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List of Important Topics to Study for NEET PG 2022

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalUpdated On: May 12, 2022 10:18 am IST | NEET PG

With heavy competition in the examination, what you need to make your preparation a little easier is a list of important topics to study for NEET PG 2022. Get the list below, and follow a strategic study plan to score 600+. 

List of Important Topics to Study for NEET PG 2022

Despite several appeals and petitions by medical students across the nation, the National Board of Examinations (NBE) has not yet declared deferment of the NEET PG 2022 exams. Therefore, students can rest assured that the entrance test will be held as scheduled on May 21. With the exam date approaching so fast, working on your preparation must be on the top of your to-do list. And in this situation, what you need to make things a little easier for you is a list of important topics to study for NEET PG 2022.

NEET PG 2022 Highlights

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is a national-level examination conducted every year for admission to postgraduate medical programs across the country. Lakhs of students apply for around 32,000 seats, which makes the competition really high. The main highlights of the NEET PG 2022 are tabulated below:

Parameters

Details

Full Exam Name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET PG)

Conducted by

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

Frequency

Once a year

Exam Level

National-level Exam

Mode of Exam

Online (CBT)

Language

English

Total Exam Duration

3 hours and 30 minutes

Total Marks

800

Total No. of Questions

200

Type of Questions

MCQ

Negative Marking

Yes

NEET PG 2022 Question Pattern 

As per the revised pattern, NEET PG 2022 paper will have 200 questions in total, each carrying 4 marks. The paper will be divided into three sections – Section A, Section B and Section C.

Section A comprises 50 questions, Section B comprises 100 questions, and Section C consists of 150 questions. The marking scheme will be the same throughout all the sections – For each correct answer, +4 will be rewarded and for every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. No marks will be given if a candidate leaves a question unanswered. For a better understanding of the subject-wise weightage and marks distribution, take a look at the table below:

Section

Subjects

Total No. of Questions

Section A

Physiology

17

Anatomy

17

Biochemistry

16

Total No. of Questions in Section A = 50

Section B

Social and Preventive Medicine

25

Pathology

25

Microbiology

20

Pharmacology

20

Forensic Medicine

10

Total No. of Questions in Section B = 100

Section C


General Surgery (including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia, and Radiodiagnosis)

45

General Medicine 
(including Dermatology, Psychiatry, and Venereology)

45

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

30

Paediatrics

10

Opthalmology

10

ENT

10

Total No. of Questions in Section C = 150

Also Read: NEET MDS 2022 Topic-wise Weightage: Check Total Number of Questions from Each Chapter

NEET PG 2022 Section-wise Full Syllabus

By now you all must be familiar with the NEET PG 2022 Syllabus. However, for those who are still unsure of what all chapters are included in each of the sections, here is a detailed break-up of all the topics included in the test:

        Subjects

Topics Included

Anatomy

  • Osteology
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Arthrology
  • Muscular System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Genito-Urinary System
  • Digestive System
  • Nervous System & Its Components
  • Endocrine System & Individual Endocrine Glands, System of the Lymphatics
  • Special Organs of Sensation
  • Surface Anatomy
  • Cross-Sectional Anatomy
  • Microanatomy
  • Cross-sections of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis to learn about the interrelationships of organs and structures

Biochemistry

  • Biomolecules
  • Biological cell
  • Metabolic pathways and their regulation
  • Enzymes
  • Metabolic interrelationships
  • Food assimilation and Nutrition
  • Regulation of the metabolic pathways
  • Hormones
  • pH, Buffer
  • Molecular Biology
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Immunology
  • Metabolism of Amino acid, Lipid, TCA cycle, Biological oxidation, and Proteinoids Environmental biochemistry
  • Physiological buffer systems
  • Cancer and Cancer makers

Physiology

  • Blood
  • Physiology in General
  • Respiratory System
  • Nerve-Muscle System of the Digestive System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Visceral and motivational systems
  • EEG, sleep, and higher nervous system functioning
  • Nutrition
  • Yoga, Special Senses
  • Reproduction
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Sensory and motor systems in the human body
  • Kidney

Pharmacology

  • Autonomic nervous system & Peripheral nervous system
  • General Pharmacology
  • Central nervous system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Autacoids
  • Cataracts
  • Hormones
  • Treatment of poisoning
  • Chemotherapy
  • Drug therapy of glaucoma
  • Immunomodulators 

Pathology

  • Cell Injury
  • Introduction to Pathology
  • Amyloidosis and Calcification
  • Circulatory Disturbances
  • Inflammation and Repair
  • Growth Disturbances and Neoplasia
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunopathology
  • Miscellaneous Disorders
  • Reproductive System
  • Lymphoreticular System
  • Osteopathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Endocrine Pathology
  • Urinary Tract Pathology,
  • Respiratory Pathology
  • Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Liver and Biliary Tract Pathology
  • Pathology of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract

Microbiology

  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology 
  • Virology
  • Bacterial Staining and Cultivation
  • Collection of Transport of Sample
  • Common Tests for Bacterial Identification
  • Common Laboratory Methods for Diagnosis of Fungal Infections
  • Host-Parasite relationship
  • Immunity to infection
  • Bacterial AND Viral Genetics
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infections
  • Vaccines, Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Immunodiagnostic
  • Bacteriology of water and air
  • Microorganisms associated with gastrointestinal infections (bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi)
  • Gastrointestinal infections are caused by various parasites

Forensic Medicine

  • Clinical forensic medicine
  • Forensic pathology
  • Medical Jurisprudence
  • Disorders of Pigmentation
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Papule vesicular disorders
  • Papulosquamous disorders
  • Allergic disorders
  • General, Clinical, Environmental, and Analytical toxicology 
  • Forensic Sciences

Medicine Dermatology & Venereology

  • Drug therapeutics
  • Common clinical disorders
  • Diagnostic and investigative procedures
  • Fungal infections
  • Leprosy
  • Scabies
  • STD
  • Pediculosis
  • Malignant Skin disease

Social and Preventive Medicine

  • Concepts in Public Health 
  • History of Public Health
  • Epidemiology and Research Methodology, Nutrition
  • Demography and Family Planning
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Sanitation
  • Mental Health and Education Technology
  • Epidemiology of Specific Diseases
  • Biostatistics
  • Entomology
  • Public Health Administration
  • Urban Health
  • Sociology
  • Recent Advancements in Public Health
  • Miscellaneous topics

ENT, Surgery, Anaesthesia, and Orthopaedics

  • Surgical knowledge of spine, head, abdominal, chest and pelvic injury
  • Diagnose with reasonable accuracy all surgical illnesses including emergencies
  • Knowledge about various surgical techniques such as tracheostomy, venesection, circumcision and endotracheal intubation, a biopsy of surface tumours
  • Comprehensive diagnosis of common Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) diseases, including the emergencies and malignant neoplasm of the head and neck
  • Use of a head mirror, otoscope, and indirect laryngoscopy
  • Possess knowledge of various ENT rehabilitative programs
  • Therapeutic Orthopedics
  • Cardio-pulmonary brain resuscitation (CPBR) methods
  • Knowledge of splinting
  • Manual reduction of common fractures and dislocations
  • Simple general anaesthetic procedures, anaesthetic records 
  • Recognized metabolic bone diseases
  • Knowledge of pre-anaesthetic checkups and medications

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Structure and function of female & male urogenital systems
  • Basic Science – normal & abnormal development
  • Endocrinology of the reproductive system, Fertilization
  • Gametogenesis
  • Physiology of normal pregnancy
  • Anaemia in Pregnancy 
  • Diagnosis of pregnancy
  • Carcinoma Cervix, Epidemiology, Staging diagnostic procedure
  • Humoral and cellular immunology in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Role of hormones in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Treatment of Menopause and related problems
  • Neonatology
  • Contraception
  • Recent Advances

Radiodiagnosis and Radiotherapy

  • Basic hazards & precautions in Radio-diagnostic practices
  • Identify and diagnose all aspects of Emergency Room Radiology
  • Need for various radio-diagnostic tools in medical practice
  • Learn about various imaging techniques, including isotopes CT, Ultrasound, MRI, and DSA
  • Knowledge of radioactive isotopes and their physical properties
  • Identify symptoms & signs of various cancers & steps of investigations management
  • Respiratory System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Gastro-Intestinal Tract

Paediatrics

  • Nutrition
  • Growth and development
  • Immunization
  • Contraception
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Recent Advances in Hematology
  • Neonatology
  • Genito-Urinary System 
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Paediatric Emergencies
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Fluid-Electrolyte Genetics
  • Pediatric Surgical Issues
  • Therapeutics

Psychiatry

  • Memory
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Reasoning, and problem-solving
  • Personality (Principles of Personality Development) and objective testing of Personality assessment
  • Introduction to psychiatric disorders and their categorization 
  • Intelligence: general concepts and techniques Psychiatric Disorders: Aetiology
  • Addiction to drugs and alcohol, personality problems
  • Psychological treatments
  • Counselling
    Psychological testing

Ophthalmology

  • Ophthalmology clinical techniques
  • The eye’s anatomy and development
  • Theoretical foundations of ocular treatments, Conjunctivitis
  • Refraction and optics
  • Sclera disease
  • Corneal disease
  • Vitreous
  • Glaucoma
  • Retina
  • Neuro-ophthalmology and vision
  • Strabismus and Nystagmus
  • Systemic ophthalmology

NEET PG Previous Year Analysis 

By analyzing NEET PG previous year’s question pattern, it was observed that the paper was moderately difficult as most of the questions were focused on clinical knowledge. Here’s what our toppers have had to say:

● Section A was more or less easy

● Section B was moderately complex

● Section C was exceedingly lengthy and the most challenging of the three sections

Check the table below to get an idea of the previous year’s question pattern and try to focus on these areas to score the maximum marks.

Subjects

Topics

Types of Questions

Paediatrics

Side effects of drugs

Clinical based

Medicine 

Emergencies and their management; next best investigation; confirmatory tests, the drug of choice; staging of cancer (lung)

Grading, classification and types; management of disease
 according to lab findings; pathology slides          

Forensic Medicine

CrPC, PCC, post mortem images and findings

Images

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Clinical scenarios and USG based findings

Partographs

Community medicine

Biostatistics

Non-communicable/Communicable diseases (primary/secondary host, causative agent, modes of prevention, health programs and diagnostic clinical findings)

Radiology

MRCP image of the liver

Images

Biochemistry

Direct questions

Theory-based

Orthopaedics

X-ray image-based questions

Images

NEET PG 2022 Most Important Topics

With merely a week to go for the NEET entrance exam, now is the time to study strategically, and revise the topics that have the maximum weightage and are easy to score. To make matters simple, here is a list of the most important topics to study for NEET PG 2022:

Subjects

Most Important Topics for NEET PG 20222

Physiology

  • Nerve muscle
  • General physiology
  • CVS
  • Kidney
  • Respiratory system
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Central nervous system
  • Endocrine and reproduction
  • Environmental physiology
  • Special senses

Anatomy

  • Brachial plexus
  • Cranial nerves and nuclei
  • Root values and dermatomes
  • Nerve supply
  • Arteries and branches
  • Embryology
  • Peritoneal anatomy
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Osteology
  • Histology
  • Perineum
  • Thorax 

Biochemistry

  • Metabolism
  • Gluconeogenesis
  • Glycolysis
  • Kreb’s cycle
  • Lipoproteins
  • ETC
  • Vitamins and deficiencies
  • Genetics
  • Enzymes – classification, isozymes and kinetics
  • DNA replications

Pathology

  • Inflammation
  • Cell injury
  • Haematology
  • Neoplasia
  • Genetics
  • Immunity
  • Respiratory system
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Kidney
  • CVS
  • CNS
  • Female and male genital tracts
  • Endocrine
  • Liver 

Pharmacology

  • pKa, pH
  • Ionization
  • First and zero-order kinetics
  • Antihistamines
  • AChE inhibitors
  • K sparing diuretics
  • PCM and aspirin poison
  • Parkinsonism
  • Oral hypoglycemic agents
  • Bronchodilators
  • Anaesthetics and mechanism

Microbiology

  • Bacteriology (staph/strep classification, typhoid toxins, staph toxins etc.)
  • Virology
  • Immunity
  • Parasitology
  • Mycology 

Forensic Medicine 

  • Autopsy
  • Forensic thanatology
  • Human identification
  • Forensic traumatology
  • Asphyxia deaths
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Sexual jurisprudence
  • Blood stains
  • Legal procedures and law

Preventive and Social Medicine

  • History of medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Health diseases
  • Communicable diseases
  • Vaccines
  • Cold chain
  • Health economics
  • Social sciences
  • Contraception
  • Demography
  • Biomedical waste management
  • Health communication

General Medicine

  • V-Fib
  • ECG
  • Pericardial diseases
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Classification of shock
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Pneumothorax
  • Gordon syndrome
  • Barter syndrome
  • Approach to malabsorption 

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Infections
  • Imaging
  • Amputation
  • Tuberculosis
  • Oncology
  • Traumatology
  • Infertility
  • PCOS
  • STI
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Obstetrics 

Paediatrics

  • Immunization
  • Normal growth
  • Neonatal reflexes
  • Genetic disorders
  • Infant of diabetic mother
  • Ricket
  • Scurvy
  • Nephrotic syndrome 

ENT

  • Anatomy of middle ear
  • Embryology of ear
  • Blood supply of nasal septum
  • CSOM complications
  • Nasal polyps
  • Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis
  • Muscles of larynx
  • Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • Carcinoma larynx
  • Vocal folds palsy

Ophthalmology 

Conjunctiva and cornea

  • Retina
  • Procedures and surgeries
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Myopia
  • Glaucoma tumours
  • Cataract
  • Hypermetropia 

While acing your last-minute preparation, be sure to practice as many questions as you can from these topics. Candidates should also go through previous sample papers and questions to ensure they do not miss out on any of the important sections. 

Also Read: UPSC CMS Vs NEET PG: Which is the Best Option After MBBS?

Best Books for NEET PG 2022

An integral part of your NEET PG preparation is your books. Considering that the syllabus for NEET PG is vast and somewhat complex, it is imperative that you get your hands on the finest books and study materials. After all, selecting the appropriate NEET PG books is critical to your overall preparation. In case you are wondering which are the best books to study for NEET PG 2022, here is a list you should be referring to:

Subjects

Recommended Books 

Name of Author

Pharmacology

Review of Pharmacology

Gobind Rai Garg & Sparsh Gupta

Ranjan Patel

Anatomy

Self-assessment and Review of Anatomy

Rajesh Kaushal

Pathology

Review of Pathology and Genetics

Sparsh Gupta & Devesh Mishra

Medicine

Complete Review of Medicine for NBE

Deepak Marwah

or

Mudit Khanna

Surgery

Surgery Essence

Pritesh Singh SRB

Physiology

Review of Physiology

Dr Soumen Manna

Dr Krishna Kumar

Biochemistry

Self-assessment and Review of Biochemistry

Rebecca James

Tips to Prepare for NEET PG 2022

NEET PG is certainly one of the toughest entrance exams to crack, and it is only natural for aspirants to feel nervous and stressed at the eleventh hour. However, as long as you follow a study plan and keep your eye on the goal, nothing will seem impossible.

Less than a month before the exam, your focus on be on the following:

  • Preparing short notes as you continue with your revision

  • Participating in Marrow mock tests. You can also utilize the study planner by Marrow to create an efficient timetable. It helps calculate how much time you should be devoting to each subject based on the time left till NEET PG 2022. 

  • Solving as many MCQ sets from practice papers

Ideally, your 30-day study plan before NEET PG 2022 should look like this:

  • First 15 days for the first round of revision – covering the most important topics to study for NEET PG 2022

  • Next 10 days for the second round of revision – solving Question banks 

  • Last 5 days for the third and final round of revision 

5 days before the exam, focus only on the highlights of your NEET PG notes. Do not attempt to go through any new topic. Time management is also crucial while preparing for the entrance test. Here is how you can divide your study time:

  • Dedicate 10 hours/day for revision and notes preparation

  • Spend the next 4 hours practising MCQs 

When you feel you are well prepared and confident enough to challenge yourself, you may participate in a Grand test that is specially designed to boost your preparations. The questions and patterns are predictive of the main test. However, do not get overwhelmed by your performance in these tests, otherwise, you might just end up stressing even more. 

Apart from these, here are a few bonus tips that our experts and toppers swear by, and you too should follow these to nail NEET PG 2022 entrance exam:

Set a Daily Schedule

Time is your most valuable asset in NEET PG. To stay organized, prepare a timetable for all your daily chores. Use a notebook or journal to list down all the key tasks with set timelines first, such as revision, practice papers, NEET PG 2022 Mock Tests and so on.

Develop a Habit of Consistency

Adhering to a pattern while preparing for NEET can be challenging but it is also essential to have a schedule for the competitive exams. That makes it easier to focus with consistency. This is particularly true when it comes to your sleep routines right before the examinations, as staying up all night and inadequate sleep may adversely affect your vitality, efficiency, and attention. Therefore, set a bedtime for yourself every night, so your body doesn’t have to continue adjusting to new habits.

Prioritize and Schedule Study Blocks

Instead of cramming study time between other activities, set up specific periods for the most important NEET PG topics and stick to the timetable you have prepared. Scheduling study blocks is the easiest approach to ensure that you spend just enough time on your daily studies. It may be difficult to memorize every bit of what you have studied so far, so determine the importance of each subject or concept and devote adequate study time to it.

Take Time Off

The pressure of taking on NEET PG exams can be overwhelming and might affect your preparations. Nevertheless, taking a break for a while anytime, whether it’s for a short vacation or to focus on your study, can be of great help. Practice yoga, meditation, or go for a stroll if you feel stressed. Make time for your hobbies or passions other than study materials and then start again with a fresh mind. 

Ensure top-notch preparation by taking regular mock tests before your NEET exam. That will help you analyze your performance better, improve your speed and ready you for the actual exam with much confidence. 

We hope you found this information useful. To know more about NEET PG 2022, visit CollegeDekho!

Good Luck!

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