NEET MDS - How to prepare for Oral and Maxillofacial surgery?

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, being the most demanded specialty among MDS aspirants, needs full dedication and hard work during preparation. Moreover, it is a crucial subject to be prepared due to high weightage of questions from this subject in previous year’s papers. So, is anticipated that this subject will carry high weight age in forthcoming NEET MDS Exam also. This article explains Oral and Maxillofacial preparation strategy with the important topics to study, Tips & Tricks and Books to refer during NEET MDS preparation.

Given below are the list of Questions MERITERS experts will answer that are essential for an effective and efficient preparation:

  1. What is the subject wise Weightage?
  2. Which Books to refer?
  3. How much Time should be allocated to the subject?
  4. How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?
  5. How many times should the subject be Revised?
  6. What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?
  7. What are the Important Topics for NEET MDS?
  8. Types of Questions asked?


What is the subject wise Weightage?

11-16/240 Questions (6%)

Standard Books to Refer

Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Author : Larry J. Peterson, E. Ellis III, J. Hupp, M. Tucker

INR 3,000

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Textbook Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Author : Malik Neelima Anil

INR 1,286

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Textbook of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Author : S. M. Balaji, Padma Preetha Balaji

INR 1,090

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How much Time should be allocated for the Subject?

  • Theory reading – 2 Days
  • MCQ Practice - 10 Days

How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?

  • Theory reading – 4-6 Hours
  • MCQ Practice -  8-10 Hours

How many Times should the subject be Revised?

  • 6-8 times revision is required

What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?

  • 4th quarter of the preparation 
  • After completing 16-18 subjects


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Important Topics

Exodontia and Impactions
  • Impaction.
  • Radiological assessment of impacted 3rd molar. 
  • Exodontia.
Local and General Anaesthesia
  • Local anaesthesia.
Mandibular Fractures
  • Classification of fracture. 
  • Treatment of mandibular fracture.
Middle Third Fractures
  • Middle Third Fractures
TMJ and Maxillary Sinus
  • TMJ diseases
  • Maxillary sinus  disease.
Cysts and Tumours
  • Treatment of cysts. 
  • Treatment of tumors.
Odontogenic Infections
  • Orofacial infections.
Preprosthetic & Orthognathic Surgery and Miscellaneous
  • Distraction OSteogenesis
  • Preprosthetic and orthognathic surgery
Trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Trigeminal neuralgia.
Facial palsy.
  • Facial palsy.
Airway and trauma
  • Airway and trauma
Salivary gland pathology.
  • Salivary gland pathology.
  • Cryosurgery
Laser,  Piezosurgery.
  • Laser,  Piezosurgery.
Graft and flaps.
  • Graft and flaps.
Biopsy and cytology
  • Biopsy and cytology
  •  Shock

What Type of Questions were asked in NEET?

1. Single best answer
  • Case Based
  • Fact Based (Memory)
  • Concept based
  • Numerical/Value Based

2. Image based questions

3. True or false type questions


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We hope this blog will assist you in preparing this subject meticulously for MDS entrance exams.
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Updated Feb 07, 2021.