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CMS 2017 Revised Syllabus & Scheme Combined Medical Services Exam

CMS 2017 Revised Syllabus & Scheme Combined Medical Services Exam

CMS 2017  Combined Medical Services Examination Revised Syllabus and Scheme


UPSC CMS 2017 Apply Register Eligibility Age Fee Last Date Syllabus Exam Pattern

COMBINED MEDICAL SERVICES Exam 2017 Exam Notification

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Combined Medical Services ExaminationRevised Syllabus and Scheme

UPSC CMS 2017 Apply Register Eligibility Age Fee Last Date Syllabus Exam Pattern COMBINED MEDICAL SERVICES EXAm 2017 Exam Notification


Date of Notification26/04/2017
Date of Commencement of Examination13/08/2017
Duration of ExaminationOne Day
Last Date for Receipt of Applications19/05/2017 – 6:00pm
Date of Upload26/04/2017
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The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:‐


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

Part‐II Personality Test: (100 Marks):

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

(A) Computer based Examination:

The components and syllabi of 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); Syllabus of Paper‐I

  • General Medicine including the following:
  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Gastro‐intestinal (iv) Genito‐Urinary
  • Neurology (vi) Hematology (vii) Endocrinology (viii) Metabolic disorders

(ix)Infections/Communicable Diseases

  1. Virus
  2. Rickets
  3. Bacterial
  4. Spirochetal
  5. Protozoan
  6. Metazoan
  7. Fungus

(x) Nutrition/Growth

(xi)Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)

  • Musculoskelatal System
  • Psychiatry
  • General

Emergency Medicine

 Common Poisoning

 Snake bite

 Tropical Medicine

 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.

Paediatrics including the following ‐

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.


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


 Gynaecology & Obstetrics

 Preventive & Social Medicine

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

Syllabus of Paper ‐ II

(a) Surgery

(Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)

  • 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

  1. Oesophagus
  2. Stomach
  3. Intestines
  4. Anus
  5. Developmental


x) Liver, Bile, Pancreas xi) Spleen xii) Peritoneum xiii) Abdominal wall xiv) Abdominal injuries

Urological Surgery

Neuro Surgery

Thoracic surgery

Orthopedic surgery




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 management.




  1. Ante‐natal conditions
  2. Intra‐natal conditions
  3. Post‐natal conditions
  4. 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.



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



I             Social and Community Medicine

  • 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.

The Computer based examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (Multiple choice answers) type. The question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.

Candidates must mark the Papers themselves. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to mark answers for them.

The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or both the papers of the examination.

Penalty for wrong answers

There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.

  • There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  • If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
  • If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
  • Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers. They should, therefore not bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
  • Boe Papers of the CMSE will be of MBBS standard.

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

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