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UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam Syllabus 2015 and Written Exam Pattern

Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Services Exam Syllabus 2015 and Written Exam Pattern UPSC CMS 2015 Syllabus PDF

UPSC-CMS Syllabus Scheme of Examination 2015

Exam Conduct By:- Union Public Service Commission

Official Website :- www.upsconline.nic.in

Exam Name :- Combined Medical Services Exam 2015

Total No. of Posts:-  1402

  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officer: 600 posts
  • Assistant Medical Officer: 39 posts
  • Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services: 391 post
  • General Duty Medical Officer Gr-II: 372 posts

Click Here To Download UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam Syllabus 2015 pdf 

UPSC CMS Exam Syllabus: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Combined Medical Services Examination (CMS) Syllabus details are given below

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

  • Part-I Computer Based Examination  (500 marks)
  • Part-II Personality Test  (100 Marks)

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

UPSC CMS Exam Syllabus 2015



(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.

Paper I Maximum Marks : 250 (Code No. 1)

Total questions in Paper I = 120


(a) General Ability 30 questions
(b) General Medicine 70 questions
(c) Paediatrics 20 questions

Paper II Maximum Marks : 250 (Code No. 2)

Total questions in Paper II = 120

(a) Surgery 40 questions
(b) Gynaecology


40 questions


Preventive & Social Medicine

40 questions
Personality Test (100 Marks) Personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the Computer based examination.

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.

Total questions in Paper I = 120 (30 General Ability, 70 General Medicine and 20 Paediatrics)

UPSC CMS Exam Syllabus – Paper I 

General Ability

(i) Indian Society, Heritage & Culture, Polity, Economy, Human

Development Indices and the Development Programmes;

(ii) Natural Resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation and related issues
(iii) Basic concepts of Ecology and Environment and their impact on health and economy
(iv) Impact of changing demographic trends on health, environment and society

(v) Indian Agriculture, Industry, Trade, Transportation and

Service Sectors

(vi) Natural and man made disasters and their management;
(vii) Food adulteration, Food processing, food distribution, food storage and their relevance to public health
(viii) Recent trends in Science and Technology.
General Medicine Cardiology Hematology Musculoskelatal System
Respiratory diseases Endocrinology Psychiatry
Gastro-intestinal Metabolic disorders General
Genito-Urinary Nutrition/Growth  –
Neurology Diseases of the skin


I n f e c t i o n s / C o m m u n i c a b l e Diseases

  • Virus
  • Rickets
  • Bacterial
  • Spirochetal
  • Protozoan
  • Metazoan
  • Fungus
Paediatrics  –

 Total questions in Paper II = 120 (40 Surgery, 40 Gynaecology & Obstetrics and 40 Preventive & Social Medicine)

UPSC CMS Exam Syllabus – Paper  II
Surgery Wounds Cysts/sinuses Liver, Bile, Pancreas
Infections Head and neck Spleen
Tumours Breast Peritoneum
Lymphatic Blood vessels Abdominal wall
Abdominal injuries

Alimentary tract

  • Oesophagus
  • Stomach
  • Intestines
  • Anus
  •  Developmental
Urological Surgery Thoracic surgery Anesthesiology
Neuro Surgery Orthopedic surgery Traumatology
Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T. Ophthalmology
 Gynecology & Obstricks  I. Obstrtrick
i. Ante-natal conditions
ii. Intra-natal conditions
iii. Post-natal conditions
iv. Management of normal labours or complicated labour
II. Gynecology
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
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
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 Programs


(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 judgment and alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern 2015

* The Computer based examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (Multiple choice answer) 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.

* Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers. They should, therefore not bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

UPSC CMS Exam Penalty for wrong answers

There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
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