Rheumatology is a medical Superspeciality with fewer seats in India. Not all hospitals and Medical colleges offer NEET SS in Rheumatology. DM Rheumatology is not only about Diseases and Clinical Cases. We know students concentrate more on applied aspects. From our experience of last few  years questions be it CBT Based tests or earlier Paper and pen based Exams, we have seen that students dont get most questions right. Faulty study practice to blame. Students expect in NEET SS especially NEET DM mostly questions based on diseases.

Important in NEET SS exams are the Basic Concepts. In medicine a fundamental knowledge of your anatomy, biochemical aspects, pathology, genetics Physiology is important. Subject specific questions based on pharmacology, drugs, immunotherapy, preventive aspects and Physiology are in high percentage. This branch has lesser competition as compared to other branches. The MD and DNB qualified students can apply in this Superspeciality.


Details of Dm Rheumatology Examination


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



Institutions offering DM Rheumatology


  • Aiims Delhi
  • CMC Vellore
  • NIZAMS Hyderabad
  • KGMU  Lucknow
  • AIIMS Rishikesh


Books to study for Rheumatology


  • Harrisons Rheumatology
  • Kellys Rheumatology
  • Rheumatology Secrets
  • ABC of Rheumatology
  • Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology
  • Manual of Rheumatology



Important Topics for DM Rheumatology



  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Anti cyclic citrullinated peptides (CCP)
  • Antiinflammatory  agent
  • Antinuclear antibodies
  • Antistreptolysin (ASO) titer
  • Aspirin
  • Basaics of Rheumatology
  • Basics of Drugs used in Rheumatology
  • Basics of Immunology
  • Basics of Medicine
  • Behcet’s syndrome
  • Behcets disease
  • Carbamezapine
  • Carbonic anhydrase
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Connectivev tissue disorders
  • Conns  disease
  • Cottons#
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Disorders of Amyloid
  • DOPA decarboxylase
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Erb Duchnee Paralysis
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • Golfers  elbow is
  • Headache
  • HSP
  • Inclusion body myositis
  • Jaw  claudication
  • Jones #
  • Kawasakis disease
  • Keratoderrna blennorrhagicum
  • Ketrolac
  • Lambert Eaton Syndrome
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leuprolide
  • Lipooxygenase
  • Lyme arthritis
  • Lymphoma
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Mediastinal Syndrome
  • Medroxyprogesterone
  • Melphalan
  • Microtubule stabilizer
  • Muscle  fatigue
  • Myasthenia
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myeloma
  • Myotonia
  • Osteoclastoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pagets Disease
  • Pain behind elbow
  • Palmar Thickening
  • Paracatemol
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Polymyalgia
  • Polymyalgia  rheumatica
  • Potts #
  • Prostaglandin synthetase
  • Psoriatic Arthitis
  • Radial tunnel syndrome
  • Raloxifene
  • Reidel’s thyroiditis
  • Reiter’s Syndrome
  • Retroperitoneal  fibrosis
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Rupture  of Biceps Brachii muscle
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seronegative  spondyloarthropathy.
  • Seropositive spondyloarthropathy.
  • Sjogrens Syndrome
  • Smiths #
  • Struma Ovary           
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Tennis Elbiw
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
  • Wermers disease
  • Xanthine oxidase



Types of Questions to Expect in Rheumatology


A Rheumatologist encounters a patient with Morvans Syndrome. What is True of Morvans Syndrome? 

  1. Antibodies to  Calcium Channels present 
  2. Antibodies to  Sodium  Channels present 
  3. Antibodies to  Neuromuscular junction mainly against Presynaptic Ach Vesicles
  4. Antibodies to  Voltage gated Pottasium Channels present 


A  66 year old  has a chronic pain in his back. He was having Prostatomegaly  documented on USG . X ray lumbar spine demonstrated  multiple  translucent shadows in vertebrae.  Bone marrow aspirate was difficult to obtain because of thick jelly like aspirate.  The clinical scenario indicates:


  1. Ewings sarcoma
  2. Osteoclastoma
  3. Plasmacytoma
  4. Osteosarcoma


A 55 year old with  pallor and generalized bone Pains especially Lumbago for past few months  with increased blood urea  has in addition  increased  serum calcium with normal alkaline phosphatase levels. Most likely it  indicates:


  1. Ewings sarcoma
  2. Osteoclastoma
  3. Myeloma
  4. Osteosarcoma



A 3 year old child had swelling and erythema of the hands and feet with conjuctival injection and cervical lymphadenopathy . High dose Corticosteroids and Aspirin were administered  with positive response. Most Likely disease is:


  1. Lymes Arthritis
  2. Kawasakis Disease
  3. Mastocytosis
  4. Stills disease


A 44 year   old Female has Sudden Jerky Movement of her arms, Arthralgias, fever and Polyarthritis. Serum ANA Levels are normal but ESR is elevated.ECG reveals a Prolonged PR interval .Examination of Spine is Normal .Most Likely Cause of her Jerky Movements is :


  1. SLE effecting CNS
  2. Supervening Bacterial Endocarditis
  3. Complication of Ankylosing Spondylitis
  4. Involvement of Caudate Nucleus


Take use of standard resources for preparing the Superspeciality exams. For packages and online exams for Rheumatology

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