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About CMS Exam

UPSC CMS written exam was conducted as Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type papers. UPSC released the exam timetable on May 23. UPSC CMS 2022 exam was conducted in two sessions. The exam timetable mentioned the details of the exam. There were two papers conducted in the morning and evening shifts. UPSC CMS 2022 notification was released online on April 6. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released CMS 2022 notification online for 687 vacancies in Category - I and II. 

CMS Exam Date

UPSC has released the exam dates for the year 2023. The dates related to the UPSC CMS 2023 are listed below :

Event Date
Date of release of notification April 19, 2023
Date of commencement of application (online mode only) April 19, 2023
Last date of receipt of application May 9, 2023
Availability of admit card (e - admit card) June 2023 (3 weeks before examination)
Date of examination July 16, 2023
Date of declaration of result August 2023

CMS Eligibility

All Indian candidates (male/female/transgender) who are willing to apply for the exam, should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. The UPSC CMS eligibility criteria are depending upon three factors and these are age limit, nationality, and educational qualification. Go through the following table to get an idea about the UPSC CMS eligibility criteria:

Age The maximum age should not be more than 32 years as of August 1, 2022 (the aspirants should not be born before August 2, 1989)
Nationality Citizen of India or Subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or Tibetan refugee and Indian Origin Migrants from select countries.
Educational qualification Should qualify or appear in the final year of the MBBS exam.

CMS Admit Card

By following the instructions listed below, candidates can download their UPSC CMS admit card.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC-
  • Step 2: From the website's Home page, select the Admit Card link.
  • Step 3: After reading the instructions on the page, press the "Yes" button.
  • Step 4: Enter the roll number and the date of birth (if "By Roll Number" is selected) or the registration ID and the date of birth (if "By Registration ID" is selected).
  • Step 5: Press the Submit button.
  • Step 6: Download your UPSC CMS admit card .


CMS Syllabus

The syllabus of the UPSC CMS exam is provided below:

Section Syllabus
Paper I
General Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Genito-Urinary
  • Neurology
  • Hematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Infections/Communicable Diseases
    • Virus
    • Rickets
    • Bacterial
    • Spirochetal
    • Protozoan
    • Metazoan
    • Fungus
  • Nutrition/Growth
  • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Psychiatry
  • General
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Common Poisoning
  • Snake bite
  • 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 include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases, and Schizophrenia.
  • Common childhood emergencies,
  • Basic newborn care,
  • Normal developmental milestones,
  • Accidents and poisonings in children,
  • Birth defects and counseling including autism,
  • Immunization in children,
  • Recognizing children with special needs and management, and
  • National programs related to child health.
Paper II
Surgery (ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology, and Orthopedics
  • 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
    • Abdominal injuries
  • Urological Surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Orthopedic 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.
Gynecology & Obstetrics
    • Ante-natal conditions
    • Intra-natal conditions
    • Postnatal conditions
    • Management of normal labor or complicated labor
    • Questions on applied anatomy
    • Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
    • Questions on infections in genital tract
    • Questions on neoplasms in the genital tract
    • Questions on the displacement of the uterus
    • Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
    • High-risk pregnancy and management
    • Abortions
    • Intrauterine growth retardation
    • Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape.
    • Conventional contraceptives
    • U.D. and oral pills
    • Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programs 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 programs
  • Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
  • Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage
  • community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies.

CMS Exam Pattern

The candidates need to qualify the part I to attend the part II examination. Candidates who are not qualified in part I are not allowed to Part II. There are 2 papers in the Paper I examination. The exam pattern of Part I is given below. 

Paper I: General Medicine And Paediatrics: 

There are 2 Sections in this paper, General medicine which consists of 96 questions and paediatrics which have 24 questions in it.


Number Of Question

Maximum Marks 


General Medicine


250 Marks

2 Hours





  • It is an MCQ examination, Each Question will have 4 options.
  • The Total Number of questions asked are 120 for total mark of 250
  • Negative Marking is applicable 0.33 Mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 
  • If two or more answers are given by the candidate, it will be considered as the wrong answer and negative marking is applicable even if one of the options is correct.
  • There is no negative marking for unanswered questions.
Paper II-Preventive and Social Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology and obstetrics:

Here is the detailed pattern for the Paper-II examination which has 3 sections and each consists of 40 Questions.


Number Of Questions

Maximum Marks




250 Marks

2 Hours

Gynaecology and obstetrics


Preventive and Social Medicine




  • It is an MCQ examination, Each Question will have 4 options.
  • The Total Number of questions asked are 120, 40 questions from each of the sections given above. The total number of marks of the examination is 250 marks.
  • The Authorities set the time limit for UPSC CMS 2022 is 2 hours.
  • Negative Marking is applicable 0.33 Mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 
  • If two or more answers are given by the candidate, it will be considered as the wrong answer and negative marking is applicable even if one of the options is correct.
  • There is no negative marking for unanswered questions.
  • Both the papers of CMS will be as per MBBS Standards and difficulty level.

Part II-Personality Test

  • The candidates who are qualified in the Part I Written examination are subjected to qualify for the Part II examination. The Part II examination is the Personality Test.
  • The Personality/Interview Test will be for 100 marks which will be taken by the UPSC Officials.
  • The interview/personality test will be intended to serve as a supplement to the Written examination for testing the General knowledge and field of study of the candidate in the academics and also the officials test the Capability of leadership, initiative, character, alertness, Ability for social cohesion, Balance of judgement and candidates intellectual curiosity.

CMS How to Apply

The UPSC CMS application form will be released on the official website. To fill out the UPSC CMS application form, the aspirants have to follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Go to the official UPSC website,

Step 2: Click on the link that redirects to the application form of the CMS exam.

Step 3: Fill in the necessary details

Step 4: Upload the scanned copies of necessary documents including Photograph, signature, and Photo ID

Step 5: Submit and pay the application fee.

UPSC CMS Application Fee
  • UR Male category: INR 200/-
  • Female and reserved category candidates: NIL

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) CMS Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of CMS Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the CMS exam. The syllabus of CMS comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of CMS syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of CMS Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the CMS exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
Q. Which is the best Mock test series for the CMS Exam?
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Q. How to prepare for the CMS Exam?
A. To prepare for CMS exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
Q. How to Download CMS Exam Syllabus PDF?
A. Candidates can download CMS exam syllabus PDF from our website for free. Candidates need to only register with us to download the exam syllabus.

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