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UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam 2013 Syllabus

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Syllabus For UPSC CMS 2013 Exam
The Examination shall be conducted consist of written examination and a personality test. The candidates will take the written examination in two papers where each paper carries a maximum of 250 marks. Each paper will be of two hours duration.

Below is the detailed note for UPSC CMS 2013 Exam Syllabus :

Syllabus of Paper 1 (Written Test)

a. General Ability:

  • Indian society, Heritage and culture, polity, economy, human development indices and the Development programmes
  • Natural resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation and related issues.
  • Basic concepts of Ecology and environment and their impact on health and economy.
  • Impact of changing demographic trends on health, environment and society, Indian agriculture, Industry, Trade, Transportation and service sectors.
  • Natural and man made disasters and their management, Food Adulteration, food processing, food distribution, food storage and their relevance to public health Recent trends in Science and Technology

b. General Medicine (Including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry)
Cardiology, Respiratory diseases, Gastro-intestinal, genito-urinary, neurology, hematology, endocrinology, metabolic disorders, infections/Communicable diseases (includes virus, rickets, bacterial, spirochetal, protozoan, metazoan, fungus), Nutrition growth, diseases of the skin, musculoskeletal system, psychiatry, and general.

c. Paediatrics

Syllabus of Paper 2:

a. Surgery (including ENT, Opthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)
General surgery: Wounds, infections, tumours, Lymphatic, blood vessels, cysts/ sinuses, head and neck, breast, alimentary track (Oesophagus, stomach, intestine, anus, developmental), Liver, bile, pancreas, spleen, peritoneum, abdominal injuries.

Surgeries include Urological surgery, Otorhinolaryngology ENT, Thoracic surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology, and Traumatology.

b. Gynaecology and Obstetrics:

I. Obstetrics: Ante-natal conditions, Intra-natal conditions, post-natal conditions and management of normal labours or complicated labour.

II. Gynaecology : Questions on applied anatomy, applied physiology of mensturation and fertilization, infections in genital tract, neoplasma in the genital tract and displacement of the uterus.

III. Family Planning: Conventional contraceptives, UD and Oral Pills, Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings and medical termination of pregnancy.

c. Preventive social and community medicine: Social and community medicine, concept of health, diseases and preventive medicine, health administration and planning, general epidemiology, demography and health statistics, communicable diseases, environmental health, nutrition andhealth, non-communicable diseases, Occupational health, genetics and health, International health, Medical sociology and health education, Maternal and child health and National Programmes

Personality Test:
The interview for personality test will be intended to serve as a supplement to the written examination for testing the general knowledge and ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study and also in the nature if personality test to assess the candidate's intellectual curiosity,, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.

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