How to prepare for NEET PG 2023 at home?

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduation 2022 ( NEET PG )

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Some candidates may find it tough to prepare NEET PG 2023 at home a tough task. Read the article to know how it can be done and start preparing.

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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for postgraduate admissions or NEET PG is one of the toughest entrance examinations in India. There are various coaching institutes that provide guidance to the candidates preparing for this exam. But every candidate may not have the means or resources to join a coaching institute. So, is it possible to prepare for NEET PG 2023 at home?

Yes, it is possible to prepare for NEET PG at home. But this is going to require a lot of hard work and dedication. NEET PG 2023 requires you to revise everything that has been taught during the 4.5 years of MBBS degree course. So, stay focused and be ready to put in a lot of effort if you do not plan to take coaching for NEET PG. Now that we know that it can be done without coaching, let’s discuss how to prepare for NEET PG 2023 at home?

The answer to the above question has been explained in a step-by-step process below. These preparation tips have been suggested by experts and toppers and will help you with your NEET PG preparation strategy. 

Also Read: NEET PG 2022 marking scheme

How To Prepare For NEET PG 2023 At Home?

Go through the syllabus

The first step in NEET PG preparation is going through the NEET PG syllabus. Now, going through the syllabus does not mean reading the name of the topics. To complete this stage you must know what topics and sub-topics are included in the NEET PG 2023. Also, you must know which topic has the most weightage and which has the least weightage.

Know the paper pattern and marking scheme

NEET PG exam pattern and marking system are important factors that define your preparation strategy. Since, the examination follows a negative marking system you cannot give in to random guessing of answers. You need to stay calm while solving the NEET PG question paper and stay focused to avoid scoring negatives. Refer to the table given below to know the exam pattern of NEET PG.

Mode of the test

Online

Medium of the test

English (only)

Duration of the test

3 hours and 30 minutes

Total number of question in the test

200

Type of questions

MCQs

Go through the question papers of previous years’ and sample papers

Now that you know the syllabus and exam pattern, it’s time to understand what kind of questions are asked in NEET PG 2023. Analyse NEET PG question papers of the previous years’ and try to find out what kind of questions are asked from different topics. You can make a list of the topics that have more weightage and are covered in great depths in the question paper. This will help you prioritise topics.

Start with basics

If you wish to get a good score in NEET PG you have to go through everything, hence it can be difficult to understand what topics to cover first. Experts suggest starting with the basics and short subjects. These are comparatively easier subjects and will take up less time. By completing these subjects you complete almost 60% of the syllabus.

Name of the subject

Number of questions asked in NEET PG

Preparation tips

Subjects that you must start with

Anatomy

15

  • Important topics
  • Less time consume
  • Medium weightage
  • Must be covered in details

Physiology

15

Biochemistry

15

Pathology

25

Microbiology

20

Pharmacology

20

Next, start with any of the below-mentioned topics

Forensic Medicine

10

  • Important topics
  • Small and concise topics
  • Less time consuming

 

Psychiatry

10

Ophthalmology

10

ENT

10

Orthopaedics

10

Radiology

12

Dermatology

7

Anaesthesia

6

Start with these in the end

Medicine

30

  • Very important topics
  • Carry the maximum weightage
  • Time-consuming
  • Must be covered in detail

Surgery

20

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

25

Preventive and Social Medicine

25

Paediatrics

15

Prepare a time table and stick to it

It is easy to lose track of time when you are at home. Preparing a time table and following it religiously will help you solve this problem. Devote at least 8 hours in a day for NEET PG preparation.

Make notes and highlight important information

When reading a topic, underline/ highlight the points that you feel are important and can be asked in the examination. This habit will help you save time during revision. You can quickly go through the points that are important and skip the rest.

Register for mock tests and test series

Mock tests and sample papers are an important part of NEET PG preparation. To prepare for NEET PG 2023 at home enrol into a test series. Do not rely on the sample papers only. Mock tests give you a real-time experience and help improve your efficiency, speed and accuracy. Target appearing for at least 2 mock tests every week.

Seek advice from a mentor

Preparing for NEET PG at home without coaching is not going be to be easy. You need a guide or a mentor to help you move in the right direction. Seek help from an old college professor or a senior, anyone who knows what NEET PG is about. 

Satellite lectures for difficult topics

You may come across topics that are difficult to understand and you may have doubts with respect to them. Refer to the online video tutorials for these topics. If you do not have access to the internet, seek help from an expert to clarify these doubts.

Regular revision

Allocate time for revision in your time table. Candidates usually start with revision after they complete the entire syllabus, but this practice is not effective. Devote an hour for revision every day. This will keep the wheel moving and you can complete more revision cycles by the time you finish the syllabus.

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Comments

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I am a Bangladeshi medical student and my nationality is Bangladeshi. Is it possible for me to apply for NEET PG exam in India?

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titir santra

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Yes, anyone can apply for the NEET PG exam in india.

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In application, I had entered my category as general. But I belong to OBC. I got 245 marks, am I eligible for counselling?

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Sumit naroliya

Contributor-Level 10

a week ago

Hi there, now its too late to change the category. With the results being released and the counselling dates scheduled, you cannot change the Category. And we are afraid if you donot produce a valid category Certificate your admission might stand cancelled. You may not be eligible for counseling ...Hi there, now its too late to change the category. With the results being released and the counselling dates scheduled, you cannot change the Category. And we are afraid if you donot produce a valid category Certificate your admission might stand cancelled. You may not be eligible for counseling than.

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What is the scope for marine medicine in India? What is the expected NEET PG cut off rank for MD marine medicine in INHS Asvini?

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Akashjot Kaur

Contributor-Level 6

2 weeks ago

Marine Medicine is a medicinal branch that includes hyperbaric medicine, maritime medicine, diving medicine and submarine medicine. Their are only 2 seats for MD marine in inhs Ashvini college.

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What was the previous year NEET PG cut off rank for MD Aerospace Medicine for priority 5 candidates?

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Akashjot Kaur

Contributor-Level 6

2 weeks ago

Rank 250 and above was the Cut off mark for Aeronautical Engineering

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Is there freedom fighter quota in NEET PG exam?

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Sumit naroliya

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

Hi there, Yes. There are reserved seats for blood relatives of freedom fighters (son, daughter, grandchildren etc. ). But not all states have this quota, and this quota is not applicable to ALL INDIA LEVEL.

B

We got NEET PG 2022 air is 10217, obc. Can we get MS OBG in an ant government college?

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Nidhi gupta

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

My dear candidate, You claimed that you obtained a 10k ranking in the NEET PG 2022, so allow me to inform you that your ranking should be extremely low to obtain a government seat in a prestigious university. It is impossible to advance to this rank. ~However, a number of factors, including but n...My dear candidate, You claimed that you obtained a 10k ranking in the NEET PG 2022, so allow me to inform you that your ranking should be extremely low to obtain a government seat in a prestigious university. It is impossible to advance to this rank. ~However, a number of factors, including but not limited to:
number of applicants showing up for the test. Number of open seats in universities. Previous year's deadlines.

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Why jipmer but not aiims? Can we do PG after completing MBBS in jipmer without attending NEET PG exam? Advantages of jipmer?

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Shivang agarwal

Contributor-Level 9

a month ago

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) is considered the best Institute for the MBBS course. To talk of the advantages of studying, here are some:JIPMER is an autonomous institution. So, it has the power of setting up its own system, academic curriculum and e...Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) is considered the best Institute for the MBBS course. To talk of the advantages of studying, here are some:
JIPMER is an autonomous institution. So, it has the power of setting up its own system, academic curriculum and evaluation process. It doesn't fall under the authority of MCI (NMC). As per previous records, JIPMER had a certain Quota for PG seats to its MBBS students. JIPMER has one of the best teaching faculty members in India. Some of them are authors of various renowned medical books. Their approach towards the students are very much appreciated. Their method of teaching is undoubtedly the best (from my perspective). It becomes easy for a Medical student to understand a concept.

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I got 1797rank. Can I get general medicine at Delhi government medical College as an OBC?

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Sumit naroliya

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

The cut off score of colleges varies from city to city and according to current situation the exact cut off is not yet declared but I suggest you should try to check eligibility on basis of NEET/AIMS score to see the further information.

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I want information regarding NEET, PG 2022 counselling. What are the colleges for MD in Radio Diagnosis in Delhi, Mumbai and UP?

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kirti Gupta

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Hi Milind Raj Nagvanshi, Doctor of Medicine, or MD is a speciality degree that boosts a student's self-esteem and future prospects in the medical industry. There are approximately 620 colleges in India that provide MD programmes. In India, 55 percent of MD institutions are private, 40 percent are...Hi Milind Raj Nagvanshi,
Doctor of Medicine, or MD is a speciality degree that boosts a student's self-esteem and future prospects in the medical industry. There are approximately 620 colleges in India that provide MD programmes. In India, 55 percent of MD institutions are private, 40 percent are government, and the balance is public-private hybrids. Radio-Diagnosis has risen as a highly sought-after branch among competitors and graduates. You may visit the following Shiksha link:-
https://www.shiksha.com/medicine-health-sciences/colleges/md-colleges-india
Hope this helps!
Good Luck!

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Are candidates eligible for state counselling in NEET PG if they pursue MBBS from Karnataka and belong to Delhi?

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Akshit Sharma

Beginner-Level 2

2 months ago

Yes you are eligible but there are very few seats available around 15% of the total seats are available.

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