Pharmacology – Strategy for NEET MDS & INI-CET

This blog is intended to familiarize you with how you need to prepare and what are the selective topics you should focus on in order to score well in pharmacology for MDS entrance exams.

Pharmacology Strategy for NEET MDS/INI-CET:

Since pharmacology requires a lot of memorizing and pharmacological jargons, it is pushed aside by most of the students during their preparation period. To solve this problem, Experts at MERITERS MDSPrep have come up with a list of important topics to read for the examination after analysing the recent trends of NEET MDS.

Past year trend for Pharmacology in NEET MDS:

Important topics of Pharmacology for NEET MDS/INI-CET:

MERITERS Experts have broken down the important topics of pharmacology into TASKS for the ease of preparation:

  • Pharmacokinetics Part 1: Absorption and Distribution
  • Pharmacokinetics Part 2: Metabolism and Excretion
  • Pharmacodynamics Part 1: Enzyme inhibition Receptors
  • Pharmacodynamics Part 2: Dose Response Curve New Drug Development
  • Mechanism of Action of Antimicrobials
  • Chemotherapy Part 1: Penicillins Beta-Lactamase inhibitors
  • Chemotherapy Part 2: Cephalosporin Chloramphenicol Macrolides
  • Chemotherapy Part 3: Antimetabolites, Antitubercular, Aminoglycosides, Lincosamide and Streptogramins
  • Chemotherapy Part 4: Antifungal, Anticancer, Antiviral and Miscellaneous
  • NSAIDs
  • Drugs acting on CNS
  • Drugs acting on CVS Part 1: Angina and MI
  • Drugs acting on CVS Part 2: Chronic heart failure, Antihypertensive and Antiarrhythmic Drugs
  • Local and General Anaesthetics
  • Drugs acting on GIT and Respiratory System
  • Drugs Acting on ANS
  • Blood and Endocrinal Drugs
  • Chemotherapy - Part 1: Mechanism of drugs action and Drug resistance, Drugs Inhibiting Cell wall synthesis
  • Chemotherapy - Part 2: Drugs inhibiting Protein synthesis, Antimetabolites, FQ and Miscellaneous, Antimycobacterial Antibiotics
  • Chemotherapy - Part 3: Antifungal Antibiotics, Antiviral Antibiotics, Anti Malarial drugs
  • A.N.S, Blood and Endocrinal drugs - Part 1: Parasympathomimetics, Parasympatholytics, Adrenergic drugs
  • A.N.S, Blood and Endocrinal drugs - Part 2: Haematnics, Antiplatelets, Anticoagulants, Fibrinolytics
  • A.N.S, Blood and Endocrinal drugs - Part 3: Pituitary and Hypothalamus, Thyroid, Pancreas and Diabetes malitus, Corticosteroids, Calcium Metabolism
  • NSAIDs and other CNS drugs - Part 1: Sedative hypnotics, Antiepileptic, Antipsychotic, Opioides and Drug Addiction
  • NSAIDs and other CNS drugs - Part 2: NSAIDS , Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout
  • General Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 
  • Local and General Anaesthetics: Local Anaesthesia, Skeletal Muscle Relaxation , General Anaesthesia
  • Drugs acting on CVS, GIT and Respiratory system: Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure, Hypertension, Angina and MI, Arrythmia, RAAS, Peptic Ulcer Disease , Antiemetic and GERD , Bronchial asthma
  • Pharmacology Image & Case Based: Covers complete Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology Full Syllabus Test: Covers complete Pharmacology

Please watch the above video for more detailed explanation on the TASKS where Dr. Shivam has explained the focus area. Thoroughly preparing the above-listed TASKS under Guided Prep Section on MERITERS MDS Prep App will surely help you to answer most of the questions from Pharmacology in NEET MDS/ INI-CET. 

Standard Textbooks for reference:

Owing to the exam difficulty level and the time constraints, selective study is the best approach to prepare Pharmacology for NEET MDS/INI-CET. Sparsh Gupta and Gobind Rai Garg is highly recommnded for NEET MDS/ INI-CET MDS Preparation.
Since it is not possible to study everything in detail from standard textbooks, MERITERS Experts have compiled BYTES and GEMS by referring various standard textbooks of Pharmacology.

Essentials of Medical Pharmacology

Author : K D Tripathi

INR 1,495  INR 1,376

Buy on Amazon

Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology (SAE)

Author : Karen Whalen

INR 1,999  INR 1,198

Buy on Amazon

It might seem vast and it might take 3-4 revisions but if you do this subject properly you will get an edge over your competitors. Also, you have 21 Days for the completion of above-mentioned tasks. Utilise these 21 days to go through the BYTES (High-Yield Videos and Notes/Synopsis) as per the planned schedule and keep taking the Daily Tests to examine your preparation level. Learn from your mistakes in the test and notes down the extra points you have missed in your notes.

Tips to Prepare Pharmacology:

1.    Complete Physiology TASKS if you haven’t yet.
2.    Use bookmark feature in the app which are most important for easy revision.
3.    Check MERITERS Instagram Page regularly for mnemonics/illustrations/classifications.
4.    Revising one classification everyday will help you retain better.

There is no shortcut of gaining proficiency in this subject. You have to revise it atleast thrice before the MDS entrance exams. But don’t be afraid of pharmacology, because once you master the above tasks, you will surely get an edge over your competitors in NEET MDS/ INI-CET!

Updated Jul 22, 2021.