UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern, PDF Download

Union Public Service Commission UPSC has released notification for the post of Medical Officers Grade in General Duty Medical Officers Sub-cadre of Central Health Service, Assistant Division Medical Officer ADMO in Railway, General Duty Medical Officer GDMO Grade II in NDMS, and General Duty Medical Officer GDMO in Various Delhi Municipal Council. There is a total of 1261 vacancies in this recruitment. The application opening date is 18/04/2023 and the closing date is 09/05/2023 06:00 PM Only. Check the UPSC CMS Syllabus and Exam pattern from the below section.

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UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern

The UPSC CMS (Combined Medical Services) exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in India. The exam is conducted to recruit medical officers for various government organizations. The exam pattern for UPSC CMS consists of two stages: a written exam and a personality test/interview.



The candidates will take the Computer based examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of
250 marks. Each Paper will be of two hours duration.


Personality Test: (100 Marks):

Personality test carrytestsing 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the Computer based examination.

Syllabus of Part – COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION – (500 marks)


  • Code: 01
  • Maximum Marks: 250
  • Subject: General Medicine and Paediatrics
  • Total questions in Paper I = 120 (96 from General Medicine and 24 from Paediatrics)

UPSC CMS Syllabus For General Medicine

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

UPSC CMS Syllabus For Paediatrics

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


  • Code: 02
  • Maximum Marks: 250
  • Subject: Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Preventive & Social Medicine
  • Total questions in Paper II = 120 (40 questions from each part.)

UPSC CMS Syllabus For Surgery(ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)

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

UPSC CMS Syllabus For Gynecology and Obstetrics

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

UPSC CMS Syllabus For Preventive Social and Community Medicine

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

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern

  • Question Type: MCQ
  • Paper Language: English
  • Negative Marking: Yes(1/3 Marks)
  • Both the Papers of the CMSE will be of MBBS standard.


Candidates who qualify in the computer-based examination will be called for an Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 100 marks. The Interview for Personality Test will be intended to serve as a supplement to the computer-based examination for testing the General the Knowledge and ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study and also in the nature of a personality test to assess the candidate’s intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, the balance of judgement and alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, the integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.

UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023 PDF Download

The Computer based examination in both papers will be completely objective (Multiple choice answers) type. The question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only. Candidates must mark the Papers themselves. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to mark answers for them.


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UPSC CMS Syllabus 2023 – FAQs

How many question will be there in UPSC CMS Exam 2023?

There is a total of 500 questions in this exam.

Is there any negative marking in UPSC CMS Exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/3 marks.

What is the total marks for the UPSC CMS Exam 2023?

The total marks is 500.

What is the UPSC CMS Exam question type?

The question type will be Multiple choice answers MCQ.