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For a lucrative career, UPSC CMS is among the best choices for medical professionals. Thus, thousands of candidates appeared in UPSC CMS written examination which was held on August 13, 2017.

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The exam was conducted in online mode and comprised of two papers i.e. paper 1 and paper 2. In total, there were 240 questions and the allotted time for each paper was 2 hours.

PrepLadder, to provide assistance and major highlights of the exam to the future aspirants, conducted an analysis session with the candidates who appeared for the exam. We received mixed responses from the candidates regarding the exam’s level of difficulty and overall experience which is compiled in this blog.


Details of the analysis of UPSC CMS 2017 written examination is as follows:

Rating of difficulty level on a scale of 1 (very easy) to 10 (very difficult)

On an average, the rating we received out of 10 was 7 which imply the difficulty level of exam to be moderate. Candidates shared that questions were direct and with proper time management, they were able to complete the exam on time.


Equal level of difficulty for both portions (General awareness and Medical)

Most of the candidates had the opinion of medical portion being quite tough whereas some felt general awareness to be tougher.

Thus, this necessitates the meticulous preparation for medical subjects and being informed about current affairs in order to crack this exam.


No difficulty in completing the exam in stipulated time

As per the analysis, candidates didn’t face any difficulty in completing their exam in the allotted time.


Few repeated questions from previous year’s exams

Candidates said that few questions were repeated from the previous year’s papers.

Hence, one must go through previous year’s papers as there are chances for some questions to be repeated in subsequent exam. Moreover, it will familiarize you with the exam pattern and the level of difficulty.


No controversial questions were asked

According to the analysis, majority of the candidates have stated that there were not seen any controversial questions, rather direct questions were asked in this year’s UPSC exam.


15% questions asked from PrepLadder’s UPSC CMS Pro Pack

Overall, 15% questions were asked directly from PrepLadder’s test series while some questions had similar concepts as included in the test series.

According to a genuine feedback from a candidate, PrepLadder provided good insight of the exam and thus, has recommended the same to enhance the preparation level.

Most of the candidates have shown thankfulness for the advantages of PrepLadder’s test series which helped them to attempt the exam skillfully. 


We hope that this analysis will help the aspirants to plan a suitable strategy in order to crack next UPSC CMS written examination.


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