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NEET PG 2024 - High-Yield Topics For Pediatrics 

Jul 29, 2022

NEET PG 2024 - High-Yield Topics For Pediatrics

With just eleven months left for NEET PG 2024, 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 2024.  

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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 Bothra.

High Yield Topics Pediatrics NEET PG

Unit Name 


Sub Topic

General Pediatrics

  • Growth 
  • Interpret the anthropometric parameters
  • Short stature 
  • Dentition
  • Development 
  • Important developmental milestones
  • Developmental implications of these milestones
  • Nutrition & Malnutrition
  • 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 
  • Galactosemia 
  • HFI
  • Amino Acid Disorders
  • Vasculitic Disorder
  • Kawasaki disease 
  • Henoch Schonlein purpura
  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Fever with Rash diseases- Varicella, Measles, HFMD, rubella
  • Covid
  • TB
  • 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


  • Characteristics of a normal term neonate and preterm neonate
  • NRP - BMV
  • Kangaroo Mother Care- Components, benefits
  • Apgar Score & Silverman Score
  • RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome)
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Neonatal jaundice 
  • NEC

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
  • Hemophilia
  • Acute Leukemia
  • LCH
  • Retinoblastoma
  • CNS Tumors
  • Wilms Tumor 
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • EA + TEF
  • CHPS
  • Intussusception 
  • Celiac Disease 
  • Diarrhea (Acute & Persistent)
  • Pediatric Respiratory Disorder
  • Croup
  • 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
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neural Tube Defects & other congenital malformations
  • Hydrocephalus & its causes 
  • Raised ICT - Management & Clinical features
  • Meningitis 
  • Febrile seizures
  • Epilepsy syndromes 
  • Neurocutaneous disorders
  • Brain Death
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • DMD 
  • Rickets & Scurvy 
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta 
  • Achondroplasia




Download the FREE PDF featuring all the high-yield topics of Pediatrics and make sure nothing important from this vast subject is left out.

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 2024 preparation.

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