Surgery Part 1 (Paper I) Syllabus
Surgery Part 1 (Paper I) Syllabus

Surgery Part 1 Marks Distribution

SubjectsNo of QuestionsNo of Marks
Abdomen including Gastro-intestinal tract and Hepatobiliary system8-20
Thorax and Respiratory system4-10
Cardiovascular syste4-10
Genito-urinary System4-10
Brain and Nervous System3-8
Endocrine system and Breast3-8
Head and Neck2-5
Osteology and arthology2-7
Skin and its appendages2-4
Radiological Anatomy2-5
Surface anatomy2-5

Surgery Part 1 syllabus : Paper I


Abdomen including Gastro-intestinal tract and Hepato-biliary

  • General configuration of abdominal cavity, peritoneal reflections and ligaments, intra-
    abdominal spaces, common embryological defects.
  • Abdominal wall and common weak points for hernias.
  • Relationship amongst abdominal viscera.
  • Morphology of Liver, Biliary tree, pancreas and spleen 1.5 Morphology of Stomach.
    Duodenum, Small and Large gut.
  • Anatomy of pelvic floor, anal canal, anorectal anomalies
  • Male and Female External genitalia
  • Testis and Scrotum

Thorax and Respiratory system

  • Chest wall, Diaphragm and common congenital deformities
  • Lungs, Bronchial tree and trachea, Mediastinum including thymus
    Thoracic spine

Cardiovascular system

  • Heart and its blood supply
  • Anatomical basis of common congenital and acquired abnormalities
  • Great Vessels and common variations of surgical importance
  • Collateral circulation
  • Portal circulation and its implications

Genito-urinary System

  • Anatomy of Kidneys, ureters, bladder and lower urinary tract
  • Male and female internal genitalia
  • Common congenital anomalies of urinary and genital tract

Brain and Nervous System

  • Gross anatomy of Brain and spinal cord and meninges,
  • common congenital anomalies
  • Surgically important areas and centers of brain
  • CSF pathway
  • Cranial nerves and their nuclei
  • Autonomic and somatic nerves and their distribution
  • General arrangements of nerve tracts in spinal cord

Endocrine system and Breast

  • Morphological features, vascular and lymphatic supply of endocrine Organs (Thyroid,
  • Parathyroid, Adrenals, ovaries and testes)
  • Morphological features, blood supply and lymphatic drainage of breast
  • Congenital anomalies of endocrine glands

Head and Neck

  • Face, Congenital anomalies
  • Oral cavity, Tongue and salivary glands
  • Structures of neck, General arrangements and relationship
  • Cervical spine, neck movement
  • Scalp, Skull and cranial cavity and arrangements of blood vessels

Osteology and arthology

  • General arrangement of bony skeleton and joints
  • Anatomical sites and features related to common fractures and dislocation
    Structures and development of bones, epiphyseal plates
  • Common congenital anomalies and their embryological basis


  • Origin and insertion of muscle groups and movement produced
  • Nerves supplying muscle and their surgical implications
  • Mechanisms of common movements
  • Skin and its appendages

Sructure of skin and its appendages

  • Identification of structures in plain and contrast x-rays CT scan or other imaging systems
  • Special areas of skin and their surgical importance


  • Microscopic features of different organs like liver, thyroid, breast, heart, lungs, bones,cartilage, testis, ovary, exocrine glands and different systems like GIT, GU tract Biliary tract etc.


  • Development of different organs and systems of the body
  • Common anomalies and their
  • developmental basis

Radiological Anatomy

  • Identification of bones and their parts and joints
  • Understanding dislocations of joints and displacement of fractured bone

Surface anatomy

  • Surface marking of Abdominal and thoracic organs,
  • Major blood vessels,
    Peripheral nerves and
  • anatomical land marks of clinical and surgical importance
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