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Important Topics in Biochemistry for NEET-PG by Dr. Smily Pruthi

Dec 05, 2018

Biochemistry is a high scoring subject. Quite a good number of questions are asked from this subject in NEET-PG which makes it obligatory to thoroughly prepare the subject. According to the recent official subject-wise marks distribution for NEET-PG, around 16 MCQ’s are expected from this subject.

To ease your revision for NEET-PG, we approached the famous faculty of Biochemistry, Dr. Smily Pruthi to share important topics which are high-yielding & must be prepared on tips.

Important Topics in Biochemistry



Carbohydrate Chemistry

  • Isomerism in carbohydrates
  • Mucopolysaccharides & Mucopolysaccharidosis

Carbohydrate Metabolism

  • Glycolysis
  • RL Shunt
  • TCA
  • Gluconeogenesis
  • ETC uncouplers
  • HMP
  • Galactose metabolism
  • Glycogen and Glycogen Storage Diseases
  • GLUTs


  • Classification
  • Regulation
  • Allosteric enzymes or Regulatory enzymes
  • Ubiquitin proteasome pathway

Amino acids and Proteins

  • Polar and Non-polar Amino acids
  • Essential and Non-essential Amino acids
  • Structures of proteins 
  • Methods of detection of protein structures
  • Transamination & Urea cycle
  • 21st amino acid – Selenocysteine
  • Metabolism of Tyrosine & Tryptophan
  • Maple Syrup Urine disease


  • PUFAs
  • Sphingolipids and Diseases 
  • Lipoproteins
  • Beta oxidation of fatty acids
  • Zellweger syndrome

Molecular biology

  • Nucleotides
  • Lysch Nyhan syndrome
  • DNA polymerases types
  • RNA Polymerase types
  • TATA Box
  • Shine Dalgarno sequence
  • Genetic Code
  • Types of RNAs
  • Lac Operon
  • RNA Interference
  • Microarray
  • Epigenetics & Genomic Imprinting


  • Fuel for body in fed, fasting & starvation
  • Respiratory Quotient
  •  Vitamins
  • Chromatography & Electrophoresis
  • Haem synthesis
  • Collagen
  • Glutathione

Dr. Smily emphasizes on the saying,

“Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference”

Only learn that much you can revise & later you can remember in the exam. Learning rare means wasting many hours in doing that 5% which may or may not come in the exam.

While giving time to rare things, what you miss is your precious time for conceptual & frequently asked topics.


  • Follow the idea of Minimal Studies by focusing on preparing the important & high-yielding topics which are actually expected in the exam.                           
  • In the Biochemistry app by Dr. Smily, videos are marked with a tag of  “HIGH YIELD”.

Even if you get a question from the rare/ less important topic, you can easily skip it if you don’t know it, as attempting such a question will only fetch you negative marks.

There always arises a situation when ‘Smart Work beats Hard Work’


Whenever you are worried about skipping some rare topics, relax and stay calm. If the exam comes out to be tough, it will not be difficult just for a single person. All the candidates will appear for the same exam, hence the difficulty level of some questions is not the rank decider.

Dr. Smily also insists all the app users to go through the Biochem handout (high yielding) for easy & quick revision, which are already provided in the welcome mail sent to the app subscribers.

Go and give your best shot. Remember, life doesn’t give many chances. Make it count. You are a fighter. No matter what, you should never give up your dream.


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