UPSC CMS Answer Key 2018 -The examination was conducted on July 22, 2018, and all the candidates who had appearing for the UPSC CMS Entrance Examination can check the answer key on this page. The Union Public Service Commission publishes the CMS answer key. The answer key was uploaded to the official website at in pdf file format. Candidates must save the file in their computer system and compare their marked answers with the officials, evaluate their approximate scores. The marks evaluations using answer key and marks obtained finally ( which can only be found when the result is declared) may vary. Therefore, the marks secured at the time of answer key by comparing should not be taken as final marks. The UPSC CMS 2018 Answer Key were declared in sets such as A, B, C and D.

UPSC CMS 2018 Answer Key

The answer key had the Examination Name i.e. CMS-2018, subject,  maximum marks,  items to be taken for scoring,  Number of items to be dropped and the solutions. The candidates were observe the solutions of both the papers I and II.  Paper, I is Gen,  Med.,  Paed., Gen.  Ability. This answer key were had 120 ideal answers.  Paper II is of Surgery,  obs and Gyn., PSM subject.

UPSC CMS 2018 Important Date
UPSC CMS entrance Examination 22 Jul 2018
Answer key released!

Answer Key: 

CMS 2018 Paper 1 Answer Key

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CMS 2018 Paper 2 Answer Key

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Steps to download the Answer Key

  • Visit the official website at
  • The candidates will now observe the answer key tab in the active examinations sections.
  • Look under the title Combined Medical Services Examination, 2018.
  • Click the link on the right in ‘Download’.
  • A new window will open.

Score calculation using the answer key

All of you must know that using the marking scheme one can find out the approximate scores in the examination. Well to find out which,  it is of utmost importance that the candidate learns the marking scheme of the paper. So let us take a quick look.

Combined Medical Service examination had 2 papers. Both the papers of 500 marks in total had Multiple Choice Questions that were required to be attempted on Computer in 4 hours. In Paper I there is 120 questions of 2 mark each. In Paper II as well,  there are 120 questions of worth 2 marks.  In total 250 marks can be fetched from one paper. There was Negative Marking of 0.33 marks.

Now that you know that for each correct response a candidate receives 2 marks. The same can be implemented when the answer key is released and the candidate can find out the best possible scores to be achieved in the paper.

Expected Cut off

Minimum qualifying marks approved in the Written Part of the CMS Examination-2018 may fall within the range mentioned here

  1. General- 229 out of 500
  2. OBC- 194 out of 500
  3. SC- 193 out of 500
  4. ST- 168 out of 500
  5. PH- 178 out of 500

Number of vacancies

(i) Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways – 300
(ii) Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services – 161
(iii) Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services – 138
(iv) General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council – Nil
(v) General Duty Medical Gr.-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, and South Delhi Municipal Corporation- Nil


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