UPSC CMS Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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Summary: UPSC CMS Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination pattern and scheme of examination are given below….

Exam Pattern:

Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination consists of Computer based Examination  & Personality Test/ Interview. Computer based Examination consists 2 papers; each paper carries 250 maximum marks and 2 hours duration. The candidates who qualify Computer based Examination will be called for Personality Test/ Interview process.

Examination Shall be conducted in Two Parts:

1. Computer based Examination (500 Marks)
2. Personality Test (100 Marks)

1. Computer based Examination: The candidates will take the Computer based Examination in two papers (Paper I & Paper II), each paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each paper will be of two hours duration.

Paper-I & Maximum Marks are given below:

Paper IMaximum
1. General Ability 30 Questions
2. General Medicine70 Questions
3. Paediatrics20 Questions

Total questions in Paper I = 120 (30 General Ability, 70 General Medicine and 20 Paediatrics).

Paper-II & Maximum Marks are given below:

Paper II Maximum
1. Surgery40 questions
2. Gynecology & Obstetrics40 questions
3. Preventive & Social Medicine40 questions

Total questions in Paper II= 120 (40 Surgery, 40 Gynaecology & Obstetrics and 40 Preventive & Social Medicine).

1. There will be penalty (Negative Making) for wrong answers marked by a candidates in the objective type question papers.
2. There are four alternatives for the answers to every question.
3. If a question is left blank i.e no answer is given by the candidates, there will be no penalty for that question.
4. Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers.

Note: Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotors disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (Writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment) in the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2016.

Part II: Personality Test: Candidates who qualify in the Computer based Examination will be called for Interview/ Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Interview/ Personality Test will cary 100 marks.
The Interview for personality test will be intended to serve as a supplement to the written examination for testing the General Knowledge and ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study and also in the nature of personality test to assess the candidate’s Intellectual curiosity, integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.

UPSC CMS Exam Syllabus.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Combined Medical Services Examination (CMS) Syllabus details are given below….


Computer based Examination will be conducted in two papers viz. i.e Paper I and Paper II.

Paper I Syllabus:

A. General Ability:
i. Indian Society, Heritage & Culture, Polity, Economy, Human Development Indices and the Development Programmes;
ii. Natural Resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation and related issues;
iii. Basic concepts of Ecology and Environment and their impact on health and economy;
iv. Impact of changing demographic trends on health, environment and society;
v. Indian Agriculture, Industry, Trade, Transportation and Service Sectors;
vi. Natural and man made disasters and their management;
vii. Food adulteration, Food processing, food distribution, food storage and their relevance to public health;
viii. Recent trends in Science and Technology

B. General Medicine: (General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry)
i. Cardiology
ii. Respiratory diseases
iii. Gastro-intestinal
iv. Genito-Urinary
v. Neurology
vi. Hematology
vii. Endocrinology
viii. Metabolic disorders
ix. Infections/ Communicable Diseases
a. Virus
b. Rickets
c. Bacterial
d. Spirochetal
e. Protozoan
f. Metazoan
g. Fungus
x. Nutrition/Growth
xi. Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
xii. Musculoskeletal System
xiii. Psychiatry
xiv. General

C. Paediatrics:

Syllabus of Paper II:

A. Surgery (Surgery including ENT, Opthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)
I. General Surgery
i. Wounds
ii. Infections
iii. Tumours
iv. Lymphatic
v. Blood vessels
vi. Cysts/sinuses
vii. Head and neck
viii. Breast
ix. Alimentary tract
b. Stomach
c. Intestines
d. Anus
e. Developmental
x. Liver, Bile, Pancreas
xi. Spleen
xii. Peritoneum
xiii. Abdominal wall
xiv. Abdominal injuries
II. Urological Surgery
III. Neuro Surgery
IV. Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
V. Thoracic surgery
VI. Orthopedic surgery
VII. Ophthalmology
VIII. Anesthesiology
IX. Traumatology

(B) Gynecology & Obstricks
I. Obstrtrick
i. Ante-natal conditions
ii. Intra-natal conditions
iii. Post-natal conditions
iv. Management of normal labours or complicated labour
II. Gynecology
i. Questions on applied anatomy
ii. Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
iii. Questions on infections in genital tract
iv. Questions on neoplasma in the genital tract
v. Questions on displacement of the uterus
III. Family Planning
i. Conventional contraceptives
ii. U.D. and oral pills
iii. Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings
iv. Medical Termination of Pregnancy

(c) Preventive Social and Community Medicine
i. Social and Community Medicine
ii. Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine
iii. Health Administration and Planning
iv. General Epidemiology
v. Demography and Health Statistics
vi. Communicable Diseases
vii. Environmental Health
viii. Nutrition and Health
ix. Non-communicable diseases
x. Occupational Health
xi. Genetics and Health
xii. International Health
xiii. Medical Sociology and Health Education
xiv. Maternal and Child Health
xv. National Programs