UPSC CMS 2020: Union Public Service Commission has released the interview date of CMS 2020 at upsc.gov.in. Qualified candidates have to appear for the interview to be held from January 18 to February 22, 2021. The Combined Medical Services (CMS) 2020 was held on October 22, 2020. UPSC CMS exam is conducted to recruit candidates as Medical Officers and Junior Scale Posts in Indian governmental departments. Those who have passed the written and practical of final M.B.B.S examination are eligible for the CMS exam 2020. UPSC CMS recruits for 5 different categories with a varied number of vacancies. For more details related to UPSC CMS 2020 including the exam pattern, how to apply, result, be with the article until the end.
Latest: UPSC has released the interview date for the Combined Medical Services 2020. Check below
UPSC CMS 2020
Admission at every stage of the process is entirely provisional. It will only get confirmed only after the document verification is done by the commission. Candidates can be with the important events as per the schedule table.
UPSC CMS 2020
|Events||CMS 2020||CMS 2021|
|Date of notification||05 May 2021|
|Starting date of application form||05 May 2021|
|Ending date of application form|
18 Aug 2020
|25 May 2021|
|Form Withdrawal||25 Aug 2020 to 31 Aug 2020||To be announced|
|Issuance of admit card||06 Oct 2020||To be announced|
|Exam date||22 Oct 2020||29 Aug 2021|
|Declaration of the result||12 Nov 2020||To be announced|
|Availability of DAF form||24 Nov to 04 Dec 2020||To be announced|
|CMS Interview Date||18 Jan to 22 Feb 2021||To be announced|
Overview of UPSC CMS 2020 Exam
The Combined Medical Services Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission every year. It qualifies and selects eligible candidates for recruitment into different healthcare officer posts of government departments of India. We provide here a brief overview of the CMS 2020 exam in terms of the main features of the central recruitment exam.
- The CMS 2020 exam is being held for the recruitment of Medical Officers and Junior Scale Posts in Indian governmental departments.
- One needs to have an MBBS degree awarded by a recognized University in India to apply for the CMS 2020 recruitment exam.
- Candidates can apply for the exam till the scheduled last date by paying a nominal fee of Rs 200/-.
- UPSC is providing the facility to withdraw the application form after the closure of the application window.
- Candidates are sorted through a preliminary screening exam. It is a Computer Based Test of 500 marks.
- Final selection of candidates is conducted through a Personality Test. It carries 100 marks in total.
- Final results of the CMS 2020 exam are released by the UPSC after the personality test based on the performance of candidates.
UPSC CMS 2020 Interview Dates
Union Public Service Commission has released the interview dates for the Combined Medical Services 2020. The interview dates is announced at upsc.gov.in. The interview is scheduled to take place from January 18 to February 22, 2021.
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Exam Pattern UPSC CMS 2020
Admission to UPSC CMS is done by qualifying 2 stage procedure. The pattern for both is given below. Candidates can check the same from below:
Stage of the exam contains 2 papers and the pattern for both are given below:
Mode: The exam is a CBT exam
Language: Language of the paper is English.
Duration: Total duration of the exam is 2 hours
Types of questions: Paper is an objective type paper.
Max. marks: Both papers are 250 marks each.
Marking scheme: It follows a negative marking of 1/3rd of positive marks.
|Paper I||Marks: 250|
|General Medicine||96 questions|
|Paper-II||Max Marks: 250|
|Gynaecology & Obstetrics||40 questions|
|Preventive & Social Medicine||40 questions|
Stage 2: Personality Interview
The total marks for the interview are 100 marks. In this, a candidate is basically tested upon the general knowledge and academic knowledge of their interested field. This test also assesses the candidate’s intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, the balance of judgment and alertness of mind, the ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.
Preparation Strategy for UPSC CMS 2020
Candidates should not only study hard but study smart to ace the CMS 2020 exam. Besides the preparation strategies provided in this page, check out useful preparation strategies here.
UPSC CMS Interview Preparation Tips by Dr. Harmeet Goel
UPSC CMS Preparation Strategy by Tut2Learn
Useful Preparation Tips for UPSC CMS 2020
Every year candidates from all over India apply for the Combined Medical Services exam. It is extremely popular and considered as a prestigious exam among young doctors in the country who have completed their MBBS degree and look forward to get place as officers in the Indian Governmental agencies. Therefore, competition is steep and the syllabus being vast, candidates must take preparations seriously and dedicate all their focus to prepare well for the exam. Here we have provided some important preparation tips, guidelines and strategy to help candidates ace the exam easily.
UPSC CMS Interview Preparation Tips
Tip #1 Questions in the UPSC CMS interview round are asked not only from Medical Field and General Awareness but from various fields. Aspirants should be mentally prepared for a variety of questions.
Tip #2 As per the Dr. Jayati Tripati, UPSC CMS 2016 AIR 26, an interview is conducted for 20 to 30 minutes. So, be prepared for the interview.
Tip #3 Read the interviews of previous IAS toppers, CMS qualifiers to crack the exam in one go.
Tip #4 The Chief Panel of UPSC CMS interview asked questions related to the medical case scenario. Aspirants are advised to practice the medical scenarios available online for the preparation.
Tip #5 Dr. Jayati Tripati suggested aspirants to not answer the questions which they don’t know the answer of. As per her, just skip the questions rather than answering incorrectly.
Prepare for Written Examination
Tip#1 Know the syllabus before starting with the preparations. Know the subjects included in the syllabus. Refer to the UPSC CMS 2020 syllabus provided here in this page.
Tip#2 The next step is to collect study materials and learning resources. Start this process early on. Aspirants can also take reference from coursebooks in their MBBS program which contains all elaborate details. However, be careful to include only those that are included in the syllabus.
Tip#3 Plan and chalk out a time-table/schedule for study. It is one of the toughest exams and candidates must start early preparations to complete everything before the exam.
Tip#4 There is no shortcut. Memorise important topics, names and anatomical processes. The more aspirants are able to recall answers at the exam hall, the higher are the chances of your success.
Tip#5 As always, aspirants can go through previous year question papers and mock tests to get a taste of the exam even before appearing in it.
UPSC CMS 2020 Syllabus
With the help of the syllabus applicants can prepare better for the examination. Candidates can refer to the syllabus for UPSC CMS 2020 below.
Paper I syllabus
- General medicine
Paper II syllabus
- General surgery
- Gynaecology and obstetrics
- Preventive social and community service
UPSC CMS Admit Card 2020
Intimation of UPSC CMS Admit Card 2020 is done through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on the website. The candidates can download the e-admit card from upsc.gov.in. Combined Medical Services (CMS) admit card in two ways. One through registration id and other through roll number of the candidate. There is no provision for the admit card to be sent through post to the candidates. All applicants only have to avail it through online mode. They have the bring the hard copy of the same along with one identity proof on the day of the exam.
UPSC CMS Exam Center 2020
Given below are the expected examination centres for UPSC CMS 2020.
UPSC CMS 2020 Selection Process
The Combined Medical Services Exam consists of two stages for the selection of eligible candidates. At first, the provisional eligibility of candidates is determined through the applications received. The UPSC receives online applications till the scheduled last date. After that the candidates are selected through the following stages of selection.
The written exam consists of two papers i.e. Paper-I & II. It carries 500 marks. The topics of the written exam are divided into papers of 02 hours each and consist of MCQ type questions only. Each paper consists of 120 questions carrying 04 marks each.
The personality test carries 100 marks. Candidates who qualify through the written exam are eligible to appear in the personality test. The purpose of the final interview or personality test is to assess the candidates’ personal aspects such as judgement, intellectual abilities, alertness, leadership capabilities, social cohesiveness etc.
UPSC CMS Answer Key 2020
The Commission publishes the official answer key for UPSC CMS 2020 as per the announcement. Candidates can avail the answer key from its official website which is upsc.gov.in. Answer key published at first is provisional and is open for objections and challenges. The commission then considers all the objections raised by the candidates. After this a panel of experts, if find them correct then relevant changes are done in the answer key and publishes the final key. This provisional answer key is not open to further changes.
UPSC CMS Result 2020
Union Public Service Commission releases the result on the website. It is declared according to the date mentioned in the official notification. Candidates wondering about result can check the same on upsc.gov.in. Result of UPSC CMS is declared in a pdf format. It contains the roll number of the qualified candidates serial wise. The commission releases the result for every stage separately; both for stage 1 and stage 2. The final result of stage 2 implies the admission of the candidate after the verification of the documents.
UPSC CMS 2020 New Dates Announced!
Union Public Service Commission has announced the detailed schedule of the Combined Medical Services (CMS) examination 2020. Check the new dates of UPSC CMS 2020 from the image provided below.
Eligibility Criteria UPSC CMS 2020
Mere issuance of the admit card and qualifying the exam does not guarantee admission. Until there will be an eligibility criteria confirmation at the time of verification of the documents. Check the eligibility from below as mentioned in the official brochure.
- A citizen of India, or
- A subject of Nepal, or
- The subject of Bhutan, or
- A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962
- 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.
Note: For a person belonging from category 2 to 5 have to issue a certificate of eligibility from Gov. of India.
- Candidates must not have attained the age of 32 years and should not be born earlier than Aug. 02, 1987.
The upper age limit is relaxed in the following cases. The candidates lying in these categories can avail for age relaxation.
|SC/ST||Upto 5 years|
|Other backward class||Upto 3 years|
|Domicile of Jammu and Kashmir||Upto 5 years|
|Defence service personnel disabled in operations||Upto 3 years|
|Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service||Upto 5 years|
|ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years Military Service||Upto 5 years|
|In the case of disability||Upto 10 years|
- To be eligible, candidates must be passed the written and practical of final M.B.B.S examination.
UPSC CMS Application Form 2020
Candidates can fill the application form of UPSC CMS 2020 if they fulfil the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the commission. This application form has a 2 part registration. Follow the steps below to easily fill the application form.
Part 1 Registration
1st step: Click on the direct link provided above on this page or visit the official website.
2nd step: After that, the registration page gets open, click on part 1 of registration.
3rd step: A page containing the personal details section get generated. Fill the relevant details and submit it.
4th step: Just after submitting it, another page asking the candidates whether or not want to claim for reservation. If, yes click yes and if not then proceed further.
5th step: Afterwards, all the details you have entered so far gets reflected in a preview a page. Validate all the information and if needed do the required changes.
6th step: This will redirect them to the page containing the link for “Part 2 registration”.
Part 2 Registration
Part 2 of the registration process contains four steps to be done to completely fill the application form. These are:
- Selection of exam center
- Payment for the application form
- Uploadation of the documents
- Agreeing to declaration
UPSC CMS 2020 Application Fee
The commission has notified the following structure of the fees to be paid. Check the amount to be paid from below:
- The unreserved category has to pay an amount of Rs. 200.
- Female/SC/ST/PwDB are exempted to pay any fees for the application form.
UPSC CMS Notification 2020
Union Public Service Commission has recently published the UPSC CMS notification. Interested candidates can refer to the image and link below.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) commonly known as UPSC conducts the examination for various Group A and group B central services recruitments and All India Services examination. It was established on October 01, 1926. UPSC is mandated by the Constitution for appointments to the services of the Union and All India services. UPSC is amongst the few institutions which function with both freedom and autonomy. It works with the country’s high judiciary and lately with Election Commission. It has headquarters in Dholpur in New Delhi and functions through its own secretariat.
Official Website: upsc.gov.in
To know information about UPSC CMS 2020, download notification.
UPSC CMS 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : Candidates looking for filling up the application form can avail the availability in the 2nd week of March 2020.
Ans : As such no fixed date has been released by the officials but tentatively exam is going to conduct in the month July 2020.
Ans : There are in total of 2 papers in the exam of 250 marks each and both the papers carry 120 questions.
Ans : For all the candidates who are having confusion whether or not UPSC releases the answer key or not then they must note that the commission do publishes the key on its official website.
Ans : For this purpose, the commission has given the facility to the candidates to raise representation for the answer key. Candidates who feel the answer provided in the answer key is not correct then they can fill the objection form available on the website and provide a valid proof for their objection.
Ans : Candidates have to keep a track of dates from the schedule table to be on time to download the admit card. Tentatively it will get released in the month of June 2020. Because as such no personal information sent to the candidates to download the admit card.