UPSC CMS 2020 - UPSC will release the Combined Medical Services 2020 notification on April 08 along with the UPSC CMS application form. The last date to fill the UPSC CMS 2020 online form is April 28, 2020. The UPSC CMS 2020 exam for preliminary is scheduled to be conducted on July 19 (Sunday). Candidates will be able to download the admit card of UPSC CMS in June (tentatively). Candidates who have qualified the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. examination or appearing for the final year are eligible for UPSC CMS 2020 exam. Union Public Service Commission conducts the UPSC CMS exam to recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Medical Officer in Department/Ministries of the Indian Government. The selection process of UPSC CMS 2020 includes 2 stages – The first stage is the Computer-based examination and the second stage is the Personality Test. The first stage consists of 2 papers – Paper 1 (General Medicine and Paediatrics) and Paper 2 (Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine).


UPSC CMS 2020 Overview



Exam Name

Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Service

Commonly known as


Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Exam Date

CBE (Computer Based Exam) - May 31, 2020

Number of vacancies

To be announced

Academic Qualification Required

(M.B.B.S degree)

Exam level

National Level

Stages of exam

Computer-based examination and

Personality test

UPSC CMS 2020 Exam Dates



UPSC CMS 2020 Notification

April 08, 2020

Availability of UPSC CMS Application form

April 08, 2020

Last day to fill the application form

April 28, 2020

UPSC CMS admit card 2020

May 2020


May 31, 2020

Result of UPSC CMS for CBE

July 2020

UPSC CMS 2020 Application Form

UPSC will release the application form of CMS 2020 on April 08, tentatively. The last date to fill the application form is April 28. Candidates will have to fill the application form of UPSC CMS 2020 in two parts. In Part 1, candidates will have to register themselves by entering their details like candidates’ name, father’s name, category etc while in part 2 of the application filling process candidates will have to select the mode of online payment, selection of UPSC CMS exam centre and final submission of the application form.

Steps to fill the UPSC CMS Application Form 2020

UPSC CMS 2020 Registration Part 1- Fill personal details like - candidate's name, mother’s name, father’s name, academic qualification, mobile number and submit the application form.

UPSC CMS 2020 Registration Part 2- In the second part of the registration process, candidates will have to log in with their ID and password. In Part 2, candidates will have to select the mode of payment, choose the exam centre and upload their scanned photograph (1kb to 40 kb) and signature (3 kb to 40 kb).

Mode of application fee payment for UPSC CMS 2020

Payment Method

Payment Gateways


Credit/Visa/RuPay/Master/Debit Card and net banking


Bank Challan

UPSC CMS Admit Card 2020

The admit card of UPSC CMS 2020 is expected to be released in the first week of May 2020 in online mode Candidates who have successfully applied for the UPSC CMS 2020 will be able to download admit cards/hall ticket. To download the UPSC CMS 2020 admit card, candidates will have to visit the official website and enter their login credentials. The admit card will be released for each stage of the exam - Preliminary and Personality test separately. The admit card for Personality test will be released for the candidates who qualify the computer-based examination preliminary exam.

UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria 2020

The eligibility criteria of UPSC CMS 2020 is defined by UPSC. Candidates appearing for UPSC CMS 2020 exam must fulfil the eligibility criteria. Check the detailed UPSC CMS eligibility criteria below.

Educational Qualification - Candidates must have completed or appearing final year of MBBS examination

Nationality - Indian, or Bhutan, or Nepal, or Indian origin migrants who have settled permanently in India from East African Countries of Uganda, Kenya, Pakistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Zaire, Burma, or Tibetan refugee who settled in India permanently before January 1, 1962, with the certificate issued by Government of India

Age - Candidates must be not more than 32 years (as on August 1, 2020). UPSC provides upper age relaxation for candidates belonging to a certain category. In the following table, candidates can check the upper age relaxation limit.

Upper Age Relaxation


Age Relaxation

OBC candidates

3 years

SC/ST candidates

5 years

Defence Services personnel who are disabled

3 years

ECOs/SSCOs (5 years)

5 years

Candidates who are domicile of Jammu & Kashmir from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989

5 years

Physically disabled candidates

10 years

Ex-servicemen including ECOs, Commissioned Officers and SSCOs

5 years

UPSC CMS 2020 Exam Centres

UPSC conducts the CMS exam across various exam centres in India. While filling the application form, candidates will have to select the exam centres. UPSC will allot the exam centres on a first-apply-first-allot basis. It is advised to all candidates to fill the application form as early as possible to get their desired exam centre. Candidates can check the list of UPSC CMS 2020 exam centres below.

Exam centre of UPSC CMS 2020 table


Exam Centres




















Port Blair

UPSC CMS 2020 Exam pattern

UPSC prescribes the syllabus as well as the exam pattern of UPSC CMS. Candidates eligible to apply for the UPSC CMS exam are advised to understand the exam pattern to know the sections, topics, marking scheme, types of questions and subjects on which the question papers will be based. UPSC CMS 2020 consists of 2 stages – written exam (CBE )and personality test. As per the UPSC CMS exam pattern, the CBE will be conducted for 500 marks while the personality test will consist of 100 marks. UPSC CMS 2020 written exam will have 2 papers - paper 1 (General Medicine and Paediatrics) and paper 2 (Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine). Each paper will have a time duration of 2 hours. Both the papers of written exam will be conducted for 250 marks each.

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern for Paper 1 (Written exam)


Exam Duration

Number of Question

Maximum marks

General Medicine

2 hours (120 minutes)




2 hours (120 minutes)




UPSC CMS Exam Pattern for Paper 2 (Written exam)


Number of Questions

Maximum marks

Exam Duration

Gynaecology & Obstetrics


250 marks

2 hours



Preventive & Social Medicine




UPSC CMS Answer Key 2020

UPSC will release the answer key of UPSC CMS 2020 on its website after the final result is declared. The answer key will be released for CBE written exam. With the help of the answer key candidates can check the correct/incorrect responses made by them in the exam and calculate their probable score.

UPSC CMS Result 2020

UPSC will release the result of the CMS exam 2020 CBE and Personality test separately. Candidates shortlisted in the CBE will be eligible to appear for personality test. The result will be available in PDF format. After the personality test is conducted, UPSC will declare the list of candidates finally qualified in both the stages of the exam. The final result of UPSC CMS will be prepared by adding the marks of the CBE and personality test.

UPSC CMS 2020 Cut off

UPSC prescribes the cut off marks of CMS. To qualify each stage of the UPSC CMS exam, candidates must score the cut off marks also known as the minimum marks set by the commission. The cut off marks for the written exam will be calculated out of 500 marks. Candidates who score the cut off marks in CBE will be eligible to appear for personality test. Candidates selected in the personality test will be eligible for final recruitment.

Quick Links

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC CMS 2020

Question: What is the minimum academic qualification required for UPSC CMS?


The minimum academic qualification is MBBS.

Question: What is the age limit required to fill the UPSC CMS application form?


Candidates must not be more than 32 years.

Question: What is the mode of the written exam?


The mode of the written exam is Computer Based Exam.

Question: When will the notification and the application form of UPSC CMS release?


It will be released on April 08, 2020.

Question: Can a normal graduate apply for UPSC CMS?


No, a normal graduate can't apply for UPSC CMS. To apply for CMS candidates must be MBBS.

UPSC CMS Updates and Articles

Questions related to UPSC CMS

Showing 10 out of 10 Questions

Is completion of internship after final year MBBS necessary for a candidate to appear for UPSC CMS examination?

Sanjeet Sachdeva Student Expert 19th Mar, 2020

Hi Chandini!

There is nothing such mention in the eligibility criteria for UPSC CMS exam. It is just that you must have completed final year of MBBS. no such information regarding internship is mentioned.

For more information you can go through the link given below

Hope it helped.


i want to know about full detail of upsc cms exm .

Manish Singh 17th Feb, 2020

Combined medical services exam is conducted by UPSC every year. It is conducted in two phases which are Online computer-based exam & Personality Test. The application fees is 200 rupee. The application form will be available from April 2020 . The CMS written test will be in July and the personality test will be in October. The final result comes in November. Hope this helps


In upsc cms exam personality test includes what Type of question

Sharon Rose Student Expert 3rd Feb, 2020


In personality test you will be assessed based on your honesty, integrity, Understanding, academic performance, social behaviour, general knowledege, Communication skills, grasping power, alertness etc.It does not have any set of standard questions but it may begin with asking you to tell about yourself.And questions will be asked from based on what you have said for example if you have said that your hobby is to read books they may ask you questions on the book which you have recently read, like who is the author, who suggested etc.You just need to be yourself and be able to express yourself.You need to be honest.


Foreign MEDICAL graduate can write the upsc cms exam

Awanya Dabas 19th Feb, 2020


Yes, the foreign graduates pursuing MBBS are eligible to appear for the UPSC CMS Exam. The only condition is that they must have a valid MBBS degree. The MBBS degree of the university must be approved by MCI (Medical Council of India ). And this degree is necessary to apply for UPSC CMS.

Hope this answer helps!


can we write upsc by open degree

Shubhangi sinha 31st Jan, 2020

Hello Ganesh,

Yes, you are eligible for the civil service exam even after completion of degree from an open University.

The university giving you the degree must be recognised by state or centre government.

Open Universities like NIOS and IGNOU are all recognised by the government of India.

Open degree courses are good as it gives you the plenty of time to focus in your preparation for the exam.

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)

The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books