NEET PG Preparation 2018 Tips, Best Books, Syllabus

NEET PG Preparation 2018 Tips is for the applicant’s hose who are appearing in NEET PG Medical Entrance Exam 2018. With a little time left for the upcoming All India Level Post Graduate Medical Entrance Exam, your preparation strategy and revision is necessary. We answer for all the queries regarding NEET PG Preparation 2018 such as what should be the strategy to prepare in the last few days? What should be the revise concepts? NEET PG Preparation 2018 Tips will be the ultimate guide to your Medical entrance exam preparation.


What are the highly recommended books for NEET PG preparation?

Many candidates 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. However you should many NEET PG Sample Papers, but only mugging up the repeat questions is futile/useless

Some of the books that toppers and teachers suggest for NEET PG 2018 examination are:

Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Forensic and other short subjectsACROSS
Forensic MedicineReddy
MedicineHarrison, Mudit Khanna, Ashish Gupta
MicroRachna Chaurasia
O&GSakshi Arora
OBGSheila Balakrishnan
OphthalmologyAcross, Parson
PathologyRobbins,Sparsh Gupta
PharmacologyTripathi, Sparsh Gupta
SPMPark, Vivek Jain
SurgeryBailey, Ashish Gupta

How to prepare for online NEET PG?

NEET PG examination 2018 will be conducted via online mode same, as it was organized last year. This is a positive move from conventional pen & paper based exams. In an OMR sheet there are chances of marking incorrect question in a hurry. In a CBT, such error are eliminated/ reduced. Also, nowadays candidates are quite computer friendly.

We would also suggest applicants that they must take a few mock exams to familiarize themselves with an online examination pattern. If applicant have already joined a coaching, they can ask them to provide a few online exams. Else, all applicants can simply get them online on the internet.

The key is to be focused and confident during the examination.

It is essential for all the applicant that they do not hurry over in any question in the Computer Based Test (CBT). NEET PG exam tests your question/ problem solving ability as well as level of understanding of theory. Handling pressure in such an examination is critical to scoring better than others.

NEET PG exam pattern has a subject wise distribution of total 16 subjects. ENT, Surgery, Anaesthesia & Orthopaedics have the largest share with total 46 questions. If there will be any changes, to the NEET PG pattern will be mentioned in the new brochure.

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

In NEET PG, total 300 Question will be asked. And the exam Duration for the same is 210 minutes (3.5 hours). Difficulty level for the examination has been increased in the past 3 to 4 years. Instead of repeat questions, more difficult & different questions will be asked in the exam. Candidates should be prepared to answer fresh questions. We repeat again, that mugging up repeated questions is not the key to score well in NEET PG 2018 exam. The applicant, 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 applicants must appear.

Many institutes & states use the NEET PG scores for PG medical admissions also. Several more states are expected/ estimated to join the exam shortly. Candidates who belong to such states where NEET PG scores will not be used need to appear in their state PG medical exams. AIIMS PG exam is also one of the other exams which is very important for the applicant. AIIMS being considered among the top medical colleges in the country, it will be important for the applicants to appear in PG medical AIIMS exam.

NEET PG Syllabus 2018

  • Syllabus will contain various topics of knowledge areas or subjects.
  • The syllabus will be prescribed by the MCI (Medical Council of India).
  • Syllabus will comprise of topics like Physiology, Ophthalmology, Anatomy and many others.
  • To score well in the NEET PG 2018 examination applicants should prepare as per the prescribed syllabus.

NEET PG Syllabus 2018: Question Weightage

TopicsNo. of Questions
Social And Preventive Medicine25
Forensic Medicine10
Radiodiagnosis & Radiotherapy12 (6+6)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology25
Medicine Dermatology And Venereology37
Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anaesthesia46

Strategy & Focus Area for NEET PG Preparation 2018

  • Repeat questions will be asked very few time in the examination, in the last couple of years.
  • The focus should be on the concepts/ ideas and one should have a thorough knowledge of facts.
  • The traditional/ old-style approach of reading 10 year’s papers might not work.
  • Applicants are required to study and understand each and every concept with the help of a picture/model/diagram etc.
  • Applicants should also expect image based questions as it come in examination which are, generally, basic in nature.
  • Applicants need a different strategy for each and every exam as each examination is different.
  • Study according to the exam pattern and syllabus given in the below section.

NEET PG Preparation 2018 Tips

What will be the best strategy for the applicants to prepare for NEET PG? Should it be done smartly & strategically or comprehensive?

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

If any applicant start preparation late, then they need to be quick, and need to devote more hours daily. You can prepare the shorter subjects such as dermatology, anesthesia, radiology from notes or guides. Lengthy subjects such as pathology, medicine, pharmacology should be devoted more time.

Is coaching essential to score high in the exam?

Coaching can guide applicant towards entrance examination preparation. Applicant may have an excellent grasp/ grip of theory, but applying it to solve questions might be explained to you by the teacher or a mentor. Coaching is not essential for everyone, 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 applicant.

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

The AIPGMEE (All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Exam) will be taken by more than 70,000 candidates. 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.

A question PG applicants 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 overdo 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.

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 AIPGMEE preparation.


We have tried to answer as many as PG medical applicants’ queries via this article. If any applicant have any further questions regarding NEET PG Preparation 2018, feel free to ask in comment section below.

All we want to say all applicants is best of luck for your NEET PG!


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