UPSC CMS 2021 - Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

UPSC CMS Exam

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the Combined Medical Service Examination every year to select students for various posts under the Central Health Services. They are recruited on the posts of Assistant Medical Officer, General Duty Medical Officer, Assistant Divisional Medical Officer, and staff on the junior scale. The selection is done on the basis of candidates’ performance in the written examination and personality test. Read more to know about the UPSC CMS Exam 2021 in detail -

UPSC CMS Exam 2021 Latest Update The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has postponed the official notification for the Combined Services exam, which was scheduled to be released on 5th May 2021. However, changes in the exam date are not notified.

The official notification states, “The Combined Medical Services Examination, 2021 scheduled to be notified on 05-05-2021, stands deferred till further notice.” 

Combined Medical Service Exam will be conducted on 29th August 2021 in two shifts, i.e.  Morning 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM for Paper 1 (General Medicine and Paediatrics) and Afternoon 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM for Paper 2 (Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine) for recruitment to the post of Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service, Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways, Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service, General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council and General Duty Medical Officer Gr-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation.

UPSC CMS 2021 - Quick Overview

Exam name

Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE)

Exam conducting authority

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Official website

www.upsc.gov.in or www.upsconline.nic.in

Exam Level

National

Occurrence

Once in a year

Exam Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Questions type

Objective

Negative Marking

Applicable

UPSC CMS 2021 Notification (Postponed)

As per the recent updates, UPSC has postponed the CMS 2021 notification. It was expected to release on 5th May 2021. However, there is no information about the exam date. The UPSC Combined Medical Services 2021 exam is scheduled to be held on 29th August 2021.


Available Application Forms

UPSC CMS Exam 2021 Important Dates

The important dates for UPSC CMS 2021 recruitment are as under:

CMS Exam 2021 Events

Important Dates

Release of the official notification

5th May 2021 (postponed)

Application starts

5th May 2021 (postponed)

Last date to apply for the exam

To be notified

Withdrawal of application form

To be notified

Issue of Admit Card

To be notified

CMS Exam date 2021

29th August 2021 (Announced)

Result declaration

To be notified


UPSC CMS Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

UPSC CMS Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

UPSC CMS 2021 Exam Pattern

There are 2 stages of the Combined Medical Service Examination – Computer based test and Interview. Those candidates who qualify the 1st stage of the exam are required to appear in the Interview/ Personality test. The CBT stage carries 500 marks and the Interview stage 100 marks.

Stage 1/Part 1 - Computer Based Test – Total Marks - 500 
  • It is a Computer Based Test which consists of two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Each paper carries 250 marks.
  • Total mark of the CBT is 500.
  • The questions in both papers of the CBT are objective type. Four options are given before every question. A student is required to choose the correct answer.
  • There is a scheme of negative marking in the CBT papers. For every incorrect answer, 1/3 marks will be deducted.
  • Each paper will be of 2 hours duration.
Paper - 1: Distribution of Marks and Questions – Total Marks - 250

Paper 1: Subject Name

Number of questions

General Ability

30

General Medicine

70

Paediatrics

20

Paper - 2: Distribution of Marks and Questions – Total Marks - 250

Paper 2: Subject Name

Number of questions

Preventive and Social Medicine

40

Surgery

40

Gynaecology

40

Stage 2 – Interview / Personality Test – Total Marks – 100

During the interview stage, candidates are tested for their leadership skills; social skills; readiness to accept responsibilities; the capacity to take the initiative; and withstand pressures.

UPSC CMS Exam Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of both the papers will comprise of topics from the MBBS syllabus. The one of the biggest advantage in the UPSC CMS syllabus is that it does not include any General Knowledge or General Studies topics. Since there are no current affairs topics, most of the syllabus is static and the only part which can be said as the dynamic part of the UPSC CMS syllabus is the research and techniques.



UPSC CMS Exam 2021 Eligibility

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the CMSE 2021.

Nationality -

  • The applicant should be an Indian Citizen.
  • Subjects of Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan Refugees who have migrated to India before 1st January 1962 are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • People of Indian Origin from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam or East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Zaire) can apply for the exam.

Age Limit -

The applicant should not have attained 32 years of age by 1st August 2021. It means the candidate should not have been born prior to 2nd August 1988.

There is age relaxation for the following category of candidates –

  • OBC – 3 Years
  • SC/ ST – 5 Years
  • PWD – Candidates who are physically challenged get an age relaxation of 10 years.
  • Jammu & Kashmir candidates – Students belonging to Jammu & Kashmir get an age relaxation of 5 years.
  • Defence Service Personnel – Candidates of Defence Service get an age relaxation of 3 years.
  • ECOS/ SSCOs – Candidates who have served as ECOs/ SSCOs get an age relaxation of 5 years.

Educational Qualifications -

  • The candidate should have completed MBBS and the minimum period of internship to become eligible for the exam.
  • Those students who are in the final year of the MBBS can also apply. But they should produce their MBBS Passing Certificate and Internship Certificate once they get selected for the exam. Their admission will be treated Provisional.
  • The same above condition applies to candidates who are yet to complete their rotating internship.

UPSC CMS Exam 2021 Application Process

Interested candidates can apply for the UPSC CMS 2021 exam online through www.upsconline.nic.in. Here are the steps to apply for the examination:

  • Go to the official UPSC website - www.upsconline.nic.in.
  • Click on the ‘Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC’ link.
  • Click on the Part-I registration link.
  • Complete the registration process and when you receive the registration ID and password, click the Part-II registration link and log in to complete the application form.
  • Make fee payment, and upload scanned images of documents and select exam centre.
  • Take a printout of the confirmation page after completing the application form.

Please Note - Application will be treated complete only when both the parts of the registration - Part-I and Part-II - will be completed.

Application Fee

  • The General and OBC candidates should pay the application fee of ₹ 200.
  • The female and SC/ST/PWD candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.

Mode of Payment

The application fee should be paid either in Cash at the SBI or by using internet banking or Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Rupay/ Visa/ Master Card.


Other Details

UPSC CMS 2021 Vacancy Details

The vacancies for 2021 recruitment will be announced once the notification is released. Here are the vacancy details for 2020 recruitment:

Services/Posts

Number of Vacancies

Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services

46

Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways

300

Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services

250

General Duty Medical Gr.-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation.

362

General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council

07

CMS Exam 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can download their Admit Card from the official website of the UPSC. To download the admit card, candidates should enter their Name and Registration Number. The admit card contains the candidate’s Name, Roll Number, and details about the examination centre. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination centres. Without admit cards, no candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance exam.

UPSC CMS admit card 2021: How to download

Step 1: Visit the official UPSC website.

Step 2: Click on the admit card link in ‘what’s new’ section.

Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page, read instructions.

Step 4: Log in using credentials.

Step 5: Admit card will appear, download the same and carry it at the examination venue.

Check detailed steps to download UPSC CMS Admit Card 2021 online - Click here.

CMS Exam 2021 Result

The UPSC CMS exam result 2021 will be announced on the official UPSC website. The UPSC will release the answer key before the declaration of the result. Candidates can cross-check their answers. Similarly, to obtain the UPSC sarkari result, one needs to log in using their details at the official website.


UPSC CMS Exam 2021 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. When will the CMSE 2021 exam be conducted?

A. The Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) 2021 is expected to be held on 29th August 2021.

Q. Which organisation conducts this exam?

A. The UPSC conducts the CMSE every year.

Q. How to apply?

A. Candidates can apply through the official website of the UPSC.

Q. What are the eligibility criteria for the exam?

A. The applicant should have done MBBS with an internship from any recognised medical colleges of India.

Q. What is the examination fee?

A. The General and OBC candidates should pay ₹ 200. The female SC and ST candidates are exempted from paying any application fee.

Q. What is the examination pattern of the exam?

A. It has 2 stages – Computer-based test and Interview. The CBT carries two question papers on different MBBS subjects.

Q. Is there any scheme of negative marking in the exam?

A. Yes, there is a scheme of negative marking. For every incorrect answer, 1/ 3rd marks are deducted.

Q. What is the nature of questions?

A. It has objective type questions.

Q. How many stages are there in the exam?

A. There are two stages of the exam – Computer-based test and Interview.

Q. What is the mark for an interview?

A. The interview carries 100 marks.


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