The UPSC CMS exam will be administered as a computer-based test via the internet. Applicants must apply for this exam by the deadline. Candidates should consult the official notification and information pamphlet for more information on the application form filling procedure. We’ve also included all of the pertinent details, such as notification, eligibility, application form, exam date, and so on.

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Name of Examination Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Services Examination 2022
Acronym UPSC CMS Exam 2022
Conducting Authority Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam-Level National
Frequency Once a year
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online (CBT)
Application Fees Unreserved- INR 200/-

Female and Reserved – Exempted

Number of papers 2
Qualification Required MBBS
Maximum Age 32 years
Selection Procedure Computer-Based Exam & Interview
Official Website

UPSC CMS 2022 Important Dates

Events Dates
Availability of online application form 6th April 2022
Last date to submit the application form 26th April 2022
Admit card release date 1st week of July 2022
Exam date 17th July 2022
Result announcement September 2020/ October 2022
Online submission of DAF November 2022
Last date to submit DAF December 2022
Call letter for interview December 2022
Interview date December 2022

UPSC CMS 2022 Exam Pattern

The UPSC CMS 2022 test pattern is summarised below:

#Mode of exam: Online

#Number of papers: 2

#Duration of exam: 2 hours (each paper)

#Question paper language: English

#Type of questions: Objective type

#Number of questions: 240 (120 each paper)

#Total marks: 500 (250 each paper)

#Negative marking: One-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted for each erroneous answer.

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Paper 1

#A total of 120 questions were asked for a total of 250 points.

#It is possible to use negative marking. For each incorrect or wrong answer, a third of a mark will be deducted.

#Even if one of the alternatives is accurate, if the candidate gives two or more replies, it will be regarded as a wrong answer, and negative marking will be applied.

#Unanswered questions do not receive a negative mark.

Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
General Medicine 96 250 Marks 2 Hours
Pediatrics 24
Total 120

Paper 2

#A total of 120 questions were asked, with 40 questions from each of the four parts listed above. The examination has a total of 250 points.

#The UPSC CMS time limit has been established at 2 hours by the Commission.

#It is possible to use negative marking. 1/3rd For each incorrect or wrong answer, a mark will be deducted.

#If a candidate provides two or more responses, it will be regarded as a bad answer, and negative marking will be applied, even if one of the options is accurate.

#Unanswered questions do not receive a negative mark.

Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Surgery 40 250 Marks 2 Hours
Gynaecology and obstetrics 40
Preventive and Social Medicine 40
Total 120

UPSC CMS 2022 Eligibility

A candidate must be either a:

#Citizen of India, or

#Subject of Nepal, or

#a subject of Bhutan, or

#Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India, or

#a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Zambia, Burma, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam to permanently set in India

Category Relaxation
SC/ ST candidates 5 years
OBC candidates 3 years
PwD candidates 10 years

Syllabus for 2022

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Syllabus of General Medicine


Respiratory diseases






Metabolic disorders

Infections/Communicable Diseases








Nutrition/ Growth

Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)

Musculoskeletal System



Emergency Medicine

Common Poisoning


Tropical Medicine

Critical Care Medicine

Emphasis on medical procedures

Pathophysiological basis of diseases

Vaccines preventable diseases and Non-vaccines preventable diseases

Vitamin deficiency diseases

In psychiatry consists – of anxiety, depression, bipolar diseases, psychosis, and Schizophrenia.

Syllabus of Paediatrics

Common childhood emergencies,

Basic newborn care,

Normal developmental milestones,

Accidents and poisonings in children,

Birth defects and counselling including autism,

Immunization in children,

Recognizing children with special management and needs, and

National programs related to child health

Syllabus of Surgery





Blood vessels

Cysts/ sinuses

Head and neck


Alimentary tract






Bile, Liver, Pancreas



Abdominal wall

Abdominal injuries

Urological Surgery

Neuro Surgery

Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.

Thoracic surgery

Orthopaedic surgery




Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments

Pre-operative and post-operative care of surgical patients

Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery

Wound healing

Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery

Shock pathophysiology and management.

Syllabus of Obstetrics

Ante-natal conditions

Intra-natal conditions

Post-natal conditions

Management of normal labours or complicated labour

Syllabus of Gynaecology

Questions on applied anatomy

Questions on applied physiology of fertilization and menstruation

Questions on infections in the genital tract

Questions on neoplasm in the genital tract

Questions on the displacement of the uterus

Normal delivery and safe delivery practices

High-risk pregnancy and management


Intra-Uterine growth retardation

Medicolegal examination in Gynae and body including Rape.

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Syllabus of Family Planning

Conventional contraceptives

U.D. and oral pills

The operative sterilization, procedure, and organization of programs in the urban and rural surroundings

Medical Termination of Pregnancy

Syllabus of Preventive Social and Community Medicine

Social and Community Medicine

Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine

Health Administration and Planning

General Epidemiology

Demography and Health Statistics

Communicable Diseases

Environmental Health

Nutrition and Health

Non-communicable diseases

Occupational Health

Genetics and Health

International Health

Medical Sociology and Health Education

Maternal and Child Health

National Programmes

Management of common health problems

Ability to monitor national health programs

Knowledge of maternal and child wellness

Ability to investigate, recognize, plan, report, and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies


When attending for the interview round, one should maintain a calm, honest, and upbeat demeanour. Before beginning their preparation, aspirants should familiarise themselves with the syllabus and exam format.

Aspirants who plan to take the exam should keep an eye on the official websites from time to time. Aspirants will be kept informed and updated by UPSC Pathshala. Keep an eye on this page for daily updates.

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