UPSC CMS Syllabus | Combined Medical Services Examination Syllabus

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The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:‐

Part‐II Personality Test100 Marks
UPSC CMS Syllabus


The candidates will take the Computer based examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each Paper will be of two hours duration.

Part‐II Personality Test

Personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the Computer based examination.

UPSC CMS Syllabus
UPSC CMS Syllabus

Computer based Examination:

The components and syllabi of two Papers and the weightage to different components in the two papers are given below: ‐

Paper I Maximum
(Code No. 1)Marks: 250
UPSC CMS Syllabus

General Medicine and Paediatrics:

Total questions in Paper I = 120 (96 from General Medicine and 24 from Paediatrics);

Syllabus of Paper‐I CMS

  1. General Medicine including the following:
    1. Cardiology
    2. Respiratory diseases
    3. Gastro‐intestinal
    4. Genito‐Urinary
    5. Neurology
    6. Hematology
    7. Endocrinology
    8. Metabolic disorders
    9. Infections/Communicable Diseases
      • Virus
      • Rickets
      • Bacterial
      • Spirochetal
      • Protozoan
      • Metazoan
      • Fungus
    10. Nutrition/Growth
    11. Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
    12. Musculoskelatal System
    13. Psychiatry
    14. General
    15. Emergency Medicine
    16. Common Poisoning
    17. Snake bite
    18. Tropical Medicine
    19. Critical Care Medicine
    20. Emphasis on medical procedures
    21. Patho physiological basis of diseases
    22. Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases
    23. Vitamin deficiency diseases
    24. In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizoprenia.
  2. Paediatrics including the following ‐
    1. Common childhood emergencies,
    2. Basic new born care,
    3. Normal developmental milestones,
    4. Accidents and poisonings in children,
    5. Birth defects and counseling including autism,
    6. Immunization in children,
    7. Recognizing children with special needs and management, and
    8. National programmes related to child health.
Paper I Maximum
(Code No. 2)Marks: 250
UPSC CMS Syllabus
  1. Surgery
  2. Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  3. Preventive & Social Medicine

Total questions in Paper II = 120 (40 questions from each part.)

Syllabus of Paper ‐ II CMS

  1. Surgery
    (Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)
    1. General Surgery
      1. Wounds
      2. Infections
      3. Tumours
      4. Lymphatic
      5. Blood vessels
      6. Cysts/sinuses
      7. Head and neck
      8. Breast
      9. Alimentary tract
        • Oesophagus
        • Stomach
        • Intestines
        • Anus
        • Developmental
      10. Liver, Bile, Pancreas
      11. Spleen
      12. Peritoneum
      13. Abdominal wall
      14. Abdominal injuries
    2. Urological Surgery
    3. Neuro Surgery
    4. Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
    5. Thoracic surgery
    6. Orthopedic surgery
    7. Ophthalmology
    8. Anesthesiology
    9. Traumatology
    10. Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
    11. Pre‐operative and post operative care of surgical patients
    12. Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
    13. Wound healing
    14. Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
    15. Shock patho‐physiology and management.
      • Ante‐natal conditions
      • Intra‐natal conditions
      • Post‐natal conditions
      • Management of normal labours or complicated labour
      • Questions on applied anatomy
      • Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
      • Questions on infections in genital tract
      • Questions on neoplasma in the genital tract
      • Questions on displacement of the uterus
      • Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
      • High risk pregnancy and management
      • Abortions
      • Intra Uterine growth retardation
      • Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape.
      • Conventional contraceptives
      • U.D. and oral pills
      • Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings
      • Medical Termination of Pregnancy
    1. Social and Community Medicine II    
    2. Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine
    3. Health Administration and Planning
    4. General Epidemiology
    5. Demography and Health Statistics
    6. Communicable Diseases
    7. Environmental Health
    8. Nutrition and Health
    9. Non‐communicable diseases
    10. Occupational Health
    11. Genetics and Health
    12. International Health
    13. Medical Sociology and Health Education
    14. Maternal and Child Health
    15. National Programmes
    16. Management of common health problem
    17. Ability to monitor national health programmes
    18. Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
    19. Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies.
  • The Computer based examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (Multiple choice answers) type. The question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.
  • Candidates must mark the Papers themselves. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to mark answers for them.
  • The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or both the papers of the examination.
  • Penalty for wrong answers

There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.

There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.

If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

  • Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers. They should, therefore not bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
  • Both the Papers of the CMSE will be of MBBS standard.

PERSONALITY TEST – (100 marks): Facebook

Candidates who qualify in the computer based examination will be called for Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 100 marks.

The Interview for Personality Test will be intended to serve as a supplement to the computer based examination for testing the General Knowledge and ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study and also in the nature of a personality test to assess the candidate’s intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgement and alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.


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