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.
UPSC CMS 2019
- 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
|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|
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.
|Candidates of J&K||5 Years|
|Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities||3 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. upsconline.nic.in. The online application form was available from April 10 to May 06, 2019.
- 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 upsconline.nic.in.
- 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
- PAN Card
- Voter ID
- Aadhar Card
- Driving Licence
- Other photo ID issued by the Government.
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
- Respiratory diseases
- Metabolic disorders
- Infections/Communicable Diseases
- Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
- Musculoskeletal System
- Emergency Medicine
- Common Poisoning
- 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
- Blood vessels
- Head and neck
- Alimentary tract
- Liver, Bile, Pancreas
- Abdominal wall
- Abdominal injuries
- Urological Surgery
- Neuro Surgery
- Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
- Thoracic surgery
- Orthopaedic 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 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
- Intra-Uterine growth retardation
- Medicolegal examination in body and Gynae including Rape.
- FAMILY PLANNING
- 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
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.
Final Cut off
Marks (out of 600) secured by the last finally recommended candidate of CMS.
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.