Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) commences a national level exam namely the Combined Medical Services Examination (CMS) for the posts of Assistant Medical Officer, Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services, Railways, and Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services, and more as per the vacancies available. The official authority of UPSC CMS conducts this exam in 2 stages – A computer-based examination and a personality test. The computer-based online examination involves a total no. 2 papers – Paper 1 (General Medicine and Pediatrics), and Paper 2 (Surgery, Preventive & Social Medicine and Gynaecology & Obstetrics). UPSC CMS 2024 computer-based examination is scheduled to be held in the third week of July 2024.
The availability of online application form will most probably be made in the first week of April 2024. Consequently, those aspirants who have completed or appearing in the final round of their MBBS exam can apply online for this exam. The exam will be held across several parts of the chosen cities of India. Once the final selection round is over, the aspirants will join for the following positions such as Category I: Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services and Category II: Assistant Medical Officer in the Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services, Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in Railways, General Duty Medical Grade II or General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council.
UPSC CMS 2024 Overview
|Full Form of Exam||Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Services Exam|
|Short Form of Exam||UPSC CMS Exam|
|Conducting Department||Union Public Service Commission|
|Frequency of Exam Conduct||Once a year|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||4 Hours|
|Number of Seats||Available Soon|
UPSC CMS 2024 Important Dates
|Release date of notification||First week of April 2024|
|Starting date of the online application process||First week of April 2024|
|Last date to apply online and pay fees||Last week of April 2024|
|Withdrawal of applications||First week of May to Last week of May 2024|
|Availability of admit cards||Released Soon|
|Date of CBT exam||Third week of July 2024|
|Release of provisional answer key||Announced Soon|
|Release of final answer key||Announced Soon|
|Announcement of result date||Announced Soon|
|Date of personality test||Announced Soon|
|Date of the final result||Announced Soon|
All Indian candidates including male/ female /transgender who apply for the exam, should assure that they fulfill all the eligibility norms for to appear for the exam. The UPSC CMS eligibility criteria is based on the three factors which includes age limit, nationality, and educational qualification of the applier.
- Age: The maximum age of the entrant must not be more than 32 years as of August 1, 2024.
- Nationality: A candidate who is a citizen of India Subject of Bhutan/ Nepal, or Tibetan refugee and Migrants of Indian Origin from select countries.
- Educational qualification: One needs to qualify or appear in the final year of the MBBS exam.
UPSC CMS 2024 Application Form and Fee
UPSC will release the application form in the first week of April 2024. It is mandatory for the candidates to fill up the CMS application form before the last date. The application form needs to be filled via two parts. In 1st part of the application form of UPSC CMS candidates need to do the registration by filling up the basic details like applicant’s parents/ guardian name, category, etc. In part 2 applicants will have to choose the mode of payment, select the exam centre and finally submit the application form.
While filling up the application form, candidates need to provide an Aadhar card number. However, appliers who do not have any aadhar card can possess any identity proof like PAN Card, Voter ID card, Driving License, Passport, etc. Candidates who belong to the General and OBC categories will have to pay Rs. 200 as their application fee while candidates of SC/ ST, PH, females category are exempted from payment. We advise the candidates to fill the application form very carefully because after the final submission of the form, the editing of details won’t be entertained.
- There are two parts, i.e., a Computer Based Test and a Personality Test.
- The CBT exam involves two papers, i.e., Paper 1 and Paper 2.
- Both papers will have objective-type questions.
- The overall marks for the online exam are 500 marks.
- The maximum marks for each paper will be 250 marks.
- Each paper gets a duration of 2 hours.
- A personality test consists of overall marks i.e. 100 marks.
|Subjects||Number of Questions|
|Subjects||Number of Questions|
|Gynaecology & Obstetrics||40|
|Preventive & Social Medicine||40|
The selection process will be carried out on basis of their performance in 3 stages:
- Computer-based Examination: 500 Marks
- Personality Test/ Face-to-Face Interview: 100 Marks
- Physical Fitness: It is qualifying in nature
Candidates need to pass the computer-based test. Upon successfully qualifying this stage, they will undergo a personal interview round. Final selections will be made based on the total marks scored by the candidates in all the stages. Consequently, it is very crucial for the candidates necessary to prepare well for both stages in order to crack the exam.
The exam conducting authority will release the final result of qualified candidates for both stages on the official website of UPSC. They will prepare the final result by adding the marks of both the online exam and personality test.
- Panaji (Goa)
- Port Blair
- Prayagraj (Allahabad)