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About UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS)

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Combined Medical Service exam is held for the employment of eligible and desiring applicants for the posts of Medical Officers in various organizations such as Indian Ordnance Factories, Indian Railways, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Corporation. Desiring applicants can apply for the exam online through the official website. This exam is a National Level exam and is organized yearly.

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) :

The UPSC is India's Premiere Recruiting Agency for All India Services and Group 'A' and 'B' officers for Central Services. UPSC or Union Public Service Commission conducts the Combined Medical Service exam every year for aspiring applicants.

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS)  Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Registration Date

07/07/2021

Application End Date

27/07/2021

Admit Card

11/11/2021

Exam Date

21/11/2021

Interview Date

Will be updated soon.

Result Date

Will be updated soon.

Mode to apply

Online

Link to apply

Click here

Official Notification

Check here

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS)  Selection Procedure:- The UPSC -Combined Medical Service Exam 2019 consist of two major stages:-

  • Computer-Based Examination

  • Personality Test

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS)  Exam Pattern:

Computer Based Examination: The Computer Based Examination is an objective type examination consisting of two papers each of 250 marks:-

  • Paper 1 consists of questions from General Medicine and Paediatrics. There are 120 questions with a time duration of 2 hours.

  • Paper 2 consists of questions from Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine. There are 120 questions with a time duration of 2 hours.

Paper

Section

No. of Ques.

Marks

Time Duration

Paper I

General Medicine

96

250 marks

2 hours

Pediatrics

24

Paper-II

Surgery

40

250 marks

2 hours

Gynaecology & Obstetrics

40

Preventive & Social Medicine

40

Note:- 1/3rd of the marks deducted.

Personality Test:- The personality test is of 100 marks. The candidates whose name feature in the merit list of the written test are called for personality test.

UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria:- 

  • Nationality: Must be a citizen of India

  • Age Limit:- Up to 32 years. Age relaxations to the reserved category candidates are as follows:-

Category 

Max. Age limit relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

Ex-servicemen including ECOs/SSCOs and 
Commissioned officers who have completed at least
five years Military Service and have been released 
on any of the following basis:
(i) on completion of assignment otherwise dismissal or 
discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency
(ii) on account of physical disability due to Military Service
(iii) On invalided

5 years

Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

10 years

Defence Services personnel (disabled in operations 
in a disturbed area or during hostilities with any foreign
country and released due to the consequences)

5 years

Domicile in J&K (from January 1,1980, to December 31,1989)

5 years

Doctors appointed in the Ministry of Railways after 1.10.1984

period of service rendered by them.

ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered an initial period of 
assignment of 5 years of Military Service and whose assignment
has been extended beyond 5 years and in that case the MOD
issues a certificate that they are eligible to apply for civil employment
and they are released on 3 month's notice on selection from
the date of receiving the appointment offer

5 years

  • UPSC CMS Educational Qualification:- One who has passed the written and practical parts of M.B.B.S examination.

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS)  SyllabusThe syllabus for the CMS exam is as follows: 

Paper I:

i) General Medicine

  • Cardiology

  • Common Poisoning

  • Critical Care Medicine

  • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Emphasis on medical procedures

  • Endocrinology

  • Gastro-intestinal

  • Genito-Urinary

  • Hematology

  • Infections/Communicable Diseases

  • Metabolic disorders

  • Musculoskeletal System

  • Neurology

  • Nutrition/Growth

  • Pathophysiology

  • Psychiatry

  • Respiratory diseases

  • Snakebite

  • Tropical Medicine

  • Vaccines preventable diseases and Non-vaccines preventable diseases

  • Vitamin  deficiency diseases

  • Psychiatry 

ii) Pediatrics

  • Accidents and poisonings in children

  • Basic newborn care

  • Birth defects and counseling including autism

  • Common childhood emergencies

  • Immunization in children

  • National programs related to child health

  • Normal developmental milestones

  • Recognizing children with special needs and management

Paper-II:

i) Surgery (ENT, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, and Traumatology)

  • Anesthesiology

  • Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments

  • General Surgery

  • Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery

  • Neuro Surgery

  • Ophthalmology

  • Orthopedic surgery

  • Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.

  • Preoperative and post-operative care of surgical patients

  • Traumatology

  • Thoracic surgery

  • Shock pathophysiology and management

  • Urological Surgery

  • Wound healing

ii) Gynaecology & Obstetrics

Obstetrics:

  • Ante-natal conditional

  • Intra-natal conditions

  • Post-natal conditions

  • Management of normal labours or complicated labour

Gynaecology: 

  • Questions on applied anatomy

  • Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization

  • Questions on infections in the genital tract

  • Questions on neoplasm main the genital tract

  • Questions on the displacement of the uterus

  • Normal delivery and safe delivery practices

  • High-risk pregnancy and management

  • Abortions

  • Intra-Uterine growth retardation

  • Medicolegal examination in ob-gyn and Gynae including Rape

Family Planning:

  • Conventional contraceptives

  • U.D. and oral pills

  • The operative method, sterilization, and organization of programs in the metropolitan and rural surroundings

  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy

iii)Preventive Social and Community Medicine

  • Ability to monitor national health programmes

  • Ability to identify, examine, report, plan and execute community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies

  • Communicable Diseases

  • Concept of Disease and Preventive Medicine

  • Demography and Health Statistics

  • Environmental Health

  • General Epidemiology

  • Genetics and Health

  • Health Administration and Planning

  • International Health

  • Knowledge of maternal and child wellness

  • Management of common health problems

  • Maternal and Child Health

  • Medical Sociology and Health Education

  • National Programmes

  • Non-communicable diseases

  • Nutrition and Health 

  • Occupational Health

  • Social and Community Medicine

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS)  FAQs:

Ques 1. Which format is acceptable for the scanned photograph and signature?

Ans. The photograph and signature should be scanned in the .jpg format.

Ques 2. Is it mandatory to fill up the details related to Area Pin Code/Phone No. with Area code/Mobile No./e-mail?

Ans. Area PIN code is mandatory to be filled in by the candidate, the rest of the above indicated particulars are optional. However, it is advisable to fill these particulars so that an applicant is easily accessible if required by the Commission.

Ques 3. Is it mandatory to fill both the parts i.e. part-I and part-II of the CMS application?

Ans. Yes, it is mandatory to fill up both the parts or else the application gets rejected.

Ques 4. What action the Commission can take in case of submission of false information by the applicants?

Ans. If applicants found producing false information, adopting various unfair means in the examination like impersonation, cheating, etc., is liable to be disqualified and/or debarred from writing UPSC examinations. In this regard, a detailed stipulation is incorporated in the examination Notice.

Ques 5. What is the procedure to pay the fee for the CMS exam?

Ans. There are three options for the payment of the fee:

  • by Cash in any branch of State Bank of India,

  • by credit/debit card and

  • by Net Banking facility of SBI.

Ques 6. Which category is exempted from payment of examination fee?

Ans. Female candidates, Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and SC/ST categories belonging candidates are exempted from payment of Examination Fee.

Ques 7. What is the standard of the examination?

Ans. Both the Papers of the CMSE will be of MBBS standard.

Ques 8. What precautions are to be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions carefully before filling up the Online Application Form.

Ques 9. What are the posts for which the UPSC CMS exam is conducted?

Ans. Following posts are filled on the basis of CMS:

  • Junior scale posts for Central Health Services

  • General Duty Medical Officer for New Delhi Municipal Council

  • Assistant Medical Officer for the Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service under the Ministry of Defence

  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officer for Railways

  • Medical Officers for Municipal Corporations of Delhi

Ques 10. What are the eligibility criteria for the exam?

Ans. The candidate must have done MBBS with an internship from any recognized medical colleges in India.

Ques 11. Can a candidate fill UPSC form twice?

Ans. Yes. He/she can change optional paper, medium, choice of location. They can fill as many times as they wish. But UPSC considers lastest filled form only and rest all are considered null and void.

Ques 12. Candidates from which Nations are eligible to apply?

Ans. Following nationality belonging candidates are eligible to apply:

  • Indian Citizen.

  • Candidates of Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan Refugees (migrated to India before 1st January 1962)

  • Indian Origin candidates from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Vietnam, Burma or East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, and Zaire).

Ques 13. What are the provisions for reservation for SC, ST, OBC, EWS and PwBD candidates?

Ans. Reservation is for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ PwBD/EWS category in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

Ques 14. How much time is given to the candidates to apply online?

Ans. The time is always mentioned in the Examination Notice. A candidate gets at least 3 weeks' time to apply.

Ques 15. When are the e-Admit Cards issued?

Ans. The e-Admit Cards are issued for eligible candidates around three weeks before the examination. The e-Admit Cards are made available on the UPSC website for downloading by the candidates and not sent by post.

Conclusion: This exam presents a good chance for eligible and aspiring applicants who want to make their careers as Medical Officer. Aspirants must take the advantage of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future.

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Eligibility Criteria

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS)  Eligibility Criteria:- 

  • Nationality: Must be a citizen of India

  • Age Limit:- Up to 32 years. Age relaxations to the reserved category candidates are as follows:-

Category 

Max. Age limit relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

Ex-servicemen including ECOs/SSCOs and 
Commissioned officers who have completed at least
five years Military Service and have been released 
on any of the following basis:
(i) on completion of assignment otherwise dismissal or 
discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency
(ii) on account of physical disability due to Military Service
(iii) On invalided

5 years

Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

10 years

Defence Services personnel (disabled in operations 
in a disturbed area or during hostilities with any foreign
country and released due to the consequences)

5 years

Domicile in J&K (from January 1,1980, to December 31,1989)

5 years

Doctors appointed in the Ministry of Railways after 1.10.1984

period of service rendered by them.

ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered an initial period of 
assignment of 5 years of Military Service and whose assignment
has been extended beyond 5 years and in that case the MOD
issues a certificate that they are eligible to apply for civil employment
and they are released on 3 month's notice on selection from
the date of receiving the appointment offer

5 years

  • UPSC CMS Educational Qualification:- One who has passed the written and practical parts of M.B.B.S examination.

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Selection Procedure

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Selection Procedure:- The UPSC -Combined Medical Service Exam 2019 consist of two major stages:-

  • Computer-Based Examination

  • Personality Test

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Application Process

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Application Process:

The application form can only be filled in online mode. Applicants who are eager to apply for the test can apply in online mode through the official website. The applicants must fill the application form correctly, as sometimes there is no provision of correcting the application form after the submission. To apply for the exam the applicants are required to have a mobile number, date of birth, and an email id. The steps required to follow while filling the form are as follows:

Go to the official website and after that click on Apply Online.

Then click on the New Registration in the application page and then click on the register button of the page.

Applicant is now required to fill the form and provide some basic information like the applicant’s name, parent’s name, date of birth, mobile number, email id etc.

Now, the applicant must click on the submit button to submit the online registration form. All the applicants will be issued with a registration ID for the exam.

So, now the applicant is required to login with the provided registration ID, date of birth, and password to complete the registration process.

Now the applicant is required to upload a photograph and signature. The photo must be of white color or light color background. The least photograph resolution required is 100 by 120 pixels in WH. The signature should be only in blue or black ink on a white sheet. The scanned copy of the applicant’s signature should be in jpg format.

Now the applicant must login with the registered ID and password to complete the part 2 of the application form.

After filling the application form the applicant must preview the entire application form to look for any mistakes.

Now click on the Final Submit button to complete the online application form. 

The last step is the payment of the application fee for the exam. The applicant must make the payment to apply successfully. The payment can be made in online mode or as suggested by the organization.

After the payment is made the applicant must submit the application form to complete the online application form process. The applicant must keep a printout of the application form for future use.

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Syllabus

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS)  SyllabusThe syllabus for the CMS exam is as follows: 

Paper I:

i) General Medicine

  • Cardiology

  • Common Poisoning

  • Critical Care Medicine

  • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Emphasis on medical procedures

  • Endocrinology

  • Gastro-intestinal

  • Genito-Urinary

  • Hematology

  • Infections/Communicable Diseases

  • Metabolic disorders

  • Musculoskeletal System

  • Neurology

  • Nutrition/Growth

  • Pathophysiology

  • Psychiatry

  • Respiratory diseases

  • Snakebite

  • Tropical Medicine

  • Vaccines preventable diseases and Non-vaccines preventable diseases

  • Vitamin  deficiency diseases

  • Psychiatry 

ii) Pediatrics

  • Accidents and poisonings in children

  • Basic newborn care

  • Birth defects and counseling including autism

  • Common childhood emergencies

  • Immunization in children

  • National programs related to child health

  • Normal developmental milestones

  • Recognizing children with special needs and management

Paper-II:

i) Surgery (ENT, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, and Traumatology)

  • Anesthesiology

  • Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments

  • General Surgery

  • Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery

  • Neuro Surgery

  • Ophthalmology

  • Orthopedic surgery

  • Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.

  • Preoperative and post-operative care of surgical patients

  • Traumatology

  • Thoracic surgery

  • Shock pathophysiology and management

  • Urological Surgery

  • Wound healing

ii) Gynaecology & Obstetrics

Obstetrics:

  • Ante-natal conditional

  • Intra-natal conditions

  • Post-natal conditions

  • Management of normal labours or complicated labour

Gynaecology: 

  • Questions on applied anatomy

  • Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization

  • Questions on infections in the genital tract

  • Questions on neoplasm main the genital tract

  • Questions on the displacement of the uterus

  • Normal delivery and safe delivery practices

  • High-risk pregnancy and management

  • Abortions

  • Intra-Uterine growth retardation

  • Medicolegal examination in ob-gyn and Gynae including Rape

Family Planning:

  • Conventional contraceptives

  • U.D. and oral pills

  • The operative method, sterilization, and organization of programs in the metropolitan and rural surroundings

  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy

iii)Preventive Social and Community Medicine

  • Ability to monitor national health programmes

  • Ability to identify, examine, report, plan and execute community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies

  • Communicable Diseases

  • Concept of Disease and Preventive Medicine

  • Demography and Health Statistics

  • Environmental Health

  • General Epidemiology

  • Genetics and Health

  • Health Administration and Planning

  • International Health

  • Knowledge of maternal and child wellness

  • Management of common health problems

  • Maternal and Child Health

  • Medical Sociology and Health Education

  • National Programmes

  • Non-communicable diseases

  • Nutrition and Health 

  • Occupational Health

  • Social and Community Medicine

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Results

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Results:

The applicant can check the result on the official website when the result is declared. The applicant is required to follow these steps to check the result:-

Go to the official website.

Select and click on the result tab.

Then click on the result link.

Then download the result PDF file

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Exam Pattern

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS)  Exam Pattern:

Computer Based Examination: The Computer Based Examination is an objective type examination consisting of two papers each of 250 marks:-

  • Paper 1 consists of questions from General Medicine and Paediatrics. There are 120 questions with a time duration of 2 hours.

  • Paper 2 consists of questions from Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine. There are 120 questions with a time duration of 2 hours.

Paper

Section

No. of Ques.

Marks

Time Duration

Paper I

General Medicine

96

250 marks

2 hours

Pediatrics

24

Paper-II

Surgery

40

250 marks

2 hours

Gynaecology & Obstetrics

40

Preventive & Social Medicine

40

Note:- 1/3rd of the marks deducted.

Personality Test:- The personality test is of 100 marks. The candidates whose name feature in the merit list of the written test are called for personality test.

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Admit Card

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Admit Card:

The admit cards for the exam are issued by the UPSC in online mode. The applicants can download the admit card on the official website. The applicants are able to download the admit card by using details such as registration number and date of birth. The steps required to download the admit card is as follows:

Go to the official website.

Click on the admit card tab on the page.

Click on the related website link.

Now click on the link available for downloading the admit card then enter the required details asked like roll number, registration id and date of birth.

Click on the search button.

View, download, and print the admit card.

Download UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Sample Papers

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Fee

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) Fee:

The payment and fee details are given below: 

  • General - Rs. 200/-

  • BC/OBC - RS. 200/-

  • SC/ST/Women - Exempted

  • Payment Mode - Online through Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS) FAQs:

Ques 1. Which format is acceptable for the scanned photograph and signature?

Ans. The photograph and signature should be scanned in the .jpg format.

Ques 2. Is it mandatory to fill up the details related to Area Pin Code/Phone No. with Area code/Mobile No./e-mail?

Ans. Area PIN code is mandatory to be filled in by the candidate, the rest of the above indicated particulars are optional. However, it is advisable to fill these particulars so that an applicant is easily accessible if required by the Commission.

Ques 3. Is it mandatory to fill both the parts i.e. part-I and part-II of the CMS application?

Ans. Yes, it is mandatory to fill up both the parts or else the application gets rejected.

Ques 4. What action the Commission can take in case of submission of false information by the applicants?

Ans. If applicants found producing false information, adopting various unfair means in the examination like impersonation, cheating, etc., is liable to be disqualified and/or debarred from writing UPSC examinations. In this regard, a detailed stipulation is incorporated in the examination Notice.

Ques 5. What is the procedure to pay the fee for the CMS exam?

Ans. There are three options for the payment of the fee:

  • by Cash in any branch of State Bank of India,

  • by credit/debit card and

  • by Net Banking facility of SBI.

Ques 6. Which category is exempted from payment of examination fee?

Ans. Female candidates, Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and SC/ST categories belonging candidates are exempted from payment of Examination Fee.

Ques 7. What is the standard of the examination?

Ans. Both the Papers of the CMSE will be of MBBS standard.

Ques 8. What precautions are to be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions carefully before filling up the Online Application Form.

Ques 9. What are the posts for which the UPSC CMS exam is conducted?

Ans. Following posts are filled on the basis of CMS:

  • Junior scale posts for Central Health Services

  • General Duty Medical Officer for New Delhi Municipal Council

  • Assistant Medical Officer for the Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service under the Ministry of Defence

  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officer for Railways

  • Medical Officers for Municipal Corporations of Delhi

Ques 10. What are the eligibility criteria for the exam?

Ans. The candidate must have done MBBS with an internship from any recognized medical colleges in India.

Ques 11. Can a candidate fill UPSC form twice?

Ans. Yes. He/she can change optional paper, medium, choice of location. They can fill as many times as they wish. But UPSC considers lastest filled form only and rest all are considered null and void.

Ques 12. Candidates from which Nations are eligible to apply?

Ans. Following nationality belonging candidates are eligible to apply:

  • Indian Citizen.

  • Candidates of Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan Refugees (migrated to India before 1st January 1962)

  • Indian Origin candidates from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Vietnam, Burma or East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, and Zaire).

Ques 13. What are the provisions for reservation for SC, ST, OBC, EWS and PwBD candidates?

Ans. Reservation is for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ PwBD/EWS category in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

Ques 14. How much time is given to the candidates to apply online?

Ans. The time is always mentioned in the Examination Notice. A candidate gets at least 3 weeks' time to apply.

Ques 15. When are the e-Admit Cards issued?

Ans. The e-Admit Cards are issued for eligible candidates around three weeks before the examination. The e-Admit Cards are made available on the UPSC website for downloading by the candidates and not sent by post.

Important Dates

Application Start Date

07-07-2021

Application End Date

27-07-2021

Preliminary Exam Date

21-11-2021

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17 Institutes preparing UPSC - Combined Medical Service Exam (CMS)

Vidya Career Academy

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Non Recognised

Vidyalayam Classes, Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi

Non Recognised

Vikas Sawants Academy

Thane West, Maharashtra

Non Recognised

Whatsmore Foundation

Delhi, Delhi

Non Recognised

Exceed Institute

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Non Recognised

SAI IAS Academy, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Non Recognised

Arown Pvt. Ltd., Calicut

Calicut, Kerala

Non Recognised

RACE IAS, Aliganj

Aliganj, Uttar Pradesh

Non Recognised

Sukalp Foundation

Guwahati, Assam

Non Recognised

Manglam Academy, Lucknow

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Non Recognised

Future IAS Academy, Green Park

New Delhi, Delhi

Non Recognised

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GaMa IAS Classes

New Delhi, Delhi

Non Recognised

Gateway to Sucess

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Non Recognised

TCS Academy

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Non Recognised

Teachberry IAS

, Tamil Nadu

Non Recognised

Utkarsh Classes

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Non Recognised

Sharma Academy

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Non Recognised

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