UPSC CMS Syllabus 2021: Download Syllabus PDF & Exam Pattern

UPSC CMS Syllabus 2021: Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC CMS 2021 Syllabus. Candidates who are preparing for the Combined Medical Services Exam can check the complete CMS 2021 Syllabus here. We collected the CMS Syllabus & Exam Pattern and posted it here for easy reference of aspirants. So candidates can refer our page and download the latest UPSC CMS Syllabus.

UPSC CMS Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021:

Aspirants should be aware of the updated exam pattern before starting their preparation. So candidates are advised to refer the exam pattern before viewing the syllabus. We have also listed the selection process of the UPSC CMS 2021 Exam.

Selection Procedure:

UPSC CMS Exam selection involves 2 steps as follows

  1. Written Examination
  2. Personality Test / Interview

UPSC CMS 2021 Notification – Click Here

UPSC CMS Written Exam Pattern:

Paper Section No of Questions Marks
 Paper-I (Q-120) General Medicine 96 250
Pediatrics 24
Paper-II (Q-120) Surgery 40  250
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40
Preventive & Social Medicine 40
 Total 240 500

  • The question paper will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • The question papers will be set in English only.
  • Each Paper will be of two hours duration.

UPSC CMS Written Exam Syllabus:

PAPER-I: General Medicine and Paediatrics

The questions paper will be of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type in which the questions will be set in English only.

UPSC CMS PAPER-I: General Medicine Syllabus

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Genito-Urinary
  • Neurology
  • Haematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Infections/Communicable Diseases
  • 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
  • Pathophysiological basis of diseases
  • Vaccines preventable diseases and Non-vaccines preventable diseases
  • Vitamin deficiency diseases
  • In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases, and Schizophrenia

UPSC CMS PAPER-I: Paediatrics Syllabus

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

PAPER-II: Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Preventive & Social Medicine

The questions paper will be of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type in which the questions will be set in English only.

UPSC CMS PAPER-II: Surgery Syllabus

  • General Surgery
  • Urological Surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Orthopaedic 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
  • Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
  • Shock pathophysiology and management

UPSC CMS PAPER-II: Gynaecology & Obstetrics Syllabus

  • Obstetrics
    1. Ante-natal conditions
    2. Intra-natal conditions
    3. Post-natal conditions
    4. Management of normal labours or complicated labour
  • Gynaecology
    1. Questions on applied anatomy
    2. Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
    3. Infections in the genital tract
    4. Neoplasm in the genital tract
    5. Displacement of the uterus
    6. Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
    7. High-risk pregnancy and management
    8. Abortions
    9. Intra-Uterine growth retardation
    10. Medicolegal examination in body and Gynae including Rape
  • Family Planning
    1. Conventional contraceptives
    2. U.D. and oral pills
    3. An operative procedure, sterilization, and organization of programs in the urban and rural surroundings
    4. Medical Termination of Pregnancy

UPSC CMS PAPER-II: Preventive Social and Community Medicine Syllabus

  • Social and Community Medicine
  • The 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

Personal Interview:

  • Candidates who qualify in the written examination will be called for an Interview / Personality Test.
  • The Interview / Personality Test will carry 100 Marks.

UPSC CMS 2021 Syllabus PDF – Click here

Important Links for UPSC 2021 Exam:

UPSC Notifications 2021 Click here
For Official Website Click here

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