NEET PG Preparation Tips is for candidates appearing in NEET PG Medical Entrance Exam. With little time left for the approaching All India Level Post Graduate Medical Entrance Exam, your preparation strategy and revision is crucial. We answer queries such as what should be the strategy to prepare in the last few days? How to revise concepts? NEET PG Preparation Tips will be the ultimate guide to your exam preparation.

What are the highly recommended books for NEET PG preparation?

Many students who do self studies believe that they should refer to too many books. It is advised that you stick to a few good regular books. Studying from too many guide books is not recommended. NEET PG is a tough exam in terms of level of difficulty. Questions are hardly repeated. Though you should many NEET PG Sample Papers, but only mugging up the repeat questions is futile.

Some of the books that toppers and teachers suggest are –

Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Forensic and other short subjects ACROSS
Anatomy Chaurasia
Biochemistry Sreekumari
ENT Dhingra
Forensic Medicine Reddy
Medicine Harrison, Mudit Khanna, Ashish Gupta
Micro Rachna Chaurasia
Microbiology Ananthanarayan
O&G Sakshi Arora
OBG Sheila Balakrishnan
Ophthalmology Across, Parson
Pathology Robbins,Sparsh Gupta
Pediatrics O.P.Ghai
Pharmacology Tripathi, Sparsh Gupta
Physiology Ganong
SPM Park, Vivek Jain
Surgery Bailey, Ashish Gupta

How to prepare for online NEET PG?

NEET PG will be conducted on the online mode, as it was done last year. This is a positive move from conventional pen and paper based tests. In an OMR sheet there are chances of marking incorrect question in a hurry. In a cbt, such error are eliminated. Also, nowadays students are quite computer friendly.

We would suggest that you take a few mock tests to familiarize yourself with an online test pattern. If you have already joined a coaching, you can ask them to provide a few online tests. Else, you can simply get them online on the internet.

The key is to be confident and focused during the exam. It is essential that you do not hurry over in any question in the CBT. NEET PG tests your understanding of theory as well as problem solving ability. Handling pressure in such a exam is critical to scoring better than others.

NEET PG exam pattern has a subject wise distribution of 16 subjects. Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anesthesia have the largest share with 46 questions. Changes, if any, to the NEET PG pattern will be mentioned in the new brochure.

What is the general pattern of NEET PG and what should students expect in the exam?

In NEET PG, number of questions is now 300. These have to be answered in 210 minutes. Difficulty level has increased in the past three to four years. Instead of repeat questions, more difficult and different questions are asked. Students should be prepared to answer fresh questions. We repeat, mugging up repeat questions is not the key to scoring well in NEET PG. The candidate, that is you, should prepare so well that you can answer any question asked from a particular topic, and not just a repeat question.

PG Medical entrance exams in which all medical candidates must appear.

Many institutes and states use the NEET PG scores for PG medical admissions. Some more states are expected to join the exam shortly. Students who belong to such states where NEET PG scores will not be used need to appear in their state PG medical exams. One of the other exams which is very important is the AIIMS PG exam. AIIMS being considered among the best medical colleges in the country, it will be important to appear in PG medical AIIMS exam.

NEET PG Syllabus

The syllabus of NEET PG for the test shall comprise of subjects/ knowledge areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government of India. Kindly refer to the MCI website for complete document.

The syllabus of the topics included in the exam pattern shall be as per the latest Graduate Medical Education Regulations notified by the Medical Council of India with prior approval of the Govt. of India. For Graduate Medical Education Regulations please refer;

NEET PG Preparation Tips

What is the best strategy to prepare for NEET PG? Should it be done strategically and smartly or comprehensive?

Toppers suggest that absolute preparation should begin ideally by April. Then you get enough time to study subject wise. As each subject is important, topics should be studied comprehensively from each corresponding book.

If you have started late, you need to be quicker, and need to devote more hours daily. You can prepare the shorter subjects such as anesthesia, dermatology, radiology from guides or notes. Bigger subjects such as medicine, pathology, pharmacology should be devoted more time.

Is coaching essential to score high in the exam?

Coaching can guide you towards entrance exam preparation. You may have an excellent grasp of theory, but implementing it to solve questions could be explained to you by a teacher or mentor. Coaching is not essential, but should be taken if need be. If there is not enough time or financially not possible, ask a good teacher to help you out in your weak subjects. Also a plethora of online resources are available to guide you.

How much time each day should to prepare for NEET PG?

The All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Exam (NEET PG) will be taken by more than 70,000 students. Seats are limited. If you want to get admission in college and field of your choice, you need to work hard. Devote at least 8-9 hours daily. And make sure it is honest preparation. Self studies are important, so this time is excluding your coaching classes.

Should you set a time table for preparation?

A time table is useful. It will at least keep your focus on short and long term goals. You could set a goal of finishing n number of topics in a day and a whole subject in a number of days. Focus and sticking to goals is critical in AIGMEE preparation.

A question PG aspirants often ask is about Harrisons Internal Medicine. How to study this book?

An oft asked question is “How am I supposed to study from Harrison’s Internal Medicine?” Toppers and teachers recommend not to over do it. It is a very big book and may demotivate you if you are unable to study it completely. Study only parts that are important. Refer to previous year papers of NEET PG and select the most repeated topics. Read those from this book. That’s all. In case you have started your preparations early, read the whole book. It is very knowledgeable and educating book.

We have tried to answer a large number of PG medical aspirants’ queries in this article. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask in comments below. Wishing you best of luck for your NEET PG!

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