Are you a medical undergraduate aspiring for a government job? Want to settle for a job that provides a steady income and provides job security too? If you’re nodding to these questions then UPSC CMS is the exam you need to know about. While there is a lot of information for a person searching on the internet for UPSC CMS Exam, it is mostly vague if not diffused across thousands of websites. What we have done is organize all of the information into a small and easy-to-digest article, so that your time is saved (you can thank us later). So without further ado let’s get started.
What is the UPSC CMS Exam?
The UPSC CMS Exam is an annual exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit candidates for the posts of medical officers in various government medical hospitals. The aim of this exam is to fill the vacancies in the government health sector so that equable health care services can be provided across the nation.
Information at a glance
|Exam Name||Combined Medical Services Exam|
|Exam Conducted by||Union Public Service Commission|
|Geographical Scope of Examination||All India|
|Application Fee||Rs 200|
|Exam Mode||Online computer-based exam (Phase 1) & Personality Test (Phase 2)|
|Language of Exam||English|
|Exam Helpline Number||011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591|
Posts offered under UPSC CMS
According to the official notification released by UPSC on its official website on 29th July, the total vacancies offered under UPSC CMS 2020 are a total of 559 in number. The post wise distribution is as follows:
|Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service||182 Posts|
|Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways||300 Posts|
|Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services||66 Posts|
|General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council||4 Posts|
|General Duty Medical Grade-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, and South Delhi Municipal Corporation||7 Posts|
|UPSC CMS Notification 2020||29 Jul 2020|
|UPSC CMS Application Commencement||29 Jul 2020|
|UPSC CMS Application End||18 Aug 2020|
|UPSC CMS Application Withdrawal Commencement||25 Aug 2020|
|UPSC CMS Application Withdrawal End||31 Aug 2020 6:00 PM|
|UPSC CMS Written Exam (CBT)||22 Oct 2020|
|UPSC CMS Written Result||November 2020|
|UPSC CMS Detailed Application Form(DAF)||December 2020|
|UPSC CMS Personality Test||March 2021|
|UPSC CMS Final Result||April 2021|
UPSC CMS Eligibility criteria
- Educational Qualification
The candidate appearing for the exam must be either an MBBS Final Year student or a passed student with his/her MBBS degree from a recognized college.
- Age limit
The candidate must be less than 32 years old as of 1st August 2020. There is no lower age limit. The age limit is relaxed in the case of reserved category candidates as follows:
|Category||Age Relaxation in Upper age limit|
|OBC candidates||3 years|
|SC/ST candidates||5 years|
|For the candidate who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to the 31st day of December.||5 years|
UPSC CMS Exam Apply Online
According to the Official Notification released by UPSC on their official website (upsc.gov.in ) on 29th July, the application process has started and will continue till 18th August 2020. So interested candidates are advised to check the official website to fill the online application form. Candidates must note that there is an application fee of Rs 200 ( Excepting for Female/SC/ST/PwBD candidates who are exempted from payment of fee).
UPSC CMS Exam Pattern
The UPSC CMS Exam occurs in two phases. The first phase involves two computer-based tests each of two hours duration. After a candidate qualifies for the first phase they have to appear for the second phase which involves a personality test (interview test).
|Exam Phase||Maximum Marks|
|Phase I; Written Exam (Paper 1 & Paper 2)||250+250=500|
|Phase-II; Personality Test||100|
UPSC CMS Exam Syllabus
|UPSC CMS Paper||Subjects Included||Question Wise Distribution||Total Marks|
|b)Gynaecology & Obstetrics||40|
|c) Preventive and Social Medicine||40|
UPSC CMS Exam Admit Card
The admit card for the UPSC CMS Exam is generally released three weeks before the exam date. Since the exam date is scheduled to be 22 October 2020, one can expect that the admit card shall be released in early October. So, this is a tentative date and the candidates are advised to regularly check the official website (upsc.gov.in) for official updates. They are also advised to print more than one copy of their admit card, when it is released, for future reference.
UPSC CMS Exam Result
The result for UPSC CMS Exam is usually released within a month of the exam. The results for both the phases—phase 1 (Computer-based test) and phase 2 (Personality test), are announced separately.
UPSC CMS Exam Tie-breaking principle
According to the new guidelines issued by UPSC, in case there is a tie between two candidates because of the same marks, the following criteria shall be taken into account to resolve it:
a) Candidate’s age
The older candidate will be given preference.
b)Year of completion of the Internship
In case both the candidates are of the same age, preference will be given to the candidate who has completed their internship earlier.
To sum up, UPSC CMS Exam provides candidates with the opportunity to work in the Government health care sector. It is not only profitable and secure but also a respected job where the candidates get hailed as noble and second to God. We hope you find this article informative and garnered an overall idea of the UPSC CMS Exam.