UPSC CMS 2019: Combined Medical Services Examination

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Combined Medical Services Examination is commonly known as UPSC CMS. This examination is conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year. UPSC has released CMS 2019 notification on April 10, 2019. MBBS passed or appearing students can apply for UPSC CMS. Eligible candidates could apply for their UPSC CMS Applications from April 10 to May 06, 2019. The UPSC CMS 2019 examination will be conducted on July 21, 2019. For more information about UPSC CMS 2019, you can read this article carefully.


  • Candidate must be an Indian citizen or a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee.
  • Candidate must have completed 21 years of age.
  • Candidate must have an MBBS degree or in the final year of MBBS.

UPSC CMS Schedule

Event Date
Application Form 10 Apr 2019
Last date to apply 06 May 2019
Admit Card 27 Jun 2019
Exam 21 Jul 2019
Result to be announced

UPSC CMS Vacancy details 2019

Union Public Service Commission has released 965 vacancies under CMS examination this year. Selected candidates posted in the various department under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Department of Health).

Service/Post No. of vacancies
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways 300
Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services 46
Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services 250
General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council 07
General Duty Medical Gr.-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation 362
Total 965

UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria 2019

The commission has decided some important eligibility criteria for the recruitment of medical officers. Those candidates who wish to apply for CMS have to fulfil all eligibility criteria. Here you can see the eligibility criteria given below:

UPSC CMS Nationality

Candidate must be:

  • A citizen of India. Or
  • A subject of Nepal. Or
  • A subject of Bhutan. Or
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962, to permanently settle in India. Or
  • An Indian origin person who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam intending to permanently settle in India.

UPSC CMS Age Limit

  • Candidate’s age must not exceed than 32 years as on August 1st of the examination year.
  • Candidate must not be born before August 2, 1987.
  • There is an upper limit age relaxation for the candidates who belong to reserved categories.
Category Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
Ex-Serviceman 5 Years
Candidates of J&K 5 Years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities 3 Years
PwD 10 Years

UPSC CMS Educational Qualification

  • Candidate should have passed in the written and practical examination of MBBS.
  • Candidates who have appeared at the final year of MBBS Examination may also apply.

UPSC CMS Application Form 2019

UPSC has issued a joint medical service application form on April 10, 2019. Candidates could fill applications from the official website of the Commission i.e. The online application form was available from April 10 to May 06, 2019.

Application fee

  • Candidates who are belonging to Unreserved and OBC category are required to pay ₹200/- application fee.
  • All-female candidates, SC/ST candidates are exempted from the application fee.
  • Candidates can pay the fee by cash, by using the net banking and through debit/credit card.

How to apply for UPSC CMS?

  • First of all, you must go to UPSC’s official website
  • Click on the application link “Online application for various examinations of UPSC”.
  • Now, you can see the UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination 2019 application link here on this page.
  • You have to register for UPSC CMS 2019.
  • Fill in the personal details on the application form and generate an application number.
  • Save this application number for login and other purposes.
  • Pay application fee, upload documents.
  • Apply and save it for future reference.

UPSC CMS Admit Card 2019

According to the admit card Union Public Service Commission will issue the e-admit card three weeks before the examination. Therefore, we may have the idea that the admit card can be issued in the first week of July 2019 on the official website. Candidates will download admit card by logging on to the website. The most important thing, please do not forget to carry a valid photo ID proof along with the admit card in the examination centre.

Photo ID you have to carry

  1. PAN Card
  2. Passport
  3. Voter ID
  4. Aadhar Card
  5. Driving Licence
  6. Other photo ID issued by the Government.

Exam Centres

Agartala Hyderabad Patna
Ahmedabad Imphal Port Blair
Aizwal Itanagar Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Bengaluru Jaipur Raipur
Bareilly Jammu Ranchi
Bhopal Jorhat Sambalpur
Chandigarh Kochi Shillong
Chennai Kohima Shimla
Cuttack Kolkata Srinagar
Dehradun Lucknow Thiruvananthapuram
Delhi Madurai Tirupati
Dharwad Mumbai Udaipur
Dispur Nagpur Vishakhapatnam
Gangtok Panaji (Goa)

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern and Selection Process

There is a two-stage selection process decided by the Union Public Service Commission i.e Computer Based Exam and Personality Test.

Part-I: Computer Based Examination (500 Marks)

The candidate will take the Computer-based exam in two paper.

  • Each Paper Carrying a maximum of 250 marks.
  • Each paper will be of 2 hrs. duration.

Part-II: Personality Test (100 Marks)

Personality test carrying 100 marks for those candidates who qualified for the computer-based exam.

UPSC CMS Exam Syllabus

Paper-I (250 Marks)

General Medicine and Paediatrics

Total questions in Paper I = 120 (96 from General Medicine and 24 from Paediatrics);

  • General Medicine including the following
    • Cardiology
    • Respiratory diseases
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Genito-Urinary
    • Neurology
    • Haematology
    • Endocrinology
    • Metabolic disorders
    • Infections/Communicable Diseases
      • Virus
      • Rickets
      • Bacterial
      • Spirochetal
      • Protozoan
      • Metazoan
      • Fungus
    • Nutrition/Growth
    • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
    • Musculoskeletal System
    • Psychiatry
    • General
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Common Poisoning
    • Snakebite
    • Tropical Medicine
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Emphasis on medical procedures
    • Pathophysiological basis of diseases
    • Vaccines preventable diseases and Non-vaccines preventable diseases
    • Vitamin deficiency diseases
    • In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizophrenia.

Paediatrics including the following

  • Common childhood emergencies,
  • Basic newborn care,
  • Normal developmental milestones,
  • Accidents and poisonings in children,
  • Birth defects and counselling including autism,
  • Immunization in children,
  • Recognizing children with special needs and management, and
  • National programmes related to child health.

Paper-II (250 Marks)

  • Surgery -(Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics).
  • General Surgery
        • Wounds
        • Infections
        • Tumours
        • Lymphatic
        • Blood vessels
        • Cysts/sinuses
        • Head and neck
        • Breast
        • Alimentary tract
          • Oesophagus
          • Stomach
          • Intestines
          • Anus
          • Developmental
        • Liver, Bile, Pancreas
        • Spleen
        • Peritoneum
        • Abdominal wall
        • Abdominal injuries
        • Urological Surgery
      • Neuro Surgery
      • Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
      • Thoracic surgery
      • Orthopaedic surgery
      • Ophthalmology
      • Anesthesiology
      • Traumatology
      • 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 pathophysiology and management.
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrics
        • Ante-natal conditions
        • Intra-natal conditions
        • Post-natal conditions
        • Management of normal labours or complicated labour
        • Questions on applied anatomy
        • Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
        • Questions on infections in the genital tract
        • Questions on neo plasma in the genital tract
        • Questions on the displacement of the uterus
        • Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
        • High-risk pregnancy and management
        • Abortions
        • Intra-Uterine growth retardation
        • Medicolegal examination in body and Gynae including Rape.
        • Conventional contraceptives
        • U.D. and oral pills.
        • The operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings.
        • Medical Termination of Pregnancy
  • Preventive & Social 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
    • problems including malnutrition and emergencies.

UPSC CMS Previous Years Cut Offs

Written Test

Minimum qualifying marks (out of 500) approved at the written part subject to a minimum of 30% in each paper for General, OBC, SC & ST and 20% in each paper for PH-I.

Year Gen OBC SC ST PH-1
2018 253 222 246 219
2017 261 222 235 223 101
2016 229 194 193 168 78
2015 220 180 175 151 82
2014 265 232 203 151 103
2013 264 214 178 148 101

Final Cut off

Marks (out of 600) secured by the last finally recommended candidate of CMS.

Year Gen OBC SC ST PH-1
2018 325 296 364 278
2017 339 308 321 290 195
2016 310 286 266 244 154
2015 305 285 260 230 128
2014 340 325 284 255 197
2013 335 310 268 227 135

Combined Medical Services Examination: Official notification

Now you are aware of all the information about the CMS exam in detail. To know more information you can check the Official website of UPSC, read to find the information of syllabus, pattern, cut-off, eligibility criteria and much more.