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CBSE Guess > Indian Education > Competitive Exam > UPSC > Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Exam

A Combined Medical Services Examination is conducted by UPSC for recruitment to the following services:

  • Railways
  • Ordnance Factories Health Service
  • Central Health Service
  • Municipal Corporation of Delhi

The candidates are allowed to apply for more than one services mentioned above in order of their preference without any additional examination fee.


Educational Qualification: The candidates must possess a degree in the M.B.B.S. All candidates who are yet to appear in the final examination of the M.B.B.S. can also be admitted provisionally to the Examination but their result is declared only after they submit a proof of having passed the final examination of the M.B.B.S. The candidates, who are yet to complete their compulsory rotatory internship, are also eligible but their appointment upon selection is subject to their completing the internship.

Age Limit: A candidate for this examination must not have attained the age of 32 as on 1st January, 2002. The age limit is, however, relaxable, up to a maximum of five years, in case of scheduled caste/scheduled tribe or bonafide misplaced persons, etc, as per the rules.


Application form is available from designated Head Post offices/Post offices throughout the country against cash payment of Rs. 20/-. Duly filled in application form and acknowledgement card should be mailed in a special envelope supplied with the information brochure. It should be addressed to The Secretary, Union Public service Commission, Dholpur House, New Delhi 110011

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Plan of Examination: The examination comprises:
(a) Written examination
(b) Interview and
(c) Medical examination

Written Examination: The written examination comprises of two papers of two hours duration each carrying a maximum of 200 marks. The topics/subjects covered under both the papers are as under:

I. Paper-I (Code No. 1)

Weightage of Marks

  1. General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry
  2. Surgery including ENT, Opthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics



II. Paper-II (Code No.2)
Weightage of Marks
  1. Paediatrics
  2. Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  3. Preventive Social and Community Medicines




The examination is objective-type (Multiple-choice questions) and the medium of examination is only English. The commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks for the examination.

Interview: All candidates who qualify in the written examination are called for personality test which is carried out in the form of a personal interview. The personality test carries a maximum of 200 marks. It is designed to test the general awareness and ability of the candidates in the field of their academic study. In addition, the interview also aims at assessing the candidates intellectual curiosity, assimilation power, mental alertness, balance of judgement and their qualities of social cohesion, integrity, initiative and leadership.

Medical Examination: All candidates who qualify for personality test has to undergo medical examination by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Examination centres: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur (Guwahati), Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi (Cochin), Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.