New Delhi: For the first time doctors appearing for the Combined Medical Services (CMS) examination this year will take their tests online. CMS is an examination the doctors have to clear to get jobs in Indian Railways and a host of other civic bodies in Delhi. Clearing this exam will allow doctors to get the post of medical officers.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is conducting this exam which is of an objective type. It will be conducted at more than 40 centres across India on 22nd June, 2014.
This paperless test will enable an option to make changes with the chosen answer at any point in time during the examination.
Earlier, CMS examination was conducted by UPSC in the written paper-based test format wherein, the candidate had to answer two objective-type of papers via Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets. The chosen answer had to be darkened.
A ‘demo' module on UPSC's website will soon be available to aid applicants to face the computer-based online examination.
Every year, the commission organises the CMS examination to recruit me medical graduates into various posts or services in the government sector. It includes assistant medical officers in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service, assistant divisional medical officers in the railways and general duty medical officers in New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to name a few.
In case of disruptions, if any, a candidate will be helped by an invigilator to re-login. Regarding this feature, the commission said in the instruction manual as, "This will start the exam from where it had stopped."