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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    UPSC CMS
  • Mode of Conduction
    Online
  • Exam Duration
    Each paper is of 2 hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Annually
  • Official Website
    www.upsc.gov.in
  • Total Marks
    Paper 1: 250 Paper 2: 250 Interview: 100
  • Total No. of Questions
    Paper 1: 120 Paper 2: 120
  • Marking Scheme
    1/3rd Mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    April 06, 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    April 06, 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    April 26, 2022
  • Exam Date
    June 17, 2022
  • Result
    to be announced
Eligibilty Criteria

Eligibility: Nationality

A candidate must be either:

  1. A Citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia, or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Eligibility: Age Limit & Relaxation

  • A candidate must not have attained the age of 32 years as of August 01, 2022, i.e. the candidate must have been born not earlier than August 02, 1989.
  • For Junior Time Scale Posts in Central Health Services, the upper age limit must not exceed 35 (thirty-five years) on the aforesaid cut-off date.
  • The upper age limit is relaxable as follows.
Category Age Relaxation
Unreserved Category Nil
Scheduled Caste (SC) Up to 5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST) Up to 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Up to 3 years
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir Up to 5 years
Ex-servicemen (including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of Military Service) Up to 5 years
Defence Services Personnel ( disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof) Up to 3 years
Military Service Persons (in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years of Military Service) Up to 5 Years
General Candidates with Physical Disability Up to 10 years

Eligibility: Educational Qualification

  • MBBS students who have cleared their written and practical parts of the final examination.
  • A candidate who has appeared or has yet to appear at the final M.B.B.S. Examination may also apply.

Note:

  1. The final year candidates will be admitted to the examination if otherwise eligible but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation if they do not produce proof of having passed the written and practical part of the final M.B.B.S. Examination along with the detailed application which will be required to be submitted to the Commission by the candidates who qualify on the result of the Computer-based examination. Such proof of passing the requisite examination should be dated earlier than the due date (closing date) of the detailed Application Form of the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2022.
  2. A candidate who has yet to complete the compulsory rotating internship is educationally eligible for admission to the examination but in the selection process, he/she will be appointed only after he/she has completed the compulsory rotating internship.
Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern of Paper-I

  • The Total Number of questions asked is 120 for total mark of 250
  • Negative Marking is applicable 1/3rd Mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • If two or more answers are given by the candidate, it will be considered the wrong answer and negative marking is applicable even if one of the options is correct.
  • There is no negative marking for unanswered questions.
Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
General Medicine 96 250 Marks 2 Hours
Pediatrics 24
Total 120

Exam Pattern of Paper-II

  • The Total Number of questions asked is 120, 40 questions from each of the sections given above. The total number of marks for the examination is 250 marks.
  • The Commission has set the time limit for UPSC CMS as 2 hours.
  • Negative Marking is applicable 1/3rd Mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Similar to paper I, if two or more answers are given by the candidate, it will be considered the wrong answer and negative marking is applicable even if one of the options is correct.
  • There is no negative marking for unanswered questions.
Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Surgery 40 250 Marks 2 Hours
Gynaecology and obstetrics 40
Preventive and Social Medicine 40
Total 120

Exam Pattern of Personality Test: Part II

  • The candidates who will qualify for the Part I CBT examination, are eligible for the Part II examination.
  • The Part II examination is the Personality Test.
  • The Personality/Interview Test will be for 100 marks which will be taken by the UPSC Officials.
  • The interview/personality test will be intended to serve as a supplement to the computer-based examination for testing the General knowledge and field of study of the candidate in academics and also the officials test the Capability of leadership, initiative, character, alertness, Ability for social cohesion, Balance of judgment and candidates intellectual curiosity.
Syllabus

Syllabus for Paper-I

Syllabus of General Medicine

The syllabus of General Medicine consists of the following topics:

  • 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
  • Patho physiological basis of diseases
  • Vaccines preventable diseases and Non-vaccines preventable diseases
  • Vitamin deficiency diseases
  • Psychiatry consists – of depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases, and Schizophrenia.

Syllabus of Paediatrics

The syllabus of Paediatrics consists of the following topics:

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

Syllabus For Paper-II

Syllabus of Surgery

The surgery syllabus includes the following topics:

  • Wounds
  • Infections
  • Tumours
  • 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
  • Orthopaedic 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 patho-physiology and management.

Syllabus of Obstetrics

The Obstetrics syllabus includes the following topics:

  • Ante-natal conditions
  • Intra-natal conditions
  • Post-natal conditions
  • Management of normal labors or complicated labor

Syllabus of Gynaecology

The Gynaecology syllabus includes the following topics:

  • Questions on applied anatomy
  • Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
  • Questions on infections in the genital tract
  • Questions on neoplasma 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 obgy and Gynae including Rape.

Syllabus of Family Planning

The Family Planning syllabus includes the following topics:

  • 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

Syllabus of Preventive Social and Community Medicine

The syllabus of Preventive Social and Community Medicine includes the following topics:

  • 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 Programmes
  • 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

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