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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 must not have attained the age of 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 written examination of 500 marks. The written exam for two objective papers is conducted as Computer based mode. You have to take the written examination in two papers, each carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each paper is of 2 hours duration. 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

Part II is personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination.

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