UPSC CMSE Revised Syllabus & Scheme of Examination

UPSC CMSE Revised Syllabus & Scheme of Examination

UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC) has announced Revised Syllabus and Scheme of Examination For Computer Based Test.

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The candidates will take the Computer based examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each Paper will be of 2 hours duration.
Personality Test: (100 Marks)
Personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the Computer based examination.


(A) Computer based Examination:

  1. The components and syllabi of two Papers and the weightage to different components in the two papers are given below: ‐
Paper-1 (Code-1)Paper-2 (Code-2)
Maximum Maerks-250Maximum Marks-250
Total questions in Paper I = 120 Total questions in Paper II = 120
(a) General Medicine- 96 Questions
(b) Pediatrics- 24 Questions
(a) Surgery -40 Questions
(b) Gynaecology & Obstetric- 40 Questions
(c) Preventive & Social Medicine- 40 Questions
  1. The Computer based examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (Multiple choice answers) type. The question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.
  2. Candidates must mark the Papers themselves. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to mark answers for them.
  3. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or both the papers of the examination.
  4. Penalty for wrong answers
    There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
    (i) There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
    (ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
    (iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
  5. Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers. They should,
    therefore not bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
  6. Both the Papers of the CMSE will be of MBBS standard.

Paper I (Code No. 1)

Paper-I includes following subjects-

  • General Medicine
  • Paediatrics
Syllabus of Paper‐I

(a) General Medicine

  • (i) Cardiology
  • (ii) Respiratory diseases
  • (iii) Gastro‐intestinal
  • (iv) Genito‐Urinary
  • (v) Neurology
  • (vi) Hematology
  • (vii) Endocrinology
  • (viii) Metabolic disorders
  • (ix)Infections/Communicable Diseases
    • a) Virus
    • b) Rickets
    • c) Bacterial
    • d) Spirochetal
    • e) Protozoan
    • f) Metazoan
    • g) Fungus
  • (x) Nutrition/Growth
  • (xi)Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  • (xii) Musculoskelatal System
  • (xiii) Psychiatry
  • (xiv) General
  • (xv) Emergency Medicine
  • (xvi) Common Poisoning
  • (xvii) Snake bite
  • (xviii) Tropical Medicine
  • (xix) Critical Care Medicine
  • (xx) Emphasis on medical procedures
  • (xxi) Patho physiological basis of diseases
  • (xxii) Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases
  • (xxiii) Vitamin deficiency diseases
  • (xxiv) In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizoprenia

(b) Paediatrics

  • (i)Common childhood emergencies,
  • (ii) Basic new born care,
  • (iii) Normal developmental milestones,
  • (iv) Accidents and poisonings in children,
  • (v) Birth defects and counseling including autism,
  • (vi) Immunization in children,
  • (vii) Recognizing children with special needs and management, and
  • (viii) National programmes related to child health.

Paper II (Code No. 2)

Paper-II includes following subjects-

  • (a) Surgery
  • (b) Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • (c) Preventive & Social Medicine
Syllabus of Paper‐II

(a) Surgery
(Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)

(I) General Surgery

  • i) Wounds
  • ii) Infections
  • iii) Tumours
  • iv) Lymphatic
  • v) Blood vessels
  • vi) Cysts/sinuses
  • vii) Head and neck
  • viii) Breast
  • ix) Alimentary tract
    • a) Oesophagus
    • b) Stomach
    • c) Intestines
    • d) Anus
    • e) Developmental
  • x) Liver, Bile, Pancreas
  • xi) Spleen
  • xii) Peritoneum
  • xiii) Abdominal wall
  • xiv) Abdominal injuries

(II) Urological Surgery
(III) Neuro Surgery
(IV) Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
(V) Thoracic surgery
(VI) Orthopedic surgery
(VII) Ophthalmology
(VIII) Anesthesiology
(IX) Traumatology
(X) Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
(XI) Pre‐operative and post operative care of surgical patients
(XII) Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
(XIII) Wound healing
(XIV) Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
(XV) Shock patho‐physiology and management.


  • i) Ante‐natal conditions
  • ii) Intra‐natal conditions
  • iii) Post‐natal conditions
  • iv) Management of normal labours or complicated labour


  • i) Questions on applied anatomy
  • ii) Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
  • iii) Questions on infections in genital tract
  • iv) Questions on neoplasma in the genital tract
  • v) Questions on displacement of the uterus
  • vi) Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
  • vii) High risk pregnancy and management
  • viii) Abortions
  • ix) Intra Uterine growth retardation
  • x) Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape


  • i) Conventional contraceptives
  • ii) U.D. and oral pills
  • iii) Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings
  • iv) Medical Termination of Pregnancy


  • I Social and Community Medicine
  • II Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine
  • III Health Administration and Planning
  • IV General Epidemiology
  • V Demography and Health Statistics
  • VI Communicable Diseases
  • VII Environmental Health
  • VIII Nutrition and Health
  • IX Non‐communicable diseases
  • X Occupational Health
  • XI Genetics and Health
  • XII International Health
  • XIII Medical Sociology and Health Education
  • XIV Maternal and Child Health
  • XV National Programmes
  • XVI Management of common health problems
  • XVII Ability to monitor national health programmes
  • XVIII Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
  • XIX Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies.

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