How to prepare for NEET SS Surgery 2023 in 60 days?

In this blog post, we will discuss an effective strategy to prepare for NEET SS (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Super Speciality) in just 60 days. Whether you are starting your preparation, in the midst of revision, or looking to intensify your studying, this plan is designed for serious aspirants who can dedicate significant time to their preparation. We will outline the recommended allocation of time for various subjects and provide essential resources for each topic. We’ll dive into the details in this blog. For a shorter summary, please watch the video below:

NEET SS Surgery - Subject Wise Study Plan

Gastrointestinal Surgery (15 days):

GI Surgery holds paramount importance in NEET SS examinations due to its significant weightage. A substantial number of questions are derived from this specialty, making it a critical component of the exam. Aspirants must allocate ample time to prepare for GI Surgery allocate a substantial chunk of your preparation time, approximately 15 days, to thoroughly cover GI Surgery. Utilise Bailey and Love’s , Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery, surgtest videos, and the Surgtest question bank to supplement your study. CT images and MRCP images also usually are from GI surgery

Basics of General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Principles of Oncology (7 days):

Dedicated around 7 days to cover the fundamentals of general surgery, including paediatric surgery and principles of oncology. Bailey and Love along with surgtest question bank, will be valuable resources for this segment. This is quite crucial and you would not want to miss out on any point from Bailey and Love in the basics of surgery.

Urology, including Transplant (4 days):

Allocate 4 days to cover urology, including transplant. The recent edition of Bailey and Love’s Surgery should suffice. Additionally, consider referring to specific updates videos available for the 28th edition on the Surgtest app.

Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, CTVS, and Vascular (4 days):

For Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, and CTVS, Bailey and Love’s Surgery will be comprehensive enough. Allocate 4 days to cover these topics. However, for those aiming for top ranks, considering studying Vascular Surgery from Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery can be advantageous. Watching surgtest videos can serve as a quick and efficient way to revise the topics. You can revisit specific sections whenever needed, aiding in better recall during the exam. Certain additional concepts in plastic surgery are covered in the videos, updates and MCQs. Don’t refer to any new textbooks at this time.

Miscellaneous Topics (1-2 days):

Use 1 to 2 days to cover miscellaneous topics that are not covered extensively in the aforementioned subjects. Additionally, consider reviewing our Bailey and Love videos to gain a better understanding of OBG (Obstetrics and Gynecology) and orthopaedics.Surgtest videos can be immensely beneficial for revising topics like Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBG) and orthopaedics, which may not carry as much weightage in the NEET SS examination. Since OBG and orthopaedics may not be your primary focus, the videos help you save time and effort by providing a concise yet comprehensive overview. The visual aids and expert explanations in the surgtest videos aid in better retention of information, ensuring you are well-prepared for any questions that may arise on these topics during the exam.

MCQ Practice:

Solving multiple-choice questions (MCQs) is crucial for success in the NEET SS examination. Allocate a significant amount of time to solve MCQs daily. Aim to solve at least 100 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) per day, which will enable you to complete the surgtest MCQ question bank within approximately 30 days. The surgtest MCQ question bank should be the mainstay of your preparation.
Utilizing the five mock tests with 75 questions each for General Surgery on the surgtest app can be incredibly beneficial for NEET SS aspirants. These mock tests are valuable tools that simulate the actual exam environment, providing an opportunity to gauge your preparedness and identify areas that require further improvement.

Revision Tips For Effective NEET SS Surgery Prep:

After completing the initial preparation phase, the second revision for 15-17 days is a crucial step to solidify your knowledge and enhance your performance in the NEET SS examination. This revision phase involves revisiting all the subjects, topics, and concepts covered during the first cycle. Here’s how you can effectively plan and execute your second revision:

Focus on Weak Areas:

Identify the subjects or topics where you struggled during the first revision. Allocate more time to these weak areas to ensure a better understanding and improved performance.

MCQ Practice:

Continue daily MCQ practice during the second revision, especially the questions that you answered incorrectly or were unsure about in the first cycle. This targeted practice helps reinforce your understanding and identify any persistent knowledge gaps.

Time Management:

During the second revision, practice answering questions under timed conditions to further enhance your time management skills. This practice will be beneficial during the actual exam, where time is limited, and efficient answering is crucial.

Evaluate Progress:

Regularly assess your progress and performance throughout the second revision. Take note of the areas where you have improved and those that still require attention. Use this feedback to adjust your study plan accordingly.

Stay Consistent:

Maintain discipline and consistency during the second revision. Stick to your study schedule, allocate dedicated time for each subject, and avoid distractions to make the most of this phase.

Seek Clarifications:

If you encounter any doubts or challenging concepts during the second revision, don’t hesitate to seek clarifications from mentors on our whatsapp group. Dr Vinayak Rengan, Dr Gopi Ramu and Dr Pravin regularly reply to doubts on the whatspp groups. Clearing doubts promptly ensures a thorough understanding of the subject matter.

Mock Tests and Practice Exams:

Towards the end of the second revision, take the Surgtest mock tests to simulate the actual exam scenario. Analyse your performance and identify areas where you can further improve.
By dedicating 15 to 17 days to the second revision, you have ample time to revisit and reinforce your knowledge. This phase is vital for boosting your confidence and fine-tuning your preparation, making you well-prepared to face the NEET SS examination with self-assurance and a comprehensive understanding of the subjects.

Final Phase (10-12 days):

During the last phase of your preparation, repeat the cycle rapidly, spending around 7 days to cover all subjects once again. Focus on solving MCQs that you have bookmarked or answered incorrectly in previous attempts.During the last phase of your NEET SS preparation, the goal is to consolidate your knowledge, but in a more rapid and focused manner.

The Final Push (last 3 days):

In the final 3 days, allocate time to revise difficult topics that require additional emphasis. This may include reviewing tables from Bailey and Love’s, understanding radiation doses, various investigation modalities, ABG interpretation, and biostatistics. Remember, the goal of the final three days is not to learn entirely new topics but to consolidate and reinforce what you have already studied. Keep a positive mindset, take short breaks to relax and rejuvenate, and trust in your preparation. By allocating time to revise these difficult topics, you’ll ensure that you’re well-prepared and confident when you step into the NEET SS examination hall.

Last Word

Embarking on the 60-day NEET SS preparation journey with a structured plan, focused subject allocation, thorough revision, and consistent MCQ practice is undoubtedly a recipe for success. As you progress through this intensive study period, remember that determination, dedication, and hard work are your greatest allies. Each day of diligent study brings you one step closer to achieving your dream of securing the super speciality seat of your choice.
Approach the NEET SS examination with confidence, knowing that you have given it your all. Embrace the challenges that lie ahead, for they are the stepping stones to greatness. Remember that no effort is wasted, and every moment of dedication has brought you closer to realising your dreams. Stay organised, set achievable daily goals, and track your progress to ensure you are on the right path.
Finally, stay motivated and visualise your success. Picture yourself excelling in the exam, securing the seat you desire, and embarking on a fulfilling career in your chosen super speciality. The power of positive visualisation and self-belief cannot be underestimated.
Best of luck with your preparation, and may you achieve the super speciality seat of your choice!
2000 years ago, Tamizh philosopher and poet said

"தெய்வத்தான் ஆகா தெனினும் முயற்சிதன் மெய்வருத்தக் கூலி தரும்."

Even if divine powers find it difficult to grant you anything, your hard work will yield proportional results. Trust in yourself.

Surgtest author bio
Vinayak Rengan is a surgeon and founder of Surgtest. He is interested in teaching and is also a deep learning researcher who founded