Combined Medical Services Examination

Stream: UPSC
Type: Offline

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CMS or Combined Medical Service Examination is conducted by the UPSC for filling the recruitments as Medical officers in various organizations i.e the Indian Ordnance Factories, India Railways which are under the Government of India. UPSC conducts this exam for recruitment to various posts such as: Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways, Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service, Junior Scale posts in Central Health Services, Medical Officers in the Municipal corporation of Delhi, General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council.


For filling the application form of this exam, candidate must ensure that they have fulfil  the eligibility criteria specified by UPSC.


1. Candidate must be a citizen of India.
2. Subject of Nepal/Bhutan and some Tibetan refugees
3. 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.


Candidate Must not have attained the age of 32 years with relaxations for various categories like SC,ST,OBC,Ex-servicemen etc.

Educational Qualifications:

Passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination

How To Apply

1. Candidates can apply CMS exam online at

2. The attested copies of the documents like certificate of age, certificate of educational qualification documents need to be inserted.

3. While filling the application form the candidate should carefully select his/her centre of examination. 

4. Incomplete application form shall be liable for rejection. 

Exam Pattern

The written examination is objective type with 2 papers of 250 marks each. Each Paper will be of two hours duration.

Part I is wriiten examination of 500 marks. You have to take the written examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each paper is of 2 hours duration. Part II is personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination. There is negative marking of 1/3 of mark for each incorrect answer.

Paper Section Questions Marks

Paper I

(2 hours)  

General Ability 30 62.5
General Medicine 70 145.8
Paediatrics 20 41.7

Paper II

(2 hours)   

Surgery 40 62.5
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40 155.8
Preventive & Social Medicine 40 41.7


CMS Paper - 1 Syllabus

(a) General Ability (30 Questions)

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

(b) General Medicine (70 Questions)

(General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry)

  • (i) Cardiology
  • (ii) Respiratory diseases
  • (iii) Gastro-intestinal
  • (iv) Genito-Urinary
  • (v) Neurology
  • (vi) Hematology
  • (vii) Endocrinology
  • (viii) Metabolic disorders
  • (ix) Infections/Communicable Diseases (Virus, Rickets, Bacterial, Spirochetal, Protozoan, Metazoan,  Fungus)
  • (x) Nutrition/Growth
  • (xi) Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  • (xii) Musculoskelatal System
  • (xiii) Psychiatry
  • (xiv) General

(c) Paediatrics (20 Questions)

CMS Paper - II Syllabus 

a) Surgery (40 Questions)

(Surgery including ENT, Opthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)

  • I. General Surgery: Wounds, Infections, Tumours, Lymphatic, Blood vessels, Cysts/sinuses, Head and neck, Breast, Alimentary tract - (Oesophagus, Stomach, Intestines, Anus, Developmental), Liver, Bile, Pancreas, Spleen, Peritoneum, Abdominal wall, Abdominal injuries
  • II. Urological Surgery
  • III. Neuro Surgery
  • IV.Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
  • V.Thoracic surgery
  • VI. Orthopedic surgery
  • VII. Ophthalmology
  • VIII. Anesthesiology
  • IX. Traumatology

(b) Gynaecology & Obstetrics (40 Questions)

  • I. Obstetrics: Ante-natal conditions, Intra-natal conditions, Post-natal conditions, Management of normal labours or complicated labour
  • II. Gynaecology: Questions on applied anatomy, Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization, Questions on infections in genital tract, Questions on neoplas main the genital tract, Questions on displacement of the uterus
  • III Family Planning: Conventional contraceptives, U.D. and oral pills, Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings, Medical Termination of Pregnancy

(c) Preventive Social and Communit Medicine (40 Questions)

  • I. Social and community Medicine
  • II. Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine
  • III. Health Administration and Planning
  • IV. General Epidemiology
  • V. Demography and Health Statistics
  • VI. Communicable Diseases
  • VII. Environmental Health
  • VIII. Nutrition and Health 
  • IX. Non-communicable diseases
  • X. Occupational Health
  • XI. Genetics and Health
  • XII. International Health
  • XIII. Medical Sociology and Health Education
  • XIV. Maternal and Child Health
  • XV. National Programmes


UPSC CMS written exam result has been declared on 23rd July 2014.

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Important Dates:

Exam Date

June 28, 2015

Registration Date

March 14 to April 10, 2015

Notification Date

March 14, 2015


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0 Girls
200 General
200 OBC

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