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UPSC CMS Syllabus : Download UPSC CMS Syllabus Download PDF

UPSC CMS Syllabus : Download UPSC CMS Syllabus Download PDF
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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC): conducts the COMBINED MEDICAL SERVICES EXAMINATION (CMSE)

The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:

  Test Type Max. Marks Duration
Paper-I Computer-based Examination 500 2 Hrs.
Paper-II Personality Test 200 3 Hrs

(A) Computer-based Examination:

Paper- 1. The components and syllabus of two Papers and the weightage to different components in the two papers are given below: 

Paper I   Marks: 250 250 General Medicine and Paediatrics: Total questions in Paper I = 120 (96 from General Medicine and 24 from Paediatrics)


Syllabus of Paper-I  (a) General Medicine including the following:

(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

(xv) Emergency Medicine

(xvi) Common Poisoning

(xvii) Snakebite

(xviii) Tropical Medicine

(xix) Critical Care Medicine

(xx) Emphasis on medical procedures

(xxi) Pathophysiological basis of diseases

(xxii) Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases

(xxiii) Vitamin  deficiency diseases

(xxiv) In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizophrenia.

(B) Paediatrics including the following : 

 (i)Common childhood emergencies,

(ii) Basic newborn care,

(iii) Normal developmental milestones,  

(iv) Accidents and poisonings in children,

(v) Birth defects and counselling including autism,

(vi) Immunization in children,

(vii) Recognizing children with special needs and management,

 (viii) National programmes related to child health.


Paper II       Max. Marks: 250 (a) Surgery (b) Gynaecology  Obstetrics (c) Preventive & Social Medicine


UPSC CMSE Syllabus of Paper - II

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

(1) 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 a) Oesophagus b) Stomach c) Intestines d) Anus e) Developmental (x) Liver, Bile, Pancreas
(xi) Spleen (xii) Peritoneum
(xiv) Abdominal injuries



2 Urological Surgery
3 Neuro Surgery
4 Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
5 Thoracic surgery
6 Orthopaedic 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 pathophysiology and management.



i) Ante?natal conditions

ii) Intra?natal conditions

iii) Post?natal conditions

iv) Management of normal labours or complicated labour


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

vi) Normal delivery and safe delivery practices

vii) High risk pregnancy and management

viii) Abortions

ix)  Intra Uterine growth retardation

x) Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape.


i) Conventional contraceptives

ii) U.D. and oral pills

iii) The operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings

iv) Medical Termination of Pregnancy



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 Programmes

XVI Management of common health problems

XVII Ability to monitor national health programmes

XVIII Knowledge of maternal and child wellness

XIX    Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies.


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