UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE)

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination every year for the recruitment of 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.

Here are a few important details that every aspirant should know about the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination before starting their preparation.

  • About UPSC – Exam Conducting Body
  • UPSC Notification: CMS Exam Important Dates
  • CMS Eligibility Criteria
  • CMS e-Admit Card
  • Exam Fee
  • CMS Exam Pattern
  • UPSC Syllabus for CMS
  • Services/Posts (CDS)
  • Service Preference – Pay Matrix and Pay

UPSC – The Exam Conducting Body

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Combined Medical Services (CDS) Examination every year. UPSC is a constitutional body and a recruitment agency which conducts a various examination to recruit candidates to various posts or services in the Government of India.

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Important Dates: Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination

UPSC releases the notification for the examination generally in the month of April and the examination is conducted in June/July. Those who qualify in the computer-based examination are called for the next and final stage of the interview (100 marks) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Sl. No.

Event

Tentative Date

1.

Issue of Notification & Start of Online Application Form

April

2.

Last Date to fill Online application form

May

3.

Date of the Computer Based Examination (Part I)

July

4

Issue of e-Admit Card

3 weeks before the exam - July

5

Date of CBE Part-I Result

September

6

e-Summon for Interview

October

7

Date of the Interview for Personality Test

December

8

Final Result of CMS

December

9

Cutoff Marks and Answer Key

December

10

Marks of Recommended Candidates Released

January of the following year

CDS Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for this exam should ensure they fulfill all the eligibility criteria for admission to the examination. Candidates’ admission to the examination is conditional which on the basis of fulfilling the mentioned eligibility criteria.

  • Nationality
  • Age Limits and Marital Status
  • Educational Qualification
  • Physical and Medical Standards

CMS Exam Fee

Candidates are required to pay of fee of 200 INR (Rupees Two Hundred only).
Female/SC/ST/PH candidates are exempted from payment of the fee.
Mode of Payment:

  • Depositing cash in any Branch of SBI by cash, or
  • Net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or
  • Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card

CMS e-Admit Card

Candidates who are considered eligible based on the details furnished by them while filling the form will be issued the e-Admit card 3 weeks before the date of examination. The e-Admit Card will be made accessible for candidates which they can download on the UPSC official website (www.upsc.gov.in).

No Admit Card will be sent by post.

CMS Exam Pattern/Plan of Examination

The UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam comprises two parts viz.

Part I a computer-based examination for 500 Marks, which has two papers (paper 1 and paper 2) and each paper is for 250 marks for a duration of 2 hours) and

Part II the interview for personality test which carries 100 marks.

The total maximum marks combining both part I and part II is 600 Marks

PART-I: COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION – (500 MARKS)

  1. PAPER I of CBE: Maximum of 250 marks. Total number of questions in Paper I = 120 (30 General Ability, 70 General Medicine and 20 Paediatrics
  2. 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)

There is a negative mark of 0.33 for each incorrect answer given to a question.

PART-II: PERSONALITY TEST: (100 MARKS)

Personality test carrying 100 marks for candidates who qualify for the Computer-based examination.

CMS Exam Syllabus

  • Syllabus of Paper-I
    • GENERAL ABILITY
    • GENERAL MEDICINE (General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry)
    • PAEDIATRICS
  • Syllabus of Paper-II
    • SURGERY (Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)
    • GYNAECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS
    • PREVENTIVE SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE

Service Preference

A candidate may choose any one or more of the services or posts as mentioned below while filling the UPSC Online Application Form for CMS Exam. Candidates should indicate preferences for services/posts at the appropriate time. If a candidate wishes to be admitted for more than one service/post he/she should send only one application. He/she will be required to pay the fee one time only and will not be required to pay separate fee for each of the services/posts for which he/she applies.

Posts/Services in CMS – Pay Matrix and Pay

The Services/Posts to which recruitment is made through the CMS Exam are given below.

Sl.No.

Service/Post

Pay Matrix

Pay

1.       

Assistant Divisional MEDICAL Officer in the Railways (ADMOs)

Pay Level 10

Rs. 15,600-39,100/- + Grade Pay Rs. 5,400/

2.       

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

Pay Level 10+ Non-practicing Allowance (NPA)

as per rate and rules in vogue and as amended from time to time

3.       

Junior Scale posts in the Central Health Service

Pay Level 10 + Non-practicing Allowance (NPA)

Rs. 56,100 to Rs.1,77,500/-

4.       

 

General Duty Medical Officer (GDMO) in the New Delhi Municipal Council

Pay Level 10 + restricted Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA)

 

Rs. 56,100-1,77,500/-

Senior Medical Officer

Pay Level 11

Rs. 67700-208700/-

Senior Medical Officer to Chief Medical Officer

Pay Level 12

Rs. 67700-208700/-

Chief Medical Officer to Chief Medical Officer (Non-functional Selection Grade)

Pay Level 13

Rs. 67700-208700/-

Senior Administrative

Pay Level 14

Rs. 144200-218200

5.       

General Duty Medical Officer Gr.II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation

Pay Level 10

minimum of first cell of Rs. 56,100/- (corresponding to pre-revised scale in PB – 3 Rs. 15600-39100+GP Rs. 5400/-)plus NPA and other admissible allowances

UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination Center

The Union Public Services Commission conducts the Combined Medical Services Examination twice in every year to recruitmedical 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 belowmetioned examination centers as decided by the Commission.

Find below the list of UPSC Examination Centres for the Combined Medical Services.