CMS Exam Pattern 2020 (Paper 1 & 2)- Check Here

cms exam pattern 2020

CMS Exam Pattern 2020 (Paper 1 & 2) – UPSC will release the exam pattern of CMS 2020 or Combined Medical Service 2020. UPSC CMS 2020 Exam pattern contains the exam details like duration, total marks, subjects and more. Candidates preparing for Combined Medical Service 2020 should have the complete details on CMS exam pattern 2020. UPSC has delayed the UPSC CMS Notification. It is expected that the notification will be released in June 2020. The question papers for the exam will be created based on the UPSC CMS exam pattern 2020. The paper 1 of CMS 2020 is an online or computer-based test. Read the entire article to know all about CMS Exam Pattern 2020 (Paper 1 & 2)-

CMS Exam Pattern 2020 (Paper 1 & 2)

  • The written exam will be held in Computer-based mode.
  • There will be 02 parts, Paper-1 & Paper-2
  • There will be negative marking for each incorrect answer i.e. 1/3rd Marks will be deducted.
  • Every question will have 4 alternatives as answer and candidates have to select the correct answer of the question.
  • The questions will be of objective type i.e (Multiple choice answers).
  • Paper 1 will have a total of 120 question (96 from General Medicine and 24 from Paediatrics)
  • Paper 2 will have 120 question on Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine.
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CMS Exam Pattern 2020 (Paper 1)

Test Name Number of Question Duration Total Marks
General Ability 30 Questions 02 hours 250 marks
General Medicine 70 Questions
Paediatrics 20 Questions
Total 120 Questions

CMS Exam Pattern 2020 (Paper 2)

Test Name Number of Question Duration Total Marks
Surgery 40 Questions 02 hours 250 marks
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40 Questions
Paediatrics 40 Questions
Total  120 Questions

CMS Exam Pattern 2020 for Personal Interview

Candidates who will be declared qualified in CMS 2020 written result are called to attend the Personal Interview. Candidates need to obtain the minimum cut off marks in order to get selected for the next level of the selection procedure.

Total Marks of Personal Interview- 100 Marks

Qualified candidates will be appointed to the post of Assistant Divisional Medical Officer, Assistant Medical Officer, General Duty Medical Officer in various departments of the Central Government.

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CMS Syllabus 2020 for Paper 1

Subject Topics
General Medicine
  1. Cardiology
  2. Dermatology
  3. Infections/Communicable Diseases
  4. Respiratory diseases
  5. Neurology
  6. Metabolic disorders
  7. Gastro-intestinal
  8. Genito-Urinary
  9. Hematology
  10. Endocrinology
  11. Nutrition/Growth
  12. Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases
  13. Musculoskelatal System
  14. Psychiatry
  15. Emergency Medicine
  16. Snake bite
  17. Tropical Medicine
  18. Critical Care Medicine
  19. Emphasis on medical procedures
  20. Patho physiological basis of diseases
  21. Vitamin deficiency diseases 
  1. Common childhood emergencies
  2. Birth defects and counseling
  3. Basic new born care
  4. Immunization in children
  5. Normal developmental milestones
  6. Accidents and poisonings in children
  7. Recognizing children with special needs and management
  8. National programmes related to child health

CMS Syllabus 2020 for Paper 2

Subjects Topics
  • Wounds
  • Infections
  • Tumours
  • Lymphatic
  • Blood vessels
  • Cysts/sinuses
  • Head and neck
  • Breast
  • Alimentary tract
  • Liver, Bile, Pancreas, etc
  • Urological Surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
  • Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
  • Pre-operative and post operative care of surgical patients
  • Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
  • Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
  • Shock patho-physiology and management.
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Traumatology
Gynaecology & Obstetrics OBSTETRICS

  1. Ante-natal conditions
  2. Intra-natal conditions
  3. Post-natal conditions
  4. Management of normal labours or complicated labour


  • Applied anatomy
  • Applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
  • Infections in genital tract
  • Neoplasma in the genital tract
  • 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.


  • Conventional contraceptives 
  • U.D. and oral pills
  • Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programes 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
  • Recognize, research, report, manage and paln community health problems.
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