Combined Medical services (CMS) examination 2013 Syllabus and Preparation Books

What is the examination pattern and syllabus for ?
Combined Medical Services examination comprises of a written test followed by a personality test. The written examination consists of two papers, each paper carrying maximum of 250 marks. Each paper will be of two hours duration.
Combined Medical Services Syllabus and the various sections covered in the examination are given below:
Paper 1 Maximum Marks : 250
General Ability 30 questions
General Medicine 70 questions
Paediatrics 20 questions
Paper 2 Maximum Marks : 250
Surgery 40 questions
Gynecology & Obstetrics 40 questions
Preventive & Social Medicine 40 questions

Detailed syllabus is available in the official website

How to prepare for Combined Medical services (CMS) examination 2013?
CMS examination expects a good command on the subject. Candidates have to brush up the basic fundamentals covered in their graduation. There are many books written on Combined Medical Services. These books provide detailed syllabus, examination pattern, mock tests and old question papers. Candidates can refer Combined Medical Services Preparation Books which include good study strategies. Some of the well known Combined Medical Services Preparation Books are listed below:
1) CBS Combined Medical Services UPSC Entrance Examination: This book is written by M. S Bhatia and contains original solved papers from 1981 onwards. Detailed instructions about the examination are available in this book.
2) Quick review of UPSC: for Combined Medical services Examination: This book is written by Chandra and published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Ltd.
3) UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination: This book is published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers and is one good book for reference.
Candidates can refer these books for study. Combined Medical Services examination is only for medical graduates, good study strategy and quality preparation is essential to crack this exam.