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.
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)
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)
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.
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.