The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the syllabus of UPSC CMS Examination 2022 on the official website. The first part of the exam will have 2 papers, paper 1 will contain 250 marks and the time duration is 2 hours with 120 questions. There will be 96 questions from general medicine and 24 questions from the Pediatrics section according to UPSC CMS Exam Pattern.
The Paper 2 of the part 1 exam will be divided into three sections which are Gynecology, Surgery & Obstetrics, and Preventive & Social Medicine. Each section contains 40 questions and a total 120 number of questions, the time duration for paper 2 is also 2 hours with 250 marks.
The second part of the UPSC CMS examination is the Personality Test or Interview is of 100 marks. It includes general knowledge and awareness and also candidates’ analytical and critical thinking tests. It also consists of social behaviors, the integrity of character, and mental alertness.
As per the notification of UPSC, the complete recruitment process is divided into 2 stages First stage consists of 2 written papers, and the second stage consists of a Personality Test or Interview.
Below is the complete syllabus with each subject and topic covered in paper 1:
|Respiratory Diseases||Snake Byte|
|Gastro Urinary||Emergency Medicine|
|Hematology||Psychiatry-Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases, and Schizophrenia|
|Metabolic disorders||Disease of skin|
|Infections/Communicable Diseases a) Virus b) Rickets c) Bacterial d) Spirochaetal e) Protozoan f) Metazoan g) Fungus||Nutrition/ Growth|
|Emphasis on medical procedures||Critical Care Medicine|
|Patho physiological basis of diseases||Vitamin deficiency|
|Common childhood Emergencies||National programs related to child Health|
|Basic Newborn Care||Accidents and poisonings in children|
|Normal Developmental Milestone||Recognizing children with special needs and management|
|Birth Defects and counselling||Immunity in children|
Below is the complete syllabus of paper 2 with complete subjects and topics:
|General Surgery, Wounds, Infections, tumours, blood vessels, Breast, Head and Neck, Liver, bile, pancreas, Spleen. Abdominal wall and injuries, Sinuses/Cysts. Alimentary Tract Oesophagus Stomach Intestines Anus Developmental||Otorhinolaryngology ENT|
|Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments||Wound Healing|
|Preoperative care of Surgical Patients||Shock patio-physiology and management|
|Medico legal and ethical issues of surgery||Traumatology, Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery & Shock pathophysiology and management.|
|Ante-natal conditions||Post -Natal condition|
|Intra-natal conditions||Management of complicated and normal labors|
|Physiology of menstruation and fertilization||Neoplasm in Genital Tract|
|Normal and safe delivery practices||Displacement of uterus|
|Abortions||High-Risk Pregnancy and management|
|Musicology examination in body and gynae including rape||Infection in the Genital Tract|
|Conventional contraceptives||Medical Termination of pregnancy|
|UD and oral pills||The operative procedure, sterilization, and organization of programs|
|Social and Community Medicine||Knowledge of maternal and child wellness|
|Concept of health, disease and preventive Medicine||Management of common health programs|
|General Epidemiology||National Programmes|
|Demography and Health Statistics||Maternal and Child Health|
|Communicable Diseases||Medical Sociology And Health Education|
|Environmental Health||International Health|
|Genetics and Health||Occupational diseases|
|Nutrition and Health||Non-communicable Diseases|
|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.|
The candidates who will qualify the Part I of the examination will have to appear for the Part II of the Examination which is the Personality Test or Interview. This Personality Test will consist of 100 marks. The skills tested in this personality test are listed below:
|Capability of Leadership|
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Part I of the UPSC CMS exam will be a written test with objective questions. Also, there will be a negative marking of 1/3 marks. Below is the complete exam pattern of the UPSC CMS Exam Part I and Part II:
|Papers||Parts of Paper||Marks|
|Part I (Online test)||Paper 1 (2 Hours)||250|
|Paper 2 (2 hours)||250|
|Part II (Personality Test)||Interview||100|
This paper consists of two papers which are General medicine having 96 questions and Pediatrics having 24 questions. Below is the section-wise mark for Paper I:
|Subject||No. of Questions||Marks||Time|
|General Medicine||96||250 Marks||2 Hours|
Below is the complete exam pattern of Paper 2 of the Party I examination which consist of 3 sections having 40 marks each:
|Subject||Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|Surgery||40||250 marks||2 hours|
|Gynecology and obstetrics||40|
|Preventive and Social Medicine||40|
The next important step for the preparation of the UPSC CMS exam is the choice of books, you have to select a book that covers the complete syllabus of the exam. Below is the list of the subject wise books for CMS Paper 1:
|Human Embryology||Inderbir Singh|
|Textbook of Pathology||Harsh Mohan|
|Preventive and Social Medicine||K Park|
|Essentials of Forensic medicine and Toxicology||Dr. K S Narayan Reddy|
|Medical Parasitology||D.R. Arora|
|Human Anatomy||B.D. Chaurasia|
|Pathologic Basis of Disease||Robbins|
Below is the list of subject-wise books for Paper 2:
|Medicine: Prep Manual for Undergraduates||Praveen Aggrawal|
|Practical Aspects of Pediatrics||Dr. Mayoor K Chheda|
|Clinical Methods in Medicine Clinical Skills and Practices||S. N Chugh|
|Emergency Medicine||S. N. Chugh|
|Illustrated Synopsis of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases||Dr. Neena Khanna|
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Ans: Candidates should study from recommended books for UPSC CMS 2022 exams as it will prepare candidates for written examination which has weightage of 500 marks and is divided into 2 parts. Candidates should study on various topics listed in the syllabus for CMS 2022 exam from the books for their preparations. Candidates must practice lot of mock test from previous year exam papers, helping them to understand difficulty level of the exam, Cut-off marks required for UPSC CMS exam, exam pattern, and type of questions asked in the exam.
Ans: The starting remuneration of UPSC CSE qualified medical officer in Central Health services department ranges from INR. 56,100 to INR. 1,77500.
Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance factories Health Service under the Ministry of Defence
Pay Matrix Level 10 plus NPA
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways
INR. 15,600 – 39100/- Per Month
GDMO in the New Delhi Municipal Council
INR. 56,100 to INR. 1,77,500/- per month
Junior Scale Post in the Central Health Service
INR. 56,100 to INR. 1,77,500/- per month
GDMO (General Duty Medical Officer) Gr. II in East, North, and South Delhi Municipal Corporation
INR. 15,600-39,100+ Grade Pay of INR. 5,400/- Per month
Ans: As per the notification published by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) – exam conducting body for Combined Medical Services exam, there are total of 838 vacancies for the post of medical officer in various capacities that require candidate with UPSC CMS qualification as criteria of selection.
Ans: Yes, UPSC CMS exam 2022 is a computer based exam that will have multiple choice questions with four (4) possible options to select from for correct answer. There are two papers each of 250 marks with 120 questions each. There will be a penalty for incorrect answer and one third of marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
Ans: No, the Candidates who are BDS –bachelors in Dental surgery are not eligible to appear in UPSC CMS examination to become medical officer. The criteria for education qualification required are MBBS degree.
Ans: Candidates appearing UPSC CMS exam should be an MBBS students who have cleared their final written exams and are of age not above 32 years as on 1st of August 2022. In other words candidate must not have born earlier than 2nd August 1989.
Ans: The candidates from the General category appearing for UPSC CMS exam should pay exam fees of INR 200. The female candidates and candidates from SC/ST/PwD are exempted from the exam fees.
Ans: As per official notification from UPSC, total number of candidates filled in the application form to appear in UPSC CMS exam in year 2020-21 are 43,120 but only 20,213 have actually appeared in the written exam in 2020-21.