NEET PG 2021 Preparation at Home: Tips, Reference Books, Pattern, Marking Schemes

How to Prepare NEET PG At Home – These NEET PG 2021 Preparation Tips will help you in the preparation and making strategy for the entrance. Indeed, this is the toughest entrance test in India to achieve a good rank in it. This article can help you in the preparation of NEET PG 2021. NEET PG exam is conducted by the National Board of Examination annually. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is a national level exam for the admission of MS/MD/PG Diploma courses.

Prepare NEET PG At Home

These tips & tricks can be helpful for candidates who do not have enough resources to join coaching centers. Even hard work is not enough we all need a strategy to achieve the goals. If you have not joined any coaching center but you have the courage and determination to crack the exam. Then this article is surely for you which will guide you while the preparation. The candidates can practice at home to crack the NEET exam.

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How to Prepare NEET PG at Home?

🤔 Topics to Start First – Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology


  • Must be covered in details
  • Medium weightage
  • Less time consuming
  • Important Topics

⏭️ What after the above topics? After the above topics, you can study any of the topics i.e. Forensic Medicine, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, ENT, Orthopaedics, Radiology, Dermatology, Anaesthesia


  • Small and concise topics
  • Less time consuming
  • Important Topics

⏭️ Learn these Topics in the End – Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Preventive and Social Medicine, Paediatrics


  • Very important topics
  • Required lots of Time
  • Carry the maximum weightage
  • Must be covered in detail

Know the Paper pattern and marking scheme:

The candidates should a pattern and marking scheme before the preparation. This will give you complete knowledge of the exam. As the exam has negative marking system, you need to avoid the random answers in NEET exam. This below-given table will show you the exam pattern along with the marking system.

Exam Pattern:

Total Questions in the Test 300 Marks
Mode of Exam Online
Time Duration of Exam 3 hours & 30 minutes
Type of questions MCQ
Medium of Test Only English

Marking Scheme:

Subjects Marks
Anatomy 15
Physiology 15
Biochemistry 15
Pathology 25
Microbiology 20
Pharmacology 20
Forensic Medicine 10
Psychiatry 10
Ophthalmology 10
ENT 10
Orthopaedics 10
Radiology 12
Dermatology 7
Anaesthesia 6
Medicine 30
Surgery 20
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 25
Preventive and Social Medicine 25
Paediatrics 15

Tips & Tricks to Prepare NEET PG at Home:

1. Make a time table and follow:

We all make the time schedule but never stick to it for long. Yet, it is very crucial to follow the time table to manage the time. This will definitely help you to clear all the confusion in our mind about what to study, which topic need to be studied first. Make sure that you are not wasting your time in deciding and searching for the topics. You need to follow the time table and all the subjects/topics will be completed itself.

2. Divide the subjects/ topics:

You all know that why a shopkeeper categorizes the section according to the products. Similarly, the division of subjects will help you to save your time during the preparation for entrance. As some subjects need too much time to study while there are few subjects which takes less time. Make a list of those subjects according to their syllabus. Break the chapters into small topics to make you easily understood.

3. Have a Proper Sleep:

Hard work and efforts are much needed to prepare for any entrance exam. Nevertheless, it’s important for the candidate to take a proper sleep. Our mind & body deal with a lot of pressure -before the exam and we should give them rest. At least take 7-8 hours sleep without thinking about the syllabus, exam, subjects etc.

4. Physical Health/Exercise:

Try to do a 5-10 minutes body movement to relax the stress because continuous study acts as stressful. Candidates also take care of their health by eating limited and healthy diet. Overeating can lead lack of concentration and you will feel sleepy all time. Eat healthy and make body movements to boost yourself. 

5. Do Regular Assessment:

Doing regular assessment will help the candidates to analyze your daily progress. Assessment will make your practice for the entrance exam and you will get the doubts which should be practiced more. Written assessment helps in the revision of subjects which also clears all doubts. These two methods can help you in revision.

  • Sample Papers: To make a good understanding about the exam pattern, try to solve NEET PG sample papers on a daily basis.
  • Mock Test: Online mock tests will show your progress and performance and will give the basic idea of questions which can be asked in the entrance test.

Reference Books with the Author’s Name:

These books will help the candidates in preparation of NEET PG 2021.

Reference Books Author Name
All India PG Medical Entrance Exam with Answers Gupta, Krishnamurthy, Sethi
Postgraduate Medical Entrance Exam Volume 2 & 3 Amit Tripathi & Ashish Gupta
Self Assessment and Review of NEET Pattern Question Arvind Arora
DNB CET Review for Primary and Post Diploma Vaibhav Bharat & Ishad Aggarwal

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