NEET PG Syllabus 2021: Subject-wise Syllabus Pdf Download

Exam Date

Apr 18, 2021

Result Date

May 5, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Medical


The National Board of Examination (NBE) prescribes the NEET PG 2021 syllabus. Candidates should carefully go through the syllabus and all the important topics from which questions can be asked in the examination. By going through the NEET PG 2021 syllabus and exam pattern, candidates will be able to plan their preparation process well. As per the syllabus, candidates must make it a point to source all the best reference books for NEET PG preparation, and also find and solve sample papers, as well as previous years question papers. This way, they can strategize writing the exam for maximum marks.

Mock tests will be available for candidates to take up as part of their preparation, which will give them an exact idea of the exam pattern and type of questions that can be asked in the exam.

NEET PG 2021 Syllabus

Candidates should refer to the points mentioned below in regards to the NEET PG 2021 syllabus:

  • The candidates can check the topic-wise breakdown of the syllabus in the table mentioned below and go through the NEET PG eligibility also.
  • NEET PG 2021 Syllabus consists of three sections: Pre-clinical, Para-clinical and clinical. 
  • NBE has also released the marks distribution of each topic in terms of the marks.
  • The questions are framed from a total of 14 subjects.

NEET PG 2021 Syllabus - Pre-Clinical

The subjects under the pre-clinical section as per the NEET PG 2021 syllabus are as follows:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry

NEET PG 2021 Syllabus - Para-Clinical

The subjects under the para-clinical section as per the NEET PG #year syllabus are as follows:

  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Social and Preventive Medicine

NEET PG 2021 Syllabus - Clinical

The subjects under the clinical section as per the NEET PG #year syllabus are as follows:

  • Medicine, Dermatology, and Venereology
  • Surgery, Orthopaedics, and Anaesthesia
  • Radiodiagnosis
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Opthalmology
  • ENT

NEET PG 2021 Syllabus - Subject-wise Breakdown

The syllabus consists of subjects that fall in the under graduation-level syllabus for MBBS and BDS courses as per the NEET PG 2021 Exam Pattern. The questions will be mostly asked from pre-clinical, para-clinical, and clinical subjects. A summary of the NEET PG 2021 syllabus of all the subjects is given below:

NEET PG 2021 Syllabus in a brief as per subject
Subject Sub Topics
Anatomy Gross Anatomy, Osteology, Muscular System, Arthrology, Cardio Vascular System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Genito-Urinary System, Endocrine System & Individual Endocrine Glands, Nervous System & its components, Special Sensory Organs, Lymphatic System, Surface Anatomy, Cross-Sectional Anatomy Cross-sections of thorax, abdomen & pelvis to know interrelationship of organs & structures, Microanatomy.
Physiology General Physiology, Nerve–Muscle, Blood, Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Gastrointestinal System, Nutrition, Environmental Physiology, Reproduction, Kidney, Neurophysiology, Sensory system, Motor system, Visceral and motivational system, EEG, sleep and higher nervous functions, Special Senses, Yoga
Biochemistry Biological cell, Biomolecules, Enzymes, Metabolic pathways, their regulation, and metabolic interrelationships, Carbohydrate metabolism, metabolism of Amino acid, Lipid, TCA cycle, and biological oxidation, proteinoids. Regulation of the metabolic pathways, Food assimilation, and nutrition, Hormones, Molecular Biology, pH, Buffer, physiological buffer systems, Immunology, Environmental biochemistry, cancer and cancer makers
Pharmacology General Pharmacology, Autonomic nervous system & Peripheral nervous system, Central nervous system, Autacoids, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal and respiratory system, Hormones, Chemotherapy, Immunomodulators, Drug therapy of glaucoma and cataract, Treatment of poisoning
Microbiology Introduction to Microbiology, Bacteriology, parasitology, Virology, and Mycology, Bacterial Staining and Cultivation, Common Tests for Bacterial Identification, Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infection, Common Laboratory Methods for Diagnosis of Fungal Infections, Collection of Transport of Samples, Host-Parasite relationship. Bacterial AND Viral Genetics, Immunity to infection, Immunodiagnostic, Vaccines, Sterilization and disinfection, Bacteriology of water and air, Microorganisms associated with gastrointestinal infections (Bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi). Gastrointestinal infections caused by parasites.
Pathology Introduction to Pathology, Cell Injury, Amyloidosis and Calcification, Inflammation and Repair, Circulatory Disturbances, Growth Disturbances and Neoplasia, Immunopathology, Infectious Diseases, Miscellaneous Disorders, Cardiovascular Pathology, Respiratory Pathology, Urinary Tract Pathology, Pathology of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract, Hematopathology, Liver and Biliary Tract Pathology, Lymphoreticular System, Reproductive System, Osteopathology, Endocrine Pathology, Neuropathology
Forensic Medicine Forensic Pathology, Clinical forensic medicine, Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Sciences, General, clinical, environmental and analytical toxicology.
Social and Preventive Medicine History of Public Health, Concepts in Public Health, Epidemiology and Research Methodology, Epidemiology of Specific Diseases, Entomology, Biostatistics, Health Planning and Public Health Administration, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Demography, Mental Health and Education Technology, Environmental Sanitation, Demography, and Family Planning, Mental Health, Recent Advancements in Public Health and Miscellaneous topics, Sociology, School, Occupational, Urban Health
Medicine Dermatology & Venereology Common clinical disorders, drug therapeutics, diagnostic and investigative procedures. Disorders of Pigmentation, Allergic disorders, Papulosquamous disorders, Papule vesicular disorders. Leprosy, Fungal infections, Scabies, Pediculosis, STD, Malignant Skin disease.
Surgery, ENT, Orthopaedics, and Anaesthesia Diagnose with reasonable accuracy all surgical illnesses including emergencies, Surgical knowledge of head, spine, chest abdominal, and pelvic injury, know about various surgical techniques such as venesection, tracheostomy, and endotracheal intubation, circumcision, a biopsy of surface tumours. Comprehensive diagnosis of common Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) diseases including the emergencies and malignant neoplasm of the head and neck, use of a head mirror, otoscope and indirect laryngoscopy, possess knowledge of various ENT rehabilitative programs. Therapeutic Orthopedics, knowledge on Splinting, Manual reduction of common fractures and dislocations, recognize metabolic bone diseases. Acquire knowledge on a pre-anesthetic checkup and pre-anesthetic medications; simple general anaesthetic procedures, anaesthetic records, cardio-pulmonary brain resuscitation (C.P.B.R.) methods.
Radiodiagnosis and Radiotherapy Identify and diagnose all aspects of Emergency Room Radiology, Basic hazards & precautions in Radio-diagnostic practices, need of various radio-diagnostic tools in medical practice, learn about various imaging techniques, including isotopes C.T., Ultrasound, M.R.I. and D.S.A., know about radioactive isotopes and its physical properties, identify symptoms & signs of various cancers & steps of investigations management
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Basic Sciences-Normal & abnormal development, structure and function of female & male urogenital systems, endocrinology of the reproductive system, Gametogenesis, fertilization, Role of hormones in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Humoral and cellular immunology in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Physiology of normal pregnancy, diagnosis of pregnancy, Anemia in Pregnancy, Carcinoma Cervix, epidemiology, staging diagnostic procedure, treatment of Menopause and related problems, Contraception, Neonatology, and Recent Advances.


Contraception, Neonatology and Recent Advances, Growth and development, Nutrition, Immunization, Infectious Diseases, Hematology, Respiratory system, Gastro-Intestinal Tract, Central Nervous System. Cardiovascular system, Genito-Urinary System, Neonatology, Pediatrics Emergencies, Fluid-Electrolyte, Genetics, Behavioral Problems, Pediatrics Surgical Problems, Therapeutics.


Anatomy and development of the eye, Clinical methods in ophthalmology, Optics and refraction, Disease of the conjunctiva, Disease of the cornea, Disease of the sclera, Disease of the Uveal tract, lens, Glaucoma, vitreous, Retina, Vision and neuro-ophthalmology, Strabismus and Nystagmus, Disease of the lids. A disease of the lacrimal apparatus, Disease of the orbit, Ocular injuries, Basic principles of ocular therapy, Systemic ophthalmology, Community Ophthalmology, Miscellaneous Topics


Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive process and memory, thinking & problem solving, Intelligence: General concepts & techniques for assessment, Personality (Principles of Personality development) & objective testing of Personality, Introduction, and classification of Psychiatric disorder, Aetiology of Psychiatric disorders, Drug and Alcohol dependence, Personality disorders, Counselling & psychological therapies, Psychological testing

NEET PG Reference Books

There are various coaching institutes for NEET PG that offer online, as well as on-campus training for the exam at a nominal fee. However, not every aspirant can afford coaching lessons. Also, it isn't necessary that coaching will give a candidate an edge over a candidate that does not take up coaching classes. With the right study schedule and preparation, candidates can get ample preparation in before the date of the examination. As part of their preparation, it is advised that candidates source all the best NEET PG reference books. The best NEET PG reference books are detailed in the table below:

NEET PG Reference Books
Subject Book Author
Anatomy Self-Assessment and Review or Anatomy Rajesh Kaushal
Pharmacology Review of Pharmacology Gobind Rai Garg, Sparsh Gupta, Ranjan Patel
Biochemistry Self-Assessment and Review of Biochemistry Rebecca James
Forensic Medicine Self-Assessment and Review of Basic Anatomy and Forensic Medicine Arvind Arora
Pathology Review of Pathology and Genetics Sparsh Gupta and Devesh Mishra
Microbiology Review of Microbiology and Immunology Rachna Chaurasia, Apurba Sastry, Ananthanarayan or Panicker's
Pediatrics Review of Pediatrics and Neonatology Taruna Mehra or OP Ghai
Medicine Complete Review of Medicine for NBE Deepak Marwah or Mudit Khanna
Surgery Surgery Essence Pritesh Singh
PSM Community Medicine (PSM) Vivek Jain
Physiology Review of Physiology Dr. Souman Manna or Dr. Krishna Kumar
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Self-Assessment and Review of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Sakshi Arora
ENT ENT for Entrance Exam Manisha Sinha and Sachin Budhiraja
Opthalmology Comprehensive Opthalmology AK Khuruna Ruchi Rai
Orthopedics Orthopedics Quick Review Apruv Mehra
Radiology Review of Radiology Rajat Jain
Dermatology Review of Dermatology Saurabh Jindal
Anaethesia PROAFS Anaesthesia for NBE Profs by Vivek Jain
Psychiatry Review of Psychiatry Praveen Tripathi
Image-Based Final Edge Image Based Deepak Marwah

NEET PG 2021 - Subject-wise Distribution of Marks

The NEET PG exam will have 3 sections and each will have a different number of questions associated with it. Section A will have 50 questions, Section B will have 100 questions, and Section C will have 150 questions that will be asked. The marking scheme remains consistent throughout all the sections and the paper will be for a total of 1200 marks. The subject-wise weightage of each section in the NEET PG 2021 exam is as follows:


NEET PG 2021 - Section A Weightage
Section Subject Marks
Section A Biochemistry 16
Anatomy 17
Physiology 17
Total Questions 50
Section B Microbiology 20
Pharmacology 20
Pathology 25
Social and Preventive Medicine 25
Forensic Science 10
Total Questions 100
Section C General Medicine (including Dermatology, Psychiatry, and Venereology) 45
ENT 10
General Surgery (including Orthopedics, Anaesthesia and Radiodiagnosis) 45
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 30
Pediatrics 10
Opthalmology 10
Total Questions 150


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