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UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam Syllabus 

UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam Syllabus 2020 | Exam Pattern
Organization Name Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Examination Name Combined Medical Services Exam (CMS)
Post Names Assistant Divisional Medical Officer, Assistant Medical Officer, General Duty Medical Officer
Category Syllabus
Selection Process Written Test (Paper 1 & 2), Personal Interview
Job Location Across India
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UPSC CMS Exam Pattern 2021

The UPSC CMS 2020 Exam will be conducted in 2 Parts. In Part I, there will be 2 papers. Computer Based Test of 500 Marks. Each Paper will be for 2 Hours. In Part II, the Personality Test of 100 marks will be conducted for those who qualify for the CBT Exam.

Paper – I

Subject Name Number of Questions Number of Marks
General Medicine 96 250 Marks
Pediatrics 24


Subject Name Number of Questions Number of Marks
Surgery 40 250 Marks
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40
Preventive & Social Medicine 40



WRITTEN EXAMINATION   – (500 marks) 

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


Personality Test:  (100 Marks):

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

  • Written Examination:
  1. The components and syllabi of the two Papers and the weightage to different components in the two papers are given below: –

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

General Medicine and Paediatrics:

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

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Syllabus of Paper-I

  • General Medicine including the following:
  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Genito-Urinary
  • Neurology
  • Hematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Infections/Communicable Diseases
    1. Virus
    2. Rickets
    3. Bacterial
    4. Spirochetal
    5. Protozoan
    6. Metazoan
    7. Fungus
  • Nutrition/Growth
  • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Psychiatry
  • General
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Common Poisoning
  • Snakebite
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emphasis on medical procedures
  • Patho physiological basis of diseases
  • Vaccines preventable diseases and Nonvaccines preventable diseases
  • Vitamin deficiency diseases
  • In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and
  • Pediatrics including the following –
  • Common childhood emergencies,
  • Basic newborn care,
  • Normal developmental milestones,
  • Accidents and poisonings in children,
  • Birth defects and counseling including autism,
  • Immunization in children,
  • Recognizing children with special needs and management, and (viii) National programs related to child

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

  • Surgery
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Preventive & Social Medicine

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

Syllabus of Paper-II

  • Surgery

(Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)

  • General Surgery
  1. Wounds
  2. Infections
  • Tumours
  1. Lymphatic v) Blood vessels
  2. Cysts/sinuses
  • Head and neck
  • Breast
  1. Alimentary tract
  2. Oesophagus
  3. Stomach
  4. Intestines
  5. Anus
  6. Developmental
  7. Liver, Bile, Pancreas
  8. Spleen
  • Peritoneum
  • Abdominal wall
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Urological Surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology N.T.
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Traumatology
  • Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
  • Pre-operative and post operative care of surgical patients
  • Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
  • Wound healing
  • Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
  • Shock patho-physiology and



  1. Ante-natal conditions
  2. Intra-natal conditions
  • Post-natal conditions
  1. Management of normal labours or complicated labour


  1. Questions on applied anatomy
  2. Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
  • Questions on infections in genital tract
  1. Questions on neoplasma in the genital tract
  2. Questions on displacement of the uterus vi)Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
  • High risk pregnancy and management
  • Abortions
  1. Intra Uterine growth retardation
  2. Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including


  1. Conventional contraceptives
  2. D. and oral pills
  • Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings
  1. Medical Termination of Pregnancy


I Social and Community Medicine

II Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine III Health Administration and Planning

  • General Epidemiology
  • 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

  • National Programmes
  • Management of common health problems
  • Ability to monitor national health programs XVIII Knowledge of maternal and child wellness

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

 PERSONALITY TEST  – (100 marks):

Candidates who qualify in the written examination will be called for an 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 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 a personality test to assess the candidate’s intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, the balance of judgment and alertness of mind, the ability for social cohesion, the integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.