UPSC CMS Exam 2020, Selection Process, Eligibility, Salary, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

UPSC CMS Exam: Detail Information

UPSC CMS Exam Overview

Dear Candidate, If you belong to Medical Field and thinking about Government Medical Officer job, this article for you. Most of Government Department hires the MBBS Doctor for Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ Medical Officer posts.

Here I am Going to Describe all the Benefits of Government MBBS Medical Officer along with, its Selection process, Eligibility, Salary and pay-scale, Exam pattern, Detailed Syllabus, Model test papers, and Previous year cut-off result. so let’s start.

About UPSC CMS Exam

What is the UPSC CMS Exam: The Combined Medical Services Examination (CMS Exam) is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment as Medical Officer in various organizations such as the Indian Ordnance Factories, Indian Railways, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council functioning under the Government of India. The Notification for the examination is released in the month of April and the exam is conducted in the month of July. Successful candidates are admitted after an interview conducted by the UPSC for those having qualified the written examination.

Examination Fee:- UPSC CMS Exam fee is just Rs. 200/- for General/OBC and no fee for Female/SC/ST/PwBD candidate.

UPSC CMS Exam: Post and Department

UPSC CMS Exam Consists tow major post category, Both the category have a respective post in the various department as below-

UPSC CMS Exam Post/Department

Category-11.Junior Scale Posts / Central Health Service
Category-21. Assistant Divisional Medical Officer / Railways.
2. Assistant Medical Officer / Indian Ordnance
Factories Health Service
3. General Duty Medical Officer / New Delhi
Municipal Council
4. General Duty Medical Officer Gr-II /
East Delhi Municipal Corporation/
North Delhi Municipal Corporation/
and South Delhi Municipal Corporation
UPSC CMS Exam Post/Department

Lets Know each in detail

UPSC CMS Exam: Junior Scale Post

This post is temporary can be permanent after the two years of probation period. the candidate will be confirmed after the satisfactory completion of probation subject to availability of permanent posts. The candidates can be posted anywhere in India in any dispensary or hospital under any
organization participating in the Central Health Service.

Salary and Pay-Scale:

It is Central Government service, offers a handsome salary under the Pay-scale level-10, Junior Scale Post officer get Rs. 56,100 to Rs.1,77,500/- in his initial period along with some Attractive Allowances like- Accommodation, Travel allowances, etc.

UPSC CMS Exam: Assistant Divisional Medical Officer / Indian Railway

The post of Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Indian Railway Health Service is in Group ‘A’. it is well reputation position Indian railway. The candidate will be bound to observe the orders of the Ministry of Railways may issue from time to time restricting or prohibiting private practice by him/her. The candidate will be appointed on probation for a period of one year which may be extended by the Government if considered necessary. On satisfactory completion of the probation, candidates will be eligible for confirmation in the junior scale of the Indian Railway Medical Service

Salary and Pay-Scale:

It is service of Ministry of railway, offers a handsome salary under the Pay-scale level-10, Junior Scale Post get Rs. 15,600-39,100/- with Grade Pay of Rs. 5,400/- plus NPA and other admissible allowances as per rules in his initial period along with some Attractive Allowances like- Accommodation, Travel allowances, etc.

UPSC CMS Exam: Assistant Medical Officer / Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service

It is the service of the Ministry of Defense, This Post is temporary in Group ‘A’ but likely to be made permanent in due course. The Candidate can be posted in any of the Ordnance Factory Hospitals or dispensaries in the country. The candidates will be on probation for a period of 2 years from the date of appointment which may be curtailed or extended at the discretion of the competent Authority.

Salary and Pay-scale

It is service of Ministry defense, offers a handsome salary under the Pay-scale level-10, Junior Scale Post get Rs. Rs. 56,100 to Rs.1,77,500/- in his initial period along with some Attractive Allowances like- Accommodation, Travel allowances, etc.

UPSC CMS Exam: General Duty Medical Officer / Municipal Council New Delhi

It is also a central govt. Service in New Delhi in the municipal council. it is a general duty medical officer responsible for general medical services like- Medical treatment, Surgery, Patient Examine, etc. It is a Temporary post that may be a Permanent after the probation period of 2 years.

Salary and Pay-scale

General duty medical officer gets a handsome salary under the Pay level-10 matrix, which offers Rs. 56100/- to 177500/- per month in the initial period. .

  • General duty medical officer shall be entitled to promotion as Senior Medical Officer in the Pay Matrix Level–11 (Rs.67700-208700/- )
  • Senior Medical Officer to Chief Medical Officer in the Pay Matrix
    Level-12 Rs.78800-209200/-
  • Chief Medical Officer to Chief Medical Officer (Nonfunctional
    Selection Grade)
    in the Pay Matrix Level–13 Rs.118500-214100/-
  • And the last, Senior Administrative Grade Pay Matrix Level–14 Rs.144200-218200

UPSC CMS Exam: Eligibility

UPSC CMS exam’s eligibility can be arranged as bewlo-


  • A Citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age Criteria

  • A Candidate should have maximum age not up to 32 years
  • for Junior Time Scale Posts in Central Health Services, the upper age limit must not exceed 35 years

Age Relaxation

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC Not creamy layer3 years
Defense Services personnel disabled3 years
Ex-servicemen of Military service5 years
1.Blindness and low vision
2. Deaf and hard of hearing
3. Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy
4. Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, and mental illness
5. Multiple disabilities from amongst person under clauses
10 Years
Age Relaxation

Educational Qualification:

  • For the UPSC CMS exam, the Candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.
  • A candidate who has appeared or has yet to appear at the final M.B.B.S. Examination may also apply.
  • A candidate who has yet to complete the compulsory rotating internship is educationally eligible for admission to the examination but on selection, he/she will be appointed only after he/she has completed the compulsory rotating internship

UPSC CMS Exam Plan

UPSC conducts the examination in Two parts, First part is Computer based written examination and Paper-2 is Personality Interview

  • Part-1 Consists further Two Parts; Paper-I and Paper-II. both of each are 250 marks and a duration of 2 hours.
  • After the Part-1; the selected candidate will be inducted to the Interview/personality test that is Part-2, which is of 100 marks
  • Only Selected Candidates will be allowed to attend the medical test before joining.
  • There will be penalty (Negative Marking oh 1/3rd) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern

The Exam pattern of CMS exam is Based on Exam Plan, which we discussed yet above. and exam pattern can be described as below-

Paper-I (General Medicine and Pediatrics)

SubjectNo. of Que.No. of marksDuration
General Medicine96__ ____ __
Pediatrics24__ ____ __
Total1202502 Hour
Paper-I (General Medicine and Pediatrics)

Paper-II (Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Preventive & Social Medicine)

SubjectNo. of Que.No. of marksDuration
Surgery40__ __
Gynecology & Obstetrics40__ __
Preventive &
Social Medicine
40__ __
Total1202502 Hour
Paper-II (Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Preventive & Social Medicine)

Personality test/Interview

Candidates who qualify in the computer-based examination will be called for Interview/ Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The Interview/ Personality Test will carry 100 marks
Personality test/Interview

UPSC CMS Exam: Syllabus

UPSC CMS Syllabus
UPSC CMS Syllabus

UPSC CMS Exam Asked following syllabus in the following manner, listed here as below-

UPSC CMS Syllabus: Paper-I

Paper-1: Consist of two major subjects are- General Medicine and Pediatrics. Both have a lot of syllabi. let’s know each in detail.

Paper-I: (General Medicine) Syllabus

CardiologyRespiratory diseasesGastro-intestinal
EndocrinologyMetabolic disordersInfections/
Communicable Diseases
Nutrition/GrowthDiseases of the skin (Dermatology)Musculoskelatal System
PsychiatryGeneral Emergency MedicineGeneral Common Poisoning
General Snake bite General Tropical MedicineGeneral Critical Care Medicine
General Emphasis on medical proceduresGeneral Patho physiological basis of diseasesGeneral Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases
Vitamin deficiency diseases
psychiatry include – Depression, psychosispsychiatry include –
anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizoprenia
Paper-I: (General Medicine) Syllabus

Paper-I: (Pediatrics) Syllabus

Common childhood emergenciesBasic new born care
Normal developmental milestonesAccidents and poisonings in children
Birth defects and counseling including autismImmunization in children
Recognizing children with special needs and managementNational programmes related to child health.
Paper-I: (Pediatrics) Syllabus

UPSC CMS Syllabus: Paper-II

Paper-II exam consists of 3 major subjects are- Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, and Preventive & Social Medicine. each has its respective syllabus as below

Paper-II: (Surgery) Syllabus

General SurgeryUrological SurgeryNeuro Surgery
Otorhinolaryngology E.N.TThoracic surgeryOrthopedic surgery
Diagnosis and management
of Surgical elements
Pre-operative and post operative care of surgical patientsMedicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
Wound healingFluid and electrolyte management in surgeryShock patho-physiology and management
Paper-II: (Surgery) Syllabus

Paper-II: (Gynecology) Syllabus

Questions on applied anatomyQuestions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
Questions on infections in genital tractQuestions on neoplasma in the genital tract
Questions on displacement of the uterusNormal delivery and safe delivery practices
High risk pregnancy and managementAbortions
Intra Uterine growth retardationMedicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape
Paper-II: (Gynecology) Syllabus

Paper-II: (Obstetrics) Syllabus

Ante-natal conditionsIntra-natal conditions
Post-natal conditionsManagement of normal labours or complicated labour
Paper-II: (Obstetrics) Syllabus

Paper-II: (Family Planning) Syllabus

Conventional contraceptiveU.D. and oral pills
Operative procedure, sterilization
and organization of programmes
in theurban and rural surroundings
Medical Termination of Pregnancy
Paper-II: (Family Planning) Syllabus

Paper-II: (Preventive & Social Medicine) Syllabus

Social and Community MedicineConcept of Health, Disease and Preventive MedicineHealth Administration and Planning
General EpidemiologyDemography and Health StatisticsCommunicable Diseases
Environmental HealthNutrition and HealthNon-communicable diseases
Occupational HealthGenetics and HealthInternational Health
Medical Sociology and Health EducationMaternal and Child HealthNational Programmes
Management of common health problems
Ability to monitor national health programmeKnowledge of maternal and child wellness
Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health
problems including malnutrition and emergencies
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Paper-II: (Preventive & Social Medicine) Syllabus

This is All Detailed Syllabus, asked in UPSC CMS Exam, based on latest Official Notification, click here to view Notification

UPSC CMS Exam: Cut off 2019

UPSC CMS Cut off has been released, the exam conducted in 2019, check marks category wise.

CategoryQualifying Standard
Cut off Marks
Out of 500
Final Stage
Cut off Marks
Out of 600
UPSC CMS Exam: Cut off 2019

To see Official Cut-off Notification Click here

How to Apply for UPSC CMS Exam

The Candidate wants to apply for UPSC CMS Exam, must complete the Eligibility criteria, and apply through the official website of UPSC. you can apply after the notification released, which basically release in the month of April. go through the instruction is given on the website, fill your details in the right manner, Upload your scanned documents. then submit, simple.

Author’s View

Dear Candidate, A MBBS Doctor has more opportunities and wide scope in their career, still, some want to join a Govt. job as a doctor, only because of fixed salary, good allowances, good working environment, lot of learning opportunity and power and reputation. All the govt. Medical officers are doing a good job for the poor persons in District hospitals, dispensaries, Govt. Medical hospitals, etc. so

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(FAQ): Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Scope of UPSC CMS Exam
UPSC CMS Exam conduced to recruit the medical officer in Various Govt. Departments, it have wide scope to know please read complete article
What is CMS Exam
CMS exam is known as Combined Medical Service, conducted by UPSC once in a year. to recruit the medical officer in various govt. department.
What posts are available in CMS Exam
CMS Exam offers you to join as
1.Junior Scale Posts
2. Assistant Divisional Medical Officer
3. Assistant Medical Officer
4. General Duty Medical Officer
in various departments
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What post you get in which department after CMS exam
CMS Offer some Govt Department and Ministry with these posts as below-
1. Junior Scale Posts / in Central Health Service
2. Assistant Divisional Medical Officer / in Railways.
3. Assistant Medical Officer / Indian Ordnance
Factories Health Service
4. General Duty Medical Officer / New Delhi
Municipal Council
5. General Duty Medical Officer Gr-II /
East Delhi Municipal Corporation/
North Delhi Municipal Corporation/
and South Delhi Municipal Corporation
When CMS Exam notification releases
CMS Exam is released on UPSC Official Website in the month of April
When CMS Exam Conduct
CMS exam Is Conducted in the month of July Every year
What is Exam Pattern of CMS Exam
CMS Exam is Conducted in two parts,
First is CBT type online exam of 500 marks having further Two papers of Each 250 marks and duration of 2 hours.
Second is the Interview and personality test of 100 marks
and the last is Medical test
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How many papers are n CMS Exam
CMS exam has two written papers and an Interview
with these two written Papers has 250 marks each.
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What Syllabus Asked in CMS Exam
CMS Exam Asked the syllabus belongs to Medical Filed or Belongs to MBBS Course. to view click here
How to Apply for CMS Exam
You can register for the application when notification released on Official website of UPSC
click here
What are the common eligibility for CMS Exam
Candidate should have age not more than 30 to 32
and Must have MBBS Degree
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