UPSC CMS Syllabus – Combined Medical Services Syllabus

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Combined Medical Services (CMS) examination consists of two parts: the Computer-Based Examination (Preliminary) and the Personality Test (Interview) for those who qualify in the written examination. Here’s a detailed syllabus for both parts:

UPSC CMS Preliminary Exam Syllabus

The Preliminary Examination is conducted in a computer-based format and consists of two papers:

Paper 1 General Medicine and Pediatrics

  1. General Medicine:
    • Cardiology
    • Respiratory diseases
    • Gastro-intestinal
    • Genito-Urinary
    • Neurology
    • Hematology
    • Endocrinology
    • Metabolic disorders
    • Infections/Communicable Diseases
    • Virus, Rickets, Bacterial, Spirochetal, Protozoan, Metazoan, Fungus
    • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
    • Musculoskeletal System
    • Psychiatry
    • General
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Common Poisoning
    • Snakebite
    • Tropical Medicine
    • Critical Care Medicine
  2. Pediatrics:
    • Common childhood emergencies
    • Basic newborn care
    • Normal developmental milestones
    • Accidents and poisonings in children
    • Birth defects and counseling, including autism
    • Immunization in children
    • Common medical problems and pediatric surgeries

Paper 2 Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics

  1. Surgery:
    • General Surgery
    • Wounds
    • Infections
    • Tumors
    • Lymphatic
    • Blood vessels
    • Cysts/sinuses
    • Head and neck
    • Breast
    • Alimentary tract
    • Liver, Bile, Pancreas
    • Spleen
    • Peritoneum
    • Abdominal wall
    • Abdominal injuries
  2. Gynecology & Obstetrics:
    • Obstetrics
    • Ante-natal conditions
    • Intra-natal conditions
    • Post-natal conditions
    • Management of normal labors
    • Complications during pregnancy and labor
    • Gynecology
    • Questions on applied anatomy
    • Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
    • Questions on infections in the genital tract
    • Questions on neoplasma in the genital tract
    • Questions on displacement of the uterus
    • Normal delivery and safe delivery practices

Personality Test (Interview):

The Personality Test assesses a candidate’s suitability for the CMS services. It doesn’t have a specific syllabus, but candidates should be prepared for questions related to their academic background, practical knowledge, and current events in the field of medicine. It also assesses the candidate’s general awareness, communication skills, and personality traits.

Candidates should prepare thoroughly for both the Preliminary Examination and the Personality Test to perform well in the UPSC CMS examination. Additionally, candidates are advised to refer to the official UPSC CMS notification for the specific year they plan to appear for the examination for any updates or changes in the syllabus.

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