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REVIEW : Combined Medical Services (UPSC)
About Combined Medical Services(UPSC) :-
           The Combined Medical Services is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) according to the following pattern and syllabus
     Part-I Written examination (500 marks) :-
               The written exam has two papers of 250 marks each. The exam duration of each paper is 2 hours. Both the papers will have objective (multiple choice) type questions. The question paper shall be set in English only. 

    There will be negative marking for wrong answers. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. 

    Part-II Personality Test (100 marks) :-
                The personality test is conducted for only those candidates who qualify in the written examination. The interview for Personality Test is used to gauge the General Knowledge and ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study. The test may also assess the candidate's intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgement and alertness of mind, integrity of character and capability for leadership and initiative.

      Part-I Written examination (500 marks) :-
       
         Paper I (250 marks, 120 questions) :-
        (a) General Ability: 30 questions
        (b) General Medicine:  70 questions
       (c) Paediatrics:  20 questions

          Paper II (250 marks, 120 questions) :-
           (a) Surgery: 40 questions
           (b) Gynaecology & Obstetrics: 40 questions    
           (c) Preventive & Social Medicine: 40 questions

             Part 1 
            (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
        (xii) Musculoskelatal System
       (xiii) Psychiatry
      (xiv) General

        (c) Paediatrics  :-

            Paper - II
            (a) Surgery :- (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
       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
   VII   Ophthalmology
  VIII Anesthesiology
   IX Traumatology

      (b) GYNAECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS :-
           I OBSTETRICS
          i) Ante-natal conditions
         ii) Intra-natal conditions
       iii) Post-natal conditions
      iv) Management of normal labours or complicated labour
       II GYNAECOLOGY
       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)  U.D. and oral pills
     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