CMS - Combined Medical Services Exam

CMS 2015 - Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Services Exam acronym as UPSC CMS Exam is taken by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on National Level every year for the recruitment of Doctors to Central government services like

  • Railways
  • Ordinance Factories
  • Health Service
  • Central Health Service and the
  • Municipal Corporation of Delhi.


Combined Medical Services Exam Eligibility

1. Educational Qualification
Candidates wishing to appear in this Medical Entrance Examination must possess an M.B.B.S. degree. Candidates who are yet to appear in the final examination of the M.B.B.S. may also be allowed to appear in the Examination provisionally. Candidates who are yet to complete their compulsory internship are also eligible but their appointment upon selection is subject to their completing the internship.

2. Age
Candidates who wish to pursue this Medical Entrance Exam must be aged less than 32 years on 1st January of the year of Examination.

Reservations as per governmental norms are applicable regarding age limits and job vacancies.


Combined Medical Services Exam Pattern

Selections for the Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) are made on the basis of a written test comprising two papers. Questions in this exam will be Objective Type, Multiple Choice and only in English.

Written Examination (2 papers of 250 marks each)

Paper 1 (Code No 1)

Topic Number of Questions
General Ability 30
General Medicine 70
Paediatrics 20

Paper 2
(Code No 2)


Number of Quesiton

Surgery 40
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40
Preventive & Social Medicine 40


Combined Medical Services Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for Papar 1

(a) General Ability

  • Indian Society, Heritage & Culture, Polity, Economy, Human Development Indices and the Development Programmes;
  • Natural Resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation and related issues;
  • Basic concepts of Ecology and Environment and their impact on health and economy;
  • Impact of changing demographic trends on health, environment and society;
  • Indian Agriculture, Industry, Trade, Transportation and Service Sectors;
  • Natural and man made disasters and their management;
  • Food adulteration, Food processing, food distribution, food storage and their relevance to public health;
  • Recent trends in Science and Technology

(b) General Medicine-including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry)

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Genito-Urinary
  • Neurology
  • Hematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Infections/Communicable Diseases (Virus, Rickets, Bacterial, Spirochetal, Protozoan, Metazoan, Fungus
  • Nutrition/Growth
  • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  • Musculoskelatal System
  • Psychiatry
  • General

(c) Paediatrics

Syllabus for Papar 2 

(a) Surgery including ENT, Opthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics

1. 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

2. Urological Surgery

3. Neuro Surgery

4. Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.

5. Thoracic surgery

6. Orthopedic surgery

7. Ophthalmology

8. Anesthesiology

9. Traumatology

(b) Gynaecology & Obstrtricks

1. Obstrtrick

  • Ante-natal conditions
  • Intra-natal conditions
  •  Post-natal conditions
  •  Management of normal labours or complicated labour

2. Gynaecology

  •  Questions on applied anatomy
  •  Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
  •  Questions on infections in genital tract
  •  Questions on neoplasma in the genital tract
  •  Questions on displacement of the uterus

3. Family Planning

  • Conventional contraceptives
  • U.D. and oral pills
  • Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy

(c) 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 Programs

Personality Test /Interview (100 Marks)

Candidates who are short listed in the Written Examination are required to appear for an Interview which carries maximum marks of 200.

Total Marks for the Entire test is (250+250+200= 600)

Medical Examination
Candidates selected in the Interview are required to undergo a medical examination conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare before being appointed to the different positions as mentioned above.


How to apply for Combined Medical Services Exam?

Eligible candidates may apply online by using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in.

Candidates may also apply offline throught the common application form devised by the commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated head post offices/post offices throughout the country against cash payment of Rs.50/- (Rs fifty only). Each such form can be used only once and only for one examination

Note: In case of any difficulty in obtaining application forms from the designated HPOs/Pos, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned post master or UPSC’s forms supply monitoring cell over Tele 011-23389366/ Fax 011-23387310

Combined Medical Services Exam Fee

Candidates applying online are required to pay a reduce fee of Rs.50/- (Rs fifty only) either by remitting the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/Master credit/debit card

Candidates applying offline (through common application form) are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- (Rs one hundred only) through central recruitment fee stamp only

Imp:- All female candidates/SC/ST/PwD candidates are exempted from payment of fee (OBC candidates are required to pay full fee)


Combined Medical Services Exam Dates

Combined Medical Services Exam held in the month of January


Combined Medical Services Exam Test Centres in India

The Combined Medical Services Exam is held every year in the main cities of the India name of most of them are given below:-

  • Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad
  • Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal
  • Chennai, Chandigarh, Cuttack
  • Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur (Guwahati)
  • Gangtok, Hyderabad
  • Imphal, Itanagar
  • Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat
  • Kochi (Cochin), Kohima, Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Madurai, Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair
  • Raipur
  • Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar
  • Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati
  • Udaipur and
  • Vishakhapatnam

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