UPSC CMS Syllabus

UPSC Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination is held for recruitment to the services and posts of Assistant Medical Officer in railways, Indian Ordinance Factories Health Service, Junior scale posts in central health services, etc.

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UPSC CMS Paper I Syllabus

(a) General Ability (30 Questions)

  • (i) Indian Society, Heritage & Culture, Polity, Economy, Human Development Indices and the Development Programmes
  • (ii) Natural Resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation and related issues
  • (iii) Basic concepts of Ecology and Environment and their impact on health and economy
  • (iv) Impact of changing demographic trends on health, environment and society. Visit
  • (v) Indian Agriculture, Industry, Trade, Transportation and Service Sectors
  • (vi) Natural and man made disasters and their management
  • (vii) Food adulteration, Food processing, food distribution, food storage and their relevance to public health
  • (viii) Recent trends in Science and Technology

(b) General Medicine (70 Questions)

(General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry)

  • (i) Cardiology
  • (ii) Respiratory diseases
  • (iii) Gastro-intestinal
  • (iv) Genito-Urinary
  • (v) Neurology
  • (vi) Hematology
  • (vii) Endocrinology
  • (viii) Metabolic disorders
  • (ix) Infections/Communicable Diseases (Virus, Rickets, Bacterial, Spirochetal, Protozoan, Metazoan, Fungus)
  • (x) Nutrition/Growth
  • (xi) Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  • (xii) Musculoskelatal System
  • (xiii) Psychiatry
  • (xiv) General

(c) Paediatrics (20 Questions)

UPSC CMS Paper II Syllabus

(a) Surgery (40 Questions)

(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

(b) Gynaecology & Obstetrics (40 Questions)

  • I. Obstetrics: Ante-natal conditions, Intra-natal conditions, Post-natal conditions, Management of normal labours or complicated labour
  • II. Gynaecology: Questions on applied anatomy, Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization, Questions on infections in genital tract, Questions on neoplas main the genital tract, Questions on 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

(c) Preventive Social and Communit Medicine (40 Questions)

  • I. Social and community Medicine
  • II. 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