UPSC CMS Exam

UPSC CMS 2022 - Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

Last Modified on : 29 Sep 2022

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 2022 in detail -

UPSC CMS Exam 2022 Latest Update

- The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification for the Combined Services exam.

- The application form will be released on 6th April 2022. The last date to fill out the form is 26th April 2022.

- The exam will be held on 17th July 2022. 

Combined Medical Service Exam will be conducted on 17th July 2022 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 2022 - 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

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UPSC CMS Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

  • UPSC Civil Services & IFS Preliminary Solved Papers (E-Book) Download
  • IES 2009 - 2018 Previous Year Papers E-Book Download

UPSC CMS Exam 2022 Important Dates

The important dates for UPSC CMS 2022 recruitment are as under:

CMS Exam 2022 Events

Important Dates

Release of the official notification

March 2022

Application starts

6th April 2022

Last date to apply for the exam

26th April 2022

Withdrawal of application form

To be notified

Issue of Admit Card

To be notified

CMS Exam date 2022

17th July 2022

Result declaration

To be notified

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UPSC CMS Exam 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

UPSC CMS 2022 Exam Pattern

There are 2 stages of the Combined Medical Service Examination – a computer-based test and an Interview. Those candidates who qualify for 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 that consists of two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Each paper carries 250 marks.
  • The total mark of the CBT is 500.
  • The questions in both papers on 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

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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

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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 2022

The syllabus of both papers will comprise topics from the MBBS syllabus. One of the biggest advantages of 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 the dynamic part of the UPSC CMS syllabus is the research and techniques.

UPSC CMS Exam 2022 Eligibility

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the CMSE 2022.

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 2022. It means the candidate should not have been born prior to 2nd August 1989.

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 2022 Application Process

Interested candidates can apply for the UPSC CMS 2022 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 center.
  • Take a printout of the confirmation page after completing the application form.

Please Note - Application will be treated as 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.

UPSC CMS Exam 2022 Other Details

UPSC CMS 2022 Vacancy Details

The vacancies for 2022 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

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CMS Exam 2022 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 center. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination centers. Without admit cards, no candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance exam.

UPSC CMS admit card 2022: How to download

Step 1: Visit the official UPSC website.

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

Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page, read the 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 2022 online - Click here.

CMS Exam 2022 Result

The UPSC CMS exam result 2022 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 Frequently Asked Questions

The Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE) 2022 is expected to be held on 17th July 2022..

The UPSC conducts the CMSE every year.

Candidates can apply through the official website of the UPSC.

The interview carries 100 marks.

The applicant should have done MBBS with an internship from any recognized medical college in India.

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

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

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

It has objective-type questions.

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

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