UPSC-CMS 2019 Exam Information

The Combined Medical Services examination (CMSE) is held by UPSC for the recruitment as Medical officer in various organizations such as the Indian Ordnance Factories, Indian Railways, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Corporation that function under the Government of India. Union Public Service Commission usually releases the notification of the examination in the month of March and examination is conducted in June. The CMSE is conducted in accordance with the rules published by the Ministry of Health & Family welfare in the Gazette of India. The examination and interview process are taken for the recruitment of the following posts to be filled:

  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officer to be placed in Railways
  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services
  • 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

The quick highlights of the examination are as follows:

Name of Examination Combined Medical Services
Conducting Authority Union Public Service Commission
Official website
Mode of Examination Online – Computer Based Test
Duration of Examination 1 day

The examination will be conducted in the following centres and candidates will have the option to choose the exam centre for the written examination:-

Agartala Gangtok Goa Ahmedabad
Hyderabad Patna Aizwal Imphal
Port Blair Allahabad Itanagar Raipur
Bengaluru Jaipur Ranchi Bareilly
Jammu Sambalpur Bhopal Jorhat
Shillong Chandigarh Kochi Shimla
Chennai Kohima Srinagar Cuttack
Kolkata Thriuvananthapuram Lucknow Dehradun
Tirupati Delhi Madurai Udaipur
Dharwad Mumbai Vishakhapatnam Dispur

UPSC-CMS 2019 Exam Date

Union Public Service Commission was established in 1926 and has now released the important dates for the year 2019. Candidates who wish to appear for the CMS examination should note the important dates which are as follows:

Date of Notification Last Date for receipt of Applications Date of commencement of Exam Duration of Exam
10.04.2019 06.05.2019 21.07.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
08.04.2020 28.04.2020 19.07.2020 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY

UPSC-CMS 2019 Eligibility Criteria

It is highly recommended that the candidates should check the eligibility criteria before filling up the application form. If the candidate fails to meet the eligibility criteria then the candidate would not be placed for the job or may not be allowed to enter the selection process. Union Public Service Commission has laid down the following eligibility criteria :

  • The most important criteria is Nationality – so the candidate should be either (a) a citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or (c) a subject of Bhutan, or (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • However it should be noted that the candidate belonging to the categories (b), (c), (d) above shall be a person who has a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
  • The next important criteria is that the candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of final MBBS Examination. A candidate who has seemed or has yet to appear at the final MBBS exam may also apply. Such candidates will be acknowledged to the exam, 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 MBBS Exam 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 exam 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
  • Age of the candidate also matters in the selection process and the candidate should not be earlier than 02nd August 1986 and must not have attained the age of 32 years as on 01st August 2019.

UPSC-CMS 2019 Registration

The notification of the examination is usually released by the UPSC released in the month of May and examination is conducted in the month of July. The candidates are selected on the basis of written examination and interview process. Document verification takes place during the interview process and only for the candidates who qualify the selection process.

Candidates can apply for the examination through the official website of UPSC. As per the rules of UPSC the application form would need to be filled in two stages where the stage 1 will be for the registration process with the basic details and Stage 2 will be confirm the academic details and other necessary details. Candidates would also need to upload the photo and signature as per the requirements specified by Union Public Service Commission for the examination. Candidates then can submit the fees through any online method.

The size of the documents to be uploaded that is photograph and signature duly scanned should not be exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB each in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.

Candidates would be required to submit the application fee of Rs 200 either by using the net banking facility of the State Bank of India or by using any Visa / Master / RUPAY Credit / Debit Card or either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash.

The applications for the exam are only accepted through online and candidates are advised to apply before the last day to avoid the last minute rush. Candidates should follow the following steps to fill the application form:-

  • Visit the official website of UPSC
  • Click on the link stated “Online application for various examinations of UPSC”
  • Candidates would need to complete both the parts of registration process. There are two parts of registration process and both are mandatory.

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UPSC-CMS 2019 Exam Pattern

Aspirants should be aware of the exam pattern of UPSC CMS exam as it will help them to prepare better and crack the examination. The examination is held as computer based test and all questions will be multiple Choice questions objective where each question will have four alternatives. The question paper is set only in English. As per the UPSC standards there will be negative marking for wrong answers in the objective type question papers. One third marks will be assigned to that question is deducted for every incorrect answer.

The examination will be conducted in different parts and according to the below specified plan:-

Part 1 is the Computer Based Test which is of 500 marks and it is conducted in two papers. The maximum marks for each paper is of 250 marks and paper will be of two hours duration.

Paper Section Questions Marks
Paper 1 General Medicine 96 250 Marks
Paper 1 Paediatrics 24
Paper 2 Surgery 40 250 Marks
Paper 2 Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40
Paper 2 Preventive & Social Medicine 40

Part 2 will be the personality test which will be of 100 marks. Candidates who qualify the written examination will be selected for the personality round. The interview is conducted to assess the various aspects of the candidates like general knowledge and ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study. It is to evaluate the candidate’s intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgement and alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, Integrity of Character, initiative and capability for leadership.

Candidates should make the plan for the preparation of the examination and personality test and following are the few preparation tips for the successful selection of the candidates:-

  1. Candidates should prepare a suitable time-table
  2. It is important that the study and revision should be part of the syllabus
  3. Candidate should focus on basic concepts
  4. Make notes and read them regularly for the better understanding
  5. It is important that the candidate keep himself updated with the various developments in the medical field.
  6. Candidates should make the strategy to solve all the questions in the minimum time period.
  7. Candidates should make a continuous study schedule for each day till the exam day.
  8. It is highly recommended that the candidates go through the complete syllabus before starting the preparation for the exam.
  9. Candidates should keep themselves motivated and stay positive towards the exam.
  10. It is necessary that the candidates are very well aware of the exam pattern and the marking schemes.
  11. Candidates should regularly solve the precious years papers and check the strengths and weakness. This would help them to prepare better for the exam.
  12. Candidate should also focus on personality and communication skills. It is required that the candidate keep reading about the tips to improve the communication skills to crack the interview.
  13. Most important factor in the selection process is to be honest with yourself.
  14. It is vital that the candidates remain updated with the current affairs too and should daily read the newspaper.
  15. The overall strategy for the UPSC exam is simple which is the devoted study and hard work. Candidates should have the to the point approach and basic command over English and Aptitude.
  16. Candidates should regularly gather and read the quality material and guidance. Also remember, Patience and self-confidence is the key.

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UPSC-CMS 2019 Syllabus

CMS is conducted with two papers where paper 1 is General Medicine and Paediatrics and paper 2 consists of Surgery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine.

Syllabus for Part 1 – General Medicine and Paediatrics which is of marks 250 include the following

General Ability will include the following topics

  • Indian Society, Heritage & Culture, Polity, Economy, Human Development Indices and the Development Programmes;
  • Natural Resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation and related issues;
  • Basic concepts of Ecology and Environment and their impact on health and economy;
  • Impact of changing demographic trends on health, environment and society;
  • Indian Agriculture, Industry, Trade, Transportation and Service Sectors;
  • Natural and man-made disasters and their management;
  • Food adulteration, Food processing, food distribution, food storage and their relevance to public health;
  • Recent trends in Science and Technology

General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry will have the following topics:-

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Genito-Urinary
  • Neurology
  • Haematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Infections/Communicable Diseases which will be for Virus, Rickets, Bacterial, Spirochetal, Protozoan, Metazoan, Fungus
  • Nutrition/Growth
  • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  • Musculoskelatal System
  • Psychiatry
  • General

Syllabus for Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and orthopaedics will include the following topics:-

  • General Surgery to have Wounds, Infections, Tumours, Lymphatic, Blood vessels, Cysts/sinuses, Head and neck, Breast, Alimentary tract which will include Oesophagus, Stomach, Intestines, Anus, Developmental
  • Liver, Bile, Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Peritoneum
  • Abdominal wall
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Urological Surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Traumatology

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UPSC-CMS 2019 Admit Card

Candidates would be required to obtain the admit card through online mode only from the official website. The authority will issue the admit card and hall ticket to registered candidates in the month of June 2019 approximately. It is important to note that the Admit Card is an important document to carry at the examination center on the day of the exam as without it candidates would not be able to give the exam without admit card. It will have all the details like exam date, exam venue, exam registration number, exam timing, important instruction regarding the exam.

Candidates can download the admit card or the hall ticket from the official website of UPSC. They can follow the subsequent steps :-

  1. Candidates should login on the official website of UPSC
  2. Candidates would need to search and click on the UPSC CMS 2019 link
  3. Candidates would need to fill the essential details to download the UPSC CMS Admit Card 2019
  4. Candidates will then get the admit card on the screen and now they can download the same and take the print out for the future reference.

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UPSC-CMS 2019 Result

Candidates who will clear the written examination will be selected for Interview/Personality Test which will be showed by the Union Public Service Commission. There will be 100 marks for the Interview or the personality test.  The interview for Personality Test will be proposed to serve as a complement to the written examination for testing the General Knowledge and ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study and also in the nature of a personality test to assess the candidate’s intellectual interest, critical powers of integration, balance of judgment and awareness of mind, capability for social cohesion, veracity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.

Candidates can check the results with the below given steps:-

  1. Candidates would need to visit the official website of Union Public Service Commission.
  2. The link for the results 2019 would be provided on the website; candidates would need to click on that
  3. Candidates would need to verify the details and provide the registration number and date of birth and submit it.
  4. The result would be displayed on the screen and candidates can download and take the print out of the result for the future references.

Candidates should be aware that there will not be any rechecking of the paper and the results declared will be final. Candidates who have qualified the written examination, would need to appear for the personality test or the personal interview round. It is important that the candidates should carry the following documents with them:-

  • Age Certificate of the candidate
  • Certificates for the educational qualifications
  • Scheduled caste, Scheduled tribe and other backword category candidates should carry the certificate to claim the same.
  • Physically handicapped candidates would also need to carry the certificate to prove the same, if applicable.

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Cut off is the minimum marks required to be recruited for the desired position and there are many factors that affect the cut off. The following factors affect the UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination Cut off Marks:-

  1. Number of Vacancies available for the posts
  2. Number of Appeared candidates
  3. Difficulty level of the exam
  4. Category of the applied candidates
  5. Reservation criteria for vacancies
  6. Highest Marks obtained by Appliers

Candidates can follow the below steps get the UPSC Exam cut off marks:-

  1. Job seekers should visit the official portal of Union Public Service Commission.
  2. Candidates would need to click on the examination tab that is available on the top menu bar on home page.
  3. From the drop down list, candidates should select the Cut off marks option.
  4. Then they would need to select the link download Combined Medical Service Examination 2018
  5. The cut off marks will be displayed on the PDF format
  6. Candidates can check and download the cut off from the website.

The expected cut-off marks for 2019 is as follows:-

Category Prelims Mains Final
General 150 – 200 665 -679 850 -889
OBC 140 – 201 602 -631 810 – 845
SC 101 -185 615 – 633 815 – 835
ST 103 – 180 610 – 620 800 -815
PH -1 101 -170 550 -615 800 – 825
PH 2 80 -120 550 -630 780 -835
PH 3 60 -125 450 – 515 690 -726

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