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Everything you need to know about UPSC Combined Medical Services 2017 Exam

Mar 20, 2017

PrepLadder 6.0 UPSC organizes Combined Medical Services Examination every year for recruitment to a variety of Central Government Organizations and services for various posts. This blog will familiarize you with the important details regarding the exam such as the Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Application Procedure, Examination Centers, etc.

Posts Filled on Basis of UPSC CMS 2017

UPSC organizes the CMS exam for recruitment to the following posts: Junior scale posts in Central Health Services General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in Railways Medical Officers in Municipal Corporation of Delhi

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must be an Indian citizen (Citizens from Nepal and Bhutan are also eligible to apply) Applicant must be in possession of MBBS degree from a university recognized by the MCI Or Candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the Final M.B.B.S. examination A candidate who is yet to complete the Compulsory Rotating Internship is educationally eligible for applying to the examination. However, the candidate will be appointed upon selection only after he completes the Compulsory Rotating Internship.

Age Limit

The candidate is only eligible for UPSC CMS 2017 exam if he/she is less than 32 years of age as on January 1st 2017. Age Relaxation is applicable for the reserved categories according to the norms.

UPSC CMS Important Dates

Event Date
Starting Date of Online Registration April 26th 2017
Closing Date of Online Registration May 19th 2017
Download of Admit Card 3 weeks prior to examination
Date of Online UPSC CMS 2017 Exam August 13th 2017
Declaration of Results September/October 2017

UPSC CMS 2017: Application Procedure

Applicants will be required to visit the official website and register for the exam. Application Procedure comprises 2 stages. In the first stage, candidates will be required to register themselves and enter their basic personal information. After successful completion of Part I registration, candidates can move forward to Part II. Part II Registration will involve selection of examination center, uploading of scanned photograph and payment of application fees. Registration Id will be sent to the candidates via E-mail or SMS.

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern

UPSC CMS exam is conducted in two parts: Part I and Part II. UPSC CMS Part I is conducted in Online Mode and consists of 2 papers: Paper I and Paper II
Paper Code Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Time Span
  Paper I General Ability 30 250 Marks 2 Hours
General Medicine 70
Pediatrics 20
  Paper II Surgery 40 250 Marks 2 Hours
Gynecology & Obstetrics 40
Preventive & Social Medicine 40
Total 240 500 4 Hours


UPSC CMS Part II is a personality test of 100 marks for such candidates who qualify the results of the written examination. Final Selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of performance of the candidate in Computer Based Test as well as Interview/Personality Test.

UPSC CMS 2017 Examination Centers

Examination Centers
Agartala Port Blair Jammu Nagpur
Ahmedabad Raipur Panaji Shillong
Aizawl Ranchi Patna Shimla
Allahabad Sambalpur Dispur Srinagar
Bangalore Bhopal Jorhat Tripura
Bareilly Chandigarh Kochi Thiruvananthapuram
Gangtok Chennai Kohima Udaipur
Hyderabad Cuttack Kolkata Vishakhapatnam
Imphal Lucknow Dehradun
Itanagar Delhi Madurai
Jaipur Dharwad Mumbai

UPSC CMS 2017:  Estimated Number of Competitors

Estimated Number of Competitors for UPSC CMS 2017 are 40,000

UPSC CMS 2017: Admit Card

Admit Card for the UPSC CMS 2017 exam will be available prior to the Online Exam on the official website. Admit Cards will not be sent by post and candidates will have to use their Registration ID and Password for downloading the Admit Cards.

UPSC CMS 2017: Answer Key

The answer key for the UPSC CMS 2017 exam will be published on the official website very soon after the completion of the examination

UPSC CMS 2017: Minimum Cut Off Marks

Minimum Cutoff Marks represents the standard set by the commission to shortlist candidates. Cut off marks will be released by the Commission after the exam. PrepLadder is launching the most helpful test pack for UPSC CMS candidates. UPSC CMS Pro pack launches on 8th April. We hope that this blog has familiarized you with all details pertaining to UPSC CMS 2017. More Updates will follow. Keep following PrepLadderǃǃ
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