ace NEET 2022?

Ans: The first step toward preparation for NEET is to be aware of the updated NEET syllabus and write down the syllabus. Make a study plan according to the syllabus, first clear your basic knowledge then go for higher information. Daily practice previous year’s papers.

Q. Is doing NCERT for NEET sufficient.

Ans: NCERT Books are important, but they prepare the base for NEET. For the preparation of NEET, you require books in which each topic is discussed in detail.

Q.  How many chapters are there in the NEET 2022 syllabus?

Ans: There are 97 chapters in the NEET examination syllabus for 2022. The student needs to prepare each topic as the last year for Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Q. Are Commerce students eligible for NEET?

Ans: No, Commerce students are not eligible for NEET. Only Science background students with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology combination are eligible for NEET.

Q. Is the NEET UG syllabus the same as the NCERT Book syllabus?

Ans: Yes, the chapters are the same as the 12th NCERT chapter, but for NEET you need to read these chapters in more detail.

Q. What are the important topics for biology in the NEET exam?

Ans: All topics are important for the preparation of NEET, but Genetics, Cell Biology, Morphology, Ecology & Environment, Basics of Biotechnology, Reproduction, and Physiology of Animals & Plants are the most important topics.

Q. What are NEET phases 1 and 2?

Ans: In 2022 NTA is going to conduct registration of NEET in two phases. 1st phase of NEET is open before the exam and 2nd phase of NEET registration will be open before the release of the result and after the NEET exam.

Q. IS NEXT will be conducted in 2023?

Ans: NMC said that they will conduct the NEXT exam in 2023.

Q. Is there any difference between the NEET PG exam and the NEET SS exam?

Ans: Yes, the NEET PG exam is to get admission in postgraduate courses and the NEET SS exam is to get admission in MCh courses.

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