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Through this blog, you will get to know about important topics for NEET SS Medicine that will surely give you a flare about what to focus on.

As per the analysis of this year’s exam of NEET SS Medicine, questions were asked from various sections including Cardiology, Neurology, Haematology, Nephrology + Fluid and Electrolytes, Respiratory, Endocrinology, GIT + Liver, Miscellaneous (including Rheumatology, Genetics, Nutrition & Infections). The exam also comprised of about 10 MCQs from PSM (including mainly epidemiological studies & statistics). As per the analysis, direct questions from Harrison Textbook of Internal Medicine including main chapters as well as e-chapters were seen.

Cardiology, neurology & haematology weighed more among all the topics.

Following table consists of all the important and must do topics in various sections:-

TOPIC

SUB-TOPIC

Cardiology

Most Important Topics:

  • Pulse
  • JVP
  • CCP vs Cardiac tamponade
  • VT vs SVT
  • Angina/MI – classification, treatment & complications
  • RHD
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • PTE

Other Important Topics:

  • Different trials on drugs
  • Heart sounds/splitting, murmur
  • Types of  cardiomyopathies
  • VHD
  • WPW syndrome
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Aortic dissection
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Renovascular hypertension
  • Pulmonary oedema

Neurology

Most Important Topics:

  • Localization of lesion,
  • Stroke (various syndromes),
  • Myasthenia vs LEMS,
  • CNS Tumors,
  • Tuberous sclerosis,
  • NF-1
  • NF-2

Other Important Topics:

  • Headache
  • Alzheimer
  • Parkinson
  • MND
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • GBS
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Meningitis
  • Struge Weber Syndrome
  • VHL Syndrome
  • Huntigton
  • Dermatomyositis

Hematology

Most Important Topics:

  • Coomb’s test
  • Prognostic indicators of AML/CML/CLL/ALL/HL/NHL
  • Multiple myeloma
  • VWD
  • Lupus anticoagulant
  • DIC
  • TTP
  • HUS

Other Important Topics:

  • MCHC
  • Anaemia
  • Thalassemia
  • Pernicious Anaemia
  • APLA
  • HSP
  • ITP
  • Vitamin K dependent factors

Nephrology + Electrolytes

Most Important Topics:

  • Difference between Prerenal vs Renal
  • Phases of ARF
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Acidosis
  • Alkalosis
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • RCC

Other Important Topics:

  • Drugs acting on various parts of nephrons
  • Urinary Casts
  • Renal stones
  • PKD
  • Anaemia in CKD
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Electrolyte imbalance – ECG
  • ATN

GIT + Liver

Most Important Topics:

  • Celiac disease
  • Whipple disease
  • Shilling test
  • IBD
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • MELD score
  • PELD score

Other Important Topics:

  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Achalasia Cardia
  • Barret’s Esophagus
  • H. Pylori
  • IBS
  • NASH
  • HCC
  • SAAG
  • Child Pugh Score
  • Acute Pancreatitis Scores
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy

Endocrinology

Most Important Topics:

  • MEN-1
  • MEN-2
  • Diabetes Inspidus
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Conn’s disease
  • Addison’s disease

Other Important Topics:

  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Acromegaly
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes mellitus-Diabetic complications
  • SIADH
  • Insulinoma
  • Pheochromocytoma

Respiratory

Most Important Topics:

  • Obstructive vs restrictive pattern
  • Types of respiratory failure
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Lung cancer
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes
  • Sarcoidosis

Other Important Topics:

  • Spirometry
  • ARDS
  • Typical vs Atypical Pneumonia
  • TB
  • Bronchial Asthma
  • ABPA
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • OSA
  • Occupational lung diseases

Miscellaneous

Important Topics:

Rheumatology &CTD:

  • Vasculitis (Large vessel, medium vessel, Small vessel)
  • RA
  • SLE
  • Seronegative arthritis
  • Gout

Genetics:

  • Mutations
  • Disjunctions
  • Anticipation
  • Genomic imprinting
  • Mitochondrial diseases
  • Trinucleotide repeats
  • Chromosomal breakage disorders
  • Trisomy 21, 18, 13
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Turner’s syndrome

Nutrition:

  • Mineral Deficiency or Excess (Mn, Zn, Mg, Selenium, copper)
  • Vitamin Deficiency & Toxicity
  • Kwashiorkor
  • Marasmus

Infections:

  • HIV
  • HIV and TB
  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis
  • H1N1
  • SARS
  • Dengue
  • Malaria
  • Leptospira
  • HHV & its types

PSM:

  • Sensitivity
  • Specificity
  • Positive Predictive Value
  • Negative Predictive Value
  • Prevalence
  • Incidence
  • Blinding
  • Randomised Control Trials
  • Types of Sampling
  • Screening
  • Various types of Biases
  • Case Control Study
  • Cohort study etc.

These topics from each section are important for exam point of view & one should have crystal clear concepts of these topics. First have proper knowledge of these topics in depth and then go through other topics also. 

Hope this blog will help you in your preparation.

Keep Preparing.

All The Best..

 

Also read:

Important Books and Expected Exam Pattern of NEET SS Medicine

Everything you need to know about NEET SS 2017

 

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