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NEET PG 2023 - High-Yield Topics For Pediatrics

Jul 29, 2022


With just six months left for NEET PG 2023, the preparation of all aspiring candidates is in full swing. But what if we tell you there's a way to make your prep more productive and fruitful? 


In addition to developing a thorough understanding of a subject, it's also vital to ensure that the learned material is rightly stored in the brain's recesses and can be swiftly pulled out when you finally appear for the exam.

Focused and planned preparation can help you enhance knowledge retention. So, during the final months of your prep, pay attention to the most important topics instead of poring over the entire study material of a subject. In this blog, you will find a list of high-yield topics for pediatrics that will cover you for the upcoming NEET PG 2023.   

High-Yield Topics For Pediatrics 

Every year, 15-20 questions in the NEET PG exam are asked from pediatrics. Therefore, PrepLadder, with the help of our expert faculty, Dr. Meenakshi Bothra, has come up with a list of high-yield topics for Pediatrics. Take a look. 

Also Read: High Yield Topics for Pharmacology & Radiology

You can check out this video by Dr. Meenakshi Bother.


General Pediatrics

  • Growth 

Interpret the anthropometric parameters

Short stature 


  • Development 

Important developmental milestones

Developmental implications of these milestones

  • Nutrition & Malnutrition 

Comparison between breast milk and cow's milk

Micronutrients and signs of their deficiency

SAM - Definition, complications

Kwashiorkor and Marasmus

  • Fluids & Electrolytes 

IVF Maintenance 

Management of shock in children

Composition of various IV Fluids

Electrolyte abnormalities

  • Genetics

Examples of inheritance patterns 

Down syndrome

Turner syndrome 

Fragile X syndrome 

Marfan syndrome 

William syndrome

  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Glycogen Storage Diseases- Von Gierke disease, Cory disease, Pompe disease, Mc Ardle disease 



Amino Acid Disorders 

  • Vasculitic Disorder 

Kawasaki disease 

Henoch Schonlein purpura

Juvenile Dermatomyositis 

  • Infectious Diseases 

Fever with Rash diseases- Varicella, Measles, HFMD, rubella



Congenital infections

HIV in children

  • Immunization 

Latest national immunization schedule 

Vaccines recommended by IAP

Vaccines recommended for adolescents 

Vaccines recommended for travel 

Vaccination in special situations (unimmunized child or partially immunized child)

Open vial policy

Also Read: Breast Milk And Breast Feeding - NEET PG Pediatrics


Characteristics of a normal term neonate and preterm neonate


Kangaroo Mother Care- Components, benefits

Apgar Score & Silverman Score

RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome)

Neonatal sepsis

Neonatal jaundice 


Systemic Pediatrics 

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Fetal Circulation 

Chest X-Ray findings in congenital heart diseases

Case scenarios relating to diseases like coarctation of the aorta 

Tetralogy of Fallot - 4 components, auscultation findings, chest X-ray findings, shunt surgery, management of cyanotic spells 

RHD - Diagnostic criteria, Secondary prophylaxis of RHD

  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology 

Chronic Hemolytic Anemia

Aplastic Anemia

Iron deficiency Anemia 

Bleeding disorders - ITP, Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome


Acute Leukemia



CNS Tumors

Wilms Tumor 


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology 




Celiac Disease 

Diarrhea (Acute & Persistent)

  • Pediatric Respiratory Disorder


Most common organisms responsible for various respiratory disorders

IMNCI guidelines for acute respiratory infection in children 

Cystic Fibrosis

Bronchial Asthma 

Foreign Body Aspiration 

  • Pediatric Nephrology 

Nephrotic Syndrome & Nephritic Syndrome 

Acute Kidney Injuries 

Staging of CKD

Tubular disorder 

Calculation on GFR

Congenital Anomalies


  • Pediatric Neurology 

Neural Tube Defects & other congenital malformations

Hydrocephalus & its causes 

Raised ICT - Management & Clinical features


Febrile seizures

Epilepsy syndromes 

Neurocutaneous disorders

Brain Death

  • Pediatric Endocrinology 

Congenital hypothyroidism


Growth Hormone Deficiency

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders


Rickets & Scurvy 


Osteogenesis Imperfecta 



Childhood Poisoning 

Under 5 & Neonatal Mortality - Causes 

Effects of various maternal drugs 

In addition to all the above-mentioned high-yield topics, you must pay special attention to the topics asked in the last 3 Years of the PG entrance exam. Make sure you go through our QBank on the PrepLadder app and identify the questions asked in the previous three years. It would help if you revised the entire topic thoroughly for your NEET PG 2023 preparation.

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