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 various 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 Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE)  

Every year, the UPSC conducts the Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) to shortlist the candidates for medical officer posts. On average, more that three lakh candidates register for the examination. The selection of the candidates will be made through an 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 

CMSE Services/ Posts 

The UPSC conducts Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) for recruitment of the following posts 

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

UPSC CMSE 2021 Important Dates 

The UPSC has released the important dates of CMSE 2021. According to the UPSC calendar, the CMSE will take place on August 29, 2021.

CMSE Notification July 07, 2021
Application Starts from July 07, 2021
Last Date to Apply July 27, 2021
CMSE admit card  October 2021
CMSE exam date  November 21, 2021
CMSE result  December 2021
CMSE Interview December 2021
CMSE Final Result  January 2022

UPSC CMSE 2021 Vacancies

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) 2021 notification. The notification was released for a total of 838 vacancies that include PwBD categories. 

Service/Post Reserved Vacancies 
Category I  
Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services 14 349
Category II 
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways 12 300
General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council   05
General Duty Medical Officer Gr.-II in East, North and South Delhi Municipal Corporation 13 184
Total 39 838

Combined Medical Services 2021 Notification 

The UPSC has released the Combined Medical Service Examination 2021 notification for a total of 838 vacancies. The UPSC Combined Medical Service notification is an important document for candidates to get familiar with the exam. It consists of all important details such as the number of vacancies, the application process, important dates, exam pattern, selection process, etc. Aspirants can download the UPSC Combined Medical Services notification pdf only at the official portal. 


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 written examination.
    • 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, 2021, i.e. the candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1989.
    • 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, 2021, and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2021) 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, 2021, 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 2021 Time Table Released

The UPSC has released the Combined Medical Services Examination 2021 time table. The entrance exam will be held on November 21 in two shifts. The written exam consists of General Medicine and Pediatrics (Paper 1) along with Paper 2 - Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine. 

16 September 2021
UPSC CMS 2021: Last Day To Apply Online

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be closing the application window of CMS 2021 today July 27. One can apply through the official portal - www.upsc.gov.in. 

The Commission has released the UPSC CMS notification 2021 for a total of 838 vacancies. The written exam will be held on November 21, 2021.

27 July 2021
UPSC Combined Medical Services 2021 Notification Released

The UPSC has released the Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) 2021 notification. The UPSC CMS 2021 notice was released for a total of 838 vacancies.

Interested candidates who satisfy the eligibility conditions can apply online till July 27, 2021. The exam fee is Rs 200. The Commission will conduct the written exam on November 21, 2021. 

7 July 2021
Combined Medical Services Exam 2021 Notification Postponed

The UPSC has postponed the recruitment notification of Combined Medical Services Exam 2021 scheduled to be released on May 5. However, the Commission has not yet announced any changes in the exam date and other details.

The official website reads, "The Combined Medical Services Examination, 2021 scheduled to be notified on 05-05-2021, stands deferred till further notice."

4 May 2021
UPSC Combined Medical Services 2021 Notification On May 5

The UPSC is likely to release the Combined Medical Services 2021 exam notification on May 5. Candidates who are aspiring for the exam can apply online between May 5 and 25, 2021

The Commission will conduct the written exam on August 29. The notification will be released for filling vacancies in various posts in health departments. 

28 April 2021
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