Since NEET SS was first conducted in June 2017 this year for admission to various DM/MCh courses, we are receiving several queries from across the nation regarding the exam and other information related to it.

PrepLadder, with a view to answer all these queries once for all has come forward with this blog to cast light upon the important details regarding NEET SS which candidates aspiring for super specialty courses, need to know.

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Q: What is National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to Super Specialty Courses?

A: NEET-SS is the single window entrance examination which is conducted for the admission to all Super Specialty DM/M.Ch. courses in the country. As per the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 2016 w.e.f. 2017 admission session, except NEET SS, there will be no conductance of any other entrance examination, whether at state or Institution level.

 

Q: To pursue a super specialty course, is it compulsory to give NEET-SS?

A: Yes! It is necessary to appear in NEET-SS for gaining entry to DM/ M.Ch. Courses w.e.f. 2017 admission session.

 

Q: Does NEET-SS hold any scope?

A: Yes, NEET-SS has a very wide scope.  In order to get admission into the Super Specialty Courses, NEET SS is a single platform which will determine your eligibility along with Entrance Examination w.e.f. academic session 2017

It includes the following:

  • All DM/MCh Courses in the country including all Private Medical

          Colleges/ Institutions/ Universities/Deemed Universities.

  • All DM/MCh courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions

 

Through NEET-SS, the following Medical Institutions are exempted for admissions to DM/MCh seats.

  • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • SreeChitraTirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • JIPMER, Puducherry

 

Q: What are the eligibility criteria for NEET-SS?

A: For a candidate to be eligible for NEET SS he must possess a recognized post graduate medical degree (MD/MS/DNB)/ Provisional Pass Certificate or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university/college.

 

Q: Who governs NEET-SS 2017?

A: NEET-SS 2017 is governed by National Board of Examinations (NBE).

 

Q: Last when NEET-SS 2017 was conducted?

A: On 10th and 11th June 2017, NEET-SS 2017 was conducted.

 

Q: What are the strategies for the preparation of NEET SS Surgery?

A: For the preparation of NEET SS, it is utmost important to cover the whole surgery syllabus according to the unit, chapter, and topic from standard book “Bailey and Love’s and Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery”.

As you begin with your preparation, the criteria is, analysis of the entire syllabus, mark the topics which have more weightage and which are difficult, this can be done with the help of the previous year question papers. Frame a study plan according to the topic, chapter and unit within the time available, as well as reserve few days just before the examination for the revision, retrospectively prepare sticky notes, flyers and mnemonics.

Team PrepLadder, has tried helping its reader in a best possible way out by interviewing the aspirants who qualified the previous DNB CET SS and NEET SS SURGERY. Thus, according to the analysis, we have tabulated the topic wise expected number of MCQ’s against the number of days required for the preparation of the same.

 

TOPIC 

Expected No. of MCQs (out of 200)

Stipulated no. of Days

CTVS                                                       

30                                          

40

NEUROSURGERY             

30   

40

GIT & HEPATOBILIARY                        

50

80

PLASTIC SURGERY

15

30

ENDOCRINE SURGERY

25

30

UROLOGY

25

30

MISCELLANEOUS

25

30

 

(GENERAL SURGERY + INFECTION + PSM + GENETICS + NUTRITION + TUMORS + FLUIDS & ELECTROLYTES + STERILISATION).

 According to the table, in not more than nine month a candidate can complete with his surgery syllabus and rest of the time, revision along with practice can be carried out giving more importance to the important and easy volatile topics.

 

Q: For NEET SS Surgery which all books can be referred?

A: As already mentioned, Bailey & Love and Sabiston’s textbooks, are “The Must and Should” books a candidate should refer. Apart from this, MCQ book by Dr.Pritesh Sing is useful and is entirely based on these text books. Other books a candidate can refer are: Sabiston to boost their preparation; Schwartz's Absite Board review and Pre test series, which are based on recent DNB/NEET SS question papers.

 

Ultimate Foresight:

To reach the pinnacle, the key is smart and strategic work, a candidate should not only focus on completion of syllabus but a more refined approach is required, topic wise preparation from the test series of the particular subject is necessary. On a regular basis a candidate must conduct self test to check with the clarity of conceptual knowledge as well as to sieve the important topics from less important topics. Finally, a test of the entire syllabus to check for any miss outs must be taken.

More than hard work smart work pays thus check out the topics being frequently questioned on, in DNB/NEET SS entrance exams and the information of the same is being provided in our blog “Important Topics for NEET SS SURGERY” which is an aggregate of the information being collected from various qualified NEET SS entrance exams aspirants.

The candidates are adviced to take up the SW test series, which is prepared by the experts giving utmost importance to the factors like time management, exam pattern and level of completion to help the candidate be aware of the exam set up.

 

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