The "Combined Medical Services" Examination or the CMS Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment as Medical Officer in various organizations such as the Indian Ordnance Factories, Indian Railways functuning under the Government of India. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the month of September and examination is conducted in January. Successful Candidates are admitted after an interview conducted by the UPSC for those having qualified the written examination.




1. Nationality: A Candidate must be either

i. a citizen of India, or

ii. a subject of Nepal, or

iii. a subject of Bhutan, or

iv.a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 01 January , 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(v). a Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakisthan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countires of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawim Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

2. Age : Candidates must not have attained the age of 35 years as on 01-01-2013 i.e the canidates must have been born not earlier than 02 January, 1981.

The Upper Age Limit is Relaxable as Follows:

(a) 5 years age relaxable for SC, ST’S candidates

(b)3 years age relaxable for OBC candidates

(c)Age relaxable for 3 years in case of defence services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or disturbed area


(d) 5 years Age relaxable for Ex-service men including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of a assignment of 5 years military service


(e)Ten years Age relaxation for blind, deaf, deaf, mute and orthopaedically handicapped candidates.

(f) Up to maximum of five years in the case of ECO/SSOs who have completed an intial period of assignment of 5 years Military Service.

(g). Up to maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 01-01-1980 to the 31-12-1989.

3. Educational qualification: The candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S Examination.

Note: The final examinations who has appeared or has yet to appear at the final MBBS Examination may also apply.

4. Physical and Medical Standards: Candidates must be physically and medically Fit according to the physical/medical standards for the Combined Medical Services Examination.


Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination consists of written examination and Interview phases. Part I will be written examination and Part II will be Personality Test / Interview. Written examination consists 2 papers; each paper carries 250 maximum marks and 2 hours duration . The caniddates who qualify the Part I will be called for Part II (Personality Test) process.

Examination Shall be conducted in Two Parts:
Part I: Written Examination (500 Marks)
Part II: Personality Test (100 Marks)

Part I – Written Examination: The candidates will take the Written examination in two papers (Paper I & Paper II), each paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each paper will be of two hours duration.

Paper-I & Maximum Marks are given below:

Paper I Maximum
1. General Ability  30 Questions
2. General Medicine 70 Questions
3. Paediatrics 20 Questions

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

Paper-II & Maximum Marks are given below:

Paper II  Maximum
1. Surgery 40 questions
2.Gynecology & obstetrics 40 questions
3.Preventive & social medicine 40 questions

Total questions in Paper II= 120 (40 Surgery, 40 Gynaecology & Obstetrics and 40 Preventive & Social Medicine).
1. There will be penalty (Negative Making) for wring answers marked by a candidates in the objective type question papers.
2. There are four alternatives for the answers to every question.
3. If a question is left blank i.e no answer is given by the candidates, there will be no penalty for that question.
4. Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers.

Part II: Personality Test: Candidates who qualify in the written examination will be called for Interview/ Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Interview/ Personality Test will cary 100 marks.

The Interview for personality test will be intended to serve as a supplement 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 personality test to assess the candidate’s Intellectual curiosity, integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.

Application Procedure

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India's central agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Geologists' Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination.

The Royal Commission on the Superior Civil Services in India under the Chairmanship of Lord Lee, which submitted its Report in 1924, recommended the setting up of the Public Service Commission. This led to the establishment of the first Public Service Commission on October 1, 1926 under the Chairmanship of Sir Ross Barker. The limited advisory function accorded to the Public Service Commission and the continued stress on this aspect by the leaders of our freedom movement resulted in the setting up of a Federal Public Service Commission under the Government of India Act, 1935. The Federal Public Service Commission became the Union Public Service Commission after Independence and it was given a Constitutional status with promulgation of Constitution of India on January 26, 1950.

Exam Date

22 June 2014

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