UPSC CMS 2021 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the examination timetable of UPSC CMS 2021 at the official website, upsc.gov.in. UPSC CMS 2021 exam is scheduled to be held on November 21, 2021. This year, UPSC has announced a total of 838 vacancies for UPSC CMS 2021. The selection for these vacant positions is determined by the written exam (Paper 1 + Paper 2) and interview. Read complete details on UPSC CMS 2021 in this article.
Latest: Examination time table of Combined Medical Services Examination, 2021 has been released. Check below.
UPSC CMS 2021
Candidates get 06 attempts to appear for the Combined Medical Services (CMS). Check all the important dates for UPSC CMS 2021 from the table below.
|Date of notification|
07 Jul 2021
|Starting date of application form|
07 Jul 2021
|Ending date of application form|
27 Jul 2021
|Form Withdrawal||03 to 09 Aug 2021|
|Issuance of admit card||To be announced|
21 Nov 2021
|Declaration of the result||To be announced|
|Availability of DAF form||To be announced|
|CMS Interview Date||To be announced|
UPSC CMS Overview
Get an overview of UPSC Combined Medical Services (CMS) exam here:
|Exam Name||UPSC CMS|
|Full Form of Exam||Combined Medical Services|
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Exam Level||National Level Competitive Exam|
|Mode of Exam||Online exam|
|Duration of exam||02 hours|
|Application fee||Rs. 200/-|
UPSC CMS 2021 Latest News
Examination Time Table: Combined Medical Services Examination, 2021
July 07, 2021: Union Public Service Commission releases UPSC CMS 2021 notification. Registrations Started. Read more.
UPSC CMS 2021 Exam Pattern
It is crucial for the participating candidates to know the exam pattern of the UPSC CMS exam. It helps them to comprehend the question paper pattern, level of exam, and other aspects. Check out the exam pattern for the UPSC CMS exam below.
- Mode: Computer Based Test
- Language: English.
- Duration: 02 hours
- Types of questions: Objective type paper.
- Max. marks: Each paper carries 250 marks each.
- Marking scheme: Negative marking of 1/3rd of positive marks.
Distribution of questions
|Paper I||Number of questions|
|General Medicine||96 questions|
|Total Questions||120 questions|
|Gynaecology & Obstetrics||40 questions|
|Preventive & Social Medicine||40 questions|
|Total Questions||120 questions|
UPSC CMS Syllabus
When preparing for CMS exam, candidates must go through the pre-defined UPSC CMS syllabus. They can refer to this refer to know the topics of UPSC CMS Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Paper I syllabus
- General medicine
Paper II syllabus
- General surgery
- Gynaecology and obstetrics
- Preventive social and community service
How to Prepare for UPSC CMS?
Clearing UPSC CMS exam may be tough but it is not impossible. It requires determination and hard work to qualify for a national level examination like CMS with flying colors. Aspirants should start UPSC CMS preparation with the syllabus, pattern and CMS papers. In the given video by DAMSDelhi – PG Medical Entrance Coaching, UPSC CMS Rank-1 shares some of his tips and tricks on cracking the exam.
UPSC CMS Admit Card 2021
The call letters for CMS exam releases at least 03 weeks before the exam date. Candidates can download UPSC CMS admit card 2021 from upsc.gov.in. They must keep the registration id ready to download the UPSC CMS admit card 2021. As there is no provision to send the admit card, candidates have to download the call letters online. Also, take a print out of the CMS admit card for the exam day. It should be carried to the exam centre for verification. Also, carry a photo Id proof and follow other exam day instructions.
UPSC CMS Exam Centre
The conducting body reserves the right to allocate the test centres to CMS aspirants. Check out the test centre for the CMS 2021 exam here.
UPSC CMS 2021 Vacancies
The Union Public Service Commission has announced the recruitment for Combined Medical Services for 838 vacancies. Check out the distribution of USC CMS vacancies below.
|Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service||349|
|Assistant Divisional Medical Officer |
in the Railways
|General Duty Medical Officer in|
New Delhi Municipal Council
|General Duty Medical Officer Gr-II in |
East Delhi Municipal Corporation,
North Delhi Municipal Corporation and
South Delhi Municipal Corporation
UPSC CMS Selection Procedure 2021
Aspirants are shortlisted for Combined Medical Services based on two stages –
- Personal Interview
The first stage of the online test. On qualifying this, candidates are invited for the personality test round. This stage takes place for 100 marks. The interview is conducted to test the candidate’s knowledge of General Knowledge and the ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study. After the interview session, a final result is declared.
UPSC CMS Result 2021
Candidates can check the CMS result online at upsc.gov.in. UPSC releases the CMS result 2021 in pdf format in the merit list. It contains the name/ roll numbers of the qualifying candidates. Moreover, UPSC declares the result for each stage separately. Aspirants who clear Stage 1 of the Prelims exam are eligible to appear for the personal interview round. Hereafter, UPSC releases a final result along with the CMS cut-off marks.
UPSC CMS 2021 Notification
The official notification for CMS exam 2021 is available on the official website of UPSC, upsc.gov.in. With that, the Commission has also started the online registrations for the CMS exam. Check the snapshot of the UPSC CMS notification 2021 below.
UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria 2021
Before candidates submit the applications for CMS exam, they must go through the eligibility criteria.
- Candidates must have passed the final M.B.B.S. Exam (written and practical parts) are eligible.
- Maximum age limit: 32 years
- Maximum age limit for Junior Time Scale Posts in Central Health Services: 35 years
|SC/ST||Upto 5 years|
|OBC||Upto 3 years|
|Domicile of Jammu and Kashmir||Upto 5 years|
|Defence service personnel (disabled in/due to operations )||Upto 3 years|
|Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and SSCOs|
/ECOs who have served minimum 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|
UPSC CMS Application Form 2021
Eligible candidates can submit CMS application form online through upsc.gov.in. The CMS application procedure includes two steps – Registration and Application For Submission. Check the brief steps on how to submit the CMS application form 2021 below.
- Go to the official website, upsc.gov.in.
- Now, navigate to the ‘apply online button to get the registration link.
- Enter the relevant details and submit them.
- Login and proceed with Part 2 of Registration. Here aspirants have to enter basic details such as educational qualification, exam centre.
- Upload the documents and pay the application fee.
|Unreserved category||Rs. 200/-|
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is a recruitment body that conducts some of the pioneer exams of the country. It organises Indian Administrative Services, Indian Forest Services, Combined Medical Services, National Defence Services and other prestigious exams. The Commission was set up on October 01, 1926. It was established for appointments to the services of the Union and All India services.
Ans. Candidates get 06 attempts for CMS exam.
Ans. CMS exam takes place to recruit eligible candidates for Medical Officers and Junior Scale Posts in Indian governmental departments.
Ans. Aspirants can check the UPSC CMS 2021 vacancies once the notification is out.
Ans. Candidate with an MBBS degree awarded by a recognised University in India is eligible for CMS exam.