How To Study Anatomy for NEET PG 2018

Post Graduate Medical entrance exams are a standardized and reliable mode of evaluating the lakhs of applicants who aspire to study Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a Master of Science (MS) degree, Post-graduate diploma – Diplomat of National Board (India), so take your time, prepare well and get ready.

Cracking NEET PG 2018 with good marks has always been regarded as an enriching and challenging experience. As a result, while preparing for the PG Entrance examinations, aspirants struggle a lot with Anatomy.

Anatomy is a subject taught in the 1st Professional year of MBBS and by the time medical students completes their final year or internship; they hardly retain few glimpses from the subject. Nobody can cover the entire Anatomy syllabus since the time for PG preparation is limited and you can only afford to give about a week per subject.

Under such circumstances the best way to clear the PG exam is selective study. One general tip for candidates is study all topics, but don’t miss nerve supply, arterial supply and venous drainage.

Most Important Topics of Anatomy for NEET PG 2018 are as follows:

Head and Neck

Head and Neck is very important and vast. Under this topic you should never miss the cavernous sinus, remember its boundaries, structures passing through cavernous sinus, tributaries and drain channels. This is very important topic from examination point of view and a question is always asked from this topic.

Upper limb

You should know everything about the region of shoulder joint, especially the muscles (insertion, action, nerve supply). Apart from that the important topics in upper limb are Brachial plexus and Axillary artery.

Dermatomes of upper and lower limb are also a very important topic to prepare. Regarding lower limb, you should know about dermatomes of lower limb, knee joint, sciatic and obturator nerve, spahenous vein, arches of foot, muscles of sole of foot.


Abdomen is an important section from examination point of view. This is a very important topic which definitely should be on your priority list while preparing Anatomy. Give special importance to Perineum while preparing abdomen. Most common questions asked under this topic are from Urethra, Ureter and Pudendal canal.


Blood supply of the heart and structures passing through diaphragm are of prime importance. The most important artery from this section is Subclavian.

Topics to study in Embryology

Candidates preparing Embryology should pay more attention on the derivatives of all individual ridges. Apart from that neural crest derivatives, branchial arches derivatives and most importantly embryology of orbit must be on tips. At least 2 questions are asked from embryology every year in almost every medical PG entrance exam.


There is no need to study the entire osteology, keep a selective approach for preparing this section. Important topics that should be stressed upon are Types of joints, Sphenoid bone, Orbital bone, Lateral wall of nose and Middle ear anatomy.


You need not mug up everything in Histology, prepare very selective topics. Most important topics being types of epithelium and derivatives of different types of Epithelium (this topic is also covered in Embryology). Prepare it well as a question from this topic is asked very frequently.

Candidates are advised to stick to a few selected books, studying from too many will only confuse you and will take up most of your preparation time.

Revision is a must: It is necessary that you should revise all the topics that you have covered. NEET PG is no doubt a tough entrance exam to crack, and candidates should not take any chance in preparation. It will either cost you another year or you can get into your dream college for studying PG.