The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) holds a competitive examination named Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination for the following posts

  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officers in the Railways.
  • Junior Scale Posts in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service.
  • Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services.
  • Medical Officers in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
  • General Duty Medical Officers in NDMC.

This examination is held once a year, generally in the month of January. Blank application forms and other particulars are published in Employment News, generally in the month of August.


Important Dates

Notification Date 5 March, 2016
Last Date to Apply: 1 April, 2016
CMS Exam Date: 12 June, 2016

UPSC CMS Syllabus UPSC CMS Question Papers

Eligibility Criteria


The candidate should be a citizen of India, Subject of Nepal/Bhutan and some Tibetan refugees,a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India..

Age limits

The candidates should be below the age of 32 years on 1st January of the year of Examination. Age relaxation for reserved category is applicable as per the norms.

Educational Qualifications

  • A pass in the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.
  • Candidates appearing at the final MBBS Examination are also eligible to apply. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the examination will be required to submit proof of passing the written and practical parts of final MBBS Examination alongwith their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage. A candidate who has yet to complete the compulsory rotating internship is educationally eligible for admission to the examination but on selection he will be appointed only after he has completed the compulsory rotating internship.

Physical and Medical Standards

The Candidates must be physically and medically fit according to the physical/medical standards for the Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination as per regulations.

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern

The examination is divided into 2 parts: Written Examination & Personality Test (Interview). The written exam for two objective papers is conducted as Computer based mode. Each paper carries 250 marks and is of 2 hours duration. There is negative marking of 1/3 of mark for each incorrect answer.

Paper Section Questions Marks
Paper I

(2 hours)

General Ability 30 62.5
General Medicine 70 145.8
Paediatrics 20 41.7
Paper II

(2 hours)

Surgery 40 62.5
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40 155.8
Preventive & Social Medicine 40 41.7

A personality test has will be conducted for students who qualify on the results of the written examination. The personality test carries 100 marks.

  • Paper I (200 marks): General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry (60%) and Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics (40%)
  • Paper II (200 marks): Paediatrics (20%), Gynaecology and Obstetrics (40%), Preventive, Social and Community Medicine (40%)

Exam Centers

Agartala Gangtok Panaji (Goa)
Ahmedabad Hyderabad Patna
Aizwal Imphal Port Blair
Allahabad Itanagar Raipur
Bangalore Jaipur Ranchi
Bareilly Jammu Sambalpur
Bhopal Jorhat Shillong
Chandigarh Kochi Shimla
Chennai Kohima Srinagar
Cuttack Kolkata Thiruvanathapuram
Dehradun Lucknow Tirupati
Delhi Madurai Udaipur
Dharwad Mumbai Udaipur
Dispur Nagpur Vishakhapatnam

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