NEET PG - Syllabus

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation

Result: 16 Jun 2021 (Tentative)

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Result: 16 Jun 2021

NEET PG 2021 Syllabus: Subject-wise Syllabus, Important Books, Preparation Tips

Updated On - January 15 2021 by Sakshi Sharma

NEET PG 2021 Syllabus is based on the latest Graduate Medical Education Regulations notified by the Medical Council of India. The syllabus will include subjects from undergraduate programs (MBBS/ BDS) such as Anatomy, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine, etc. This year, NBE has scheduled NEET PG 2021 for 18 April 2021. The medical examination has been conducted in online mode across 148 cities. Each year, the syllabus is prescribed by the MCI (Medical Council of India). To score well in NEET-PG 2021 candidates should prepare as per the prescribed syllabus. To know more about NEET PG Syllabus read the complete article. Also, students can download NEET PG 2021 Syllabus pdf.

NEET PG 2021 Exam Syllabus 

The syllabus consists of subjects which were available in under graduation for MBBS and BDS students. The questions will be mostly asked from pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical subjects. A summary of the syllabus of all the subjects is given below:


Introduction to Pathology, Cell Injury, Amyloidosis and Calcification, Inflammation and Repair, Circulatory Disturbances, Growth Disturbances and Neoplasia, Immunopathology, Infectious Diseases, Miscellaneous Disorders, Cardiovascular Pathology, Respiratory Pathology, Urinary Tract Pathology, Pathology of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract, Hematopathology, Liver and Biliary Tract Pathology, Lymphoreticular System, Reproductive System, Osteopathology, Endocrine Pathology, Neuropathology


Gross Anatomy, Osteology, Muscular System, Arthrology, Cardio Vascular System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Genito-Urinary System, Endocrine System and Individual Endocrine Glands, Nervous System and its components, Special Sensory Organs, Lymphatic System, Surface Anatomy, Cross-Sectional Anatomy Cross-sections of thorax, abdomen and pelvis to understand the interrelationship of organs and structures, Microanatomy.


General Physiology, Nerve–Muscle, Blood, Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Gastrointestinal System, Nutrition, Environmental Physiology, Reproduction, Kidney, Neurophysiology, Sensory system, Motor system, Visceral and motivational system, EEG, sleep and higher nervous functions, Special Senses, Yoga.


Biological cell, Biomolecules, Enzymes, Metabolic pathways, their regulation and metabolic interrelationships, Carbohydrate metabolism, metabolism of Amino acid, Lipid, TCA cycle and biological oxidation, proteinoids. Regulation of the metabolic pathways, Food assimilation and nutrition, Hormones, Molecular Biology, pH, Buffer, physiological buffer systems, Immunology, Environmental biochemistry, cancer and cancer makers.


General Pharmacology, Autonomic nervous system & Peripheral nervous system, Central nervous system, Autacoids, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal and respiratory system, Hormones, Chemotherapy, Immunomodulators, Drug therapy of glaucoma and cataract, Treatment of poisoning


Introduction to Microbiology, Bacteriology, parasitology, Virology and Mycology, Bacterial Staining and Cultivation, Common Tests for Bacterial Identification, Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infection, Common Laboratory Methods for Diagnosis of Fungal Infections, Collection of Transport of Samples, Host-Parasite relationship. Bacterial AND Viral Genetics, Immunity to infection, Immunodiagnostic, Vaccines, Sterilization and disinfection, Bacteriology of water and air, Microorganisms associated with gastrointestinal infections (Bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi),. Gastrointestinal infections caused by parasites.

Forensic Medicine

Forensic Pathology, Clinical forensic medicine, Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Sciences, General, clinical, environmental and analytical toxicology.


Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive process and memory Thinking and problem solving, Intelligence: General concepts and techniques for assessment, Personality (Principles of Personality development) and objective testing of Personality, Introduction and classification of Psychiatric disorder, Aetiology of Psychiatric disorders, Drug and Alcohol dependence, Personality disorders, Counselling and psychological therapies, Psychological testing

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Basic Sciences-Normal & abnormal development, structure and function of female & male urogenital systems, endocrinology of reproductive system, Gametogenesis, fertilization, Role of hormones in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Humoral and cellular immunology in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Physiology of normal pregnancy, diagnosis of pregnancy, Anemia in Pregnancy, Carcinoma Cervix, epidemiology, staging diagnostic procedure, treatment of Menopause and related problems, Contraception, Neonatology and Recent Advances.


PaediatricsContraception, Neonatology and Recent Advances, Growth and development, Nutrition, Immunization, Infectious diseases, Hematology, Respiratory system, Gastro-Intestinal Tract, Central Nervous System. Cardiovascular system, Genito-Urinary System, Neonatology, Pediatrics Emergencies, Fluid-Electrolyte, Genetics, Behavioral Problems, Pediatrics Surgical Problems, Therapeutics.


Anatomy and development of the eye, Clinical methods in ophthalmology, Optics and refraction, Disease of the conjunctiva, Disease of the cornea, Disease of the sclera, Disease of the Uveal tract, lens, Glaucoma, vitreous, Retina, Vision and neuro-ophthalmology, Strabismus and Nystagmus, Disease of the lids. The disease of the lacrimal apparatus, Disease of the orbit, Ocular injuries, Basic principles of ocular therapy, Systemic ophthalmology, Community Ophthalmology, Miscellaneous Topics

Radiodiagnosis and Radiotherapy

Identify and diagnose

all aspects of Emergency Room Radiology, Basic hazards and precautions in Radio-diagnostic practices, the basic need of various radio-diagnostic tools in medical practice, learn about various imaging techniques, including isotopes C.T., Ultrasound, M.R.I. and D.S.A., know about radioactive isotopes and their physical properties, identify symptoms and signs of various cancers and their steps of investigations and management.

Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Anesthesia

Diagnose with reasonable accuracy all surgical illnesses including emergencies, Surgical knowledge of head, spine, chest abdominal and pelvic injury, know about various surgical techniques such as venesection, tracheostomy and endotracheal intubation, circumcision, a biopsy of surface tumours. Comprehensive diagnosis of common Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) diseases including the emergencies and malignant neoplasm of the head and neck, use of a head mirror, otoscope and indirect laryngoscopy, possess knowledge of various ENT rehabilitative programmes. Therapeutic Orthopedics, knowledge on Splinting, Manual reduction of common fractures and dislocations, recognize metabolic bone diseases. Acquire knowledge on a pre-anaesthetic checkup and pre-anaesthetic medications; simple general anaesthetic procedures, anaesthetic records, cardio-pulmonary brain resuscitation (C.P.B.R.) methods.

Medicine Dermatology And Venereology

Common clinical disorders, drug therapeutics, diagnostic and investigative procedures. Disorders of Pigmentation, Allergic disorders, Papulosquamous disorders, Papule vesicular disorders. Leprosy, Fungal infections, Scabies, Pediculosis, STD, Malignant Skin disease.

Social And Preventive Medicine

History of Public Health, Concepts in Public Health, Epidemiology and Research Methodology, Epidemiology of Specific Diseases, Entomology, Biostatistics, Health planning and Public Health Administration, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Demography, Mental Health and Education Technology, Environmental Sanitation, Demography and Family Planning, Mental Health, Recent Advancements in Public Health and Miscellaneous topics, Sociology, School, Occupational, Urban Health

Subject-wise Distribution of NEET PG 2020 Questions

There is different weightage given to the subjects from which NEET PG questions are prepared. The details of the subject-wise distribution of marks are shown below:

NEET PG question divisions
SubjectSubject-wise weightage of Ques.
Forensic Medicine10
Social and Preventive Medicine25
Medicine Dermatology and Venereology37
Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anesthesia46
Radiodiagnosis & Radiotherapy12
Obstetrics & Gynecology25
Grand Total300 Questions

NEET PG 2021 Important Books 

Given below are some of the commonly referred books by Medical aspirants to crack NEET PG exam. Subject wise references are given to make it easier for candidates to prepare accordingly.
NEET PG Important Books
Important BookAuthor's Name
Self-Assessment & Review Microbiology & ImmunologyRachana Chaurasia & Anshul Jain
Pathologic Basis of DiseaseRobbins & Vinay Kumar 
Review of PharmacologyGobind Rai Garg & Sparsh Gupta
Self-Assessment & Review of Basic Subjects (Anatomy & Forensic Medicine) Arvind Arora
Essential PediatricsO P Ghai
Self-Assessment and Review of Microbiology and ImmunologyRachana Chaurasiya
Review of Preventive & Social Medicine (Including Bio-Statistics) Vivek Jain.
Across: A Complete Review of Short Subjects Volume – 1, Dermatology (Skin and Venereal Diseases), Anaesthesia, Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine, Radiodiagnosis, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, OrthopaedicsSaumya Shukla, Anurag Shukla.
Smart Study Series: ENT and Head & Neck SurgeryShibbu George
Smart Study Series RadiologyNarender Rohilla
Across: A Complete Review of Short Sub (Skin, Anae.Radi.Nuclear Med.Psych, Opthal, Ortho)Across
Review of Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examinations (Medicine, Gynae & Obs. Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Radiology) Vol 3Amit Tripathi/ Ashish Gupta/ Arvind Arora.
Smart Study Series: PsychiatryMohan Sunil Kumar
Smart Study Series: PhysiologyVivek Nalgirkar
Self-Assessment and Review of BiochemistRebecca James Perumcheril

NEET PG 2020 Preparation Tips

The only difference between the students who top the exams and the students who get average/passing marks or don’t clear the exam is the formulation of an effective strategy. However, as the leaders suggest, getting on the top must not be a goal, but getting all the right knowledge and becoming the master of the gained knowledge to remain on the top and sustain the position must be the ultimate goal. Speaking from the perspective of a NEET Candidate, preparation for the exam itself requires preparation and a strategy to know exactly how it is going to be done and how well can it be done. 

Strategy to Crack NEET examination for the year 2021
Candidates willing to crack NEET exam have to be sure that they have made the right strategy for NEET examination. One way to do is to understand where you are lacking and make specific preparation strategy for that section. Ideally, if the candidates will be starting earliest, they can complete the NEET 2021 preparation while studying just 24-25 Hours in a week. Students should not worry as this means giving just 3-4 hours to the preparation every day.
However, if you have started late, you need to be quicker and need to devote more hours daily. You can prepare shorter subjects such as anaesthesia, dermatology, radiology from guides or notes. Bigger subjects such as medicine, pathology, pharmacology should be devoted more time.
Is coaching essential to score high in the exam?
It is a question which every need aspirants ask every year and irrespective of change in the exam patterns, the students are advised the same. If you are preparing for NEET PG and think that you require some extra support then you can have to take help of coaching. Otherwise, just like the previous year toppers, you too can nail the exams without the need for coaching. Students can check the below tips to know how they can crack NEET in the first attempt without coaching

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