Go through the article to know general information about the UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination 2011, popularly known as UPSC CMS Exam 2011.

UPSC CMS Exam 2011

UPSC CMS Exam 2011, also referred to as the Combined Medical Services Examination 2011, is administered by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). It is one of the well-known competitive entrance tests conducted for job seekers who are seeking employment in the government sector, in medical stream. The entrance examination recruits candidates for the posts in some of the government organizations mentioned below. In other words, candidates who visualize themselves as government employees that too in the medical field are required to appear for UPSC CMS Exam 2011. Final selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of marks obtained by them in the test, followed by a personality test.
  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officers in Railways
  • Junior Scale Posts in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services
  • Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services
  • Medical Officers in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi
  • General Duty Medical Officers in NDMC
Combined Medical Services Examination 2011 Registration
Candidates who want to appear for CMS Exam 2011 might search for its registration procedure. Go through the following lines to know how to register for UPSC CMS Exam 2011. 
  • Interested candidates can apply for UPSC CMS Exam 2011 either online or through pen-paper mode.
  • Candidates desirous to apply through online mode are required to visit the UPSC's website: http://upsconline.nic.in, in order to obtain the application form.
  • Candidates applying online must read all the instructions carefully before filling the online application form.
  • Test takers desirous to apply in pen-paper mode can apply in the common application form.
  • Candidates can obtain the common application form from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices (list available at: http://www.upsc.gov.in/). Candidates will have to pay Rs 20 to buy the form.
UPSC CMS Exam 2011 Preparation Tips
Candidates who successfully register themselves for the Combined Medical Services Examination 2011 will think about how to prepare for the exam? The question has been answered in this article. Some useful and significant tips for preparation of UPSC CMS Exam 2011 are given below:
  • To prepare for UPSC CMS Exam 2011, candidates must start with a schedule.
  • They should give adequate time to every section of the test.
  • The test takers must take help of various books and other study materials available for the Combined Medical Services Examination 2011.
  • Candidates must understand the test structure of Combined Medical Services Examination in order to prepare accordingly.
  • Candidates must practice sample papers for the Combined Medical Services Examination on a regular basis.
UPSC CMS Exam 2011 Test Structure
Candidates who are preparing for Combined Medical Services Examination 2011 might search for the latest examination pattern of the same. Test structure of UPSC CMS Exam is given below:
  • The UPSC CMS Exam will be conducted in two papers namely Paper I and Paper II. Both papers are of objective type.
  • Each paper carries 250 marks. Total number of marks is 500.
  • Duration for attempting each paper is two hours.
  • Each paper consists of 120 questions.
  • Paper I is based on topics like General Ability, General Medicine and Pediatrics.
  • 30 questions of the Paper I are based on General Ability, 70 on General Medicine and 20 on Pediatrics.
  • Paper II is made up of topics like Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine.
  • Each topic in Paper II contains 40 questions.
  • Negative marking will be done for each wrong answer.
  • One third of the marks assigned to the questions will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • In case a candidate gives more than one answer to a particular question, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers is correct.
  • No negative marking will be done for questions that are unanswered.
UPSC CMS Exam 2011 Syllabus
After understanding the examination pattern, candidates will look for syllabus of the UPSC CMS Exam 2011. The same is discussed below:
Paper I
General Ability
This section includes the preparation of topics like Indian Society, Heritage & Culture, Polity, Economy, Human Development Indices and the Development Programmes. Apart from this, test takers must acquire information and knowledge about Natural Resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation and issues related to it. Knowledge about latest trends in Science and Technology, Food Adulteration, Food Processing, Food Distribution, Food Storage and their relevance to public health would be a great help in qualifying this section of the exam.
General Medicine
Candidates are required to prepare Cardiology, Respiratory diseases, Gastro-intestinal, Genito-Urinary, Neurology, Hematology, Endocrinology, Metabolic disorders, Infections/Communicable diseases etc. in detail to prepare for General Medicine section of the test. In-depth study of Nutrition/Growth, Dermatology, Musculoskeletal System, Psychiatry and General will help a lot to crack the section with ease.
Paper II
In order to prepare for Surgery section of the test, the prospective test takers must be well informed about general surgery (wounds, infections, tumors, lymphatic, blood vessels, cysts/sinuses, head & neck, breast etc). In addition, candidates must possess good knowledge of Urological Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Thoracic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology and Traumatology.
Gynaecology & Obstetric
To get ready for this section, candidates need to prepare topics like applied anatomy, applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization, displacement of the uterus, infections and neoplasma in genital tract etc. In addition to the aforesaid topics, they must gather knowledge about Ante-natal conditions, Intra-natal conditions, Post-natal conditions and Management of normal labours or complicated labour. In-depth knowledge about Conventional Contraceptives, UD and Oral Pills, Operative Procedure, Sterilization and Organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings and Medical Termination of Pregnancy would be a great help to qualify this section with effortlessness.
Preventive Social & Community Medicine

For preparing this section, test takers must prepare the curriculum of Social and Community Medicine. They must be clear with the concepts of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine. Candidates must study about General Epidemiology, Demography and Health Statistics, Communicable Diseases, Environmental Health and Nutrition and Health. Besides, in-depth study of topics like Occupational Health, Genetics and Health, International Health, Medical Sociology and Health Education and Maternal and Child Health etc will help a lot in qualifying this section of the exam.

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