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  INR 200
Official website  www.upsc.gov.in 

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 July 19, 2020.

CMSE Notification April 08, 2020
Application Starts from April 08, 2020
Last Date to Apply April 28, 2020

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 includes PwBD categories.

Service/Post Vacancies 
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways 300
Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services 46
Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services 250
General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council 07
General Duty Medical Gr.-II in East, North and South Delhi Municipal Corporation 362
Total 965

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, 2019, i.e. the candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1987
    • 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, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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

UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) Test Centres 

The UPSC will conduct the computer-based examination for CMS at 41 test centres spread across the country. 

Agartala Dharwad Kolkata Sambalpur
Ahmedabad Dispur Lucknow Shillong
Aizwal Gangtok Madurai Shimla
Bengaluru Hyderabad Mumbai Srinagar
Bareilly Imphal Nagpur Thiruvanathapuram
Bhopal Itanagar Panaji (Goa) Tirupati
Chandigarh Jaipur Patna Udaipur
Chennai Jammu Port Blair Vishakhapatnam
Cuttack Jorhat Prayagraj (Allahabad)  
Dehradun Kochi Raipur  
Delhi Kohima Ranchi  
UPSC CMS 2019 Interview Schedule Released

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Interview schedule of Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) 2019. Candidates who have qualified in the written examination can now check the interview schedule on the official site of the Commission. 

To download the CMSE 2019 Interview schedule, candidates need to visit the ''Active Examinations'' under the ''Examination'' tab. Find the UPSC CMSE 2019 and the interview schedule will be available. The Personality Tests will be held from October 30 to December 12, 2019, in morning and afternoon sessions. 

Click here for UPSC CMS 2019 Interview schedule

The Commission conducted the written exam on July 21, 2019. The exam result was declared in August. A total of 2366 candidates shortlisted for the interview. 

26 September 2019
UPSC CMS 2018: 59 More Candidates Recommended To Fill Remaining Posts

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination 2018 final result in January this year. A total of 440 candidates have been shortlisted for the posts. 

Recently, the Commission has recommended 59 more candidates to fill up the remaining posts based on Combined Medical Services Examination 2018. The list was prepared based on the consolidated reserve list in order of merit below the last recommended candidates.

The official notice reads, “As now sought by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the Commission hereby recommends 59 candidates, which includes 08 General, 50 Other Backward Classes and 01 Scheduled Caste, to fill up the remaining posts based on Combined Medical Services Examination, 2018.”  

Click here for CMS 2018 Reserve List

The Commission has also given the roll numbers if 25 candidates whose candidatures are provisional. The offer letter will be issued only after the verification process of the original documents. Candidates are elected for the posts in the (i) Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways; (ii) Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service; and (iii) Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service.

11 September 2019
UPSC CMS 2019: DAF Is Available Until September 9

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Combined Medical Services (CMS) result on August 16, 2019. The Commission has now released the Detailed Application Form (DAF) for UPSC CMS 2019. The qualified candidates can fill the DAF on or before September 9, 2019. The DAF will be available only on the official website of UPSC – upsc.gov.in. 

Candidates should send the printout of the DAF application with each page duly signed besides attaching the self-attested copies of the above mentioned certificates to the Commission. One should use their login ID and password to access the account. 

The Commission has released the CMS notification for a total fo 965 posts. Candidates should send the attested copies of age, educational qualification, PWD and others, if so. They should also carry all the originals at the time of interview. The Commission will soon release the interview dates on the official website. 

28 August 2019
UPSC CMS 2019 Results Announced

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the written exam results for the Combined Medical Services (CMS) 2019. The exam was conducted on July 21, 2019. A total of 2667 candidates have passed the written examination and shortlisted for the Interview/Personality Test. 

Candidates need to visit the official website of UPSC to access the CMS written test results. The result was available in both roll list and name. One can view their result using the search option. Aspirants are advised to download and take a printout of the result pdf page for future reference.  

The qualified candidates for Interview need to produce their original certificates starting from educational qualifications to the community. Aspirants should now start filling up the Detailed Application Form (DAF) which will be available from August 26 to September 9, 2019. The Commission will soon release the personality test/interview round schedule. 

19 August 2019
UPSC Released Time-table For Combined Medical Services Exam 2019

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the Combined Medical Services Examination 2019 on July 21 (Sunday). The Commission has recently released the time-table.

July 21, 2019 (Sunday) 

Paper-I (9:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

  • General Medicine and Paediatrics

Paper-II (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

  • (a) Surgery
  • (b) Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • (c) Preventive & Social Medicine

This year, UPSC has released the CMSE notification for a total of 965 vacancies. The written test will be held at 41 test centres across the country. Candidates who qualify the written examination and obtain the cut-off score will be called for the personality test. 

11 July 2019
UPSC Released CMS Admit Card 2019
Last Date To Apply Online For UPSC CMS 2019 Exam
UPSC Released CMSE Notification 2019
CMS 2018 Answer Key Released On UPSC Website
Interview Schedule Released For UPSC CMS 2018
Last date to fill DAF for CMSE 2018
Combined Medical Services Examination 2019
UPSC CMSE 2018 Result Announced
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