Tips and Tricks to Crack NEET PG 2018

Vinod Sharma updated on : 24 May 2018
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NEET PG exam preparation tips are aimed at helping candidates to remain focused and get good results, make a perfect strategy and execute it with perfection.

NEET PG Preparation Tips

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Post Graduation (NEET PG) is a single, eligibility cum entrance exam held at the national level. Those who make it to the top of NEET PG merit list secure their seats in any of the top ranking medical colleges or dental colleges – government and private – as well as deemed universities throughout the India. Medical institutes all over the India accept scores that candidates get in NEET PG exam for admission to MS, MD and PG Diploma Courses, whereas top dental colleges accept scores that candidates obtain in NEET MDS for admission to MDS courses.

Since NEET PG exam is a national level exam, the competition is sure to remain high. In such a situation, making a mark in the exam would be little difficult, if not impossible, should candidates do not have an effective study schedule, strategy in place and follow it to the core. Candidates can always keep their weaker areas in mind and create a strategy that focuses more on them to ensure that they make it to NEET PG cut off. Hence, strategizing, remaining focused and following the schedule to the core will enable candidates to score higher in NEET PG result

Hence, here are some simple but effective tips and tricks that are aimed at helping NEET PG 2018 aspirants to crack the exam with flying colours.

NEET PG Preparation Tip 1: Know your Syllabus by Heart

The first NEET PG exam tip, and of course of foremost importance, is candidates should know the syllabus of the exam by heart and ensure they cover all the subjects and topics of importance thoroughly. This will surely help them better understand what they need to focus on and how to prepare for the exam in a way that they attempt all the questions. Also, remember that there is no negative marking in the exam now. Hence, candidates can answer questions freely. To know about the NEET PG syllabus, we are adding all the subjects that candidates need to cover. This will also give candidates a full view of what exactly they need to cover. Find the detailed information on NEET PG and NEET MDS syllabus in the tables below.

NEET PG Syllabus with Marks Weightage 

S. No

 Subjects

 Marks Weightage

1

Microbiology

20

2

 Forensic medicine

10

3

Ophthalmology

10

4

 Psychiatry

10

5

 Biochemistry

15

6

Medicine Dermatology and venereology

37

7

Pathology

25

8

Pharmacology

20

9

Social and Preventive Medicine

25

10

Paediatrics

15

11

 Anatomy

15

12

Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anaesthesia

46

13

 Physiology

15

14

 Obstetrics and Gynaecology

25

15

 Radio diagnosis & Radiotherapy

(6+6) 12

 

Total

300

NEET MDS Syllabus with Marks Weightage 

S.No

Topics/Subjects

Marks Weightage

1

General Surgery

14

2

Dental Materials

14

3

General Medicine

14

4

Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology

15

5

Oral Medicine & Radiology

15

6

Peroidontology

14

7

General Anatomy including embryology & histology

14

8

General Human psychology & biochemistry

14

9

Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral histology

14

10

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

14

11

Public Health Dentistry

14

12

General Pathology & Microbiology

14

13

General & Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics

14

14

Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

14

15

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

14

16

Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge

14

17

Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics

14

 

Total

240

NEET PG Preparation Tip 2: Keep Exam Pattern in Mind

It’s not just the syllabus, but keeping in mind NEET PG exam pattern is also important, failing which candidates might go directionless and waste their valuable time for doing something that is not of great value. Keeping exam pattern in mind will help candidates make strategy according to what is required and allocate their time for each subject accordingly. Also, remember that NEET PG exam pattern for MD, MS and PG Diploma Courses is different to that of NEET MDS. Therefore, candidates need to make their strategy accordingly.

NEET PG Preparation Tip 3: Know the Best Books for Preparation

The next NEET PG exam preparation tip, which is of utmost importance, is to know about the best NEET PG Books to cover all the topics and prepare for the exam in a better way. It is important that candidates get hands on the best books which not only enable them to make a perfect exam strategy but also avoid being caught in the hype of referring to every bit of information available on the internet and regular book stores which can do more harm than good. Other than this, referring to the quality study material will surely help students get a thorough knowledge of NEET PG subjects and topics, which, in return, will help them to get good marks.    

Best Books for NEET PG Medical Stream

S. No

Subjects

Author's Name

Book Name

1

Paediatrics

O P Ghai

Essential Pediatrics

Aravind Arora

Self Assessment and Review of Paediatrics

2

Pathology

Robbins & Vinay kumar 

Pathologic Basis of Disease

Sparsh Gupta & Gobind Rai Garg

Review of Pathology and Genetics

3

Pharmacology

K D Tripathy

Essentials Of Medical Pharmacology 

Sparsh Gupta & Gobind Rai Garg

Review of Pharmacology

4

SPM

Park 

Text Book Of Preventive & Social Medicine

Vivek Jain 

Review of Preventive & Social Medicine

 Aravind Arora

Self Assessment and Review of Preventive & Social Medicine

 

Microbiology

Rachana Chaurasiya

Self-Assessment and Review of Microbiology and Immunology

5

Anshul Jain

6

Forensic Medicine

Narayan Reddy

The Essentials Of Forensic Medicine And Toxicology

7

Biochemistry

Sreekumari

Textbook of Biochemistry for Medical Students

8

OBG

Sakshi Arora

Self Assessment & Review Gynecology

 

 

Sheila Balakrishnan

Clincial Case Discussions in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

9

Medicine

Harrison

Principles of Internal Medicine

 

 

 Mudit Khanna

Self Assessment & Review of Medicine

 

 

Amit Ashish

Self Assessment & Review Medicine 2Vols

10

Anatomy

Rachana Chaurasiya

Self-Assessment and Review of Microbiology and Immunology

11

Surgery

Bailey

Short Practice of Surgery

 

 

Ashish Gupta 

Review Of Postgraduate Medical Entrance Examination

12

ENT

Sakshi Arora

Self Assessment and Review: ENT

 

 

Shibbu George

Smart Study Series: ENT and Head & Neck Surgery

 

 

 

Smart Study Series ENT

 

 

Dhingra

Diseases of EAR, Nose & Throat

13

Ophthamology

Across

Across: A Complete Review of Short Sub (Skin, Anae.Radi.Nuclear Med.Psych, Opthal, Ortho)

 

 

 Parson

Parsons' Diseases of the Eye

14

Physiology

Ganong

Ganong'S Rev Of Med Physiology

Best Books for NEET MDS

S.No

Author Name

Book Name

1

Gowri Shankar

Den-Test -Clinical Sciences

2

Gowri Shankar

Dentest Clinical Sciences

3

Gowri Shankar

DenTest Basic Sciences

4

Akhil Rajput, Neeraj Wadhawan

All India Post Graduate Dental Entrance Examination

5

Sembulingam

Essentials Of Physiology For Dental Students

6

K. Satheesh Kumar Reddy

Dental Pulse Set

7

K Park

 Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine

8

 Brad W. Neville, Douglas D. Damm, Carl M. Allen DDS MSD, Jerry Bouquot MSD 

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

9

Rajendran

Shafer's TB of Oral Pathology

10

Shenoy

Phillips' Science of Dental Materials

11

HL Sharma, KK Sharma, DK Gupta 

Dental Pharmacology

12

Singh Inderbir

Human Embryology

13

 Ongole

TB of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Oral Radiology

14

Manappallil John J

Basic Dental Materials

15

Mahalaxmi

Materials Used in Dentistry

16

 Wadhwan

Practical Manual Of Oral Pathology And Microbiology

17

Singi Yatiraj

Pathology and Microbiology

18

 Bailoor

Fundamentals Of Oral Medicine & Radiology

19

Sahitya Reddy

Essentials of Periodontology

20

 Nayak

Textbook of Periodontology and Oral Implantology

21

Avery, Chiego

Essentials of Oral Histology and Embryology 

22

 Jose M

Essentials of Oral Biology : Oral Anatomy Histology Physiology & Embryology

23

J. Kenneth Benson

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Secrets

24

Din Lam, Daniel Laskin

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Review: A Study Guide

25

Peter

Essentials Of Public Health and Dentistry

26

Dr. Sudha Shivraj, Dr. Satish Kumar Amarnath, Dr. Sheela Devi 

Essentials of General Pathology

27

 Bansal

General Pathology and Microbiology Questions and Answers

28

 Rataboli

Clinical Pharmacology and Rational Therapeutics

29

Kulkarni

Dental Supreme

30

 Gerard J. Chiche

Esthetics of Anterior Fixed Prosthodontics

31

V. Gopikrishna

Preclinical Manual of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontic

NEET PG Preparation Tip 4: Keep Time Factor in Mind

Keeping time in mind and managing it to perfection will do the trick for the NEET PG aspirants. First, the candidates should keep in mind how much time they are left with to prepare for the exam basis, which they need to make an exam strategy. Secondly, allocating time for each subject and topics basis the marks weightage is important as it helps a student to avoid wasting too much of time on a given topic. Also, planning time for attempting each question and section for that matter will help students avoid wasting time in the exam hall as well.

NEET PG Preparation Tip 5: Revision is a Must

Candidates should also allocate some time for the revision of topics they have finished. This will help them remain prepared to take the exam besides ensuring they have not to invest time on preparing the same topics yet again.

NEET PG Preparation Tip 6: Take Mock Tests

Once candidates reach the certain level of preparation, they should start taking mock tests. However, remember that taking mock tests without covering all the subjects will not be of great help and also candidates should avoid taking too much of mock tests. Taking mock tests one month before the exam and twice a week will suffice. In addition to this, solving NEET PG previous question papers will be also of great help as both will help students to understand the syllabus and exam pattern in a better way in addition to helping them develop an effective strategy to take the exam. Taking NEET PG mock tests, solving old question papers and taking the demo exam on the official website will help students better their speed, accuracy and develop an effective approach to take the exam.

NEET PG Preparation Tip 7: Too Much of Everything is Bad

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. Well, that’s true. Exerting too much day in and day out and burning the midnight oil in a preparation for NEET PG exam will give you mental and physical fatigue. It will, over a time, build up and will do more harm than good. Therefore, it is of utmost importance for students to give themselves some air, it surely helps. Remaining fresh, energetic and mentally prepared is but imperative to do well in NEET PG or any other exam for that matter.

NEET PG Preparation Tip 8: Don’t Start New Topics Near Exam

As the exams approach, candidates often feel restless and want to cover more and more syllabus. However, it is advised that candidates should avoid starting new topics 2-3 days before the exam. On the day before the exam, candidates need to take ample rest and just devote some time for the revision only. Starting new topics won’t help but in return will do more harm as candidates may forget the topics covered under nervousness. 

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