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Exam pattern for UPSC Combine Medical Services Examination

Read this article to know complete details on Exam pattern for UPSC Combine Medical Services Examination. The entrance for Central Medical Services comprises of a Written Exam followed by and Intelligence and Personality Test.  The details are given below:

Examination Pattern of UPSC CMS Exam

Written Examination





Maximum Marks



General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology, and Psychiatry


2 hours



Surgery including E.N.T., Ophthalmology, Traumatology, and Orthopaedics






2 hours



Gynaecology and Obstetrics



Preventive, Social and Community Medicine






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  • The Union Public Service Commission will declare a qualified list of candidates (based on the written exam).
  • The selected candidates will appear for Intelligence and Personality Test.
  • The total maximum marks for the interview will be 200.

Thing you must know about UPSC Combine Medical Services Examination

  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of Objective (multiple choice answers) Type questions only.
  • The question papers will be set in English only
  • Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
  • Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

UPSC conducts Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination for recruitment to the following posts

(i)  Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways

(ii) Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service.

(iii) Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services.

(iv) Medical Officers in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

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

UPSC conducts computer based combined medical examination for recruitment of candidates for the posts of Assistant Medical Officer in railways, Indian Ordinance Factories Health Service, junior scale posts in central health services, etc.

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