Anatomy Stage/Prof/Exam Viva Questions for 1st Year MBBS


For the 1st year MBBS students, the Anatomy Viva is always like a nightmare. It is often dreaded because of the complexity of the subject. Doing well in the stages/prof Viva of Anatomy requires a lot of serious preparation and hard work. And to help ease the pressure, we have collected the frequently asked and most important Viva questions of Anatomy. We hope you will find them useful in your viva preparation! 🙂

When you do not study the whole year and suddenly realize that exams are right at your doorsteps.


Internal Examiner Anatomy Viva Questions

Prof: Dr. Tariq Chisti (H.O.D Anatomy)
Subjects/topics: Upperlimb and Embryology

  1. Bony features of Scapula and its muscular attachments
  2. All muscle attachments of Radius and Ulna
  3. Thenar and Hypothenar muscle names and their innervation
  4. Trisomy and Monosomy
  5. Birth defects: i.e Malformation, Deformity etc.
  6. Pneumatic bones and its examples
  7. Riders bone
  8. What are the branches of the radial artery?
  9. What are the branches of the ulnar artery?
  10. Name the nerves of the anterior forearm?What passes through the cubital fossa?
  11. Point of exit of “median nerve” from the cubtial fossa?
  12. Which structure forms the anterior wall of the carpal tunnel?
  13. What passes through the carpal tunnel?
  14. Whay are the types of pure motor nerves?
  15. What are the derivates of hypoblast?
  16. What is the side determination of scapula?
  17. what is the fate of yolk sac?
  18. Enumerate differences between spermatogenesis and oogenesis.
  19. What are Neural crest derivatives.
  20. What are pronation and supination movements?
  21. What muscles supinate the forearm? Name them.
  22. What muscles pronate the forearm? Name them.
  23. What does the anconeus muscle do?
  24. What gives the thumb greater movement than the other fingers? What is End Artery?
  25. Schaphoid bone fractures
  26. Seasmoid bone and its example
  27. What are miniature long bones
  28. Give the nerve supply of latissimus dorsi?
  29. What is cloaca and what is cloacal membrane?
  30. Axilla boundaries and content
  31. Cuboital fossa boundaries, floor and contents
  32. Bicipital groove and its attachments
  33. Joints classification and distribution
  34. Structures passing superficial and deep to extensor retinaculum
  35. Structures passing superficial and deep to flexor retinaculum?
  36. Flexor retinaculum attachments
  37. Carpel tunnel sydrome
  38. Quadrangular space
  39. Axillary artery origin, course and its branches
  40. Stages and significance of fertilization
  41. All about placenta
  42. Function of Amniotic fluid and its sources
  43. Derivatives of Ectoderm, Endoderm and Mesoderm
  44. Anatomic snuff box
  45. Rotator cuff muscles
  46. Muscles of the palm
  47. Radial artery
  48. Klumpk’s palsy
  49. Erb’s palsy
  50. Claw deformity
  51. Wrist drop
  52. All about Brachial Plexus especially branches arising from later, posterior and medial cords
  53. Types of muscles
  54. Why 2nd week of embrionic development is called “second”? Mention its significance.
  55. Neural Crest derivatives
  56. Gastrulation
  57. Neuralation
  58. Cleavage
  59. Neural tube defects
  60. Formation of placenta, chorion and chorionic villi.

External Examiner Anatomy Viva Questions

Dr. Zubair Ahmed
Topics/subjects: Thorax and Lower Limb from Gross Anatomy and Histology

  1. What are thoracic movements? What are they for?
  2. What is diaphragm? Tell me its origin, insertion, nerve supply.
  3. Name the major openings of the diaphragm?
  4. What is sympathetic trunk?
  5. what is pneumothorax? What are the causes of penumothorax?
  6. Explain blood supply of chest wall?
  7. What are the lymphatics of lungs?
  8. Tell me Locking and unlocking mechanism of knee joint?
  9. What is venous drainage heart?
  10. Tell me anatomical position heart?
  11. Where does sacro-iliac joint take place on hip bone?
  12. What is pectineal line?
  13. What is pectin pubis?
  14. What is fascia lata?
  15. What are the modifications of fascia lata in thigh?
  16. Name the different intermuscular septa in thigh and also their functions.
  17. Which artery supplies the adductor muscles?
  18. Arterial supply of heart
  19. Venous drainage of the heart
  20. Heart borders and surfaces (examiner had heart model)
  21. Mediastinum divisions and borders
  22. Contents of Superior Mediastinum
  23. Contents of Posterior Mediastinum
  24. Aorta (complete)
  25. Cardiac pain
  26. Pericardium and pericardial sinuses
  27. Right and left crest of the diaphragam
  28. Pleural effusion
  29. Trochantric anastomosis
  30. Cruciate anastomosis of knee
  31. Medial mellous anatomosis
  32. Varicose veins
  33. Attachments on Linea Aspra
  34. Attachments on Soleal line
  35. Signifiance of Vastus Medialis Muscle
  36. Stablizing factors of hip joint
  37. Trendlenburg’s sign
  38. Muscular and bony factors contributing to stabilization of Patella
  39. Muslcles of the sole
  40. Muscles of the superficial compartment of the leg
  41. Sciaitic nerve
  42. Explain the Knee Lock mechanism
  43. Femoral artery origin, course and branches
  44. Great sphenous vein
  45. Small sphenous vein
  46. All clinics of lower limb
  47. Difference between cardiac cells and Purkinjee cells
  48. Differnece between Periosteum and Endostium
  49. Function and example of Antigen Presenting Cells
  50. Lacunar and Pectineal Ligaments
  51. Site of Palpation of Femoral Artery and Dorsalis Pedis Artery
  52. Differnece between Basal Lamina and Basment Membrane
  53. Common peroneal nerve
  54. Arches of the foot and their formation including clinical significance
  55. Ischial tuberosity
  56. Tibial plateau

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  1. I study anatomy structure and many much but I find my answer questions in anatomy, what happened to me fail regional anatomy and I pass Gross anatomy.


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