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


The UPSC has released the tentative dates of CMSE 2019. According to the UPSC calendar, the CMSE will take place on July 21, 2019.

CMSE 2019 Important Dates

Sl.No Name of Examination Date of Notification Last Date For Receipt Of Applications Date of Exam Duration
1 CMSE 2019 April 10, 2019 May 06, 2019 July 21, 2019 1 Day


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, 2018, i.e. the candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1986
    • 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; 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, 1989; 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, 2018, and have been released; 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, 2018, 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 blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped
    • 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
Interview Schedule Released For UPSC CMS 2018

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the personality test schedule for Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) 2018. Candidates who have passed with flying colours in the phase-I (computer-based examination) are advised to check the interview schedule for the CMSE 2018. 

According to the official website, the personality test for CMSE 2018 will be held between November 26, 2018 and January 4, 2019. A total of 1142 candidates have been shortlisted for the CMSE personality test 2018. 

Click here to access the interview schedule for the UPSC CMSE 2018

UPSC released the CMSE 2018 notification in the month of May and accepted the online applications until May 25, 2018. The recruitment notification was released for a total of 454 vacancies. The registered candidates appeared for the written examination on July 22, 2018. 

Annually, UPSC conducts the CMSE for recruitment to the posts such as Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railway and the Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services. 

30 October 2018
Last date to fill DAF for CMSE 2018

September 27, 2018, is the last date to submit the Detailed Application Form (DAF)  for the candidates who qualified the written test of CMSE 2018 till 6:00 pm.

CMSE 2018 released a PDF with the candidates Roll Numbers who qualified for the Interview/Personality Test. The candidates who have qualified are required to fulfill the eligibility criteria by producing the original certificates in support of their claims relating to age, educational qualifications, community, physical disability (where applicable) etc. at the time of the Personality Test.

As per the rules and regulations of the examination board, all the qualified candidates are required to fill up the Detailed Application Form (DAF) carefully which was made available on the UPSC official website.

Click here to download the list Of Roll Numbers who have qualified for Interview/Personality Test.

27 September 2018
Combined Medical Services Examination 2019

The UPSC conducts the Combined Medical Services Examination 2019 to recruit medical graduates into a variety of Central Government Organisations and Services. The official notification will be available on April 10, 2019.

According to UPSC 2019 calendar, the application process will start from April 10, 2019, and it will end on May 06, 2019, up to 6:00 PM.

The exam will be held on July 21, 2019, and the exam comprises two parts and they are as follows:

Part I: Computer Based Examination - 500 Marks

Part II: Personality Test - 100 Marks

Click here to know more about the CMSE 2019 important dates and exam pattern.

10 September 2018
UPSC CMSE 2018 Result Announced

The UPSC has released the list of candidates on August 29, 2018, who have qualified for the interview on the basis of marks scored in the written part of the Combined Medical Services Examination 2018. To know your result, Click here.

30 August 2018

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