Every year, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) to shortlist the candidates for medical officer posts. The UPSC CMS Syllabus 2021 will be released along with the official notification of the combined medical services examination. As per the official announcement, the UPSC CMS 2021 notification will be released on May 5, 2021.
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The UPSC CMS exam comprises two stages, part I and part II, and the aspirants need to qualify for each of the stages. Aspirants should be aware of the UPSC CMS selection process. In the part I exam, there are two papers, Paper I and Paper-II. The aspirants have to answer a total of 120 questions from General Medicine and Paediatrics in the paper I exam. In the paper II exam, the candidates get questions on Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Preventive & Social Medicine, and have to answer a total of 120 questions. To know more about the UPSC CMS exam pattern, click here.
The syllabus of the part II exam that is the personality test covers general knowledge and awareness along with critical and analytical skills. Apart from that, mental alertness, social behavior, and integrity of character will also be examined during the personality test.
Go through the following section to know more about the section-wise syllabus of the paper I exam:
|Topic||Number of Questions|
The syllabus of General Medicine consists of the following topics:
The syllabus of Paediatrics consists of the following topics:
Also, check UPSC CMS 2021 Preparation Tips before the aspirants appear for the exam.
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 2021. Here are the books which will help you score a good grade out of 250 marks in this paper I.
|Human Embryology||Inderbir Singh|
|Pathologic Basis of Disease||Robbins|
|Textbook of Pathology||Harsh Mohan|
|Essentials of Forensic medicine and Toxicology||Dr. K S Narayan Reddy|
|Preventive and Social Medicine||K Park|
|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|
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Go through the following section to know more about the section-wise syllabus of the paper II exam:
|Topic||Number of Questions|
|Gynaecology & Obstetrics||40|
|Preventive & Social Medicine||40|
The surgery syllabus includes the following topics:
The Obstetrics syllabus includes the following topics:
The Gynaecology syllabus includes the following topics:
The Family Planning syllabus includes the following topics:
The syllabus of Preventive Social and Community Medicine includes the following topics:
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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:
|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 2021. Download UPSC CMS 2021 Previous Years’ Question Papers
Ques. How many attempts are there in the UPSC CMS examination?
Ans. The general aspirants can attempt 6 times for appearing in the UPSC CMS exam. However, the OBC candidates can apply for 7 times and the SC/ST candidates can apply unlimited times till their 37 years of age.
Ques. How many stages are there in the UPSC CMS exam?
Ans. There are two stages in the UPSC CMS exam; Part I: Computer-based test and part II: Personality test.
Ques. How can I clear the UPSC CMS exam at one go?
Ans. The aspirants have to know the UPSC CMS exam pattern and syllabus in a detailed manner. After that, the candidates have to make a timetable and should follow it. Apart from that, the aspirants need to appear for a full-length mock test to analyze their strengths and weakness.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.