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UPSC Combined Medical Services 2016 Exam- Everything you need to know

Mar 11, 2016

 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a notification on Combined Medical Services(CMS) Examination to be held on June 12, 2016. The candidates willing to appear for the examination can apply on or before April 1, 2016. To apply for the examination you can visit: upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php

About UPSC- CMS exam

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 functioning under the Government of India. The Notification for the examination to be held in 2016 has been released and the willing candidates can apply for the same provided they clear the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for applying for CMS 2016, an aspirant must fulfil the below mentioned points.

  • Nationality:-

Citizen of India, Subject of Nepal/Bhutan and some Tibetan refugees, 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.

  • Age:-

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

  • Educational Qualifications:-

The candidates should have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from a recognised university or institute. Those candidates who are yet to appear at the final MBBS exam can also apply.

Vacancy details:

Below mentioned are the vacancy details for the recruitment under UPSC- CMS examination to be held on 12th June 2016.

(i) Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways - 600

(ii) Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services - 46

(iii) Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services - 250

(iv) General Duty Medical Officer Gr-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation - 97

(v) General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council - 16

Examination Pattern

UPSC CMS examination is conducted in two parts.

Part I

Part I is written examination of 500 marks. You have to take the examination in two papers, each carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each paper is of 2 hours duration. There is negative marking of 1/3 of mark for each incorrect answer. This is a computer based exam.

Part 1 Section Questions Marks
Paper 1 (2 Hours) General Ability 30 250
General Medicine 70
Paediatrics 20
Paper II (2 Hours) Surgery 40 250
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40
Preventive & Social Medicine 40

Part II

Part II is an Interview/ Personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination.

Part II Section Marks
Interview Personality Test 100

Syllabus of Paper-I

(a) General Ability

(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 (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

    a) Virus b) Rickets c) Bacterial d) Spirochetal e) Protozoan f) Metazoan g) Fungus

(x) Nutrition/Growth

(xi) Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)

(xii) Musculoskelatal System

(xiii) Psychiatry

(xiv) General

(c) Paediatrics

Syllabus of Paper - II

(A) Surgery (Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)

I. General Surgery

i) Wounds

ii) Infections

iii) Tumours

iv) Lymphatic

v) Blood vessels

vi) Cysts/sinuses

vii) Head and neck

viii) Breast 17

ix) Alimentary tract

a) Oesophagus b) Stomach c) Intestines d) Anus e) Developmental

x) Liver, Bile, Pancreas

xi) Spleen

xii) Peritoneum

xiii) Abdominal wall

xiv) 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



i) Ante-natal conditions

ii) Intra-natal conditions

iii) Post-natal conditions

iv) Management of normal labours or complicated labour


i) Questions on applied anatomy

ii) Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization

iii) Questions on infections in genital tract

iv) Questions on neoplasma in the genital tract

v) Questions on displacement of the uterus


i) Conventional contraceptives

ii) U.D. and oral pills

iii) Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings

iv) Medical Termination of Pregnancy


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 18

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

1. The Computer based examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (Multiple choice answers) type. The question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.

2. Candidates must mark the Papers themselves. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to mark answers for them.

3. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or both the papers of the examination.

4. There will be Penalty for wrong answers (Negative Marking) marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.

(i) There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.

(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

5. Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers. They should, therefore not bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

PERSONALITY TEST - (100 marks):

Candidates who qualify in the Computer based examination will be called for Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.

The Interview/Personality Test will carry 100 marks. The interview for Personality Test will be intended to serve as a supplement to the Computer based 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 curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.

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