Tips to prepare for NEET PG 2018

How to approach  NEETPG Exam 2018?

We all know by now that National Board of Examination has decided to conduct NEET PG in single window and to incorporate the negative marking system in NEET PG examination.

Basically, the main objective behind the incorporation of negative marking system is to minimize and penalize the ‘guess factor’ which is inherent in MCQs. This system is surely beneficial for genuine candidates who work really hard to achieve what they desire.

However, this update has left so many candidates in a very panicky and agitated state.

Gatetomedicine has received so many queries about how to approach for NEET PG 2018 with this new negative marking system indulged in it and we have come up with this blog where we will share the ideal strategy one should follow in order to attempt NEET PG 2018 with negative marking in mind.

Tips for NEET PG Last Minute Preparation

1. Avoiding Psychological Pressure from External Sources

Studying for essential exams can be stressful. The long hours, mock exams, countless training sessions, hundreds of concepts and topics require undivided attention.

Students are often in a world of stress and tension on the days before the exam. Coupled with external pressure from family and friends, aspirants have a lot of psychological obstacles to come through. Neglecting mental and physical health at the time of examination can have negative effect on both their brain and body. Parents should also encourage students by assisting them successfully crack the exams through positive motivation and morale boost.

2. Meditation

Relaxing is an integral part of student’s preparation days. Rejuvenate the mind by practicing slow breathing exercise. This calms the brain and allows the retention of information easier. Students can also use meditation music to remove toxic thoughts that adds negative energy.

3. Avoid late night study sessions

Studying all day is an essential part of an active study plan. However, students should plan their study schedule without going overboard. All night study sessions can have an impact on the sleep pattern thus affecting concentration. Studying 14 – 16 hours a day is a good practice and having a good 8 hours sleep will help retain the information.

4. Stay away from unnecessary phone calls

Discussing with friends is part of every student’s life. Asking doubts or seeking advice on relevant topics is an excellent way to plan time spent on each subject. Sometimes, these phone calls can turn into a frenzy of unrelated and unnecessary questions leading to self-doubt and panic. Avoid such calls to sustain concentration in the study plan.

5. Remain Calm

Our message to all the aspirants is to put in your 100% effort and concentration to preparation. Remain calm and do not succumb to exam pressure. Smart work, perseverance, determination and Self-Confidence will surely help you achieve a good rank. Remember, we don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges. We are hopeful that these views will surely guide you on how to utilize the last days to the fullest for NEET PG Preparation and help you achieve good rank in NEET PG 2018.

Following these simple tips can have better and positive impact on the mental health of the aspiring candidates. Their ability to retain information increases as the brain is relaxed, while having an increased grasping power and retention rate.

Also, Checkout for the Do’s and Dont’s on Online NEETPG 2018 Exam Hall

  • Candidates will be lead to their respective computer screens at the centre by the Test Centre Administrator (TCA) after ID and biometrics of candidates are checked and verified.
  • Candidates have to carry along with them their admit card and photo identification at all times during the conduct of examination.
  • Candidates need not carry any stationery material with them to the centre. They will be provided with the pencils, eraser and rough paper.
  • Before starting the test, candidates must listen to the instructions given by TCA.
  • During the test, candidate may use the rough paper to do the rough work.
  • Each workstation i.e.. The area of you and your computer screen will be covered three sides-front, left and right. You are advised not to look beyond your area at other candidates as there will be surveillance cameras that record both audio and video.
  • Any suspicious or disruptive behavior done by you will lead to cancellation of candidature.
  • You may raise your hand to get the attention of TCA if you face any problem or difficulty during the test.
  • In case of any disruption, rest assured that a registered candidate will get to test again within the testing/examination window.
  • The rough papers that you have used in the exam must be returned to the TCA after the test before leaving the exam hall. If you are caught taking them out of the hall, it will lead to disqualification.

We will provide you with the upcoming information of the same as and when available.

Keep following and stay updated with Gatetomedicine.

HYT (011) – Stridor 

Stridor is a clinical sign that can give distinct clues to diagnosis. Stridor in children is an examiners favourite. Stridor often appears in medical PG exams as a part of a clinical picture. Unlike other signs this could lead you to the answer if you are familiar with this topic. It is a must read topic. 

G2M High Yielding Topics for Medical PG will cover the most important, frequently repeated and the most likely topics and new advances in a series. G2M H-Y-T series offers guidance for NEET PG 2018 exam and leads to use the platinum access.

H-Y-T 011 – Stridor

Answer the MCQs below and see the popular answers. Don’t forget to check the correct answers and explanations.

Which of the following statement regarding Laryngomalacia is FALSE?
A. Most common cause of stridor in infants
B. Stridor occur during expiration
C. Epiglottis is omega shaped
D. Resolve by the age of 18 – 24 months


All of the following statements regarding subglottic stenosis are true, EXCEPT:
A. Airway diameter is 6mm or less in a full-term neonate
B. Prolonged endotracheal intubation can be a cause
C. Intubation can cause pressure necrosis of subglottis
D. Uncuffed, polyvinylchloride tube is protective


All of the following are features of Laryngotracheobronchitis, EXCEPT:
A. Stridor is biphasic
B. It usually affects children greater than 3 years
C. Steeple sign is noted on X ray of the neck
D. Nebulized racemic epinephrine is the treatment

The references for the above questions were from the following:

Q1, Q2, Q3) Yates PD. Chapter 33. Stridor in Children. In: Lalwani AK. eds. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, 3e. See Link

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There are 53  HYT MCQs on Stridor in PLATINUM ACCESS. It is highly recommended to cover this HY topic in the next 2-3 days with Platinum Access.

How to use platinum access to cover High Yielding Topic (H-Y-T) 011: Stridor?

You can create a ‘MY TOPIC‘ in the study panel and name it ‘Stridor‘. Use keyword search to create a HYT. Search for ‘Stridor’ and click create test. This will be saved a HYT for your future revision too. Get platinum access instant subscribe. 

How to create HYTs on Study Panel for NEET PG 2018 exam?

Make sure you have selected PLATINUM ACCESS as active package on Study Panel. 

Step 1: On study panel click on My Topics (My Tests). 

Step 2: Click Create New

Step 3: Give Test Name ‘Stridor’. Type under keyword filter ‘Stridor’. You have 53 questions today on Stridor.

Note: Keyword is Stridor

Step 4: Generate Exam will save your topic for future.

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This article is about tips for NEET PG Last Minute Preparation with negative marking. Also here describes HYT Stridor – A leading clinical sign. Stridor often appears in medical PG exams as a part of a clinical picture. G2M H-Y-T series offers guidance for NEET PG 2018 exam.

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