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UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023 PDF | Check Exam Pattern

UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023 PDF Download: Check Exam Pattern – Dear Students, The UPSC CMS Exam Syllabus 2023 PDF has been released on the official website. So, all the candidates can download the UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023 through the direct link attached. Besides, you will find the complete details of the UPSC CMS Selection Process 2023 and the UPSC CMS Exam Pattern 2023 in the below sections.

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UPSC CMS Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023 – Overview

Board Name Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Post Name Combined Medical Services Examination
Category Syllabus
Job Location India
Selection Process
Official Website

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern 2023

The UPSC CMS question paper of the recruitment test will be 200 questions with a Maximum mark of 500 marks and All questions carry equal marks. The Exam duration of the UPSC CMS paper will be 2 Hours For Each Paper. for each wrong answer, -0.33 marks will be deducted. Below the given table is for the UPSC CMS Exam Pattern 2023.

  • Total Question – 240 Questions
  • Total Marks – 500 Marks
  • Exam Duration – 2 Hours For Each Paper
  • Language – English 
  • Mode of Exam – Objective Multiple Questions
  • Negative Marking – Yes, one-third
PapersSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Paper IGeneral Medicine96 questions250 marks
Paper-IPediatrics24 questions
120 Questions250 marks
Paper-IISurgery (ENT, Ophthalmology, .
Traumatology, and Orthopedics)
40 questions
Paper-IIGynaecology & Obstetrics40 questions250 marks
Paper-IIPreventive & Social Medicine40 questions
Total120 Questions250 marks
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Subject Wise – UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023

UPSC CMS Paper 1 Syllabus

General Medicine

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


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

UPSC CMS Paper 2 Syllabus

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

  • General Surgery
    • Wounds
    • Infections
    • Tumors
    • Lymphatic
    • Blood vessels
    • Cysts/sinuses
    • Head and neck
    • Breast
    • Alimentary tract
      • Oesophagus
      • Stomach
      • Intestines
      • Anus
      • Developmental
      • Liver, Bile, Pancreas
      • Spleen
      • Peritoneum
      • Abdominal wall
      • Abdominal injuries
    • Urological Surgery
    • Neuro Surgery
    • Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
    • Thoracic surgery
    • Orthopedic surgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Anesthesiology
    • Traumatology
    • Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
    • Pre‐operative and post-operative care of surgical patients
    • Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
    • Wound healing
    • Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
    • Shock pathophysiology and management.

Gynaecology & Obstetrics

  • Obstetrics
    • Ante‐natal conditions
    • Intra‐natal conditions
    • Post‐natal conditions
    • Management of normal labor or complicated labor
  • Gynecology
    • Questions on applied anatomy
    • Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
    • Questions on infections in the genital tract
    • Questions on neoplasm in the genital tract
    • Questions on the displacement of the uterus
    • Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
    • High-risk pregnancy and management
    • Abortions
    • Intra-Uterine growth retardation
    • Medicolegal examination in body and Gynae including Rape.
  • Family Planning
    • Conventional contraceptives
    • U.D. and oral pills
    • The operative procedure, sterilization, and organization of programs in the urban and rural surroundings
    • Medical Termination of Pregnancy

Preventive Social and Community Medicine

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

UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023 – Download Link

Download UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023 & Exam Pattern PDF Click Here

UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023 – FAQs

Q.1 For how many marks, UPSC CMS Exam will be held?

UPSC CMS Exam will be held for 500 Marks.

Q.2 Who is conducting the UPSC CMS Exam?

The officials of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) are conducting the UPSC CMS Exam.

Q.3 What is the Exam duration for UPSC CMS Exam?

The Exam duration for UPSC CMS Exam is 120 minutes for each paper.

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