UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) Eligibility Criteria

The candidates applying for the UPSC Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility criteria for admission to the examination. A candidate’s admission at all the stages of the examination is provisional and purely based on fulfilling the prescribed eligibility criteria.

Candidates should know that mere issue of e-Admit Card to the candidate does not mean that their candidatures have been finally approved by the Commission. The Commission will conduct verification of eligibility criteria with reference to original documents once the candidates qualify for Interview/Personality Test.

  • NATIONALITY
  • AGE LIMIT, UPPER AGE LIMIT RELAXATION, AND MARITAL STATUS
  • EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • PHYSICAL STANDARDS

NOTE:

Candidates’ success in the examination does not confer them the right to appointment unless the Commission is satisfied with the enquiry regarding his/her character and backgrounds as appropriate in all aspect for appointment to the service and such enquiry will be done if the Government considers it is necessary.

Nationality Eligibility Criterion For SSC CGL Exam

A candidate must be either:

  1. a Citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 1st January 1962 with an intention to settle down in India permanently, or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, East African Countries of Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia, or from Vietnam with an intention to settle down in India permanently.

Candidates who belong to the aforementioned categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) should have obtained the certificate of eligibility which is issued in their favour by the Government of India. Candidates who do not have obtained such certificate may be allowed to take appear in the exam conditionally but the offer of appointment will be given only to those candidates who submit necessary eligibility certificate during interview issued to him/her by the Government of India.

Educational Qualification

To apply for the UPSC Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination a candidate must have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.

NOTE:

  • Candidates who have appeared or is yet to appear at the final MBBS Examination can also apply but the admission to the examination is conditional and they should submit the proof of having passed the written and practical parts of the final MBBS Examination while filling the Detailed Application Form (DAF) and candidates who fail to submit their candidature will be cancelled or rejected.
  • A candidate who has yet to complete the compulsory rotating internship is educationally eligible for admission to the examination but on selection, he/she will be appointed only after he/she has completed the compulsory rotating internship.

Age Limit

A candidate applying for this examination must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1986 and must not have attained the age of 32 years as on 1st August, 2018.

The relaxation of Upper Age Limit is as follows.

Sl. No.

Category

Upper Age Relaxation

1.

Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe

Up to a maximum of 5 years

2.

Other Backward Classes

Up to a maximum of 3 years

3.

domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989

Up to a maximum of 5 years

4.

Defence Services personnel disabled in operations * Conditional

Up to a maximum of 3 years

5.

Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs

*Conditional

Up to a maximum of 5 years

6.

ECOs/SSCOs

Up to a maximum of 5 years

7.

blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped candidates

Up to a maximum of 10 years

8.

ad hoc Doctors

*Conditional

to the extent of the period of service rendered by them as adhoc Doctors in Railways

NOTE: *Conditional

  • Defense Services personnel disabled in operations during aggressions in a disturbed area or with any foreign country and because of which was released from the service will be eligible for an upper age limit relaxation of 3 years.
  • Ex-servicemen, Commissioned Officers, and ECOs/SSCOs who have served at least five years in Military as on 1st August, 2018 and have been released due to the following reason will be eligible for an age relaxation of 5 years.
    • On completion of assignment including those whose assignment is due to be completed within a year from August 2018, or
    • Due to physical disability occurred in the Military Service, or
    • On invalidment.
  • ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an early period of assignment of 5 years Military Service as on 1st August, 2018 and whose assignment has been extended beyond 5 years and to whom a certificate is issued by the Ministry of Defence that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on 3 months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
  • The ad hoc Doctors appointed after 1.10.1984 in the Ministry of Railways are eligible for relaxation in age to the extent of the period of service rendered by them as ad hoc Doctors in Railways.
    • The Ad-hoc Doctors who claim for the relaxation in upper age limit should submit a certificate of eligibility to this effect obtained from the Ministry of Railways with the Detailed Application Form.

NOTE:

  1. Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes (ST), and the Other Backward Classes (OBC) who also fall under other above mentioned categories viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, persons domiciled in the State of J & K, physically handicapped etc. will be eligible for a cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.
  2. The person as ex-serviceman is the person who is defined as ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, which is amended periodically.
  3. Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs, who are released on their own request are not eligible for age relaxation.
  4. The condition of age-relaxation for physically handicapped candidates will be considered eligible for the appointment only if they satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services/posts that are reserved for the physically handicapped candidates by the Government.

The above mentioned Age- Limit can in no case be relaxed further.

Proof of Date of Birth

  • The Commission will accept the date of birth which is same as entered in the
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate, or
  • Matriculation, or
  • certificate recognised by an Indian University, which is equal to Matriculation
  • an excerpt from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University and certified by the proper authority of the University, or
  • Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate

These certificates are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the Computer Based Examination.

Documents not accepted as Proof of Date of Birth
Affidavits, Birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, Horoscopes, Service records and similar documents will not be accepted as proof of date of birth.

Note:

  • The Commission will not accept any requests for change in the date of birth after the submission of online application form and candidates should ensure that they enter the same date of birth as mentioned in their Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate.
  • Candidates should also note that the Date of Birth mentioned on the application form will be entered in the records of the Commission and will not be changed and the same date of birth will be considered in any other Examination of the Commission.

THE CANDIDATE SHOULD ENTER THEIR DATE OF BIRTH CAREFULLY IN THE RELEVANT COLUMN OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. IF ON VERIFICATION AT ANY FOLLOWING STAGE OF THE EXAM, ANY VARIATION IN THEIR DATE OF BIRTH FROM THE ONE ENTERED IN THEIR MATRICULATION OR EQUIVALENT EXAMINATION CERTIFICATE IS FOUND, THEN THE COMMISSION WILL TAKE DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST SUCH CANDIDATES.

Marital Status

No person who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living;
OR
No person who is having a spouse living has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person
will not be eligible for the appointment of service;

Only if such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and the Central Government then such candidates are eligible for the appointment of service is satisfied and if not any person who is already in the service and found to be so then such person will be exempted from the operation.

Physical and Medical Standards

Candidates must be physically and medically apt as per the physical/medical standards for the Combined Medical Services Examination.

A candidate must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect that would likely interfere while performing his/her duties as a medical officer of the Service. Candidates as prescribed by the Government or the appointing authority should undergo physical examination and candidates who fail in the physical examination or found not fit will not be considered for appointment.