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UPSC CMS Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2024; Check Notification Here!

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UPSC CMS Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2024
UPSC CMS Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2024

Scheme of Examination: The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:-


Written Examination – (500 marks)

The candidates will take the written examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each Paper will be of two hours duration.


Personality Test: (100 Marks):

Personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination

Also Check: UPSC CMS Exam 2024: Applications Open for 827 Medical Officer Posts

Written Examination: The components and syllabi of two Papers and the weightage to different components in the two papers are given below: -

Paper I


No of Question

Max Marks

General Medicine









Penalty for wrong answers: Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

Syllabus of Paper-I

(a) General Medicine including the following:

  1. Cardiology
  2. Respiratory diseases
  3. Gastro-intestinal
  4. Genito-Urinary
  5. Neurology
  6. Hematology
  7. Endocrinology
  8. Metabolic disorders
  9. Infections/Communicable Diseases [Virus, Rickets, Bacterial, Spirocheta, Protozoa, Metazoan & Fungus]
  10. Nutrition/Growth
  11. Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  12. Musculoskelatal System
  13. Psychiatry
  14. General
  15. Emergency Medicine
  16. Common Poisoning
  17. Snake bite
  18. Tropical Medicine
  19. Critical Care Medicine
  20. Emphasis on medical procedures
  21. Patho physiological basis of diseases
  22. Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases
  23. Vitamin deficiency diseases
  24. In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizoprenia.

Paediatrics including the following -

  1. Common childhood emergencies,
  2. Basic new born care,
  3. Normal developmental milestones,
  4. Accidents and poisonings in children,
  5. Birth defects and counseling including autism,
  6. Immunization in children,
  7. Recognizing children with special needs and management, and
  8. National programmes related to child health.

Paper II


No of Question

Max Marks





Gynaecology & Obstetrics


Preventive & Social Medicine






Syllabus of Paper - II

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

(I) General Surgery (Wounds, Infections, Tumours, Lymphatic, Blood vessels, Cysts/sinuses, Head and neck, Breast, Alimentary tract [ (a) Oesophagus, b) Stomach, c) Intestines, d) Anus, e) 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

(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


  1. Ante-natal conditions
  2. Intra-natal conditions
  3. Post-natal conditions
  4. Management of normal labours or complicated labour


  1. Questions on applied anatomy
  2. Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
  3. Questions on infections in genital tract
  4. Questions on neoplasma in the genital tract
  5. Questions on 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. Medico legal examination in Obgy and Gynae including Rape.

(III) Family Planning

  1. Conventional contraceptives
  2. U.D. and oral pills
  3. Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings
  4. Medical Termination of Pregnancy

(c) Preventive Social and Community Medicine

  1. Social and Community Medicine
  2. Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine
  3. Health Administration and Planning
  4. General Epidemiology
  5. Demography and Health Statistics
  6. Communicable Diseases
  7. Environmental Health
  8. Nutrition and Health
  9. Non-communicable diseases
  10. Occupational Health
  11. Genetics and Health
  12. International Health
  13. Medical Sociology and Health Education
  14. Maternal and Child Health
  15. National Programmes
  16. Management of common health problems
  17. Ability to monitor national health programmes
  18. Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
  19. Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies.


Published date : 10 Apr 2024 05:14PM

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