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UPSC CMS Syllabus 2020

Simran Saini Updated On: 24 Jan, 2020 12:26 IST

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CMS 2020 Syllabus

The CMS 2020 syllabus has been revised by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the Computer-Based examination will be conducted on the basis of the revised CMS 2020 syllabus. The candidates appearing for the entrance examination must go through the entire CMS 2020 syllabus to boost up their exam preparation. The questions that will be asked in the exam will all be based upon the syllabus released by UPSC. 

While preparing for the entrance exam, getting themselves familiarised with the syllabus for CMS 2020 will prove to be advantageous for the candidates as they will not miss out on any important topic. Through the syllabus, the candidates will also be able to imbibe a thing or two about the CMS 2020 exam pattern and marking scheme. It is thus strongly recommended to the candidates to refer to the CMS 2020 syllabus before they get on with their preparation for the entrance exam. 

The detailed syllabus for this year’s CMS examination has been provided below which is in accordance with the syllabus of CMS 2020 released by the UPSC officials. UPSC has released separate syllabus for the Computer-Based Test and the Personality Test which will be conducted for those candidates who have qualified Part I with the minimum requisite marks.

Detailed CMS 2020 Syllabus

The following table contains the detailed CMS 2020 syllabus which mainly covers the Computer Based Test. The detailed syllabus of CMSE 2019 will also consist of the Paper I and Paper II syllabus of the computer-based examination.

CMSE 2020 Syllabus (CBT)

Paper Name 



CBT Paper I

General Medicine

Respiratory Diseases, Cardiology, Genito-Urinary, Gastro-Intestinal, Hematology, Neurology, Metabolic Disorders, Endocrinology, Growth/Nutrition, Musculoskeletal System, Dermatology, General, Psychiatry, Common Poisoning, Emergency Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Snake Bite, Emphasis on Medical Procedure, Critical Care Medicine, Patho Physiological basis of Diseases, Vitamin Deficiency Diseases, Vaccines Preventable Diseases & Non Vaccines Preventable Diseases, Communicable Diseases/Infections



Basic New Born Care, Common Childhood Emergencies, Accidents & Poisonings in Children, Normal Development Milestones, Immunization in Children, Birth Defects & Counselling including Autism, National Programmes related to Child Health and Recognising Children with Special Needs & Management

CBT Paper II

Preventive Social & Community Medicine

Concept of Health, Disease & Preventive Medicine, Social & Community Medicine, General Epidemiology, Health Administration & Planning, Communicable Diseases, Demography & Health Statistics, Nutrition & Health, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, Non-Communicable Diseases, International Health, Genetics & Health, Maternal & Child Health, Medical Sociology & Health Education, National Programmes, Ability to Monitor National Health Programmes, Management of Common Health Problems, Ability to recognise, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies


Gynaecology & Obstetrics

Natal Conditions (Ante, Intra and Post), Management of Normal & Complicated Labours, Questions on applied physiology of menstruation & fertilisation, Questions on Applied Anatomy, Questions on neoplasma & infections in the genital tract, Questions on the displacement of the uterus, High Risk Pregnancy and Management, Normal delivery & safe delivery practices, Intra Uterine Growth Retardation, Abortions, Medicolegal examination in obgy & gynae including Rape, U.D & Oral Pills, Conventional Contraceptives, Medical Termination of Pregnancy,  Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings 


Surgery (including Ophthalmology, ENT, Orthopaedics, Traumatology)

Urological Surgery, General Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T., Neuro Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Anesthesiology, Opthalmology, Traumatology, Pre-operative/Post-operative care of surgical patients, Diagnosis & Management of common surgical ailments, Wound healing, Medicolegal & ethical issues of surgery, Shock pathophysiology & management and Fluid & electrolyte management in surgery  

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