NEET PG 2023: Important High-Yield Topics For PSM

High-yield topics for PSM

Exam preparations are stressful! More so when preparing for an incredibly competitive exam with a vast syllabus. Shortage of time doesn’t make the preparations any easier either. 

NEET PG exam preparations require a strategy that allows students to maximise their scores. PrepLadder knows just the right strategy – high-yield topics. 

This article touches on various important high-yield topics for PSM that will ensure a more fruitful result in NEET PG 2023. Besides NEET, we have also discussed important FMGE and INI-CET exam topics. The topics are carefully researched and compiled by our expert faculty Dr. Vivek Jain. Read on.

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High-Yield Topics For PSM

You can expect around 25 questions from PSM in the NEET PG exam. To make sure that you answer all the questions with maximum accuracy, read the high-yield topics listed below. 

For a deeper understanding of what to focus on for each topic, you can also watch this video by Dr. Vivek Jain. 

Epidemiology

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
Cohort – RR, Adv DisadvRetrospective/ Mixed Cohort
Case Control – OR, Adv DisadvNested Case Control
RCTRCT
Clinical TrialsMeta-analysis, EBM
Forest Plot, Funnel Plot

Health and Disease

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
PQLI, HDINatural history of disease
Levels of preventionMDPI
ICD- 11Types of epidemics
Types of epidemic
Carriers
Iceberg Phenomenon
Spectrum of disease

Vaccines and Cold Chain

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
Types of vaccineContraindications, AEFIs
National Immunization ScheduleCovid 19 vaccines
Contraindications, AEFIsNewer vaccines
Cold chain componentsOpen vial policy
SWITCH, MI, VVM
Covid 19 vaccines

History of Medicine

  • Theories of disease causation
  • Names of scientists
  • Names of epidemiologists

Screening of Disease 

NEET PG, FMGE INI-CET
Sensitivity, Specificity Lead time
Names of screening testsValidity, Reliability 
Names of diagnostic testsLikelihood ratio
ROC curve
Bayes’ theorem
Survival analysis

Communicable Disease

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
Measles, Rubella, Influenza, TBTB, H1N1
Covid 19Covid 19, Mucormycosis
Typhoid, Cholera, ORSMonkeypox
Hepatitis A, B, ECholera Epidemic
HIV, STD Color kitsHepatitis B Serum Markers
Malaria/ DengueSTDs/HIV
Rickettsial diseasesMalaria/ Dengue

Non-Communicable Disease

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
BlindnessBlindness
Obesity Diabetes mellitus
CancersCHD – Risk factors
CHD – Prudent Diet 
HTN – Rule of Halves

National Health Programs, Policies & Legislations

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
RNTCPNHM, NRHM
NVBDCPNTEP
NLEPNVBDCP
NACPNLEP, NACP
MTPNPCDCS
Factory Act, ESI ActNREGA
Newer Programs – AMB, NNM, ABS

Social Science

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
DefinitionsTheories of diseases (Sociology)
SES scale – Kuppuswami

Health Economics

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
Definitions – GDP, NNP, GNIValues – GDP Growth, H Exp.

Health Care System 

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
Health CentresPH Care – Elements, Principles
Health WorkersType A, B Centres
Primary Health Care – Definition
AYUSH

Health Planning & Management

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
H. Committees Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
H. Management Techniques
Inventory Control

International Health 

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
International health regulationsBioterrorism agents
UNICEF, WHOInternational surveillance 
WHD, WHD ThemeSDGs

Biomedical Waste Management

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
Wastes segregationNewer methods
BMW disposal 
Incineration, Autoclaving 

Occupational Health 

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
PneumoconiosisESI Act
Lead Poisoning Occupational cancers
Ergonomics
ESI, Factory Act

Genetics and Health

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
ABO SystemHuman Genome Project
Hardy Weinberg Law

Mental Health 

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
Epidemiology in IndiaThe Mental Health Care Act
Suicide
Substance Abuse Disorders

Biostatistics

NEET PG, FMGEINI-CET
Central TendencyCentral Tendency, Dispersion
DispersionScales
Normal DistributionNormal/ Skewed Distribution 
Statistical GraphsStatistical Graphs
Variables, ScalesSampling – Methods/ Size
Chi-square test / Paired t-testCorrelation/ Regression
Statistical test, Statical errors
Confidence level/ intervals
Probability 

Previous Year Questions From PSM

To get a broader idea of the type of questions asked in the NEET PG exam from PSM take a look below. You can also check out all the PYQs along with the answers from different subjects on the PrepLadder app. 

Q.1 Brightness of point source of light is measured through SI unit of 

A. Cadela 

B. Lux

C. Lumen

D. Lambert

Answer: Candela

Q.2 There is a history of pharyngitis in a 4yr old child. Swab was taken and sent for culture. Swab material should be discarded in which colour bag

A. Yellow bag

B. Red bag

C. White container 

D. Blue box

Answer: Yellow bag

Q.3 A school going cousin of a 23 year old woman, living in the same house, contracts varicella. The woman was advised to take a varicella antibody test that was found negative. What is your best segment?

A. Women is susceptible to zoster 

B. Women is susceptible to chickenpox

C. Women is immune to chickenpox

D. Women is immune to zoster

Answer: Women is immune to chickenpox

Q.4 Maize diet consumption is associated with which vitamin deficiency

A. Pyridoxine (B6)

B. Thiamine (B1)

C. Niacin (B3)

D. Cyanocobalamin (B12)

Answer: Niacin

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