UPSC CMS Syllabus 2020 : UPSC CMS Syllabus 2020 and exam pattern is given in this article along with the selection process. UPSC CMS selection will be held in two stages, the Written Test (CBT) and Personality Test. The Combined Medical Service Examination online test exam pattern includes two papers. The computer-based test will be conducted for 500 marks and the personality test will be conducted for 100 marks.
The syllabus for the test will be set by the Union Public Service Commission in the MBBS standard. UPSC CMS exam date has been announced by UPSC and it will be held on 22 Oct 2020.
To prepare for this test, candidates should take a look at the syllabus provided by the UPSC in the official notification. For the convenience of the candidates, here we have provided all the details about the online exam and syllabus.
Candidates should be aware of the important dates after they submit the application for UPSC CMS. Here are some tentative and actual dates for them to remember
|UPSC CMS Description||Dates|
|Admit Card||Three Weeks Before The Date of Test|
|Date of Test||22 Oct 2020|
|CBT Result Date||One Month After The test|
|DAF For shortlisted candidates||15 Days After The Result Date|
|Release of Interview Schedule||Nov 2020|
|Interview Dates||Dec 2020 /Jan 2021|
|Final Result||Feb 2021|
The Commission will update the exact dates on the official website. So, candidates, who have applied should check the website for regular updates.
UPSC CMS Exam Pattern 2020
Combined Medical Service Recruitment scheme of the examination encompasses two parts. The first part is a computer-based examination, which will be conducted for 500 marks, while the second part is the Personality Test, which will be conducted for 100 marks.
To help candidates understand, here is the detailed structure of the test:
Part – I [Computer-Based Test – 500 Marks]
- The first part will have two papers with 250 marks for each paper. The code number given for paper 1 in the computer-based test is 1 and for paper II, the code number is 2.
- The computer-based test for each paper will be conducted for two hours.
- For both papers, the question papers will be in MCQ format.
- One-third mark given for that specific question will be deducted if a candidate gives the wrong answer for any question.
Paper I – General Medicine and Paediatrics – 250 Marks (120 Questions)
- Paper I will have two sections, General Medicine – 96 Question and Pediatrics – 24 Questions.
- Total questions will be 120 and total marks will be 250.
- The time duration is 2 hours.
|Sections||Number of questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|General Medicine||96||250||2 hours|
Paper-II – Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Preventive & Social Medicine – 250 Marks (120 Questions)
- Paper-II has 3 sections – Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Preventive & Social Medicine.
- Each section has 40 questions, total questions will be 120 and total marks will be 250.
- The total time duration is 2 hours.
|Sections||Number of questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Gynaecology and Obstetrics||40|
|Preventive and Social Medicine||40|
- Each question will have four options. A deduction of a 1/3rd mark will be applicable for every wrong answer given.
- If a test-taker has given more than one answer for a question, it will be considered wrong and negative marking will be applicable to that question.
- If no answer is given to a question, there will not be any penalty.
- Candidates are not allowed to use a calculator in the test center.
Part II [Personality Test]
Part II will be a personality test, which will be conducted for 100 marks in total. This test is only for candidates getting through the computer-based test.
The personality test is conducted to supplement the CBT for testing the GK and candidates’ ability in the academic study, to also assess the balance of judgment, intellectual curiosity, and alertness of mind, critical powers of assimilation, the ability for social cohesion, the integrity of character, initiative, and capability for leadership.
UPSC CMS Syllabus 2020
UPSC CMS Syllabus 2020 is explained below.
Paper – I
- Vitamin Deficiency Diseases
- Vaccines preventable diseases and non-vaccines preventable diseases
- Pathophysiological basis of diseases
- Emphasis on medical procedures
- Critical Care Medicine
- Tropical Medicine
- Snake Bite
- Common Poisoning
- Emergency Medicine
- Musculoskeletal System
- The disease of the skin
- Infections/communicable disease
- Metabolic disorders
- Respiratory Diseases
- National Programmes-related to Child Health
- Recognizing Children with special needs and management
- Immunization in Children
- Birth Defects and Counseling Including Autism
- Accidents and Poisoning in Children
- Normal Developmental Milestones
- Basic New Born Card
- Common Childhood Emergencies
- Shock pathophysiology and management
- Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
- Wound healing
- Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
- Pre-operative and post-operative care of surgical patients
- Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
- Orthopedic surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
- Neuro Surgery
- Urological Surgery
- General Surgery
Gynaecology & Obstetrics
- Management of normal labors or complicated labor
- Post-Natal Conditions
- Intra-Natal Conditions
- Ante-Natal Conditions
- Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape
- Intra-Uterine growth retardation
- High-risk pregnancy and management
- Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
- Displacement of the uterus
- Neoplasma in the genital tract
- Infections in the genital tract
- Applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
- Applied anatomy
- Medical Termination of Pregnancy
- Operative Procedure
- UD and Oral Pills
- Conventional Contraceptives
Preventive Social and Community Medicine
- National Programmes
- Maternal and Child Health
- Medical Sociology and Health Education
- International Health
- Genetics and Health
- Occupational Health
- Non-Communicable Diseases
- Nutrition and Health
- Environmental Health
- Communicable Diseases
- Demography and Health Statistics
- General Epidemiology
- Health Administration and Planning
- Concept of Health, disease and Preventive medicine
- Social and Community Medicine
UPSC CMS Exam Date 2020
Union Public Service Commission has released the CMS Written exam date which will be held on 22 Oct 2020.
UPSC CMS Selection Process
- Selection of the suitable candidates will be made by the Union Public Service Commission on the basis of an online exam and personality test.
- The computer-based test is the first step in the selection process.
- Candidates shortlisted through CBT will have to go through the Personality Test or Interview, which will be conducted for 100 marks by the UPSC.
- The final merit will be based on merit in the CBT and Personality Test.
First, all the candidates who apply for UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination will be called to appear for an online exam, in which their knowledge about the relevant subjects will be tested. The online exam will be conducted for 500 marks and there will be two question papers, each for 250 marks. UPSC will prepare a merit list after conducting the online exam and those who get shortlisted in the merit list will be called for Personality Test.
Personality test / Interview
The second stage of the selection process will be a personal interview or personality test. Interviews will be conducted for 100 marks, during which the Candidates’ General Knowledge, mental ability, and knowledge and ability in their particular fields of academic study, their intellectual curiosity, assimilation power, judgment, alertness, social cohesion, integrity, imitative and leadership quality will be tested. Candidates will also need to bring their original documents with them to the interview venue as UPSC will conduct document verification along with the interview.
Once both the stages of the selection process will complete, UPSC will prepare a final merit list of the candidates on the basis of their performance in the online exam and interview. Candidates whose name appears in the final merit list will become eligible for final selection.
Those who will be appearing for UPSC CMS Examination 2020 should keep the following instruction in mind while appearing for the exam.
- They will not get any extra time apart from pre-determined 2 hours
- They should reach the examination center on time as specified in their admit card
- They will be provided with the password 10 minutes before the exam, which they have to use along with their registration id/roll number to log in and start the exam
- They should log in and read the provided instructions and should not start the test before the prescribed time
- Candidates can ask for rough worksheets if they feel the need for it
- If a candidate got logged out during the test, then they should immediately inform the invigilator
- A countdown clock showing time remaining will also appear on the screen, candidates should keep watch on it
- Candidates can change their answers before submitting the test, they can even remove the answer selected by clicking on “de-select” button
- Candidates will be able to submit the test after completion of two hours as the “submit” button will become active
- After two hour mark from the starting time, you will not be able to answer any further questions and your test will be automatically submitted
- Candidates will not be allowed to leave before the exam is completed.
UPSC CMS Exam
Candidates applying for the Union Public Service Commission Examination should make sure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions before they apply. The release of admit cards will not ensure their candidature and even their shortlisting in the computer-based test will not ensure it.
Their candidature will be confirmed only after document verification at the time of the interview or personality test. If it is found that the candidate is not eligible, his/her candidature will be immediately canceled even if he/she was shortlisted from a computer-based test and personality test/interview.
UPSC CMS Exam 2020 FAQs
Q. Will there be negative marking in UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination 2020?
A. Yes, for every incorrect answer 1/3rd marks allotted to the question will be deducted. However, no marks will be deducted for any unanswered question.
Q. When the UPSC CMSE 2020 exam will be conducted?
A. UPSC CMSE 2020 exam will be conducted on 22 Oct 2020.
Q. Will the UPSC CMSE 2020 exam be held in online mode or offline mode?
A. UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination 2020 will be held in online mode through a Computer Based Test.
Q. What type of questions will be there in the UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination 2020?
A. UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination 2020 will consist of Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions.
Q. How many questions will be there in UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam 2020?
A. Candidates will have to answer 240 questions which will be divided into two papers. Paper-I will have 120 questions and paper two will also have 120 questions.