UPSC CMS 2013- Examination Pattern and Marks Allocation

UPSC CMS 2013 Exam Pattern
The Examination consists of written examination and a personality test. The candidates will take the written examination in two papers where each paper carries a maximum of 250 marks. Each paper will be of two hours duration.


The personality test carries 100 marks. Candidates who clear the written examination can only be eligible for Personality test.

Complete details on the scheme of the examination is as following.

Part 1: Written examination

The components and syllabus of two papers and the weightage of different components in the two papers are as given below.

Paper 1: 250 Marks
General Ability 30 questions
General Medicine 70 questions
Paediatrics 20 questions
Total questions 120
Paper 2: Marks 250
Surgery 40 Questions
Gynaecology and Obstetrics 40 Questions
Preventive and Social Medicine 40 Questions
Total Questions 120

Part 2: Personality Test - (Marks 100) Candidates who qualify in the written examination will be called for interview/Personality test which is to be conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).

Please Note:

  • The written examination in both the papers will be completely of objective type (Multiple choice). The question papers will be set in English only.
  • Candidates must write the answer papers by their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
  • The commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or both the papers of the examination.
  • Penalty for wrong answers: There will be negative marking for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
  • There are four alternative for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, then one third (1/3 i.e. 0.33) of the marks will be deducted as penalty.
  • If a candidate gives more than one answer. It will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answer is correct and there will be same penalty as mentioned above.
  • If a question is left blank, without answering there will be no penalty for such questions.
  • Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers. They should, therefore do not bring the calculators to the examination hall.

Check below for more details on UPSC CMS 2013:

UPSC CMS 2013 Notification

Eligibility Criteria

Fee Details

Instructions to fill application form

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