NEET MDS - How to Prepare for Physiology?

Physiology is among the most important topics from NEET MDS point of view as it forms the basic building blocks of some of the highly scoring and significant subjects such as Oral Medicine, Pathology and General medicine. The biggest challenge for students preparing for NEET MDS is that the students find themselves forgetting the topics they took days to finished. Here arises the biggest confusion as to which subjects should be approached when and how. The article aims to highlight the preparation strategy that must be followed when you are preparing for Physiology. Let us first take a look at list of standard books to refer & most important topics that you cannot afford to leave out at any cost.

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?

8-12/240 Questions (4%)


Standard books to refer:

Guyton & Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology

Author : Mario Dr. Vaz, Tony Dr. Raj, Kurpad Dr Anura

INR 1,495

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How much Time should be allocated for the Subject?

  • Theory reading 4 Days
  • MCQ Practice- 10-15 Days

How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?

  • Theory reading 3-4 Hours
  • MCQ Practice-  5-8 Hours

How many Times should the subject be Revised?

  • 4-6 times revision is required

What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?

  • 3rd quarter of the preparation 
  • After completing 13-14 subjects


Physiology - Important Topics

GIT and liver Saliva, oesophagus and stomach 
Pancreatic secretions 
Gall bladder and bile 
Small and large intestine 
Respiratory system Transport of gases 
Oxygen dissociation curve 
lung volume and capacities 
Regulation of breathing and respiratory failure 
Surfactant and miscellaneous
Renal system Renal system an overview
Muscles and Neuromuscular junction Types of nerve fibers 
Muscle spindle and Golgi tendon 
Nerve conduction and NM junction 
Nerve injury
Cardiovascular system Electrical activity of heart 
Heart as a pump 
Blood pressure 
Cardiovascular regulatory mechanism 
Circulation through special regions
Central nervous system Central nervous system an overview
Hematology Blood an overview(add absorption increasing factors)
Endocrinology Receptors and secondary messengers 
Calcium metabolsm and Parathyroid gland 
Pancreatic hormones 
Pituitary gland 
Thyroid and Adrenal gland 
Other hormones including reproductive hormones
General Physiology Cell membrane 
Transport across cell membrane 
Genral Physiology and Body fluids 
Cell organells 
Extracellular matrix

What Type of Questions were asked in NEET?

1. Single best answer
  • 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.