Exam Detail

CMS ExamCombined Medical Services Exam

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: Graduation
  • Duration-:2 Hours
  • Stream-: Medical
  • Medium-: Multiple
  • Examination Mode-: Offline
  • Total Questions-: 250

Union Public Service Commission UPSC is Invited to Online Application form for the recruitment post of combined /medical Services Examination 2017 Online form. Those medical Candidates are interested in applying here


Educational Qualification: For admission to the examination a candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.

NOTE-1: A candidate who has appeared or has yet to appear at the final M.B.B.S. Examination may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination if otherwise eligible but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the written and practical part of the final M.B.B.S. Examination along with the detailed application which will be required to be submitted to the Commission by the candidates who qualify on the result of the Computer based examination.

Note-2: 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. (IV) Physical and Medical Standards: Candidates must be physically and medically fit according to the physical/medical standards for the Combined Medical Services Examination 2016 as per regulations contained in Appendix III to the Rules of the Examination.  

Exam Pattern



(500 marks)

The candidates will take the Computer based examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each Paper will be of two hours duration.


Personality Test: (100 Marks):

Personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the Computer based examination.

(A) Computer-based Examination:

1. The components and syllabus of two Papers and the weight age to different components in the two papers are given below: -

Paper I Maximum

(Code No. 1)                     Marks: 250

(a) General Ability            30 questions

(b) General Medicine       70 questions

(c) Paediatrics                    20 questions

Total questions in Paper I = 120 (30 General Ability, 70 General Medicine, and 20 Paediatrics).  

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Application Process

Candidates are required to apply online by using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in Salient Features of the system of Online Application Form are given hereunder:

  • Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above-mentioned website.
  • Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions available in the above-mentioned site through drop down menu.
  • The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) [excepting SC/ST/Female/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee] either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using any Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.
  • Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his/her photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB each in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.  

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Syllabus of Paper-I

(a) General Ability

(i) Indian Society, Heritage & Culture, Polity, Economy, Human Development Indices and the Development Programmes;

(ii) Natural Resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation, and related issues;

(iii) Basic concepts of Ecology and Environment and their impact on health and economy;

(iv) Impact of changing demographic trends on health, environment, and society;

(v) Indian Agriculture, Industry, Trade, Transportation, and Service Sectors;

(vi) Natural and man-made disasters and their management;

(vii) Food adulteration, Food processing, food distribution, food storage and their relevance to public health;

(viii) Recent trends in Science and Technology.

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

(i) Cardiology

(ii) Respiratory diseases

(iii) Gastro-intestinal

(iv) Genito-Urinary

(v) Neurology

(vi) Hematology

(vii) Endocrinology

(viii) Metabolic disorders

(ix) Infections/Communicable Diseases

a) Virus

b) Rickets

c) Bacterial

d) Spirochetal

e) Protozoan

f) Metazoan

g) Fungus

(x) Nutrition/Growth

(xi) Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)

(xii) Musculoskelatal System (xiii) Psychiatry

(xiv) General

(c) Paediatrics

Paper II Maximum (Code No. 2) Marks: 250

(a) Surgery 40 questions

(b) Gynaecology & 40 questions Obstetrics

(c) Preventive & Social 40 questions


Total questions in Paper II = 120 (40 Surgery, 40 Gynaecology & Obstetrics and 40 Preventive & Social Medicine).

Syllabus of Paper - II

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

I General Surgery

i) Wounds

ii) Infections

iii) Tumours iv) Lymphatic 

v) Blood vessels

vi) Cysts/sinuses

vii) Head and neck

viii) Breast

ix) Alimentary tract

a) Oesophagus b) Stomach

c) Intestines d) Anus e) Developmental

x) Liver, Bile, Pancreas

xi) Spleen

xii) Peritoneum

xiii) Abdominal wall

xiv) Abdominal injuries 

II Urological Surgery

III Neuro Surgery

IV Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T. V Thoracic surgery

VI Orthopedic surgery

VII Ophthalmology

VIII Anesthesiology

IX Traumatology 


i) Ante-natal conditions

ii) Intra-natal conditions

iii) Post-natal conditions

iv) Management of normal labors or complicated labor


i) Questions on applied anatomy

ii) Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization iii) Questions on infections in genital tract iv) Questions on neoplasm in the genital tract

v) Questions on displacement of the uterus III FAMILY PLANNING

i) Conventional contraceptives

ii) U.D. and oral pills

iii) Operative procedure, sterilization, and organization of programs in the urban and rural surroundings

iv) Medical Termination of Pregnancy


I Social and Community Medicine

II Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine 

III Health Administration and Planning

IV General Epidemiology

V Demography and Health Statistics

VI Communicable Diseases

VII Environmental Health

VIII Nutrition and Health

IX Non-communicable diseases

X Occupational Health

XI Genetics and Health

XII International Health

XIII Medical Sociology and Health Education

XIV Maternal and Child Health

XV National Programmes 

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  1. Give yourself enough time to study. Don't leave it until the last minute.
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  4. Practice on old exams. 
  5. Explain your answers to others. 
  6. Organize study groups with friends. 
  7. Take regular breaks. 
  8. Snack on 'brain food'

Marks (out of 500) secured by the last qualified candidate in Written Part of CMS Examination

Category 2013 2014 2015 2016
Gen 264 265 220 229
OBC 214 232 180 194
SC 178 203 175 193
ST 148 151 151 168
PH-I 101 103 82 78

Provided candidates securing minimum marks in each of the two papers

Selection Cut Off

Marks (out of 600) secured by the last finally recommended candidate of CMS Examination

Category 2013 2014 2015 2016
Gen 335 340 305 310
OBC 310 325 285 286
SC 268 284 260 266
ST 227 255 230 244
PH-I 135 197 128 154

Name of the Post
The Services/Posts to which the recruitment is to be made and the approximate numbers of vacancies to be filled are as follows:

  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officer (Railways): 600 Posts
  • Assistant Medical Officer (Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services): 46 Posts
  • Junior Scale Posts (Central Health Services): 250 Posts
  • General Duty Medical Officer Gr-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation: 97 Posts
  • General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council: 16 Posts

Total No. of Posts: 1009 Vacancies

Dowanload Admit Card : 24/07/2017 to 13/08/2017 


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