INI-CET 2024: Exam Pattern

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INI-CET 2024: Exam Pattern, Subject-Wise Weightage & High-Yielding Topics

October 13, 2023
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The exam is around the corner, and it is time for final revision. MBBS subjects are quite vast and revising all at the eleventh hour is a cumbersome task. At this moment, prioritizing topics is necessary to score high in the exam. Hence, we are here with the exam pattern, subject weightage, and frequently asked topics in the INI-CET. A thorough revision of the high-weightage topics will multifold the benefit in a limited time. It is highly advised to solve mock test papers and work on time and accuracy.

INI-CET 2024: Exam Pattern

Particulars Description
Mode Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 200
Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Type of Questions Objective-type questions (includes single correct answer and multiple correct answers)
Marking Scheme +1 mark for every correct answer and (-)1/3 for every incorrect answer.

No mark is awarded for unanswered/marked for a review question

Total Marks 200

INI-CET 2024: Minimum Percentile

All participating INIs will consider the INI-CET percentile results for admission to postgraduate seats. The following percentile cut-off will be the minimal requirement for applicants:

  • For seats designated as Unreserved (UR), EWS, Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Sponsored, and Foreign Nationals, the minimum percentile required will be 50th percentile.
  • For SC, ST, PwBD, and Bhutanese Nationals (PGI-Chandigarh) seats, the minimum percentile required will be 45th percentile.

Must Read: INI-CET 2024: Application Form Details and Important Dates

INI-CET Subject-Wise Weightage/Marks Distribution

Here, we have a list of MBBS subjects along with a tentative number of questions asked in the INI-CET from the respective subject. This will help you with your INI-CET revision plan and prioritize subjects to score well.

Subject Number of Questions
Medicine 22
Surgery 17
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16
Pathology 16
Pharmacology 15
Microbiology 14
PSM 14
Anatomy 11
Physiology 10
Biochemistry 10
Pediatrics 10
Radiology 8
Ophthalmology 6
FMT 6
Orthopaedics 6
ENT 5
Anaesthesia 5
Dermatology 5
Psychiatry 4

INI-CET 2024: High Yielding Topics

Don’t miss out on studying and revising the important topics and INI-CET previous year question papers. Here, we have sorted the list of important high-weightage topics for INI-CET aspirants.

Anatomy

  • Cranial Nerves
  • Embryology
  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Ulnar Nerve
  • Skull Fractures
  • Corpus Callosum
  • Skull – Anatomy

Physiology

  • Nerve Physiology
  • Renal Physiology
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • Spirometry
  • Oxygen Haemoglobin Dissociation Curve
  • Pressure-Volume Loop
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Second Messengers
  • Cardiac Cycle
  • Hypothalamus
  • Blood Pressure Regulation

Biochemistry

  • Lysosomal + Glycogen Storage Diseases
  • Familial Dyslipidemia
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism
  • Genetics
  • Vitamins
  • Metabolic Cycles
  • Fatty Acid Oxidation
  • Fed & Fasting State
  • DNA Repair and its Defects
  • Cardiac Biomarkers
  • Competitive and Non-Competitive Inhibition

Pharmacology

  • General Pharmacology – Important formulae and graphs
  • Anti-Cancer drugs
  • Dementia
  • COVID-19 treatment
  • Route of Drug Administration
  • Factors affecting drug response and drug absorption
  • Warfarin
  • Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Opioids
  • Antiarrhythmic drugs
  • Statins
  • Clinical Trials
  • Antipsychotics
  • Zero Order and First Order Kinetics
  • Half-life
  • Drug Regulatory Schedules
  • Morphine
  • NSAIDs
  • Alkylating agents
  • Myasthenia Gravis

Microbiology

  • Mycology
  • Virology
  • Stool examination
  • Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Type 4 Hypersensitivity
  • Antigen-Antibody Reactions
  • Inclusion Bodies
  • Herpes Simplex Virus
  • Yellow Fever
  • Zika
  • Scrub Typhus
  • Vaccines
  • Staining and fixation
  • Hepatitis B
  • Skin Lesions
  • Viruses-Microscopy and Culture

Pathology

  • Peripheral Smear Images
  • Hematology Formulae
  • Blood Products & Transfusion
  • Molecular tests (FISH, Micro-array, NGS, Exon sequencing)
  • TEG/ROTEM
  • Hepatitis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Thyroid Swelling Evaluation
  • Testicular Carcinoma
  • Graft Rejection
  • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
  • Oncogenes

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

  • IPCs
  • Poisoning- C/F & Management
  • Drowning
  • Arsenic Poisoning
  • Teeth Eruption
  • Thermal Injuries
  • Snake Bite
  • Alcohol Intoxication
  • Laceration
  • Asphyxia – Hanging
  • Identification – Age Estimation

Community Medicine

  • Biostats
  • Epidemiology
  • Screening Tests
  • Intussusception
  • Vaccines-Types
  • Biomedical Waste Management
  • Standard Error
  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Anemia Mukt Bharat Programme
  • Antenatal Care-Diet
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio/MMR
  • Water & Mild Contamination
  • Sterilization & Disinfection
  • Recent Updates

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Cervical Cancer & Screening
  • Stages of Labor
  • Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring
  • Contraception
  • Turner’s Syndrome
  • Abortion
  • Oral Contraceptive Pills/OCPs – Mechanism of Action
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Teratogenic Drugs
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Molar Pregnancy
  • PCOD/PCOS
  • Bishop’s Score
  • Infertility
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Cord Prolapse
  • Semen Analysis

Pediatrics

  • Immunization
  • Developmental Milestones
  • Neonatology
  • Growth and Development
  • Neonatal Jaundice
  • Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • COVID 19 – Treatment
  • Dehydration
  • Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Choking
  • Growth Hormone
  • Kangaroo Mother Care/KMC

Surgery

  • Trauma
  • Burns
  • Breast Carcinoma
  • General Surgery
  • Thyroid
  • Varicose Veins
  • Instruments, Lines, Tubes (Also Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology and ENT)
  • Basic Life Support / BLS
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Sepsis/Septic Shock
  • Suture Materials and Techniques
  • Triage
  • Skin Graft
  • Psoas Abscess
  • Thyroid Swelling Evaluation
  • Ulcers
  • Hernia
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Whipple’s Procedure
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Kidney Transplantation

Orthopaedics

  • Nerve Injuries
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Scoliosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ulnar Nerve
  • Bone Cysts
  • Knee Injuries

ENT

  • X-ray Special Views
  • Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implant
  • Pure Tone Audiometry
  • Impedance Audiometry
  • Larynx – Nerve Supply
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Laryngoscopy & Rhinoscopy

Ophthalmology

  • Glaucoma – Angle Closure
  • Pedigree Chart/Pattern of Inheritance
  • Cataract Surgery – Procedures
  • Paralytic Squint
  • Tests in Ophthalmology
  • SAFE Strategy
  • Uveitis
  • Anti-Glaucoma Drugs
  • Pleomorphic Adenoma & Warthin’s Tumor
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Ocular & Orbital Injuries

Medicine

  • Acid-base Balance
  • ECG
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Emergencies (Shock, stroke, SAH, HHK, Arrhythmia)
  • Localisation of Stroke and CNS Lesions
  • Wilson’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Graves’ Disease
  • Hepatitis B
  • Electroencephalography
  • Azole Antifungals
  • Mycoplasma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Drugs in Renal Impairment
  • Nitrates
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Meningitis
  • Fluid Resuscitation
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Headache – Tension & Cluster
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Hypoxia
  • Pulmonary Function Tests- Flow Volume Loop/Curve
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Community Acquired Pneumonia

Dermatology

  • Dermatomyositis
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Leprosy
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Psoriasis
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Fixed Drug Eruption
  • Skin Lesions
  • Vitiligo
  • Alopecia
  • Chikungunya
  • AcneVulgaris

Psychiatry

  • ICD Criterion and timelines
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Defense Mechanism
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Nicotine
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Tobacco Cessation Drugs

Anaesthesia

  • ACLS, BLS
  • Capnography
  • Components of High-Quality CPR
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Local Anesthetics
  • Fluorinated Anesthetic Agents
  • Air & Amniotic Fluid Embolism

Radiology

  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Radiation Exposure & Radiation Injury
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Barium Studies
  • Important radiology images interrelated with other subjects

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