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UPSC CMS Syllabus 2017–2018 pdf Latest Topics (Paper 1/2) Exam Pattern

UPSC CMS Syllabus

Union Public Service Commission is going to conduct Combined Medical Services Exam to recruit eligible and captivated job seeker. So candidates who are preparing for the same shall check UPSC CMS Syllabus from this page. Union Public Service Commission has made some changes in CMS Syllabus and adds Latest Topics regarding Paper ½. Candidates also download CMS Exam Pattern from this single page. To obtain more information regarding UPSC CMS Syllabus 2017 candidates may scroll down this web page.

This page includes:

Paper 1 syllabus Preparation tips to crack exam
Paper 2 syllabus Preparation tips to crack interview
Personality test Exam pattern

Candidates who are appearing for Combined Medical Services Examination shall download Exam Syllabus PDF from the official website of Union Public Service Commission that is upsc.gov.in. Candidates also tap to direct link provided below to obtain information of Exam pattern and syllabus. We the team of www.recruitmentinboxx.com are providing all necessary details about UPSC CMS Syllabus 2017–2018 on this single page.

UPSC CMS Syllabus

Part – I

UPSC CMS Paper 1 Syllabus

In paper 1, questions are coming from 3 subjects i.e. General Ability, General Medicine and Paediatrics. General Ability, General Medicine and Paediatrics consist of 30, 70 and 20 questions. Maximum marks of paper I is 250 marks.

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

Download Here: UPSC CMS Previous Papers

UPSC CMS Paper 2 Syllabus

In paper 2, questions are coming from Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive Social and Communit Medicine subjects. Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive Social and Communit Medicine consist of 40 questions each. Maximum marks of paper II is 250 marks.

Subject Topics
Surgery (Surgery including ENT, Opthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics) I) 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

II) Urological Surgery

III) Neuro Surgery

IV) Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.

V) Thoracic surgery

VI) Orthopedic surgery

VII) Ophthalmology

VIII) Anesthesiology

IX) Traumatology

Gynaecology & Obstetrics I) Obstetrics

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

II) Gynaecology

  • applied anatomy
  • applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
  • infections in genital tract
  • neoplas main the genital tract
  • 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
Preventive Social and Communit Medicine
  • 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

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Personality Test

Candidates who qualify in written exam will be called for Interview/Personality Test which is going to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission. Interview/Personality Test will be of 100 marks.

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern

Papers No.  Of Questions Duration
Paper I
General Ability 30 2 hours
General Medicine 70
Paediatrics 20
Paper II
Surgery 40 2 hours
Gynecology & Obstetrics 40
Preventive & Social Medicine 40

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Marking Scheme:

Candidates appearing for the exam must know the fact that this exam follows negative marking scheme which is as follows:

  • For every wrong answer candidate have to bear penalty of One third (0.33) of the marks from total.
  • Same penalty will be applied to the candidate for giving more than one answer to particular question.
  • If space to give answers is left blank, then there will be no penalty for that question.

Know HereHow to Reduce Negative Marking In Exam

Information about CMS Exam:

Union Public Service Commission conducts Combined Medical Services Examination every year. A purpose to conduct this exam is to select brilliant candidates for filling up vacancies of Medical Officer. Through this exam, applicants are selected in Indian Ordnance Factories, Indian Railways and other departments of Indian Government.

Personality Test or Interview:

Contenders who successfully cleared Written Test (Paper 1& Paper 2) they will be eligible to attend the personality test/interview. The Personality Test consists of 100 marks. This test is taking with the intention to check or test the knowledge of candidate’s.

This Personality Test Tests the General Knowledge, academic study Ability of students, Critical Powers of Assimilation, Intellectual Curiosity, Balance of Judgment & Alertness of Mind, Integrity of Character, Social Cohesion Ability, Initiative and Capability for leadership etc of students who appear in it.

Must Read: UPSC Interview Questions and Answers

UPSC CMS Study Material:

UPSC Combined Medical Services Books Name Authors Name
UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination  Sushil K. Vimal
Elsevier Comprehensive Guide To Combined Medical Services UPSC Simplified Supplement 2011  Prakash Nayak
Review Of Combined Medical Services  Nayak
Cbs Combined Medical Services Upsc Entrance Examination, 9E M S Bhatia
Combined Medical Services Upse Entrance Exam. 10/E Bhatia
Rapid Digest UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination 2008 − 2001  Koley
ELS Comp Guide To Combined Medical Services UPSC Simplified, 1/e  Prakash Nayak
CBS Combined Medical Services Upsc Entrance Examination, 12Ed Bhatia M. S.

Get Here Best Study Material: Combined Medical Services Books

Preparation Tips

  • Candidate must have proper concentration on critical portions/questions
  • Aspirant should make proper time table and study according to it
  • Candidate must solve his/her problems by discussing or doing study groups
  • Candidate should focus on weak points and take into consideration their weakness
  • Candidate must do Time management and also practice mock/sample or previous question papers
  • Candidate must not attempt any question with doubt as it follows negative marking.

To crack CMS Interview following are the preparation tips:

  • Candidate must hold courageous, constructive, positive and peaceful character
  • Candidate must present themselves in proper way.
  • If any candidate during interview doesn’t know the answer then he/she must admit it.
  • Candidate should have an ability to talk constantly.


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