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As the world moves towards specialisation students also have to sit for increasingly harder examinations. One such exam is the NEET PG exam which stands for National Entrance Eligibility Test for postgraduate students.

The NEET PG exam is conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) once every year. All candidates who aspire to sit for the NEET PG exam need to have completed their MBBS degree from a recognised academic Institution. It is considered the national gateway examination for admission to higher educational opportunities such as Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), and PG Diploma courses in private, deemed, government or central universities. 

What is the syllabus and pattern for the NEET PG exam?

The Post Graduate NEET exam offers questions on all subjects taught as a part of a standard MBBS degree. This is a computerised examination in which the candidate has to answer 200 multiple-choice questions within 3.5 hours.

The pattern consists of three phases. The first phase includes pre-clinical subjects such as anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. The second phase includes paraclinical subjects such as pathology, pharmacology, forensic medicine etc. Last but not least the third phase includes questions from clinical subjects such as ENT, ophthalmology, general medicine, general surgery and gynaecology.

As for mark allocation, students are awarded 4 marks for every correct answer and suffer a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer.

How to prepare for the NEET PG exam?

3 tips every student appearing for the upcoming NEET exam should know, are:

  • Read all parts of the syllabus and keep revising the parts you find difficult.
  • Practice makes perfect- manage time by practising the previous years’ questions and enrolling for mock tests.
  • Follow limited but reliable resources, whether online or at a trusted coaching academy.
  • Write down important definitions, formulas and historical dates multiple times to imbibe the information fully.
  • Put focus on questions that are usually repeated in previous years as question setters usually follow a standard average difficulty level.

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