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Syllabus Of Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination

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UPSC takes an all India Competitive written Exam followed by Personality Test to make selection. Written Test carries 500 marks and Personality Test have weightage of 100 marks in final selections.

Combined Medical Services Exam Syllabus

Syllabus of Paper-I

(a) General Ability

  1. Indian Society, Heritage & Culture, Polity, Economy, Human Development Indices and the Development Programmes;
  2. Natural Resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation and related issues;
  3. Basic concepts of Ecology and Environment and their impact on health and economy;
  4. Impact of changing demographic trends on health, environment and society;
  5. Indian Agriculture, Industry, Trade, Transportation and Service Sectors;
  6. Natural and man made disasters and their management;
  7. Food adulteration, Food processing, food distribution, food storage and their relevance to public health;
  8. Recent trends in Science and Technology.

(b) General Medicine (General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry)

  • Cardiology, Respiratory diseases, Gastro-intestinal, Genito-Urinary, Neurology, Hematology, Endocrinology, Metabolic disorders, Infections/Communicable Diseases
  • Virus, Rickets, Bacterial, Spirochetal, Protozoan, Metazoan, Fungus, Nutrition/Growth, Diseases of the skin (Dermatology), Musculoskelatal System, Psychiatry, General

(c) Paediatrics - Paper II Maximum (Code No. 2) Marks : 250

  1. Surgery - 40 questions
  2. Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40 questions
  3. Preventive & Social Medicine - 40 questions

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

Syllabus of Paper-II

(a) Surgery (Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)

  1. General Surgery
    • Wounds, Infections, Tumours, Lymphatic, Blood vessels, Cysts/sinuses, Head and neck, Breast, Alimentary tract
    • Oesophagus, Stomach, Intestines, Anus, Developmental, Liver, Bile, Pancreas, Spleen, Peritoneum, Abdominal wall, 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


I OBSTETRICS : Ante-natal conditions, Intra-natal conditions, Post-natal conditions, Management of normal labours, or complicated labour

II GYNAECOLOGY : 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

III FAMILY PLANNING : Conventional contraceptives, U.D. and oral pills, Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings, Medical Termination of Pregnancy


Social and Community Medicine, Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine, Health Administration and Planning, General Epidemiology, Demography and Health Statistics, Communicable Diseases , Environmental Health, Nutrition and Health, Non-communicable diseases, Occupational Health, Genetics and Health, International Health, Medical Sociology and Health Education, Maternal and Child Health, National Programmes

(B) PERSONALITY TEST - (100 marks)

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 judgment and alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.

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