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UPSC CMS Syllabus 2018 Paper 1 & 2 Syllabus (Topic Wise) pdf Download

UPSC CMS Syllabus

UPSC organizes CMS Exam to appoint medical graduates in Central Government Organizations and Services. UPSC CMS Syllabus PDF for Paper 1 & 2 with Topic Wise is available here for download. 

Union Public Service Commission has prescribed UPSC CMS Syllabus 2018 for Combined Medical Service Examination. By referring UPSC CMS Exam Pattern, you may know distribution of marks for each section.

UPSC CMS Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2:

We are also listing direct ways to get UPSC Combined Medical Service Syllabus from upsc.gov.in UPSC CMS 2018 Syllabus comprise all topics from which question paper for Combined Medical Service Exam is set.

Combined Medical Services Examination is conducted for recruiting eligible contenders for Junior Scale Posts, Asst Divisional Medical Officer in Central Health Services & others. To know more about it, go through this page designed by team of www.recruitmentinboxx.com

UPSC CMS Syllabus

UPSC CMS Syllabus for Paper 1

General Medicine including the following topics:

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Gastro‐intestinal
  • Genito‐Urinary
  • Neurology
  • Hematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic disorders

Infections/Communicable Diseases:             

  • Virus
  • Rickets
  • Bacterial
  • Spirochetal
  • Protozoan added in Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Service Exam Syllabus
  • Metazoan
  • Fungus
  • Nutrition/Growth
  • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  • Musculoskelatal System
  • Psychiatry
  • General
  • Emergency Medicine added in UPSC CMS Syllabus
  • Common Poisoning
  • Snake bite
  • Tropical Medicine added in UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam Syllabus
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emphasis on medical procedures
  • Patho physiological basis of diseases
  • Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases
  • Vitamin  deficiency diseases
  • In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizoprenia.

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Paediatrics including the following topics‐ 

  • Common childhood emergencies,
  • Basic new born 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
  • National programmes related to child health.

UPSC CMS Syllabus for Paper 2

CMS Syllabus for Surgery (Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)

  • 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 added in Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Service Syllabus
  • Abdominal wall added in UPSC Combined Medical Service Syllabus
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Urological Surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology E.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 added in UPSC CMS Syllabus for Paper 2
  • Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
  • Shock patho‐physiology and management.

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CMS Syllabus for Gynaecology & Obstetrics:


  • Ante‐natal conditions
  • Intra‐natal conditions
  • Post‐natal conditions included in CMS Syllabus
  • Management of normal labours or complicated labour


  • 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
  • Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
  • High risk pregnancy and management
  • Abortions
  • Intra Uterine growth retardation
  • Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape.

Family Planning:

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

Preventive Social And Community 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 included in CMS Syllabus
  • Non‐communicable diseases
  • Occupational Health
  • Genetics and Health
  • International Health
  • Medical Sociology and Health Education
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • National Programmes included in CMS Syllabus
  • Management of common health problems
  • Ability to monitor national health programmes
  • Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
  • Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies.

Get Best Study Material: Combined Medical Services Books

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern 2018:

As per UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam Pattern, Paper I is of 250 marks.

Part-I: Computer Based Examination:

  • UPSC CMS paper will have objective multiple choice questions.
  • It is of 500 marks. Computer based examination is divided in two Papers.
  • Each Paper is of maximum of 250 marks.
  • Each Paper will be of two hours duration.
  • Question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.
  • There is a provision of negative marking in paper, for each question for which a wrong answer has been given, one third of the marks will be deducted
Paper I Number of questionsMaximum Marks
General Medicine96250


Paper IINumber of questionsMaximum marks
Gynaecology & Obstetrics40
Preventive & Social Medicine40

Also Check Previous Year Cut Off: UPSC CMS Cut Off

Procedure to get UPSC CMS Syllabus 2018 PDF:

  • Visit official website that is upsc.gov.in
  • Press on “Examination” tab available at top menu bar.
  • Select “Revised Syllabus & Scheme” from drop down list.
  • In front of ‘Combined Medical Services Examination’, you may download PDF of syllabus.
  • Save your UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam Syllabus 2018 & plan your preparation accordingly

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UPSC CMS Exam 2018:

Union Public Service Commission organizes Combined Medical Services Examination every year in the month of August 2018. UPSC CMS Exam is organized for appointing aspirants for medical officer posts.

Those who qualify UPSC CMS 2018 exam are invited for interview, personality test & document verification. You may plan your preparation by getting Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Service Syllabus from here.

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, 9EM S Bhatia
Combined Medical Services Upse Entrance Exam. 10/EBhatia
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, 12EdBhatia M. S.

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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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