The “Combined Medical Services” Examination or the UPSC CMS Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment as Medical Officer in various organizations such as the Indian Ordnance Factories, Indian Railways functioning under the Government of India. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the month of march and examination is conducted in June. Successful Candidates are admitted after an interview conducted by the UPSC for those having qualified the written examination.
Nationality:-Citizen of India, Subject of Nepal/Bhutan and some Tibetan refugees,a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Age:-Must not have attained the age of 32 years with relaxations for various categories like SC,ST,OBC,Ex-servicemen etc. Educational Qualifications:-Passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination
There is an objective-type written examination with two papers of two hours duration, each carrying a maximum of 250 marks. This is followed by a Personality Test carrying 100 marks of candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination.
WRITTEN EXAMINATION – (500 marks), Total questions in Paper I = 120 (30 General Ability, 70 General Medicine and 20 Paediatrics). Total questions in Paper II = 120 (40 Surgery, 40 Gynaecology & Obstetrics and 40 Preventive & Social Medicine)
There will be penalty (Negative Marking; one third 0.33 of of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
Candidates who qualify in the written examination are called for an Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission which carries 100 marks.
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Services/posts recruitment to which is made through the Examination
i. Assistant Divisional Medical Officers in the Railways.
ii. Junior Scale Posts in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service.
iii. Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services.
iv. Medical Officers in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
v. General Duty Medical Officers in NDMC.
Syllabus of Paper I
(a) General Ability
(i) Indian Society, Heritage & Culture, Polity, Economy, Human Development Indices and the Development Programmes;
(ii) Natural Resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation and related issues;
(iii) Basic concepts of Ecology and Environment and their impact on health and economy;
(iv) Impact of changing demographic trends on health, environment and society;
(v) Indian Agriculture, Industry, Trade, Transportation and Service Sectors;
(vi) Natural and man made disasters and their management;
(vii) Food adulteration, Food processing, food distribution, food storage and their relevance to public health;
(viii) Recent trends in Science and Technology
(b) General Medicine (General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry)
- (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
Syllabus of Paper – II
(Surgery including ENT, Opthalmology, 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
(b) GYNAECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS
- 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
III FAMILY PLANNING
- i) Conventional contraceptives
- ii) D. and oral pills
- iii) Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings
- iv) Medical Termination of Pregnancy
(c) PREVENTIVE SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE
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
- The written examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (Multiple choice answer) type. The question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.
- Candidates must write the Papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
- The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or both the papers of the examination.