UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination Center

The Union Public Services Commission conducts the Combined Medical Services Examination twice in every year to recruit medical officers (viz. Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways, Posts of Assistant Medical Officer in the Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service, Junior Scale posts, General Duty Medical Officer, General Duty Medical Officer Gr.II) in various organizations like Indian Railways, Central Health Service, the Indian Ordnance Factories etc. that function under the Government of India.

The UPSC CMS Examination will be held in the belowmentioned examination centers as decided by the Commission.
Find below the list of UPSC Examination Centres for the Combined Medical Services.

CENTRES OF EXAMINATION

The Combined Medical Services (CDS) Examination will be held at the below mentioned UPSC Exam Centers:

A B C D
AGARTALA
AHMEDABAD
AIZAWL
ALLAHABAD
BANGALORE
BAREILLY
BHOPAL
CHANDIGARH
CHENNAK
CUTTACK
DEHRADUN
DELHI
DHARWAD
DISPUR
G H I J
GANGTOK HYDERABAD IMPHAL
ITANAGAR
JAIPUR
JAMMU
JORHAT
K L M N
KOCHI
KOHIMA
KOLKATA
LUCKNOW MADURAI
MUMBAI
NAGPUR
P R S T
PANAJI (GOA)
PATNA
PORT BLAIR
RAIPUR
RANCHI
SAMBALPUR
SHILLONG
SHIMLA
SRINAGAR
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
TIRUPATI
U V
UDAIPUR VISHAKHAPATNAM

NOTE:

  • Candidates will be given their choice of examination centers on the first-apply-first-allot basis. Once a particular centre is filled or has reached the maximum number of candidates, then that particular examination centre will be blocked by the Commission so that candidates who are applying thereafter will not be able to select the same center. Those candidates who could not get their desired examination center should choose a centre from the available ones which is convenient to them.
  • For each centre of examination, there will be a ceiling i.e. the maximum number of candidates to be allocated in each centre except Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Nagpur, and Dispur.
  • The Commission has the right to change the Examination Centers at their discretion if the situation warrants.
  • The CMS Exam timetable and center will be informed to the candidates who have applied for the exam well in prior.
  • Candidates should carefully select the choice of examination centre while filling the online application form and if any candidates appear at a centre other than allocated by the Commission in such case the candidates’ candidature will be rejection.
  • Candidates should note that the Commission will not entertain the request for change in the examination centre.
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PART-I: COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION – (500 MARKS)

The candidates should take the Computer based examination which has two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each Paper will be of two hours’ duration.

CMS EXAM PART I: COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION

The components of two Papers and the weightage to different components in the two papers are given below:

CBE PAPER 1 MAXIMUM (CODE NO. 1)


SL.NO.

PAPER 1 COMPONENTS

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

MAXIMUM MARKS

DURATION

2.

General Medicine

96

250

2 Hours

3.

Paediatrics

24

TOTAL

120 Questions

PAPER I of CBE: Maximum of 250 marks. Total number of questions in Paper I = 120 (96 General Medicine and 24 Paediatrics)

CBE PAPER 2 MAXIMUM (CODE NO. 2)

SL.NO.

PAPER 2 COMPONENTS

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

MAXIMUM MARKS

DURATION

1.

Surgery

40

250

2 Hours

2.

Gynaecology & Obstetrics

40

3.

Preventive & Social Medicine

40

TOTAL

120 Questions

   

PAPER II of CBE: Maximum of 250 marks. Total number of questions in Paper II = 120 (40 Surgery, 40 Gynaecology & Obstetrics and 40 Preventive & Social Medicine)

  • Both the papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the Computer Based Examination will be a completely objective type or multiple choice questions (MCQs). The test booklets or question papers will be set in English only.
  • Candidates are not allowed to take the aid of the Scribe in any circumstances and they must attempt the papers themselves.
  • The Commission has the rights to fix the qualifying marks in any or both the papers of the examination.
  • Penalty for wrong answers
    There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for each wrong answer marked by the candidates in both the papers i.e. paper 1 and paper 2 – the type questions papers of the Computer Based Examination.

    • There will be 4 options as answers to every question.
    • For each incorrect answer marked by the candidates to a particular question in the Computer Based Examination, 1/3rd or 0.33 of the marks assigned to that specific question will be deducted as a penalty or will be awarded as negative marking.
    • If a candidate marks more than one answer, then the answer to that particular question will be treated as the wrong answer even if one of the answers selected happens to be correct and 0.33 marks will be awarded as negative marking or deducted as penalty.
    • If a candidate leaves a question blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, then there will be no penalty for such question.
  • Calculators are allowed for answering objective type papers, therefore candidates should not carry such things inside the Examination Hall.
  • Additional time of 20 minutes per hour shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotors disability and cerebral palsy with a minimum of 40% impairment where dominant (Writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of the function.

PART-II: PERSONALITY TEST: (100 MARKS)

Candidates who qualify in the Computer Based Examination with the requisite cutoff mark as fixed by the Commission will be called for the interview for personality test which will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The Interview/Personality Test will carry 100 marks.

The interview for Personality Test is an add-on to the Computer Based Examination as it is intended to test the General Knowledge and aptitude of the candidates in the specialized area of their academic study along with assessing the candidate’s intellectual curiosity, critical powers of incorporation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiative and competency for leadership.

Successful candidates will be recommended for appointment based the order of merit assigned to them by the Commission and preferences selected by them for various posts.

Disclosure of Scores of Non-Recommended Candidates

Candidates who are not recommended for the appointment and as well as to increase the job opportunities, the Commission will disclose the scores obtained by these candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test for the Combined Medical Service Examination. The public and private recruitment agencies

The disclosed scores of the non-recommended candidates is made available in the public portal which could be accessed by other public and private recruiters to appoint such suitable candidates.

At the time of Interview for Personality Test, while receiving the e-summon letter on their email candidates should choose to opt or opt out of the scheme and candidates who choose to opt out of the schemes their scores will be not be disclosed by the Commission.

NOTE: The Commission cannot be held responsible for the method and way in which the information of the non-recommended candidates is used by the private or public recruiting agencies.