Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 81%

Gigantic effort for 1 question.

Go ahead, if you wanna be the topper try reading it.

If you are more pragmatic, and chose to skip this chapter that’s completely understandable.

( FM faculty might be livid  )

Question Pattern

Its probably the worst Chapter in the Diamond series.

Completely random and isolated facts that are extremely difficult to remember.

Its like memorizing a telephone book.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Crown heel length of a 6 month old fetus
  • Indices for sex determination
  • Best bone in pelvis for sex determination
  • Primary & Secondary Dentition
  • Age estimation from X-ray – 10-30 yrs
  • Most accurate bone for sex determination
  • Male vs female skull
  • Cephalic index
  • Ethnicity & Teeth Features
  • First carpal bone to ossify
  • Age of mixed dentition
  • Edmond Locard is most famous for
  • Identical twins have similarities in all except
  • Superadded permanent tooth
  • Calculation of Gestational Age

Suggested Revision

Another list of completely random facts that you might forget anyway :

  • Neonatal line
  • Ossification centres and Age
  • Age determination from skull sutures
  • Juvenile – Definition
  • Age estimation in different age groups
  • Dental charting
  • Age of fusion of skull sutures
  • Features of Mongoloid dentition
  • Age estimation in childhood
  • Tattoo in identification
  • Height estimation from Bones
  • Male vs Female Pelvis
  • Race determination from Hair
  • FDI system
  • Fingerprints – Overview
  • Male vs Female Skull
  • Age and medicolegal importance
  • Gustafson’s method of age estimation
  • Sex chromatin – Overview

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