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. 

Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Union Public Service Commission
Duration 4 Hours

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UPSC CMS 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

08 Apr, 2020

Advertisement | Mode: Online

08 Apr, 2020 - 28 Apr, 2020

Application | Mode: Online

19 Jul, 2020

Exam | 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, 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


Educational Qualification

Must have completed MBBS final year examination


Candidates must be not more that 32 years 

Age Relaxation


Age Relaxtation


3 years


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




3 kb to 40 kb


1kb to 40 kb

Specification about payment of application fee

Payment Method

Payment Gateways


Bank challan


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 Offline, Online Male ₹ 200

UPSC CMS 2020 Syllabus

General medicine and paediatrics
Respiratory diseases
Metabolic disorders
Infections/communicable diseases
Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
Musculoskelatal system
Emergency Medicine
Common poisoning
Snake bite
Tropical medicine
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
Blood vessels
Head and neck
Alimentary tract
Liver, bile, pancreas
Abdominal wall
Abdominal injuries
Urological surgery
Neuro surgery
Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
Thoracic surgery
Orthopedic surgery
Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
Pre-operative and post operative care of surgical patients
Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
Wound healing
Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
Shock patho-physiology and management
Gynaecology and obstetrics
Family planning
Preventive social and community medicine
Social and community medicine
Concept of health,disease and preventive medicine
Health administration and planning
General epidemiology
Demography and health statistics
Communicable diseases
Environmental health
Nutrition and health
Non-communicable diseases
Occupational health
Genetics and health
International health
Medical sociology and health education
Maternal and child health
National programmes
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

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

Maximum marks

General Medicine

2 hours




2 hours




UPSC CMS Exam Pattern – Paper 2


Number of Questions

Maximum marks




250 marks

2 hours

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

  • 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
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Odisha Cuttack
Delhi New Delhi
Sikkim Gangtok
Telangana Hyderabad
Manipur Imphal
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Rajasthan Jaipur
Assam Jorhat
Kerala Kochi
Nagaland Kohima
West Bengal Kolkata
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Maharashtra Mumbai
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

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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Bhms student can apply for UPSC CMS exams?

Ameya Narendra Parkar 7th Jan, 2020
Dear Sony,
UPSC CMS (COMBINED MEDICAL SERVICES) is conducted for various job positions.
I would like to tell you that under the eligibility criteria of the examination it is mentioned that a candidate must be from MBBS background.
Hence it is difficult for BHMS Candidate to be eligible for this Examination.

I hope this information helps you

All the best

which college is best for upsc

Ashquanda Iqbal 18th Dec, 2019

Hello Abhi,


There is no particular college for preparation of UPSC as it is an exam conducted in state level to collect merit students who then get ranked jobs in civil services such as IAS, IPS, IAFS, Armed forces, etc.

However, there are various trusted and certified coaching centers in India where you can prepare for this exam. For example:

  1. Vajiram and Ravi IAS coaching, Delhi
  2. Plutus IAS coaching, Delhi
  3. Shankar IAS Academy, Chennai
  4. Analog IAS Coaching, Delhi
  5. National IAS Academy, Bangalore
  6. ALS IAS- Situated in 4 Bindu Palit lane, Near Girish park Metro, Kolkata is one of the most reputed coaching centre in Kolkata.

These are some of the best coaching institutes for preparation of UPSC. Hope I have resolved your query. Please write to us if you have any more questions.

Best of Luck!


I hv qualified in the UPSC CMS & got my interview in the next week. If I get selected and they let me hold my seat till PG, Will I get to work in my specialised dept when I cm back from PG or I wl still hv to wrk as General MO? Or path to work as a specialised doc in upsc cms is diffrnt? Plz

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 30th Nov, 2019

If you attend an interview this year, they expect you to join this y ear itself. They will not hold the position for the next 2-3 years until you complete your PG. The position has been opened for a vacancy to be filled now. It cannot hold for the next 2-3 years. If you want to complete your PG and come back, you will have to reapply and then based on the position available, you get a designation. Now there is a feasibility where in Candidates, join  the service and then take leave to pursue higher studies. They can come back and join the position once they complete the course.


in my birth certificate my fathers name is Ashok Kumar Shukla but in my 10 and 12 marksheet it is Ashok Shukla so will there be any problem during upsc exam

Pankhuri Kumari 25th Nov, 2019

Dear student

As per my knowledge , it is the 10th and 12th class marksheet that matters when you apply for exams. You are asked your name, yours father's name, you DOB as per your class 10th marksheet. It is specifically mentioned in the application forms. So you don't need to worry about this. Your 10th class marksheet is the proof of your DOB and other details. You will not face any problems.

All the best


let about upsc exams please iwant to crack that

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Vignesh

You can appear for this exam once you’re done with MBBS. On clearing it, you can expect to live a comfortable and contented life and possibly even a lucrative career later on, with a lot of perks. You will be posted to any branch of Indian Govt. like the Railways , or as General Duty Doctors and at many other posts.

Now, the catch. You might find it very difficult to study further while working, as you may not have the luxury of time to prepare for a PG course and work simultaneously ( although a three government service makes you eligible for a post grad seat through the In-service quota).

The pay varies from post to post; A post higher up would fetch you more than Rs. 80,000 ,whereas a medical officer may only earn around Rs 45,000.

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