Syllabus of combined medical service exam

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Combined medical service exam (CMS) is conducted by UPSC. This exam is held to recruit medical officers in so many organizations like defense, Municipal Corporation, India Railways, Indian ordnance factories and much more means the organizations that work or function under government of our country, India. This is generally conducted in the month of June. The eligibility is MBBS and age limit is 32 for appear in this exam. Those students who don’t want to pursue PG, they can choose this option. The salary scale is generally 40 to 90 K.  There are so many students who want to serve their country and choose this option. If you are going to take this exam, then you should be well aware of the pattern of exam, syllabus and much more.


This exam is mainly conducted in two parts include written exam and personality test. The weightage of the written exam is 500 marks and candidate can take it in 2 papers (each 250 marks). Duration of each paper is 2 hours.

Combined medical service exam

Part 1: (500 Marks)

·         Paper 1 (Code No 1): (250 Marks)

·         Paper 2 (Code No 2): (250 Marks)

Part 2:

·         Personality Test (100 Marks)


The syllabus of paper 1: (Code No 1:)


General ability (30 questions)

General Medicine (70 questions)


It includes Neurology, Cardiology, Dermatology and Psychiatry




Paediatrics (20 questions)

Science and Technology (Recent trends)



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



Natural and manmade (disasters and management)

Musculoskelatal System


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


Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)


Impact of changing demographic trends on society, environment and health



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

Infections/Communicable Diseases

(Virus, Rickets, Bacterial, Spirochetal, Protozoan, Metazoan and Fungus)


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

Metabolic disorders


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
















Respiratory diseases











The syllabus of Paper 2: (Code No 2)


Surgery (40 questions)


(Opthalmology, ENT, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)

Gynaecology & Obstetrics

(40 questions)

Preventive & Social Medicine (40 questions)


General Surgery


(abdominal injuries, abdominal wall, peritoneum, spleen, pancreas, bile, liver, elementary tract, anus, intestine, stomach, esophagus,  breast, hand, neck, cysts, blood vessels, lymphatic, tumuor, infections, wounds)




(Management of normal labours or complicated labour, Post-natal conditions, Intra-natal conditions, Ante-natal conditions)

National Programmes




(applied anatomy, applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization, infections in genital tract, neoplasma in the genital tract, displacement of the uterus)




Maternal and Child Health


Family Planning


(U.D. and oral pills, Conventional contraceptives, Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings, Medical Termination of Pregnancy)

Medical Sociology and Health Education



International Health

Orthopedic surgery


Genetics and Health

Thoracic surgery


Occupational Health

Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.


Non-communicable diseases

Neuro Surgery


Nutrition and Health

Urological Surgery


Environmental Health



Communicable Diseases



Demography and Health Statistics



General Epidemiology



Health Administration and Planning



Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine



Social and Community Medicine








Personality Test:


Only those candidates who qualify the written exam are eligible for personality test or interview. This is to test the GK, alertness, and ability of leadership and judgments.




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