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NEET PG Syllabus 2021: Topics Wise Syllabus, Important Topics, Reference Books

NEET PG Syllabus is from graduate level medical courses which is regulated by MCI. The syllabus is divided into 3 major sections i.e Pre-clinical, Para-clinical, and Clinical Science. NEET PG 2021 exam pattern is same as previous years. Candidates can download it via the official website or from here.

In an attempt to prepare better, aspirants are advised to strictly follow the syllabus. One should consider NEET PG preparation tips while studying for the exam. NEET PG is scheduled for 11 September 2021.

According to the latest exam pattern, NEET 2021 PG will contain 200 questions only. The duration of the exam is 3 hours 30 minutes and the mode of language will be English.

Detailed NEET PG Syllabus 2021

NEET PG Syllabus comprises of subjects that are a part of the MBBS curriculum. Subject covered in NEET PG Syllabus are Pre-clinical, Para-clinical, and Clinical subject.

Pre-clinical Subjects:-

  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology

Para-Clinical Subject:-

  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Social and Preventive Medicine

Clinical Subjects:-

  • Medicine Dermatology and Venereology
  • Surgery, Orthopaedics and Anaesthesia,
  • Radiodiagnosis
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • ENT

NEET PG Syllabus- Topics covered under Pre-clinical Subject

Below are the subjects and topics which you should study for NEET PG 2021:

  • Biochemistry : Biochemistry of extracellular and intracellular communication, Bioenergetics, Function and replication of informational macromolecules, Glycoproteins, Homeostasis, Human genome project, Intracellular traffic and sorting of proteins, Metabolism of Carbohydrate and lipids, Metabolism of proteins and amino acids, Metabolism of Xenobiotics, Muscles and the cytoskeleton, Nutrition, Digestion and Absorption, Plasma proteins and immunoglobulins, Red and white blood cells, Structures and functions of proteins and Enzymes, The extracellular matrix, thrombosis, Vitamins and minerals.
  • Physiology: Nervous System, Sensory organs, Respiration, Cardiovascular Physiology, Muscles and other topics, Digestion and Absorption, Endocrine System, Excretion, Miscellaneous Topics. 
  • Anatomy: The thorax, the Abdomen, the Pelvis, the perineum, the upper limb, the lower limb, the Head and Neck, the Back, miscellaneous topics

NEET PG Syllabus- Topics covered under Para-Clinical Subject

Below are the subjects and topics from para-clincal subject in NEET PG 2021 syllabus:

  • Pathology: General Pathology of Infectious Diseases, Genetic and Pediatric Diseases, Nutritional Diseases, Blood vessels, Cell injury, Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Systems, Lung, Kidney and its Collection system, Cell Death and Adaptations, Acute Inflammation, Gallbladder, Biliary tract, Endocrine system, Thrombosis And Shock, Tissue Repair, Regeneration, Hemodynamic Disorders, Genital System, Pancreas, Musculoskeletal, Skin and Nervous System, Diseases of the immune system Neoplasia Healing and Fibrosis, Gastrointestinal Tract, Oral Cavity, Liver, Heart.
  • Microbiology: Infections of bones and joints, Virology, Bacteriology, Immunology, Mycology, Methods and Techniques etc.
  • Pharmacology: Drugs Acting on Autonomic Nervous system, Antimicrobial Drugs, Cardiovascular Drugs, Gastrointestinal Drugs, Respiratory and Related Drugs, Hormones and Related Drugs, Drugs Acting on the kidney, Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases, General Pharmacological Principles, Drugs Affecting Blood and Blood Formation, Autacoids and Related Drugs, Drugs Acting on Central Nervous System.
  • Forensic Medicine: Injuries and wounds, Poisoning, Mechanical Asphyxia, Death, Thermal death, Starvation, Postmortem changes, Autopsy, Psychotropic drugs, Abortion and Asphyxiants, Medical Jurisprudence, Sexual offences.
  • Social And Preventive Medicine: Occupational, Information and Basic Medical Statistics, Genetics, Epidemiologic Methods, Principles of Epidemiology, Mental and Health, Health Planning and Management, Demography and Family Planning, Screening for Disease, Preventive Medicine in Obstetrics Pediatrics and Geriatrics, Epidemiology of chronic, Communication for Health Education, Non-Communicable Diseases and Conditions, Environment and Health, Nutrition & Health, Social Sciences and Health, International Health, Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases.

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NEET PG Syllabus- Topics covered under Clinical Subject

Below is the detailed NEET PG syllabus for clincal subject:

  • Psychiatry: Schizophrenia, Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders, Adjustment disorders, Cognitive disorders, Somatoform disorders, Impulse control disorders, Sexual disorders, Personality disorders, Impulse control disorders, Miscellaneous Topics
  • Ophthalmology: Anatomy and development of eye, Systemic ophthalmology, Disease of Uveal tract, lens, lacrimal apparatus, conjunctiva, Glaucoma, vitreous, Retina, Vision and neuro-ophthalmology cornea, Optics and refraction, sclera, lids, Basic principles of ocular therapy, orbit, Ocular injuries, Clinical methods in ophthalmology, Strabismus and Nystagmus, Community Ophthalmology.
  • Pediatrics: Growth, Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders, Development, Growth Disorders, Cardiovascular System Disorders, Malignancy in Childhood, Genetic Disorders, Macronutrient Disorders, Adolescent Health and Development, Neuromuscular Disorders, Gastrointestinal System and Liver Diseases, Hematological disorders, Common Skin Disorders And Leprosy, Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disorders. Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Respiratory System, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, Collagen Vascular Disorders, Micronutrient in Health & Disease, Practical Procedures, Pediatric Critical Care, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, Rational drug therapy, Poisoning and Accidents, Nutrition Fluids and electrolytes, Immunity and Immunization, Newborn infants, Infectious diseases, Common Protozoal & Helminthic infections, Ear Nose and Throat Disease.
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    • Gynaecology: Conception, Ectopic Gestation, Trophoblastic diseases, Diseases & Injury to the female genital tract, Disorders of Menstruation Birth control, MTP, PID, Chronic pelvic pain, Tumors and its therapy, Endometriosis.
    • Obstetrics: Special topics in obstetrics, Operative Obstetrics, Medical and Surgical illness Complicating Pregnancy, Diseases of Foetus and newborn, Postmaturity, Pre-term labour, Obstructed Labour, Prolonged labour, Cord prolapsed, Malpresentation, Malposition, IUD, PROM, Normal Pregnancy, Complications of pregnancy.
  • Medicine: Infectious diseases, Gastrointestinal disease, Liver, Rheumatology,  Bone Disease, Haematological Disease, Medical Oncology Haematological Malignancy, Renal Disease, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetic Disorders, Respiratory Disease, Endocrine disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Water electrolyte and acid-base balance, Drug therapy and Poisoning, Environmental Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Intensive Care Medicine, Nutrition, Metabolic Disorders and Neurological disease, Biliary Tract and Pancreatic Disease, Cardiovascular disease and Clinical Immunology.
  • Dermatology: Malignant Skin disease, Disorders of Pigmentation, Papulo vesicular disorders, Systemic disorders, Pediculosis, Fungal infections, Leprosy, Scabies, Papulosquamous disorders, STD,  Allergic disorders etc.
  • Radiodiagnosis: Diagnostic features and Signs, Systemic Radiology, Physics and Technique
  • Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Nuclear medicine
  • Anaesthesia- Diseases of Oral Cavity, Diseases of Pharynx, Regional Anaesthesia, General Anaesthesia, Anaesthesia Drugs, Critical Care and Anaesthesia in Coexisting Diseases
  • ENT: Salivary Glands, Diseases of Ear, Diseases of Nose and Paranasal Sinuses, Diseases of Larynx and Trachea, Diseases of Recent advances, Esophagus, Clinical methods in ENT, Neck, Operative surgery, Orthopaedics Fractures and Injuries, Bone tumours, CTEV, PIVD, Back pain, Degenerative and metabolic bone disease, Miscellaneous Bone diseases
  • Surgery: Umbilicus and Abdominal wall Cardiothoracic Surgery, Head Injury, Transplantation and Oncology, Paediatric Surgery, Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Urogenital Surgery and Hernia.

NEET PG 2021 Reference Books

In order to prepare yourself, the aspirants should follow the below mentioned reference books. These books are not only helpful to build in-depth knowledge, but also are beneficial to make a clear understanding about the exam pattern in the mind of the aspirants.

Name of the Books Author Name ISBN
All India PG Medical Entrance Exam with Answers Gupta, Krishnamurthy & Sethi 978-8123925776
DNB CET Review for Primary and Post Diploma Vaibhav Bharat & Ishad Aggarwal 978-8189477219
DAMS Beat The NEET Sumer K Sethi 978-8184451214
Self Assessment and Review of NEET Pattern Question Arvind Arora 978-9380438658
Postgraduate Medical Entrance Exam, Volume 2 & 3 Amit Tripathi & Ashish Gupta 978-9380438771

NEET 2021 PG Preparation Tips

Read the following content in order to know the NEET 2021 PG Preparation tips:

  • Prepare a schedule: The candidates should select the target for achieving. The aspirants are advised to clear the concepts of those topics, which have higher weightage. Give more time on those topics. They need to devote regular hours for studying the high weightage topics.
  • Time management: Effective time management process leads you to utilise the time for your benefit. Distribution of time should be kept as per the weightage of the topics. Hence, if you do not manage the time properly, you would not be able to complete the revision of comprehensive and bulk NEET PG Syllabus.
  • Clarify the doubts: Do not leave your doubts casually. It is advised to clarify your doubts when you are preparing for NEET PG 2021 exam. In this respect, the aspirants can ask for help from scholars, teachers and subject experts.
  • Regular assessment: During your regular practice session,  you have to practice NEET PG sample papers and mock tests for understanding the exam pattern.

NEET PG Syllabus FAQs

Ques. What will be the weightage of topics in NEET PG Syllabus?

Ans. From 2021, NEET-PG will contain 200 questions instead of 399. Hence, the total marks for which the paper is conducted is reduced to 800. However, based on last year’s data the weightage of the following is high:

  • Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anesthesia
  • Medicine Dermatology and Venereology
  • Social and Preventive Medicine etc.
Ques. How many topics will be there in Para Clinical Section?

Ans. The major topics are as follow:-

  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Social and Preventive Medicine
Ques. Which book should i refer for the Psychiatry?

Ans. Students can refer to the Psychiatry by Mohan Sunil Kumar.

What are the available number of seats in NEET PG 2021?

Ans. 10821 aspirants can enrol their names for Master of Surgery, 19953 candidates for Doctor of Medicine coursework, 1979 applicants for PG Diploma and 1338 candidates for DNB CET coursework respectively through the NEET PG 2021.

What are the number of attempting limit to the NEET PG 2021 exam?

Ans. There is no such limit of attempting the NEET PG 2021 exam.

Which colleges do not consider the NEET PG exam result for admission process?

Ans. The names of colleges are such as AIIMS, New Delhi, and other AIIMS, PGIMER, Chandigarh, JIPMER, Puducherry, NIMHANS, Bengaluru and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum.

Can NEET PG 2021 counselling process be attend through online?

Ans. Yes, the aspirants can join the NEET 2021 PG counselling process through online.

Is Adhar Card playing an essential role for NEET PG 2021 exam?

Ans. Yes, the candidates need to have an Adhar card for appearing in the NEET PG 2021 exam.

What was the level of difficulty of NEET PG 2021 exam?

Ans. NEET PG 2021 exam is reviewed as moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty level.

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