The CMS or Combined Medical Services Examination is conducted by the UPSC or Union Public Service Commission for the posting as a medical officer and in various organisations such as Indian Railways, New Delhi Municipal Council, Indian Ordnance Factories and Municipal Corporation of Delhi which is functioning under the government of India.
The CMS releases the notifications for the examination in the month of April and the exam is conducted in the month of July. There is an interview after the written examination and candidates are successful after that. This article will provide you with all the 2021 updates, notifications and syllabus of the examination.
UPSC CMS 2021 Syllabus
Given below is the syllabus of all the subjects
Paper 1: General Medicine
|Respiratory Diseases||Snake Byte|
|Gastro Urinary||Emergency Medicine|
|Haematology||Psychiatry- anxiety, bipolar diseases psychosis, Schizophrenia, Depression|
|Metabolic disorders||Disease of skin|
|Communicable/ Infectious Diseases, Spirochetal, Protozoan, Rickets, Bacterial, Metazoan, Fungus, Virus||Nutrition/ Growth|
|Emphasis on medical procedures||Critical Care Medicine|
|Patho physiological basis of diseases||Vitamin deficiency|
Paper 1: 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|
Paper 1: Obstetrics
|Ante-natal conditions||Post -Natal condition|
|Antenatal conditions||Management of complicated and normal labours|
Paper 1: Surgery
Head Wounds and neck
Liver, bile, pancreas
Abdominal wall Spleen and injuries
Alimentary Tract Oesophagus
|Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments||Wound Healing|
|Preoperative care of Surgical Patients||Shock patio-physiology and management|
|Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery||Fluid and electrolyte management, Traumatology in surgery and Shock management and pathophysiology|
Paper 1: Gynaecology
|Physiology of fertilization and menstruation||Neoplasma in Genital Tract|
|Normal and safe delivery practices||Displacement of uterus|
|Abortions||High-Risk Pregnancy and management|
|Musicology examination in gynae and obgy including rape||Infection in the Genital Tract|
Paper 1: Family Planning
|Conventional contraceptives||Medical Termination of pregnancy|
|UD and oral pills||The sterilization, operative procedure, and organization of programmes|
Paper 1: 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|
|Management of common health problems||Ability to monitor national health programmes|
|Knowledge of maternal and child wellness||Ability to recognize, report, plan, investigate and manage community health problems including emergencies and malnutrition.|
Paper 2: Interview Round
|Capability of leadership||Intellectual Curiosity|
|Character||Question from academics|
|Initiative||The ability for Social Cohesion|
UPSC CMS 2021 Application Form
#Aspirants have to follow these steps to apply for the CMS examination
#Go to the official site of the UPSC which is upsc.gov.in
#Then, click on the 2021 UPSC CMS link which is there in the examination section
#There will be a page popping up and there click on the application link
#Fill in the application details and make the payment for the application fees, then click on submit.
#The application form will be submitted
#The page will give you a confirmation page, download it and keep a hard copy for future reference.
#The application fee is Rs.200.
UPSC CMS 2021: Notification
The notification of the CMS exam is available on the official website. You can get the updated notification here
UPSC CMS 2021 Updates and Dates
|Date of Notification||07/07/2021|
|Date of Commencement of Examination||21/11/2021|
|Duration of Examination||One Day|
|Last Date for Receipt of Applications||27/07/2021 – 6:00pm|
UPSC 2021: Exam Pattern
Given below is the exam pattern
|General Medicine including Dermatology, Neurology, Cardiology and Psychiatry||96|
|Surgery including Traumatology, Ophthalmology, and Orthopaedics||40|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||40|
|Social Medicine and Preventive||40|
Section Wise Marks Distribution: Paper 1
|Subject||Number of Question|
These are all MCQ questions that will have four options and the negative marking is one-third of the marks. If two or more answers are given by the aspirant, it will be considered as the wrong answer and there will be no negative marking for unanswered questions.
#Nationality:- Subject of Bhutan or Nepal, Citizen of India and some Tibetan refugees, an individual of Indian origin who has departed from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zaire, Malawi or from Vietnam with the expectation of permanently settling in India.
#Age:- Must not have accomplished the age of 32 years with relaxations for several classifications like ST, SC and OBC.
#Educational Qualifications:- Passed the practical and written components of the last MBBS Examination.
The exam is objective type and is written with two papers and the duration of the exam is two hours. Candidates need to set their time and should have proper time management. One should be mentally prepared before the exam so that one can be confident and be always prepared for everything. One should have patience and perseverance while they appear for the examination. While appearing for the interview round, one should be calm, honest and positive in their way of speaking.
Aspirants need to know the syllabus and the exam pattern well before they start for preparation. Aspirants who are opting to appear for the examination need to check the official websites from time to time. UPSC Pathshala will keep the aspirants updated and notified. Stay tuned here for all the daily updates.