CMS Exam

Combined Medical Services Exam

What is CMS Exam?

UPSC conducts the Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) every year to recruit medical graduates into a variety of Central Government Organizations and Services.

The Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) is conducted in accordance with the rules published by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in the Gazette of India.

UPSC conducts a Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) for recruitment of the following posts to be filled:

  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways
  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services
  • Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services
  • General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council
  • General Duty Medical Gr.-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation

Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) Exam Highlights 

Every year, the UPSC conducts the Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) to shortlist the candidates for medical officer posts. On an average, more three lakh candidates register for the examination. The selection of the candidates will be made through online written examination, which consists of two papers. Each paper will be of two hours duration carrying a maximum of 250 marks.  

Exam Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE)
Conducted by  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) 
Exam level National
Frequency  Once in a year
Educational qualifications  MBBS
Upper age limit  32 years 
Exam mode  Computer-based (Online) 
Number of papers  2
Question format  Objective
Duration of exam 1 day
Admit card availability  3 weeks before exam
No of test centres  41
Withdrawal of application  Yes
Application fee  Rs 200
Official website  www.upsc.gov.in 

UPSC CMS Result 2019 

The UPSC has released the Combined Medical Service Examination (CMSE) 2019 final result. A total of 798 candidates have been shortlisted for the posts. The total number of provisional candidates are 385. The recruitment notification was released for a total of 919 vacancies. 

  • General: 245 candidates 
  • OBC: 366 candidates 
  • SC: 55 candidates 
  • ST: 42 candidates 
  • EWS: 90 candidates 

Click here for UPSC CMS result 2019 (final)

UPSC CMSE 2020 Important Dates 

The UPSC has released the important dates of CMSE 2020. According to the UPSC calendar, the CMSE will take place on October 22, 2020.

CMSE Notification July 29, 2020
Application Starts from July 29, 2020
Last Date to Apply August 18, 2020
CMSE admit card  September 2020
CMSE exam date  October 22, 2020
CMSE result  November 2020
CMSE Interview January 2021
CMSE Final Result  February 2021

UPSC CMSE Notification 2020

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) 2020 notification. The notification was released for a total of 965 vacancies that include PwBD categories.

Service/Post Vacancies 
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways 300
Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services 66
Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services 182
General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council 04
General Duty Medical Officer Gr.-II in East, North and South Delhi Municipal Corporation 07
Total 559

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Nationality:

    • A candidate must be either; (a) a citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or (c) a subject of Bhutan, or (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India
  2. Educational Qualification:

    • For admission to the exam, a candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final MBBS Examination
    • A candidate who has appeared or has yet to appear at the final MBBS exam may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the exam, if otherwise eligible but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the written and practical part of the final MBBS Exam along with the detailed application which will be required to be submitted to the Commission by the candidates who qualify on the result of the Computer-based exam
    • 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
  3. Age Limit :

    • A candidate for this examination must not have attained the age of 32 years as on August 1, 2020, i.e. the candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988.
    • The upper age limit is Relaxable;
    • Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to an SC/ST;
    • Upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to OBC who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
    • Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1990;
    • Upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof;
    • Upto a maximum of five years in the case of Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on August 1, 2020, and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2019) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (II) on acount of physical disability attributable to Military Service or (iii) on invalidment.
    • Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years Military Service as on August 1, 2020, and whose assignment has been extended beyond 5 years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on 3 months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment;
    • Upto a maximum of ten years in the case of (a) blindness and low vision, (b) deaf and hard of hearing, (c) austim, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness (e) multiple disabilities from amongst person under clauses (a) to (d) of section 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 including deaf-blindness
    • The ad hoc Doctors appointed after October 1, 1984, in the Ministry of Railways will be granted relaxation in age to the extent of the period of service rendered by them as ad-hoc Doctors in Railways

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The medical officer will be recruited and posted in any central department
  • The medical officer is supposed to do medical duties as performed by any doctor
  • Indian Govt. can send the officer to any department to serve its employees, retired employees and their dependents
  • The medical officer is responsible for allotting duties to the medical staff and makes the sure smooth running of OPD as well
  • The medical officer makes arrangements to distribute work at the time of emergency. The officer manages his staff in normal OPD hours and is allowed to organize laboratory services
  • The medical officer should be within 8 KM radius only as the medical officer's help may be required any time. The medical officer will get all the benefits as other central government employees get when it comes to accommodations, bonus, salary and other things
CMS 2020 Exam Schedule Released

The UPSC has released the exam schedule for Combined Medical Services (CMS) 2020 examination. The exam will be held on October 22 and comprises of 2 papers. Candidates are advised to get familiar with the schedule available on the official website.

  • General Medicine and Paediatrics - Paper – I (Code No. 1) - (9.30 AM to  11.30 AM)
  • Surgery, Gynaecology& Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine - Paper – I (Code No. 1) - (2.00 PM to 4.00 PM)

The Commission will release the admit card for the exams at least 15 days before the exam date. One should follow all the COVID-19 guidelines issued by UPSC while appearing for the exam.  

19 September 2020
UPSC Releases CMS 2020 Fictitious Fee

The UPSC has released the fictitious fee notification for CMS 2020 exam. It has released the list of applications rejected due to non-payment of the fee (Rs 200) regarding the CMS 2020. The fee confirmation has not been received for the following applications. 

  • 12026274281 - HARIOM 
  • 12025528312 - DUSANAPUDI GIRISH

The notice reads, "Appeal against such rejection should reach the Commission’s Office within 10 days of receiving e-mail." 

The UPSC CMS 2020 exam will be held on October 22. The admit cards will be released at least two weeks before the exam date. 

25 August 2020
UPSC Releases Combined Medical Service 2020 Notification

The UPSC has released the Combined Medical Service Examination 2020 notification. Interested candidates can apply online for the examination till August 18, 2020. 

The notification was released for a total of 182 vacancies of Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service. It has released a total of 377 vacancies under Category II. The exam will be conducted on October 22, 2020. 

Earlier, the Commission has deferred the CMS notification scheduled on July 22 without specifying any reason. 

29 July 2020
UPSC CMSE 2020 Notification Tomorrow

The UPSC is likely to release the Combined Medical Service Examination 2020 notification tomorrow, i.e., July 29. The Commission has deferred the CMS notification scheduled on July 22 without specifying any reason. 

The official website reads, "Combined Medical Services Examination-2020, scheduled to be notified on July 22, will now be released on July 29, 2020."

Interested candidates can visit the UPSC website to register online for the examination. The application process will be accepted until August 11, 2020. 

28 July 2020
UPSC CMS 2020 Notification To Release On July 29

The UPSC has deferred the official notification of Combined Medical Service Examination 2020. Interested candidates who are aspiring for the examination can visit the official website on July 29 to access the recruitment notification. The online applications will be accepted until August 11, 2020

The official website reads, "Combined Medical Services Examination-2020, scheduled to be notified on July 22, will now be released on July 29, 2020."

Earlier, the Commission has released the new dates for Indian Economic Service (IES) and Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2020.

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