UPSC CMS Exam 2019 - Important Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus, Result


The UPSC 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 staffs 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 CMS Exam 2019 in detail -

UPSC CMS Exam 2019 Latest Update - The application process for the UPSC Combined Medical Services 2019 has started on 10th April 2019. Interested candidates can apply for the exam through the official website - The last date to submit the application form is 6th May 2019.

UPSC CMS 2019 - Quick Overview

Exam name

Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE)

Exam conducting authority

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Official website or

Exam Level



Once in a year

Exam Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Questions type


Negative Marking


UPSC CMS Exam 2019 Important Dates

CMS Exam 2018 Events

Important Dates

Release of the official notification

10th April 2019

Application starts

10th April 2019

Last date to apply for the exam

6th May 2019

Withdrawal of application form

13th to 20th May 2019

Issue of Admit Card (Expected Date)

Three weeks before the commencement of the exam

CMSE Exam date

21st July 2019

Result (Expected Date)

September/October 2019

UPSC CMS Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

UPSC CMS Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

Scheme of the CMSE 2018

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


General Medicine




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

Paper 2: Subject Name

Number of questions

Preventive and Social Medicine






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

The syllabus of both the papers will comprise of topics from the MBBS syllabus. Candidates can check out the detailed syllabus in the official notification.

UPSC CMS Exam 2019 Eligibility

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the CMSE 2019.

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 2019.
  • It means, the candidate should not have been born prior to 2nd August 1987.

There is an age-relaxation for the following category of candidates –

  • OBC – 3 Years
  • SC/ ST – 5 Years
  • PWD – Candidates who are physically challenged get age–relaxation of 10 years.
  • Jammu & Kashmir candidates – Students belonging to the Jammu & Kashmir get 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 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 2019 Application Process

Interested candidates can apply for the UPSC CMS 2019 exam online through The application link will remain active from 10th April to 6th May 2019. Here are the steps to apply for the examination:

  • Go to the official UPSC website.
  • 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, upload scanned images of documents, and select exam centre.
  • Take print out 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 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 through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Rupay/ Visa/ Master Card.

Other Details

UPSC CMS 2019 Vacancy Details

The details of services/posts and the respective vacancies are as under -


Number of Vacancies

Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services


Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways


Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services


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


General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council


CMS Exam 2019 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 card, no candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance exam.

CMS Exam 2019 Result

The result will be declared after two months of the examination. The UPSC will release the answer key before the declaration of the result. Candidates can cross check their answers.

UPSC CMS Exam FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. When will the CMSE 2019 exam be conducted?

A. The Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) 2019 is expected to be held on 21st July 2019.

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 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.