UPSC CMS Exam Syllabus 2020 - UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam Pattern

Sruthi | Jul 30, 2020


Description Details
Name of the Recruitment Board 
Union Public Service Commission
Job RoleCombined Medical Services 
Type of Job
Central Government Jobs
Number of Vacancies965
Post-Code No
Official portal
Exam Date22nd October 2020 (tentative)
Category Syllabus

UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam Syllabus 2020

UPSC is going to conduct a Computer-based examination for the post of Combined Medical Service very soon. So, contenders start preparation for the exam by the syllabus provided here. This helps you to get qualified in the exam and don't be late. Start the preparation today and plan for the exam. Aspirants can also get more details like exam pattern, relevant topics, and selection process in the following modules.

UPSC CMSE Selection Process 2020

UPSC Officials will conduct these rounds to select the candidates.

  • Computer-Based Examination and
  • Personality Test Combined Medical Service Exam Pattern 2020

  • Both papers are in MBBS standards
  • There will be a negative marking scheme for every incorrect answer.
  • The question paper is of objective type

Part I

Computer-Based Examination

PaperName of the SubjectsNumber of MarksNumber of Questions
Paper IGeneral Medicine and Paediatrics
250 Marks2 Hours


Gynaecology & Obstetrics

Preventive & Social Medicine 

250 Marks2 Hours

Part II

Personality Test

  • The qualified candidates in the computer-based examination only have a chance to participate in this round. So, this test will be for 100 marks.

UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam Syllabus PDF 2020

Computer-Based Examination

Paper I

General Medicine

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Cardiology
  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Vitamin deficiency diseases
  • Patho physiological basis of diseases
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology
  • General
  • Emphasis on medical procedures
  • Snakebite
  • Vaccines preventable diseases and Non-vaccines preventable diseases
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Genito-Urinary
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Haematology
  • In psychiatry include – Depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar diseases and Schizophrenia.
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Common Poisoning
  • Nutrition/Growth
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infections/Communicable Diseases 
    • Metazoan
    • Spirochetal
    • Virus
    • Protozoan
    • Rickets
    • Fungus
    • Bacterial


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



  • Thoracic surgery
  • Pre-operative and post-operative care of surgical patients
  • Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
  • Wound healing
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
  • Urological Surgery
  • Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Shock pathophysiology and management
  • Anesthesiology
  • Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T
  • Traumatology


  • Management of normal labours or complicated labour
  • Ante-natal conditions
  • Post-natal conditions
  • Intra-natal conditions


  • High-risk pregnancy and management
  • Questions on infections in the genital tract
  • Questions on applied physiology of menstruation & fertilization
  • Abortions
  • Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
  • Questions on applied anatomy
  • Intra-Uterine growth retardation
  • Medicolegal examination in body and Gynae including Rape
  • Questions on a displacement of the uterus
  • Questions on neoplasm in the genital tract

Family Planning

  • Conventional contraceptives
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy
  • An operative procedure, sterilization, and organization of programs in the urban and rural surroundings
  • U.D. and oral pills

Preventive Social and Community Medicine

  • Demography and Health Statistics
  • Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan & manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies
  • Management of common health problems
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • National Programmes
  • Social and Community Medicine
  • Medical Sociology and Health Education
  • Health Administration and Planning
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Genetics and Health
  • Ability to monitor national health programs
  • The concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine
  • General Epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Environmental Health
  • International Health

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the type of questions in USPC CMS Exam?

Ans: UPSC CMS Exam consists of Multiple Choice Questions (objective type).

Q. Where can I Download UPSC Combined Medical Service Syllabus PDF 2020?

Ans: Aspirants can download UPSC combined Medical Service Syllabus PDF 2020 either from this page or from the official website i.e.,

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