PPSC Punjab Medical Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2018

PPSC Punjab Medical Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2018:- The Punjab Public Service Commission is soon going to conduct written competitive examination for the recruitment on 306 posts of Medical Officer (General) / MO/ GMO. Many applicants have already applied for this recruitment and now looking forward to check the latest examination pattern and syllabus for PPSC MO exam 2018.  It should be also noted that all the information regarding Punjab medical officer exam syllabus and exam pattern will be available online on PPSC official website (http://www.ppsc.gov.in). On this page we have posted syllabus and exam pattern for PPSC Punjab Medical Officer Exam 2018.

PPSC Medical Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2018

About The Exam:- As per as notification No.1/6/2011-2EG(1eg)/182 dated 14/10/2016, the Punjab Public Service Commission invited online application forms from eligible candidates for recruitment to the 306 posts of Medical Officer (General) in the Health and Family Welfare department, Punjab. The last date to apply online for the following medical officer posts will be 13th March 2018. Candidates who have already applied for this general medical officer competitive exam can check out their examination pattern and syllabus to prepare for the examination.

Note:- The following examination pattern and syllabus is based on previous competitive exams conducted for the posts of general medical officer by UPSC and other states public commissions. To get official syllabus and pattern please official website.

Detailed Punjab Medical Officer Exam Pattern

  • The question paper will have all multiple choice questions.
  • There will be two papers in the competitive exam.
  • There will be negative marking against each wrong answer.
  • For question papers, pattern and duration please check the table below.
 Question Paper  Subjects  Max Marks/ No. of Ques  Duration
 Paper-I  General Medicine & Pediatrics  250 Marks  3 Hours
 Paper-II  Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Prevention & Social Medicine  120 Marks  2 Hours

Medical Officer (General) Subject Wise Syllabus 2018


(a) General Medicine

  1. Cardiology
  2. Respiratory diseases
  3. Gastro-intestinal
  4. Genito-Urinary
  5. Neurology
  6. Hematology
  7. Endocrinology
  8. Metabolic disorders
  9. Infections/Communicable Diseases
    • Virus
    • Rickets
    • Bacterial
    • Spirochetal
    • Protozoan
    • Metazoan
    • Fungus
  10. Nutrition/Growth
  11. Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  12. Musculo-skeletal System
  13. Psychiatry
  14. General
  15. Emergency Medicine
  16. Common Poisoning
  17. Snake bite
  18. Tropical Medicine
  19. Critical Care Medicine
  20. Emphasis on medical procedures
  21. Patho physiological basis of diseases
  22. Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases
  23. Vitamin  deficiency diseases
  24. In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizoprenia

(b) Pediatrics

  1. Common childhood emergencies
  2. Basic new born care
  3. Normal developmental milestones
  4. Accidents and poisonings in children
  5. Birth defects and counseling including autism
  6. Immunization in children
  7. Recognizing children with special needs and management
  8. National programmes related to child health.


(a) Surgery (Surgery including ENT, Opthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)

  1. General Surgery
    1. Wounds
    2. Infections
    3. Tumours
    4. Lymphatic
    5. Blood vessels
    6. Cysts/sinuses
    7. Head and neck
    8. Breast
    9. Alimentary tract – Oesophagus, Stomach, Intestines, Anus, Developmental, Liver, Bile, Pancreas, Spleen, Peritoneum, Abdominal wall, Abdominal injuries
  2. Urological Surgery
  3. Neuro Surgery
  4. Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
  5. Thoracic surgery
  6. Orthopedic surgery
  7. Ophthalmology
  8. Anesthesiology
  9. Traumatology
  10. Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
  11. Pre‐operative and post operative care of surgical patients
  12. Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
  13. Wound healing
  14. Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
  15. Shock patho‐physiology and management

(b) Gynecology & Obstetrics

  1. Obstetrics:
    1. Ante-natal conditions
    2. Intra-natal conditions
    3. Post-natal conditions
    4. Management of normal labours or complicated labour
  2. Gynaecology:
    1. Questions on applied anatomy
    2. Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
    3. Questions on infections in genital tract
    4. Questions on neoplas main the genital tract
    5. Questions on displacement of the uterus
    6. Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
    7. High risk pregnancy and management
    8. Abortions
    9. Intra Uterine growth retardation
    10. Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape
  3. Family Planning:
    1. Conventional contraceptives
    2. U.D. and oral pills
    3. Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings
    4. Medical Termination of Pregnancy

(c) Preventive Social and Community Medicine

  1. Social and community Medicine
  2. Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine
  3. Health Administration and Planning
  4. General Epidemiology
  5. Demography and Health Statistics
  6. Communicable Diseases
  7. Environmental Health
  8. Nutrition and Health
  9. Non-communicable diseases
  10. Occupational Health
  11. Genetics and Health
  12. International Health
  13. Medical Sociology and Health Education
  14. Maternal and Child Health
  15. National Programmes
  16.  Management of common health problems
  17. Ability to monitor national health programmes
  18. Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
  19. Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies.

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