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How to Study Forensic Medicine for FMGE

Nov 04, 2016

forensic newForensic Medicine is among the easy short subjects and is practically all facts. The factual nature of this subject demands consistent revision for retention.

Approximately 8-10 questions are always anticipated from Forensic Medicine thereby making it one of the easiest and high-yielding subjects.

Further, recent changes and updates in the IPC Guidelines need to be prepared thoroughly.

With a view to make your preparation more effective, our Experts have brought forward this post which will provide insights into the Best Books and the Most Important Topics of Forensic Medicine from FMGE perspective.


Recommended Book for Forensic Medicine

  • Review of Forensic Medicine by Dr. Sumit Seth

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Most Important Topics of Forensic Medicine for FMGE

Here is a Compact list of the Most Important Topics of Forensic Medicine from FMGE perspective:


  1. Legal Procedure
  • Inquest
  • Types of courts
  • Evidence
  • Oath
  • Dying Declaration Vs Dying Deposition
  • Witness


  1. Medical Law and Ethics
  • MCI Function
  • Professional Misconduct/Infamous Conduct Vs Professional Negligence
  • Privileged Communication
  • Consent
  • Res Ipsa Loquitur
  • Euthanasia
  • Health Related Declarations of World Medical Council


  1. Identification
  • Age, Race, Sex Determination (Very Important)
  • Hair
  • Dactylography
  • Teeth
  • Poroscopy


  1. Autopsy
  • Types of Autopsy
  • Techniques
  • Embalming
  • Preservation of Viscera in Poisoning
  • Artefact
  • Exhumation


  1. Thanatology
  • Suspended Animation
  • Signs of Death (Algor Mortis, Rigor Mortis, Changes In Eye, Post - Mortem, Hypostasis, Putrefaction, Adipocere, Mummification)
  • Criteria of Death
  • Entomology
  • Death Certificate


  1. Injuries
  • Abrasion
  • Contusion
  • Laceration
  • Incised Wound
  • Stab Wound
  • Firearm Wounds
  • Thermal (Cold and Hot Injuries)
  • Range of Firearms
  • Types of Bullets
  • Bomb Explosion Injuries



  1. Burn Injuries
  • AM Vs PM Burn
  • Post Mortem Changes
  • Burn Classification
  • Electrocution
  • Lightening Injury


  1. Starvation


  1. Mechanical Asphyxia
  • Hanging
  • Strangulation
  • Throttling
  • Drowning


  1. Impotency, Sterility, ART, Legitimacy, Pregnancy, Delivery


  1. Abortion and Infanticide


  1. Sexual offence
  • Rape
  • Sodomy
  • Unnatural Sexual Offence
  • Punishment of Sexual Offence


  1. Real Insanity Vs Feigned Insanity

      Civil Responsibility and Criminal Responsibility


  1. Blood Examination

     Semen Examination


  1. Toxicology
  • General Toxicology


  1. Specific Toxicology
  • Organophosphate Poisoning
  • Corrosive Poisons
  • Metallic Poisons
  • Cardiac Poisons
  • Datura, Opium, Cannabis
  • Strychnine
  • Cyanide Poisoning
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Snake Poisoning
  • Agricultural Poisons
  • Alcohol

Properly preparing the above listed topics will definitely assist you in answering Majority of the questions from Forensic Medicine and boosting your score in FMGE

According to our experts, these topics can be completed within 2 days.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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