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NEET PG Preparation: Tips for Improving Your Score in Clinical Questions

Feb 14, 2023

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Know What to Expect 

Develop Strong Conceptual Understanding 

Understand Clinical Correlation

Practice with MCQs

Practice Speed Reading and Comprehension Skills

Focus on High-yield Topics

Revise Regularly

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There’s no denying the fact that the percentage of clinical and applied questions, including picture and video-based questions have increased in the recent NEET PG exam. The latest exam pattern focuses on questions in the form of paragraphs that evaluate the applied knowledge instead of straightforward one-liners. 

It is abundantly evident that the examiners are now focusing more on testing aspirants' clinical skills than just their knowledge of theoretical medicine. So, how do you tackle them? 

Read this blog further and get useful tips to on how to improve your NEET PG score by accurately answering all the clinical questions.

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Know What to Expect 

It is important for every NEET PG aspirant to understand the syllabus and the areas from where clinical questions are usually asked. 

The clinical subjects in NEET PG include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, microbiology, forensic medicine, and social and preventive medicine. Make sure you have a clear understanding of all the topics covered in these subjects and the weightage they carry in the final exam.

Knowing all the high-yield topics that are included in the syllabus will give you a clear idea of what to focus on and help you plan your study schedule accordingly. 

Also Read: How to Prepare For NEET PG in 6 Months

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Develop Strong Conceptual Understanding 

In the NEET PG 2023 exam, the majority of questions will be application, image, or diagnosis-based. They will incorporate your MBBS course's pre-clinical, clinical, and para-clinical lessons.

To answer these questions accurately, having strong basics and clarity of fundamental concepts of all subjects is a must.  Having a strong conceptual understanding of the basics will enable you to apply your knowledge gained and answer more questions accurately.  

PrepLadder understands this very well, and therefore, to align your NEET PG preparation as per the NEET PG exam pattern, we have now added 70% clinically oriented questions in our QBank 5.0. Moreover, you will also get explanations for all the correct and incorrect answers with relevant video and treasure tags for easy recalling of concepts.

The QBank will provide you the concepts to train your mind and also offer insights into the usual traps.  

Understand Clinical Correlation

Clinical subjects in NEET PG are clinical in nature, and it is important to understand the clinical correlation of the subjects. This means understanding how the subjects are applied in real-life clinical scenarios. 

You can do this by reading case studies, attending clinical rounds, and reading relevant clinical journals. Understanding the clinical correlation of the subjects will help you apply your knowledge in real-life scenarios and improve your score in the NEET PG exam.

Practice with MCQs

The NEET PG exam is based on MCQs, and it is important that you develop your test taking muscle by practicing as many MCQs as possible.This will help you get a feel of the exam pattern and understand the type of questions that are asked. Most importantly, it is important to put your clinical learning to test by diligent practice clinical based questions.  

PrepLadder’s QBank is equipped with 70% clinical based questions as per the latest exam pattern. It will give you access to a plethora of clinical scenario based questions, which you can use to practice and build your analytical skills.

Use the following strategies while practicing MCQs to further strengthen your preparation: 

  • Actively engage in solving MCQs.
  • Read each question and the subsequent options mindfully.
  • Practice a structured approach to answering questions.
  • Practice deductive reasoning
  • Give yourself less than a minute per question.
  • Remember to go back and learn from your mistakes.

In addition to that, make sure you are monitoring your progress, identifying your weak areas and making improvements.

Practice Speed Reading and Comprehension Skills

Speed reading and comprehension skills are important for MCQ based exams like NEET PG. You have only 3.5 hours to answer 200 MCQS. 

Having the ability to read and comprehend quickly can help you complete the exam in time. Plus, quickly comprehending the content of a question can help increase the accuracy of your answer, as you are less likely to miss important details or misinterpret the question.

Here are some tips to help you build speed reading and comprehension skills for the NEET PG exam:

  • Instead of passively reading through text, actively engage with the material by underlining key words, taking notes, and summarizing information in your own words. This will help you retain information and better understand it.
  • To increase your reading speed, try using techniques such as skimming, scanning, and chunking, which involve quickly reading through text to identify important information.
  • To improve comprehension, practice reading and understanding complex texts and passages, and try to make connections between new information and what you already know.
  • Memory techniques such as visualization, repetition, and association can help you remember information more effectively.
  • Regular practice is key to improving your speed reading and comprehension skills. Set aside time each day to practice and track your progress.

By incorporating these tips into your study routine, you can develop your speed reading and comprehension skills and become better prepared for the NEET PG exam.

Focus on High-yield Topics

It is essential to focus on high-yield topics while preparing for the NEET PG exam. These are the topics that carry a higher weightage in the exam and are more likely to be asked. Make sure you have a thorough understanding of these topics, as they can help you score well in the exam.

We have listed high-yield topics from various subjects in our blogs. You can find the list below-

High-Yield Topics for PharmacologyHigh-Yield Topics for Radiology
High-Yield Topics for PediatricsHigh-Yield Topics for Surgery
High-Yield Topics for OphthalmologyHigh-Yield Topics for Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
High-Yield Topics for PSM  NEET PG Notes for Toppers

Revise Regularly

Regular revision is an important aspect of NEET PG preparation. It is essential to revise the topics you have studied, as it helps to reinforce your learning and improve your retention. 

You can use flashcards, mind maps, and other revision techniques to make your revision more effective. Regular revision will also help you identify any gaps in your understanding, so you can focus on improving those areas.

Lastly, you must remember that clinical questions are usually not hard. Yes, they will test you on your knowledge of fundamental concepts and cross-cut several medical disciplines. But the fact is, if you alter your skills as per the new exam pattern, develop better conceptual understanding of the subjects, including speed reading and comprehension, you can gain an edge over your peers.

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Kashika Walia is a Senior Content Writer at PrepLadder. She is devoted to give her readers easily digestible and high-value content that makes their journey towards their dream career incredibly easy.