Hematology is an important choice of many Dm Aspirants. After doing PG in medicine many posts graduate students opt for this branch. It is having a sizeable number of seats in India. It is conducted as an online test.

NEET Dm Exams are now conducted by NBE. The concept of examinations has changed. They have a good standard and DM aspirants need to be well versed with the Subject. There is growing competition in all branches of DM nowadays with every aspirant wanting to have super specialization. The competition in this field has increased. Hematology is an upcoming branch with new advances and opportunities.

Most Aspirants students want to know what is asked in Hematology examinations and what to study.

There is less of time at the disposal of doctors to study ad an effective strategy needs to be there which simple, time is friendly and most effective.

Dm Aspirants usually start preparing for DM examinations in Post Pg Period and that is a good time to start with. It needs extensive knowledge to pass in high competition and a student gas to ne committed to his/ her studies.

Books studied and recommended mainly are:

  • Wintrobes Hematology
  • Hoffbrands Essential Hematology
  • Williams Hemmatology
  • Harrisons Hematology
  • Bone marrow Pathology


Details of Examination


  • Exam: NEET DM Superspeciality Hematology
  • Conducted by : NBE
  • Eligibility: MD Medicine
  • Level: Pg Superspeciality
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Probable Upcoming Dates: September/October or Beyond
  • Question Type : MCQs
  • Exam : Single Day Online Examination 


The Types of Questions asked lately are;


A Patient in Hematology has been labeled as having GRACILE Syndrome. Features are 

  1. due to mutations in BCS 1 L Gene  and presents with iron deficiency
  2. due to mutations in BCS 1 L Gene  and presents with iron overload
  3. due to mutations in  SMAD  Gene  and presents with iron deficency
  4. due to mutations in  SMAD  Gene  and presents with iron overload


A Patient in Hematology has been labeled as having Seckels syndrome. In this syndrome, the characteristic feature in blood is 


  1. Atypical lymphocytes
  2. Mott cells
  3. Pancytopenia
  4. Thrombocytosis


ADAMTS13 deficiency is detected in a subset of Patients reported in hematology units. This leads to which clinical condition 


  1. SCID
  2. Brutons aggamaglobenemia
  3. TTP
  4. AML


A group of patients were surveyed. They had Orotic aciduria. This clinical entity is characterized by 

  1. AD Inheritance, Macrocytic anemia and Crystalluria
  2. AR Inheritance, Macrocytic anemia and Crystalluria
  3. XLR Inheritance, Macrocytic anemia and Crystalluria
  4. AR Inheritance, Macrocytic anemia and Proteinuria


In a young adult Aged 25 years, Bone marrow biopsy shows fried egg appearance mainly in 


  1. Hairy Cell Leukemia 
  2. Leukamoid reaction
  3. APML
  4. Lymphoma (NHL)


The Genetic Causes of Cytokine Storm are all Except 

  1. Hereditery Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis 
  2. X Linked  Lymphoproliferative Syndrome
  3. SCID 
  4. Lymphoma (Follicular)


Topics of Importance in Hematology;  


  • Acquired  haemolytic anemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Alpha Globulins
  • Alpha heavy chain disease
  • Anagrelide
  • Anemia of chronic disease
  • Ans A Pancytopenia
  • Aplastic anemia
  • B cell
  • Thalassemia Minor
  • Bernard soulier synfrome
  • Beta Globulins
  • Budd chiari syndrome
  • Burkitt’s lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Cerebellar Hemangioblastoma
  • Cerebral thrombosis
  • Chloroquine
  • CLL
  • Coomb’s test
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Neutropenic colitis
  • Decreased Platelets
  • Delta Globulins
  • DIC    
  • Donath landsteiner antibody
  • Electrophoresis
  • Elevated SGPT
  • Epsilon heavy chain disease
  • Erythropoietin
  • Fabrys Disease
  • Factor II deficiency
  • Factor IX deficiency
  • Factor VII deficiency
  • Factor VIII deficiency
  • G6 PD deficiency
  • Gamma Globulins
  • Gamma heavy chain disease
  • Gauchers disease
  • Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
  • GoodPasteurs Syndrome
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Hand Schuller Christian Disease
  • HELLP syndrome
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemolytic-uremic syndrome
  • Hemophilia B
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Hereditary elliptocytosis
  • Hereditary spherocytosis
  • Hereditary spherocytosis
  • Hereditary Xerocytosis
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Hydroxyurea
  • Hyperfibrinogenimia
  • Hypertension
  • IgA antibody
  • IgE
  • IgG antibody
  • IgM antibody
  • Increase fibrin degradation products
  • Increased APTT
  • Increased Ferritin
  • Increased Platelets
  • ITP
  • Kawasakis Disease
  • Lacunar cells 
  • Leucocytosis
  • Leucopenia
  • Low Iron
  • Low transferrin
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Massive splenomegaly
  • Meningococcemia
  • Mixed cellularity Hodgkin's
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Nodular sclerosing variant of Hodgkin's disease.
  • Osler-Weber Disease
  • Osmotic fragility
  • Pancreatic carcinoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • Pegylated  alfa interferon
  • Plasma cells
  • Post spleenectomy
  • Primaquine
  • Prolonged PT
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pyrimethamine
  • Pyruvate kinase deficiency
  • Quinine
  • RBC Enzyme analysis
  • Recurrent abortions
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Reticular cells
  • Ristocetin aggregation
  • Sickle cell trait
  • SLE
  • Sweet syndrome
  • T cell
  • Von Willebrand’s disease
  • Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia.
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis


For a Dm aspirant it is essential to have strong concept in hematology. Basics and fundamentals need to be strong for good merit. One needs to be consistent in preparation despite time limitations. DM Hematology preparation is surely a difficult task but with constant studies and online tests and practicing the MCQs is important. Our experets recommend use of Standard text books and online prepration for best results.


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