About UPSC CMS 2020

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Combined Medical Services Examination (CMS) for the posts of Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services, Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways, Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services, etc. as per the available vacancies. UPSC CMS is conducted into 2 stages – Computer-based examination and personality test. The computer-based examination comprises of 2 papers – Paper 1 (General Medicine and Pediatrics), Paper 2 (Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine). UPSC CMS 2020 computer-based examination will be conducted on July 19, 2020. The application form of UPSC CMS 2020 will be available from April 8 to 28. 

UPSC CMS 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Services Exam
Short Exam Name UPSC CMS
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 200 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Offline
Exam Duration 4 Hours

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UPSC CMS 2020 Important Dates

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08 Apr, 2020

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08 Apr, 2020 - 28 Apr, 2020

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19 Jul, 2020

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UPSC CMS 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of UPSC CMS has been prescribed by Union Public Service Commission(UPSC). Candidates appearing for UPSC CMS exam must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Check the detailed UPSC CMS Eligibility criteria below.

Nationality

The following candidates are eligible to appear for UPSC CMS 

  • 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 certificate issued by Government of India can apply for UPSC CMS 2020.


Eligibility Criteria

Specifications

Educational Qualification

Must have completed MBBS final year examination

Age 

Candidates must be not more that 32 years 


Age Relaxation

Category

Age Relaxtation

OBC 

3 years

SC/ST

5 years

Disabled Defence Services personnel 

3 years

ECOs/SSCOs (5 years)

5 years

Jammu & Kashmir domiciles 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 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

Union Public Service Commission will release the application form of Combined Medical Services (CMS) on April 8, 2020. The last date to fill the application form will be April 28, 2020. The application form can be filled in two parts. In part 1 of application form of UPSC CMS candidates have to register themselves and fill the basic details like father’s name, category, name etc while in part 2 candidates have to select the mode of payment, selection of exam centre and final submission of the application form.

Candidates need to fill the details of Aadhar card while filling the application form however, candidates who do not have aadhar card can fill the details of any one photo identity proof like Driving License, Passport, Voter Id card, PAN Card, etc. General and OBC category candidates have to pay Rs. 200 as their application fee while PH, females, ST/SC candidates are exempted from payment. It is advised to the candidates to fill the application form carefully because the editing of details in the application can not be done after final submission. 

Steps to fill UPSC CMS Application Form

UPSC CMS application form is filled in two parts.

UPSC Registration Part – 1 

Candidates applying for UPSC CMS  first have to fill the basic details name,  mother’s name, educational qualification father’s name, mobile number etc and submit the application form.

UPSC Registration Part – 2 

Candidates have to log in with their id and password to fill part 2 of registration. In this part, candidates have to select the mode of payment, select the exam centre and upload the scanned signature and photograph. The mode of payment and specification of the photograph and signature is given below.

Specification of photograph and signature to be uploaded

Document

Specification

Signature

3 kb to 40 kb

Photograph

1kb to 40 kb


Specification about payment of application fee

Payment Method

Payment Gateways

Offline

Bank challan

Online

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


Documents required at stage of application form

  • Aadhar Card or Any photo identity proof

  • Scanned photograph and signature

  • Card details for fee payment

  • Active email – id

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Online, Offline Male ₹ 200

UPSC CMS 2020 Syllabus

General medicine and paediatrics-

General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 01
Cardiology
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 02
Respiratory diseases
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 03
Gastro-intestinal
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 04
Genito-urinary
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 05
Neurology
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 06
Hematology
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 07
Endocrinology
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 08
Metabolic disorders
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 09
Infections/communicable diseases
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 10
Nutrition/growth
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 11
Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 12
Musculoskelatal system
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 13
Psychiatry
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 14
General
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 15
Emergency Medicine
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 16
Common poisoning
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 17
Snake bite
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 18
Tropical medicine
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 19
Critical care medicine
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 20
Emphasis on medical procedures
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 21
Patho physiological basis of diseases
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 22
Vaccines preventable diseases and non vaccines preventable diseases
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 23
Vitamin deficiency diseases
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 24
In psychiatry include – depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and schizophrenia
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 25
Common childhood emergencies
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 26
Basic new born care
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 27
Normal developmental milestones
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 28
Accidents and poisonings in children
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 29
Birth defects and counseling including autism
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 30
Immunization in children
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 31
Recognizing children with special needs and management
General medicine and paediatrics: Unit 32
National programmes related to child health

Surgery+

Surgery: Unit 01
Wounds
Surgery: Unit 02
Infections
Surgery: Unit 03
Tumours
Surgery: Unit 04
Lymphatic
Surgery: Unit 05
Blood vessels
Surgery: Unit 06
Cysts/sinuses
Surgery: Unit 07
Head and neck
Surgery: Unit 08
Breast
Surgery: Unit 09
Alimentary tract
Surgery: Unit 10
Liver, bile, pancreas
Surgery: Unit 11
Spleen
Surgery: Unit 12
Peritoneum
Surgery: Unit 13
Abdominal wall
Surgery: Unit 14
Abdominal injuries
Surgery: Unit 15
Urological surgery
Surgery: Unit 16
Neuro surgery
Surgery: Unit 17
Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
Surgery: Unit 18
Thoracic surgery
Surgery: Unit 19
Orthopedic surgery
Surgery: Unit 20
Ophthalmology
Surgery: Unit 21
Anesthesiology
Surgery: Unit 22
Traumatology
Surgery: Unit 23
Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
Surgery: Unit 24
Pre-operative and post operative care of surgical patients
Surgery: Unit 25
Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
Surgery: Unit 26
Wound healing
Surgery: Unit 27
Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
Surgery: Unit 28
Shock patho-physiology and management

Gynaecology and obstetrics+

Gynaecology and obstetrics: Unit 01
Obstetrics
Gynaecology and obstetrics: Unit 02
Gynaecology
Gynaecology and obstetrics: Unit 03
Family planning

Preventive social and community medicine+

Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 01
Social and community medicine
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 02
Concept of health,disease and preventive medicine
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 03
Health administration and planning
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 04
General epidemiology
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 05
Demography and health statistics
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 06
Communicable diseases
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 07
Environmental health
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 08
Nutrition and health
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 09
Non-communicable diseases
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 10
Occupational health
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 11
Genetics and health
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 12
International health
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 13
Medical sociology and health education
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 14
Maternal and child health
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 15
National programmes
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 16
Management of common health problems
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 17
Ability to monitor national health programmes
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 18
Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
Preventive social and community medicine: Unit 19
Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health

UPSC CMS 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern released by the exam conducting authority, UPSC help candidates understand the pattern, types of questions, subjects, etc. UPSC CMS is conducted in 2 stages – Written exam and personality test. The written exam is conducted for 500 marks while personality test carries 100 marks. UPSC CMS written exam comprises of 2 papers-  paper 1 (General Medicine and Paediatrics) and paper 2  (Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine). Each paper is conducted for 2 hours. Both the papers of written exam will carry 250 marks. Check the detailed UPSC exam pattern below.

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern – Paper 1

Subject

Duration

Number of Questions

Maximum marks

General Medicine

2 hours

96


250 

Paediatrics

2 hours

24

Total

120


UPSC CMS Exam Pattern – Paper 2

Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum marks

Duration

Surgery

40



250 marks



2 hours

Gynaecology & Obstetrics

40

Preventive & Social Medicine

40

Total

120




UPSC CMS admit card is issued by UPSC online for computer-based examination and Personality test separately.  Aspirants who successfully fill the application form has been issued admit card for computer-based examination. UPSC CMS admit card for Personality test will be released for the candidates who qualify the computer-based examination.

How to download the admit card?

The steps to download UPSC CMS  Admit card is given below. 

Step 1 – Check the link and enter the registration number and date of birth.

Step 2 – The admit card appears on the screen

Step 3 – Download UPSC CMS admit card and take printout.

Details printed on UPSC CMS Admit card

UPSC CMS Admit card will have the following details printed on it.

  • Name of the candidate

  • Registration number

  • Category of the candidate

  • Candidate’s roll number

  • Reporting time

  • Address of examination centre

  • Scanned colour photograph

  • Examination date

  • Candidate’s scanned signature

  • Examination timing

UPSC CMS 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Tripura Agartala
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Mizoram Aizawl
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Bareilly
Lucknow
Karnataka Bengaluru
Dharwad
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Madurai
Odisha Cuttack
Sambalpur
Delhi New Delhi
Sikkim Gangtok
Telangana Hyderabad
Manipur Imphal
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Rajasthan Jaipur
Udaipur
Assam Jorhat
Kerala Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
Nagaland Kohima
West Bengal Kolkata
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nagpur
Goa Panaji
Bihar Patna
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Meghalaya Shillong
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar
Andhra Pradesh Tirupati
Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Voter ID card
  • Employee ID card
  • College/University ID card

UPSC CMS 2020 Answer Key

The official answer key of UPSC CMS will be available after the exam. UPSC CMS answer key for all papers will be released by the commission. Candidates can check the answers from the answer key and calculate the probable score. Through the marks calculated after the checking the answer key, candidates can assess their performance and know the possibility to succeed for further round of of selection process.

UPSC will the release UPSC CMS result separately for computer-based exam and personality. Candidates qualifying the computer-based exam will be eligible to appear for personality test. The exam conducting authority also releases the final result of qualified candidates of both stages. The final result is prepared adding the marks of computer-based exam and personality test.

The cutoff of UPSC CMS will be released by UPSC. Candidates have to qualify  the minimum marks released by the commission to be eligible to appear for next round selection process. The cut off written exam is calculated out of 500 marks. The commission releases the category wise cutoff which a candidate must score to be eligible for Personality test. UPSC CMS cutoff will be released after the declaration of computer based examination result. The commission also releases UPSC CMS final cut off where the marks of computer based exam and personality is added. The final cutoff of UPSC CMS is calculated out of 600 marks.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Certificate of age
  • Certificate of educational qualification
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • PWD certficate (if applicable)
  • Graduation/post-graduation certificate

General Information

Questions related to UPSC CMS

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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

https://competition.careers360.com/exams/upsc-cms

Hope it helped.

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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

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In upsc cms exam personality test includes what Type of question

Sharon Rose Student Expert 3rd Feb, 2020

Hello,

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.

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Foreign MEDICAL graduate can write the upsc cms exam

Awanya Dabas 19th Feb, 2020

Hey!

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!

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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 :)

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