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Every year, the Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) is conducted with the motive to select individuals for medical officer posts. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has the responsibility of conducting this examination. The UPSC CMS Exam includes two stages that are part 1 and part 2. It is required for the candidates to qualify for each of the stages. Every interested candidate should know about the UPSC CMS selection process in detail.

UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023

UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023

UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023- Overview

Name of the OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Posts NameCombined Medical Services Examination
Post NameMedical Officer, Assistant Divisional Medical Officer, General Duty Medical Officer, General Duty Medical Officer Gr 2
Job LocationAcross India

UPSC CMS Notification

UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023- Paper 1

TopicNumber of Questions
General Medicine96

General Medicine Syllabus


Respiratory diseases

  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Genito-Urinary
  • Neurology
  • Haematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Infections/Communicable Diseases
  • Virus
  • Rickets
  • Bacterial
  • Spirochetal
  • Protozoan
  • Metazoan
  • 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 non-vaccines preventable diseases
  • Vitamin deficiency diseases
  • In psychiatry consists – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases, and Schizophrenia

Pediatrics Syllabus

  • Common childhood emergencies,
  • Basic new-born care,
  • Normal developmental milestones,
  • Accidents and poisonings in children,
  • Birth defects and counselling including autism,
  • Immunization in children,
  • Recognizing children with special needs and managing, and
  • National programs related to child health

UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023- Paper 2

TopicNumber of Questions
Gynaecology & Obstetrics40
Preventive & Social Medicine40

UPSC Civil Services Exam

Surgery Syllabus

  • 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
  • Urological Surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • 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 pathophysiology and management.

Obstetrics Syllabus

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

Genecology Syllabus

  • Questions on applied anatomy
  • Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
  • Questions on infections in the genital tract
  • Questions on neoplasm in the genital tract
  • Questions on the 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 Syllabus

  • Conventional contraceptives
  • U.D. and oral pills
  • The operative procedure, sterilization, and organization of programs in the urban and rural surroundings
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy

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Preventive Social and Community Medicine Syllabus

  • 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
  • Management of common health problems
  • Ability to monitor national health programs
  • Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
  • Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies.

Both papers will be having Multiple choice questions and the examination will be computer-based. The question papers will be set in English only for the candidates. Applicants have to mark the papers themselves. Negative marking will be done for the wrong answers, and 1/3rd of marks will be deducted. If the question is unattempted then no negative marking will be done. Calculators are not allowed to answer objective-type papers.

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