In the first thought, 1 year seems to be enough time to prepare for an exam. However, gauging the competition in super specialty entrance exam, this time can slip through the hands if not utilized. Therefore, one needs to meticulously prepare this subject.
To cover the entire syllabus for surgery, it is important that you must prepare unit wise/chapter wise/topic wise from standard book i.e. “Bailey and Love’s and Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery”.
Before starting with the preparation, divide whole subject into different units and further into chapters and topics as a definite study schedule is what you need to crack NEET SS. Stay committed and dedicate time on most important topics and the units which carry high weightage.
PrepLadder bring forth this blog to enlighten the future aspirants about the schedule to cover the syllabus within specified time-frame, prepared by seeking assistance from aspirants who appeared in NEET SS previously. Moreover, it will familiarize you with the expected number of MCQs from various topics with view to aware you about the topics carrying high weightage.
Schedule is as follows:
||Expected No. of MCQs (out of 200)
||Stipulated no. of Days
|GIT & HEPATOBILIARY
|MISCELLANEOUS(GENERAL SURGERY + INFECTION + PSM + GENETICS + NUTRITION + TUMORS + FLUIDS & ELECTROLYTES + STERILISATION )
As per this schedule, it will take approximately 9 months for you to cover the entire syllabus for NEET SS surgery and the remaining time can be utilized for practice & revision which is the most significant part of any preparation and should not be missed to achieve success.
Books to be referred:
Refer Bailey & Love and Sabiston’s textbook for preparing surgery along with an important MCQ book by Dr. Pritesh Singh. This MCQ book is totally based on the standard textbooks, thus making it a must to do book for any aspirant preparing for NEET SS/DNB-CET SS Surgery entrance exam.
Also, one can refer to MCQ book and read retrospectively same topic from Sabiston to give an edge to your preparation level.
Schwartz's Absite Board review and Pre test series are also important MCQ books which are based on recent DNB/NEET SS question papers and foreign exams.
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To have a competitive edge, it is always recommended to take subject-wise test series on topics/units mentioned above throughout the year. Regular tests practice allows you to validate your preparation and excel over other aspirants.
The time left after covering the syllabus i.e. approximately 2 months can be utilized to take Grand Tests on All-India level regularly to improve your shortcomings.
In order to keep head and shoulders above other aspirants, selective study approach is the key. Hence, emphasize more on the topics frequently asked in DNB/NEET SS entrance exams along with the topics we previously provided in our blog “Important Topics for NEET SS SURGERY” prepared by the students who appeared in NEET SS Surgery 2017.
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