UPSC CMSE - Preparation Tips

Combined Medical Services Examination

Result: 16 Dec 2023 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

Result: 16 Dec 2023

UPSC CMSE 2022 Preparation Tips: Tips to crack the exam

Created On - April 08 2022 by Shilpee Ghosh

Combined Medical Services Examination 2022 (computer-based test) will be held in August 2022 by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) (tentative). On April 6, 2022, UPSC will release the CMS 2022 notification (tentative). As a result, applicants will have plenty of time to begin studying before the exam. According to the expert, 3-4 months of intensive practice is sufficient to adequately prepare for the combined medical services examination. Check out this four-month plan for preparing for the UPSC CMS Exam.

How to Prepare for UPSC CMS 2022 Written Exam?

Important preparation methods and recommendations for the Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) 2022 are included in the following pointers:

Understand the Syllabus and Exam Pattern

To begin UPSC CMS preparation, you must first understand the exam's syllabus and test format. It is difficult to develop an effective UPSC CMS preparation strategy and method without a thorough understanding of the syllabus. Aspirants should obtain the complete syllabus in pdf format or a printed copy of the syllabus to make it more accessible and convenient.

Making a List

The most crucial aspect of your preparation is taking notes. While preparing for CMS 2022, you should take notes in their language. This will assist you in remembering the material in greater detail and for a longer amount of time. Self-made notes, on the other hand, will come in helpful during the last stages of exam revision.

Instead of going over the full issue, applicants can simply review the notes they've prepared to get a sense of what's going on. This will save you time and will also help you prepare for your final dates and interview. You should start taking notes and highlighting texts in a normal textbook now if you haven't already.

Choosing the Best Study Materials

Preparations should be based on the finest book available on the subject. It's more than enough to read just one good book. Here are the top five books to get you started on your preparation:

  • Rajeev Kumar's Elsevier Comprehensive Guide to Combined Medical Services (Elsevier India)
  • UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination (Rapid Digest)
  • Combined Medical Services of CBS M. S. Bhatia's UPSC Entrance Examination Paperback
  • Dr. Neena Khanna's Illustrated Synopsis of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Aggarwal Praveen and George K. Mathew's Medicine: Preparation Manual for Undergraduate

Candidates will want a comprehensive and concise selection of books to begin their in-depth preparation. Check UPSC CMS 2022 Syllabus and Best Books for a complete list of books and syllabus


To retain the topics that you have prepared, only one method of learning is insufficient. Topics should be revised on a regular basis to ensure that information is retained. Plan your study so that you can complete at least two rounds of revision for each topic. According to your study plan, you can organize the review process on a weekly or monthly basis. Candidates must review the material presented in the previous two weeks every two weeks. And for round two revision, the last month should be set aside for revision only after the candidate has completed the full curriculum. This revision has the advantage of refreshing the themes.

Keep yourself informed

You must keep up to date with current medical inventions in order to pass the CMS wrote and personality examinations. Current events are especially important for the interview. Newspapers and magazines are reliable sources of information. However, with the age of the internet, you can opt to subscribe to websites and apps to receive fresh information quickly. So that you are notified whenever new information becomes available.

Mock Exams

Candidates frequently choose offline mock test series, despite the fact that the UPSC CMS exam is conducted online. It does not provide candidates with an adequate understanding of how to keep track of the time allotted to each topic while taking the exam. On the other hand, the most significant benefit of taking online mock tests is that it familiarises applicants with the exam format, which reduces anxiety.

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