How to Prepare for NEET PG - Books, Syllabus and Strategy
With National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate (NEET PG) scheduled to be conducted in the month of December every year, candidates must develop a customized preparation stratergy in order to secure a seat in MD/MS/Diploma courses in one of the top medical college of the country. Here, Careers360 brings you expert guidance and topper insights on preparation stratergy, important books, syllabus and time management etc.
Strategy and Focus Area:
According to Dr Sumer Sethi, Director of Delhi Academy of Medical Sciences, the focus should be on concepts and thorough knowledge of the facts. In the last couple of years, very few repeat questions have been asked and, hence, the traditional approach of reading ten year papers might not work. Also, from now, the paper may have more one liner and visual questions based on ECG's ,CT Scans, USGs, instruments and histology.
AIPGMEE 2014 topper Elamvazhuthi, says that students should also expect many image based questions which are, generally, basic in nature. Hence, he suggests that students should study and understand each and every concept with the help of a picture.
“Just revise all the basic image based model questions in every subject just before the exam,” adds Elamvazhuthi.
Preparation strategy & recommend books for NEET PG
The syllabus of NEET PG is vast as it covers topics from subjects which are taught during MBBS like pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical. According to NEET PG syllabus, there will be 300 multiple choice questions (MCQ) from 16 subjects. Therefore, one book will not sufficient for NEET PG preparationS.
Elamvazhuthi AIPGMEE 2014 topper advises aspirants to study subject wise Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) books and revise it before the exam. He says, it is possible to revise subject-wise completed MCQ books within 6-8 months.
Experts and toppers suggest the following books for NEET PG Preparation:
Across Volume 1 and Volume 2:
Microbiology: Ratchana Chaurasiya
Pathology: Sparsh Gupta
Pharmacology: Sparsh Gupta
SPM: Vivek Jain or Aravind Arora
ENT: Sakshi Arora Or Shibbu George
Medicine: Mudit Khanna or Amit Ashish
Surgery: Pulse Publications
OBG: Sakshi Arora
Paediatrics: Aravind Arora
Time need to prepare for NEET PG:
Hard work and sincere dedication is the best strategy for NEET PG preparations. According to toppers, aspirants may start their preparation after their internship and 6 to 8 months is an ideal time to prepare for the exam. The syllabus is vast so while preparation students must divide time according to subject’s weightage. One or two week is sufficient for vast subject and 3-4 days for short subjects.
How to deal with Harrisons Internal Medicine:
Students who have clarity on the basic concepts of medicine can refer to the Harrisons Internal Medicine. However, toppers suggest that one should spend too much time on reading standard text books, especially, if you have less time.
Approach to Social Preventive Medicine (SPM):
SPM is a very important subject for entrance preparation. Try to spend more time in studying SPM. Study SPM MCQ books thoroughly and it is also advisable to take SPM mock test. If you get any important points from ‘Park’ just note that in the MCQ book itself. Do not waste time on reading all the contents given in textbook.
NEET PG Syllabus:
The syllabus of NEET PG will have questions from subjects taught during the MBBS course including pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical. There will be total of 300 Multiple Choice Questions in English language. Below graph shows the subject wise marks distribution of NEET PG.
Note: Before 2016, NEET PG was named as AIPGMEE.
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Questions related to NEET PG
Hi, I am from kerala and i got allotted in the 2nd round of counselling for DNB ENT in Secundrabad and i if i rejects and continue for 3rd round will i get Paediatric or ENT in the 3rd round in kerala or some other near states?
Since you have not given us your rank in your NEET UG we will assume you have done fairly to be allotted a DNB ENT seat in the second round of counseling. With MD Pediatrics in the 3rd round will be difficult but there is slight chance in ENT. DNB may feel like you are doing a doing a lesser program but gathering knowledge is the same for both. Your keenness to learn will be rather defining in both, also find out if the college in Secundrabad has a high patient volume – this is most important when it comes to learning.
What MCI says about MS ENT : The purpose of MS ENT is to standardize Otorhinolaryngology teaching at Post Graduate level throughout the country so that it will benefit in achieving uniformity in undergraduate teaching as well and resultantly creating competent ENT Surgeons with appropriate expertise.
What MCI says about DNB ENT: Practice the specialty of Otorhinolaryngology ethically keeping in mind the requirement of the patient, his community and people at large. Demonstrate sufficient understanding of basic sciences related to Otorhinolaryngology and be able to integrate such knowledge in his Clinical practice. Diagnose and manage majority of conditions in Otorhinolaryngology
So MS is about treating and surgery and DNB is about treating only. Now if surgery is important for you then you need to take a chance, if not DNB and later think about MCh if needed.
NB – If you ever intend to take up teaching then MS or MD is needed.
hi.. can i get dnb radiology in second round ?? my neet pg rank 9487
If you are interested in taking admission in NEET pg in the year or dnb radiology 2020-2021 thru counseling and mangment seat contact this number 9667169829 call now
will there be neet pg in 2022 or not
MCI which stands for Medical Council of India has been replaced by NMC which stands for National Medical Council. And NMC did propose scrapping of NEET PG in gavour of a more friendly approach called NEXT. In this, Candidates will be considered for PG admissions based on the marks scored in their Graduation instead of an Entrance examination. And NMC has decided to allot 3 years to come up with the guidelines and implement it. This was proposed in 2019 and so we do not know whether it would be implemented in 2022 or not. We need to wait for official information regarding this.
Any foreign national seats in BHU ??
In Banaras Hindu University there are total 84 seats for MBBS with 4 seat separately from foreign national student, while if it is for PG course MD/MS so total 168 seats are available with 5 seats for foreign national.
For more information refer the official website mentioned below:
Best of luck.
is there any seat leaving bond for mp neet pg counselling
So seat leaving bond means if you take admission in any medical college and leave the next year then you will have to pay a certain amount assigned in seat leaving bond which is 5 lakhs for MP and you will also be ineligible for admission in medical colleges in next 3 years.Various states have different rules.
I hope this helps.