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UPSC CMS 2021 Section-wise Syllabus and Best Books

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Feb 17, 2021

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Sudeshna Bhar

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Every year, the UPSC conducts the Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) to shortlist the candidates for medical officer posts. On average, more than three lakh candidates register for the examination. And when it comes to UPSC CMS preparation, the first step should be finding the syllabus and Exam pattern. The second step is to get the best UPSC CMS study material and books.

So, to help you with this problem, we have provided the best bunch of books for the upcoming UPSC CMS exam in 2020. These books are recommended by our top experts and will help you to score good marks in this exam. So, here are the best UPSC CMS Books 2020 for both paper I and paper II preparations.

UPSC CMS 2020 Syllabus and Books For Paper-I

Syllabus of General Medicine

Cariology, Tropical medicine, Respiratory Diseases, Snake Byte, Gastro-Intestinal, Common Poisoning, Gastro Urinary, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, General, Haematology, Psychiatry, Endocrinology, Musculoskeletal system, Metabolic disorders, Disease of skin, Infections/Communicable Diseases ( a)Virus, b)Rickets c)Bacterial, d)Spirochetal, e)Protozoan, f)Metazoan, g)Fungus), Nutrition/ Growth, Emphasis on medical procedures, Critical Care Medicine, Pathophysiological basis of diseases, Vitamin deficiency.

Syllabus of Paediatrics

Common childhood Emergencies, National programmes 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.

Recommended Books for Paper-I

As you know, there are two sections in Paper I namely General Medicine and Pediatrics. So, you have to prepare for Paper I as per the topics given in the UPSC CMS Syllabus 2020. Here are the books which will help you score a good grade out of 250 marks in this paper I.

Books Author/Publisher
Human Anatomy B.D.Chaurasia
Human Embryology Inderbir Singh
Pathologic Basis of Disease Robbins
Biochemistry U. Satyanarayana
Textbook of Pathology Harsh Mohan
Essentials of Forensic medicine and Toxicology Dr. K S Narayan Reddy
Preventive and Social Medicine K Park
Medical Parasitology D.R.Arora
Elsevier Comprehensive Guide to Combined Medical Services Rajeev Kumar(Elsevier India)
Rapid Digest UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination N/A
CBS Combined Medical Services UPSC Entrance Examination Paperback M. S. Bhatia

UPSC CMS 2020 Syllabus and Books For Paper-I

Syllabus of Surgery

Urological surgery, NeurosurgeryAnesthesiology, Orthopaedic Surgery, General Surgery, (Wounds, Infections, Tumors, blood vessels, .Breast, Head and neck, .Liver, bile, pancreas, Spleen, .Abdominal wall and injuries, Sinuses/Cysts, Alimentary Tract), Otorhinolaryngology ENT, Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments, Wound Healing, Preoperative care of Surgical Patients, Shock patio-physiology and management, Thoracic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery, And other subtopics.

Syllabus of Obstetrics

Ante-natal conditions, Post -Natal condition, Antenatal conditions, Management of complicated and normal labours.

Syllabus of Gynaecology

Applied Anatomy, Uterus, Physiology of menstruation and fertilization, Neoplasma in Genital Tract, Normal and safe delivery practices, Displacement of the uterus, Abortions, High-Risk Pregnancy and management, Medicology examination in body and gynae including rape, Infection in the Genital Tract.

Syllabus of Family Planning

Conventional contraceptives, Medical Termination of pregnancy, UD and oral pills, The operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes

Syllabus of Preventive Social and Community Medicine

Social and Community Medicine, Knowledge of maternal and child wellness, Concept of health, disease and preventive Medicine, Management of common health programmes, 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

Recommended Books for UPSC CMS Paper II

The UPSC will conduct Paper-II for a weightage of 250 marks. Therefore, you have to study various topics given in the UPSC CMS Paper II syllabus. In paper II, there are sections such as General Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, and Preventive social & community medicine. Here are the books which are best suited for the preparation of these above-mentioned subjects:

Books Author/Publication
Illustrated Synopsis of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Dr. Neena Khanna
Clinical Methods in Medicine Chugh
Practical Aspects of Pediatrics Dr. Mayoor K Chheda
Medicine: Prep Manual for Undergraduates Aggarwal Praveen & George K. Mathew
Emergency Medicine S N Chugh

Here, we have listed the detailed syllabus and the various important books for the upcoming UPSC CMS exam in 2020. You may also find the UPSC CMS Books pdf on the internet for your preparations. you should start your exam preparations today. Check UPSC CMS 2020 Preparation Tips and Strategies

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.