Forensic Medicine is among the easy short subjects and practically contains all facts. The factual nature of this subject demands frequent revision for longer retention.

As per the recent Subject-wise MCQ distribution in NEET-PG, around 10 questions are expected from this subject, thereby making it one of the easiest and high-yielding subjects.

With a view to make your preparation more effective, we approached the famous faculty of FMT, Dr. J Magendran to cast some light on the important topics in Forensic Medicine which will be useful for upcoming Medical PG entrance examinations.

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Important & High-yielding topics in FMT



Forensic Thanatology

· Suspended animation

Postmortem changes

· Eye changes

· Pattern of Algor mortis

· Post mortem caloricity 

· Livor mortis & distribution

· Livor mortis & poisoning

· Rules in Rigor mortis & distribution of rigor mortis

· Changes in Decomposition


· Techniques of organ dissection

· Methods of individual organ dissection

Human identification

· Race determination indicators from bone & teeth

· Sex determination of bones (skull & pelvis)

· Indices for sex determination from bones

· Dentition – Ages estimation methods

· Other techniques for identification like dactylography, poroscopy, rugoscopy


Asphyxial deaths

· PM findings in Hanging, Strangulation

· Hyoid fractures

· Various terms (methods) in strangulation

· Types of drowning

· PM findings in drowning  (specific findings &non specific findings)

Forensic traumatology

· Ageing of abrasion, contusion

· Stab injury

· Hesitational, defence & fabricated injuries

· Skull fractures

· Various types of gunpowder

· Atypical bullets

Forensic toxicology

· Legal duties of a doctor in poisoning

· Diagnosis of poisoning during autopsy (from hypostasis, smell, appearances of organs)

· Metallic poisons

· Cardiac poisons

· Delirients

· Insecticide poisoning

· Snake bite envenomation

· Plant irritants

Sexual jurisprudence

· Rape – examination of accused & victim

· Associated Legal sections

· Tests

· Various terms in sexual perversions

· Recent signs of delivery

· Tests for live birth

Forensic Psychiatry

· Various rules for criminal responsibility of insane person

· Civil responsibilities of insane person

Legal procedures & law


· Powers of criminal courts

·Recording of evidence in the court of law& relevant sections

·Infamous conduct

· Declarations

· Various doctrines involved in medical negligence


Learn with the author & leap the ranks

As per the request of hundreds of students, Dr. J Magendran has come out with a revision module for forensic medicine – NEET 2019.

This module will be covering

  • Chapters at a glance

Salient points about the chapter will be posted every morning on the scheduled date.

  • Daily Mini tests with explanations

Mini-tests will be available in the app (Homepage > Daily Quiz section) on the scheduled dates at a fixed time interval (7 PM - 8 PM) for unpaid users while it will be available to the premium users throughout the day.

  • Grand test (80 questions with explanations)


Learn FMT chapterwise every day and revise the subject effortlessly.



Mini test topic


Day 1

Forensic Thanatology            


Day 2

Human identification


Day 3

Asphyxial deaths


Day 4

Forensic Traumatology


Day 5

Forensic Toxicology


Day 6

Sexual jurisprudence


Day 7

Forensic Psychiatry


Day 8

Legal procedure  & medical ethics


Day 9

Image based session


Day 10

Legal sections relevant for medical practice


Day 11

Grand test

Entire Revision module available only in the app (FMT by Dr. Magendran) & will be free for all users in the scheduled time-interval.


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