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UPSC CMS Syllabus 2024

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Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Service Examination Syllabus 2024

The Commission has announced the UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam Calendar 2024 on its official website The UPSC Exam Calendar 2024 indicates the notification dates, exam dates, and complete schedule of the various recruitments to be conducted by the commission in 2024.

The Last date of Application is 30 April 2024.

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is about to release a notification for the recruitment of the Combined Medical Services Exam 2024.

UPSC will release the CMS 2024 notification in online mode on April 10, 2024, at Along with the official notification, the UPSC CMS application form 2024 will be released at

Applicants will be able to fill out and submit the UPSC CMS 2024 registration form will April 30, 2024. Candidates who have qualified for the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. examination or appearing for the final year are eligible to apply for UPSC CMS 2024 exam. Union Public Service Commission conducts the UPSC CMS exam to recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Medical Officer in Departments / Ministries of the Indian Government.

The candidate interested and meets their eligibility criteria can visit the official website and fill out the online application form according to the instructions provided on the webpage.

Name of the Portal: Union Public Service Commission

Name of the Exam: Combined Medical Service Examination.

Vacancy: Various

Starting Date for Submission of Online Application: 10/04/2024

Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 30/04/2024

Admit Card Download: July 2024

Exam Date: 14/07/2024

Interview Date: to be notified soon.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have completed or appearing the final year of the MBBS examination.

Age Limit

Candidates must be not more than 32 years (as on August 1, 2024). UPSC provides upper-age relaxation for candidates belonging to a certain category. In the following table, candidates can check the upper age relaxation limit.

CMS Cut off 2024

The UPSC CMS cut-off 2024 marks for the written exam will be calculated out of 500 marks. Candidates who score the cut-off marks in CBE will be eligible to appear for the personality test. Candidates selected in the personality test will be eligible for final recruitment.

Selection Process

The UPSC CMS 2024 selection process comprises two stages – A computer-based test and a personal interview.

UPSC CMS 2024 CBT comprises two papers of 250 marks each. Candidates who clear the UPSC CMS 2024 exam will be called for a personal interview. The final result will be released on the basis of combined performance in CBT and personal interviews.

Application Fee

  • General: 200/-
  • OBC/SC/ ST: No Fee

Exam Pattern

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum marksExam Duration
Gynaecology & Obstetrics40250 marks2 hours
Preventive & Social Medicine40

UPSC CMS Syllabus 2024

The candidates will take the UPSC CMS 2024 written examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each Paper will be of two hours in duration.

UPSC CMS 2024 Syllabus for Paper 1

General Medicine

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


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

UPSC CMS 2024 Syllabus for Paper 2


  • General Surgery – Wounds, infections, Tumours, Lymphatic, Blood vessels, Cysts/sinuses, Head and neck, Breast, Alimentary tract, Oesophagus, Stomach, Intestines, Anus, Developmental, Liver, Bile, Pancreas, Spleen, Peritoneum, Abdominal wall and Abdominal injuries.
  • Urological Surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Traumatology
  • 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.

Gynaecology & Obstetrics:

OBSTETRICS – Ante-natal conditions, Intra-natal conditions, Post-natal conditions, Management of normal labours or complicated labour.

GYNAECOLOGY – Questions on applied anatomy, Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization, 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, Abortions, Intra Uterine growth retardation, Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape.

FAMILY PLANNING – Conventional contraceptives, U.D. and oral pills, Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings, Medical Termination of Pregnancy.

Preventive & Social 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 programmes
  • Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
  • Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies.

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Bharathi Pradeep
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Editor at Bharathi covers topics on Competitive exams, How To guides, Current exams, Current Affairs, Study Materials, etc. Follow her on social media using the links below.

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