Currently, for all super specialty exams in India, National Board of Examination (NBE) is conducting a single window entrance test i.e. NEET SS.

NEET SS has already been conducted in June 2017 for the first time. As per our detailed analysis and expert’s guidance, this blog is meant to provide an insight of the expected exam pattern, important books to read and what should not be neglected for the NEET SS 2018 exam.

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NEET SS Pediatrics will consist of 200 MCQs that must be attempted in a timeframe of 150 minutes. Thus, in order to complete the exam in stipulated time, one should have good time management skills that can only be acquired by practicing mock tests.

Since there will be negative marking of 25% for every incorrect answer, it’s important that you carefully attempt the questions and avoid blind guesswork. There will not be any deduction of marks for questions that are left un-attempted.

Most importantly, in case you are not confident about the answer, you can always “mark” the question and change your answer at any point of time before the final submission of the exam.


Important Books to be followed

As per the analysis of NEET SS 2017, direct questions were asked from Nelson textbook of pediatrics (South East Asian edition). Since questions were asked also from the tables, thus, tables of Nelson are as important as text.

Some questions were directly asked from the undergraduate MCQ books like Kiran Shankar Das, Taruna Mehra and Arvind Arora. You can choose any of these and just go through the MCQs along with their answers atleast twice before the exam.

Furthermore, it is also important to read Cloherty Manual of Neonatal Care & AIIMS Protocol (Neonatology & Pediatrics), if time allows. These books indirectly help to solve MCQs by using the elimination method.

It has also been noted that some questions from Biostats were asked. So, you can practice biostats MCQs from Vivek Jain or Arvind Arora.


Final Piece of Advice:

Finally yet importantly, don’t forget to update yourself regarding the recent advances of last 3 or 4 years which we will be discussing in our subsequent blogs.

Moreover, to gain an edge over other competitors, regularly practice mock tests and take Grand Tests on All India regularly, once you complete the syllabus, in order to improve your weaker areas.

Keep Practicing & Work Hard.


Best wishes!!

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