UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination – CMS Exam 2018 Syllabus

CMS Exam Scheme

UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination – CMS Exam 2018 Syllabus

CMS Examination Scheme 2018

The CMS examination 2018 shall be conducted according to the following plan 

Part – I

UPSC CMS 2018 Computer Based Examination  ( 500 Marks )

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

UPSC CMS 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) UPSC CMS 2018 Computer Based Examination 

The components and syllabus of two Papers and the weightage to different components in the two papers are given below

Paper I ( Code No.1 )Maximum Marks : 250
(a)General Medicine96 questions
(b)Paediatrics24 questions
Total questions in Paper I = 120 ( 96 General Medicine and 24 Paediatrics )

Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotors disability and cerebral palsy where dominant ( Writing ) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function ( minimum of 40% impairment ) in the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2018.


CMS Exam Paper I Syllabus

CMS Exam 2018 Syllabus of Paper – I

(a) General Ability

Indian Society, Heritage & Culture, Polity, Economy, Human Development Indices and the Development Programmes;

Natural Resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation and related issues;

Basic concepts of Ecology and Environment and their impact on health and economy;

Impact of changing demographic trends on health, environment and society;

Indian Agriculture, Industry, Trade, Transportation and Service Sectors;

Natural and man made disasters and their management;

Food adulteration, Food processing, food distribution, food storage and their relevance to public health;

Recent trends in Science and Technology.

(b) General Medicine

(i) Cardiology

(ii) Respiratory diseases

(iii) Gastro-intestinal

(iv) Genito-Urinary

(v) Neurology

(vi) Hematology

(vii) Endocrinology

(viii) Metabolic disorders

(ix) Infections / Communicable Diseases

a) Virus

b) Rickets

c) Bacterial

d) Spirochetal

e) Protozoan

f) Metazoan

g) Fungus

(x) Nutrition / Growth

(xi) Diseases of the skin ( Dermatology )

(xii) Musculoskelatal System

(xiii) Psychiatry

(xiv) General

(xv) Emergency Medicine

(xvi) Common Poisoning

(xvii) Snake bite

(xviii) Tropical Medicine

(xix) Critical Care Medicine

(xx) Emphasis on medical procedures 12

(xxi) Patho physiological basis of diseases

(xxii) Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases

(xxiii) Vitamin deficiency diseases

(xxiv) In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizoprenia.

(c) Paediatrics

Paper II ( Code No. 2 )Maximum Marks : 250
(a)Surgery40 questions
(b)Gynaecology & Obstetrics40 questions
(c)Preventive & Social Medicine40 questions
Total questions in Paper II = 120 ( 40 Surgery, 40 Gynaecology & Obstetrics and 40 Preventive & Social Medicine )


CMS Exam Paper II Syllabus

CMS Exam 2018 Syllabus of Paper – II ( Code No. 2 )

(a) Surgery ( Surgery including ENT, Opthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics )

I. 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

a) Oesophagus

b) Stomach

c) Intestines

d) Anus

e) Developmental

x) Liver, Bile, Pancreas

xi) Spleen

xii) Peritoneum

xiii) Abdominal wall

xiv) 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

(X) Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments

(XI) Pre-operative and post operative care of surgical patients

(XII) Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery

(XIII) Wound healing

(XIV) Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery

(XV) Shock patho-physiology and management.

(b) Gynaecology & Obstetrics


i) Ante-natal conditions

ii) Intra-natal conditions

iii) Post-natal conditions

iv) Management of normal labours or complicated labour

II. Gynaecology

i) Questions on applied anatomy

ii) Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization

iii) Questions on infections in genital tract

iv) Questions on neoplasma in the genital tract

v) Questions on displacement of the uterus

vi) Normal delivery and safe delivery practices

vii) High risk pregnancy and management

viii) Abortions

ix) Intra Uterine growth retardation

x) Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape.

III. Family Planning

i) Conventional contraceptives

ii) U.D. and oral pills

iii) Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings

iv) Medical Termination of Pregnancy

(c) Preventive Social and Community Medicine

(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

(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.

  1. 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 ( 0.33 ) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 UPSC Examination Hall.

(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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UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination – CMS Exam 2018 Syllabus


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12 Responses to “UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination – CMS Exam 2018 Syllabus”

  1. roshana February 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm # Reply

    have done postgraduate diploma in obs and gynae
    (MCI recognised).is there any different exam or ranking for already completed postgraduation?

  2. m ilyas March 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm # Reply

    i m not able to get upsc form for cms from jammu

    • UpscExam March 6, 2012 at 10:14 am # Reply


      The UPSC CMS Exam 2012 notification date is postponed and not yet confirmed. Please wait…

  3. ajay March 7, 2012 at 8:19 am # Reply

    pls tell the date of upsc cms examination and date of issuing of application form??

  4. kiruba March 20, 2012 at 10:07 am # Reply

    te has no information about te cms online application form.. how to apply online???

    • UpscExam March 20, 2012 at 10:33 am # Reply


      The notification date for CMS Exam 2012 is not confirmed. Please wait… But, this is the link for applying CMS Exam 2012 is

  5. Sayalee sohoni April 9, 2012 at 1:10 am # Reply

    Which category are physiotherapist eligible to give exam

  6. vahidabeegum July 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm # Reply

    can i get the solved papers of cms-2012(paper-1&2)

  7. nitin mukesh December 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm # Reply

    any information about 2012 cms exam?

    • UpscExam December 27, 2012 at 9:17 am # Reply


      Pls refer the details given below :

      Application issuing date for CMS Exam 2012 : 03.03.2012

      Last date for submission of application for CMS Exam 2012 : 02.04.2012

      Exam date for CMS Exam 2012 : 17.06.2012


  8. ans June 10, 2013 at 8:06 am # Reply

    any limit of attempt in cms .. i am in final year can i give a try in this exam next yr

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