How to crack AIIMS/ NIMHANS/ NEET Neurosurgery Entrances?

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How to crack MCh/ DrNB Neurosurgery Entrance (NEET Neurosurgery)?

Here is another blog for those who want to crack entrance exams for AIIMS Neurosurgery / NIMHANS Neurosurgery and NEET SS Neurosurgery entrance examinations. Here I will tell you in a step-by-step manner how you can go about your neurosurgery entrance exam preparation. “How to crack Neurosurgery entrance” will be discussed under the following headings:

What are the various examinations conducted for Neurosurgery Entrance?

The examinations for Neurosurgery which you can appear after your MS General Surgery are:
  • NEET SS Neurosurgery (MCh/ DrNB)
  • NIMHANS Neurosurgery (MCh)
  • AIIMS Neurosurgery (MCh)
  • PGI Chandigarh Neurosurgery (MCh)
  • JIPMER Neurosurgery (MCh)

What Online Course to join for AIIMS Neurosurgery/ NIMHANS Neurosurgery and NETT SS Neurosurgery Entrances?

Usually people find it difficult to read Neurosurgery from books by themselves, because most of them have not had a practical exposure, thus grasping and remembering Neuroanatomical and Neurosurgical facts can be a daunting task. Check out this Conceptual Neurosurgery course for Neurosurgery Entrance Preparation which I will be teaching for Surgtest (App Link). Below are the salient features and contact details:
✅ Live and online classes
✅ Video Recordings of all sessions
✅ Notes/slides prepared personally by the faculty
✅ Topic-based conceptual classes: Answer any variation of questions asked on a topic!
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What are the theory books to prepare for AIIMS Neurosurgery/ NIMHANS Neurosurgery and NEET SS Neurosurgery Entrances?

Following are the theory books from which majority of the questions are framed:
Greenberg is preferred more because it is high yield even for Neurosurgery residents but it is difficult to grasp and remember. It is so exhaustive that you can be almost sure that you won’t miss anything.
Ramamurthy and Tandon Manual (“Manual”, Not the Ramamurthy Textbook) is better in terms that it clears your concepts of Neurosurgery, it is written in simple language, written by authors who are Senior faculties in AIIMS and in other institutes of national importance and you can finish reading it in 2-3 months time.

What are the MCQ books to prepare for AIIMS Neurosurgery/ NIMHANS Neurosurgery and NEET SS Neurosurgery Entrance?

Amongst most of the MCQ books available in the market, no single book is satisfactory yet, you can check out these books for MCQs.

How much time is required to prepare for AIIMS Neurosurgery/ NIMHANS Neurosurgery and NEET SS Neurosurgery Entrance?

In ideal conditions 1-1.5 years is necessary to grasp all neurosurgery concepts, finish a textbook and practice MCQs if you are reading along with your General Surgery Residency.
If after finishing your general surgery residency, you are able to give your dedicated attention, the time required can be shorter.

How many daily hours of study are required to prepare for AIIMS Neurosurgery/ NIMHANS Neurosurgery and NEET SS Neurosurgery Entrance?

As any other competitive entrance in country like India, atleast 5-6 hours of dedicated study time on daily basis is required to crack the entrance exam.

What books to read for Neuroanatomy for AIIMS Neurosurgery/ NIMHANS Neurosurgery and NEET SS Neurosurgery Entrance?

Best book for reading Neuroanatomy is undoubtedly Snell’s Neuroanatomy. All diagrams and MCQs given in the book are important.

What are the important topics for the preparation of  MCh/ DrNB Neurosurgery Entrance?

Following topics or areas are very important in terms of bulk of questions asked:
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurotrauma
  • Neuroncology
  • Infections of brain
  • Neuropthalmology

How is Neurosurgery as a branch?

I have listed down the pros and cons of joining Neurosurgery below so that you can make up your mind for starting your Neurosurgery preparation. Always remember at the end- Most important factor to decide is asking yourself – “What kind of work I will love to do for the rest of my life?”
  • Easy to get jobs both in metro cities and tier B cities
  • Good remuneration (One of the top most)
  • Challenging in terms of hours and techniques involved
  • Has a variety of procedures including Neuroncology, Brain Trauma Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Neurovascular Surgery, Spine surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Evolving fast with many new breakthroughs
  • Can also do individual practice and do basic procedures
  • High in demand
  • High stress
  • High patient load
  • High complications and mortality rates

When to start preparation for AIIMS/ NIMHANS/ NEET SS Neurosurgery Entrance?

Make up your mind in 1st year of General Surgery residency itself on what branch you want to join and start preparing or atleast orienting yourselves to that specific branch in terms of both theoretical and practical knowledge.
Start reading formally when you start to get more time for reading books from 2nd year of your residency.

Is there any Facebook or Whatsapp group for  guidance and preparation of MCh/ DrNB Neurosurgery Entrance?

For further guidance, I will be available at following groups on Facebook and Whatsapp.

Facebook NEET SS Neurosurgery Preparation

Whatsapp Surgtest Neurosurgery Group

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