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CMS - Combined Medical Services Exam

UPSC conducts computer based combined medical examination for recruitment to the services and posts of Assistant Medical Officer in railways, Indian Ordinance Factories Health Service, Junior scale posts in central health services, etc.

UPSC CMS (Combined Medical Services) Exam 2016

Important Dates

  • Notification Date: 5 March, 2016
  • Last Date to Apply: 1 April, 2016
  • CMS Exam Date: 12 June, 2016

View Notification | Syllabus for Paper 1 | Syllabus for Paper 2

Eligibility Criteria

Age limit: You should have attained the age limit of at least 32 years as on 1 January of year of exam. Age relaxation for reserved category is applicable as per the norms.

Educational qualification: For admission to the examination, you should have passed the written and practical parts of the final MBBS examination.

CMS Exam Pattern

Part I is wriiten examination of 500 marks. You have to take the written examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each paper is of 2 hours duration. Part II is personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination. There is negative marking of 1/3 of mark for each incorrect answer.

Paper Section Questions Marks

Paper I

(2 hours)  

General Ability 30 62.5
General Medicine 70 145.8
Paediatrics 20 41.7

Paper II

(2 hours)   

Surgery 40 62.5
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40 155.8
Preventive & Social Medicine 40 41.7

Computer Based Test

Till 2013, the written examination for Combined Medical Services Examination for two objective type papers was being conducted through the OMR sheets. However, from 2014 the UPSC has decided that the exam is to be conducted in Computer Based mode.

Download CMS Previous Year Question Papers | CMS Exam Cutoff


#51 SV Manu 2015-11-21 11:17
Sir I am bams doctor so can I apply for 2016 cme? I'll b obliged if u answer me on my mail. Thank u very much.
#50 anubhav sharma 2015-10-30 10:22
how to lowdown previous years CME papers??
#49 dr hemant 2015-09-24 16:40
sir i want to knw dat from where did u get the distribution of marks in cms , as it has not been mentioned in upsc cms website pls rply
#48 Drkazi 2015-09-23 13:19
Sir I am bams doctor so can I apply for 2016 cme? I'll b obliged if u answer me on my mail. Thank u very much.
#47 arun kumar hansda 2015-09-02 13:16
i knom about upsc syllabus and eligibility
#46 arun kumar hansda 2015-09-02 13:14
I am doing my b.h.m.s I eligible to give upsc exam??
#45 mounika kondapalli 2015-08-15 17:07
wen wil d results be announced?
#44 D S Tiwary 2015-08-01 19:59
Sir, is there any similar CMS(combined Medical Services Exam) for BDS graduate or not please reply by mail Thanks.
#43 anshulsingh 2015-07-22 16:56
sir/madam....i have completed my mbbs not in india(np) but i have passed all the exams i eligible...
#42 Dipanjan Bhattacharya 2015-07-05 16:06
Fucking BHMS or nurses are not eligible for UPSC

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