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. In 2020, 559 vacancies have been released along with the application form of UPSC CMS 2020 on July 29, 2020. The last date to apply is August 18, 2020. 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 is scheduled to be conducted on October 22, 2020.
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|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||200 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||4 Hours|
UPSC CMS 2020 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
29 Jul, 2020 - 18 Aug, 2020
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
22 Oct, 2020
Exam | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
29 Jul, 2020
Advertisement - UPSC CMS Notification | Mode: Online
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.
The following candidates are eligible to appear for UPSC CMS
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.
Must have completed MBBS final year examination
Candidates must be not more that 32 years
Disabled Defence Services personnel
ECOs/SSCOs (5 years)
Jammu & Kashmir domiciles from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989
Physically disabled candidates
Ex-servicemen including ECOs, Commissioned Officers and SSCOs
UPSC CMS 2020 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
Union Public Service Commission has released the application form of Combined Medical Services (CMS) on July 29, 2020. The last date to fill the application form is August 18, 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
3 kb to 40 kb
1kb to 40 kb
Specification about payment of application fee
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
|General, OBC||Online, Offline||Male||₹ 200|
UPSC CMS 2020 Syllabus
Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
Critical care medicine
Emphasis on medical procedures
Patho physiological basis of diseases
Vaccines preventable diseases and non vaccines preventable diseases
Vitamin deficiency diseases
In psychiatry include-depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases, and schizophrenia
Common childhood emergencies
Basic new born care
Normal developmental milestones
Accidents and poisonings in children
Birth defects and counseling including autism
Immunization in children
Recognizing children with special needs and management
National programmes related to child health
|Head and neck|
|Alimentary tract-(a) oesophagus, (b) stomach, (c) intestines, (d) anus (e) developmental|
|Liver, bile, pancreas|
Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
Pre-operative and post operative care of surgical patients
Medico legal and ethical issues of surgery
Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
Shock patho-physiology and management
Gynaecology and obstetrics
|Management of normal labours or complicated labour|
|Applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization|
|Infections in genital tract|
|Neoplasma in the genital tract|
|Displacement of the uterus|
|Normal delivery and safe delivery practices|
|High risk pregnancy and management|
|Intrauterine growth retardation|
|Medico legal examination in obgy and gynae including Rape|
|U.d. and oral pills|
|Operative procedure, sterilization, and organization of programmes in the urban, and rural surroundings|
|Medical termination of pregnancy|
Preventive social and community medicine
Social and community medicine
Concept of health, disease, and preventive medicine
Health administration and planning
Demography and health statistics
Nutrition and health
Genetics and health
Medical sociology and health education
Maternal and child health
Management of common health problems
Ability to monitor national health programmes
Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan, and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies
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
Number of Questions
UPSC CMS Exam Pattern – Paper 2
Number of Questions
Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Preventive & Social Medicine
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
Category of the candidate
Candidate’s roll number
Address of examination centre
Scanned colour photograph
Candidate’s scanned signature
UPSC CMS 2020 Exam Centers
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Aadhaar card
- PAN card
- Driving License
- 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
Questions related to UPSC CMS
when is upsc cms exam 2020 registration
The revised dates for UPSC CMS 2020 are not yet announced.Earlier the notification for the same was scheduled to be released on April 8, 2020 but it has been postponed to the corona pandemic and the lockdown.Soon the revised dates will be announced.I request you to please visit the official website frequently so that you won't miss any importamt information
Which is easy?? 1.Chemical engineering. or 2.electronic and communication engineering. or 3.Mechatronics engineering
see no subject is easy if you dont study well, with out study hard you can not get a good score in any of the subjects you may takle, chemical engineering course has more of chemistry application, mathematics and some of mechanical engineering topics, where electronics and communication engineering is totally physics based and wide application of mathematics, mechatronics engineering is combination of mechanics , electronics science, robotics and mathematics.
hope you may get some idea.
If, I was passed out final year mbbs in February, but didnt complete intership, can I appear the cms exam in June? If I got selected from cms exam, should I complete intership?
According to the educational eligibility criteria for cms exam notified by upsc in 2019 -
" 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."
So you can appear for cms exam but if you get selected you have to complete the 1 year internship.
Hope it helps.
How much is the mark alloted for each question in upsc cms examination.
PartI is Computer Based Examination – (500 marks) The candidates will take the Computer based examination in two Papers, each carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each Paper is of two hours.
PartII is Personality Test: (100 Marks): the candidates who qualify on the results of the Computer based examination, Personality test or personal interview test is held of 100 marks.
Computer based exam:
Paper I- Marks: 250 General Medicine and Paediatrics: Total questions in Paper I = 120
Paper II- Marks : 250; Total questions in Paper II = 120
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will UPSC CMS exam will be held on time or postponed because of corona effect?
According to the latest updates UPSC CMS 2020 exam is supposed to be held in month of July and till now there is no any official announcement for its postponement.
It depends upon that how long will it take for situations to be normal. If there will be any postponement or rescheduling, you will be notified through official website.
I hope this answer helps you.