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Microbiology is considered as one of the toughest and most scoring subject from Medical PG Entrance Exams perspective. It yields a high weightage in the exams. According to the recent official subject-wise marks distribution for NEET-PG, around 20 MCQ’s are expected from this subject.

With a view to make your preparations more effective, we approached the famous faculty of Microbiology, Dr. Sonu Panwar to highlight important topics which are likely expected to be there in exam.

Dr. Panwar has himself prepared the list of the important topics mentioned below and has advised all of you to be thorough with these topics.

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Most Important Topics of Microbiology for NEET-PG

Here is a Unit-wise list of the Most Important Topics of Microbiology:


1. General Microbiology

  • History
  • Staining Techniques
  • Culture Media
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • Bacterial Cell Wall
  • Bacterial Growth Curve

2. Bacteriology

  • Staph, Streptococcus, Corynebacterium, Bacillus, Clostridium
  • Enterococcus Family
  • Mycobacterium
  • Pseudomans, Haemophilus, Brucella, Bordetella, Yersinia
  • Vibrio
  • Chlamydia
  • Rickettsia
  • Mycoplasma
  • Helicobacter, Campylobacter
  • Listeria, Legionella
  • Neisseria


3. Virology 

  • General properties of virus
  • Herpes
  • Pox(image)
  • Rabies
  • Polio
  • Adenovirus
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • Influenza
  • Dengue


4. Mycology

  • General properties
  • Dermatomycosis
  • Dimorphic fungi(special points of each)
  • Aspergillus
  • Candida
  • Cryptococcus


5. Parasitology 

  • Entamoeba
  • Giardia
  • Plasmodium
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Solium
  • Nana
  • Ascaris
  • Wuchereria (Image)
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Images of Eggs of all Parasites


6. Immunology 

  • Antigen
  • Antibody
  • Reaction Between Antigen and Antibody(Examples)
  • Hypersensitivity Reaction (Examples)
  • GVHD
  • Autoimmunity

Preparing the above-listed topics thoroughly would surely help you to answer most of the questions from Microbiology and will help to you emerge among the Top-Rankers. 


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