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UPSC CMS Answer Key 2017 -The examination was conducted on 13 August and all the candidates who have appeared for the UPSC CMS Entrance Examination were curiously waiting for the UPSC CMS 2017 Answer Key to be released as soon as possible. The Union Public Service Commission published the CMS 2017 answer key. The answer key has been uploaded to the official website at upsc.gov.in in pdf file format. Candidates must save the file in their computer system and comparing 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 2017 Answer Keys has been declared in sets such as A, B, C and D.

Latest: The Answer Key for Paper 1 and Paper 2 has been released, check it from the link given below.

UPSC CMS 2017 Answer Key

The answer key will have the Examination Name i.e. CMS-2017, subject,  maximum marks,  items to be taken for scoring,  Number of items to be dropped and the solutions. The candidates will observe the solutions of both the papers I and II.  Paper I is Gen,  Med.,  Paed., Gen.  Ability. This answer key will have 120 ideal answers.  Paper II is of Surgery,  obs and Gyn., PSM subject. This answer key also has 120 ideal solutions.

Important Dates

Events Date
UPSC CMS entrance Examination 13 August 2017
Answer key 15 Jan 2018

Answer Key:

Steps to download the Answer Key

  • Visit the official website at upsc.gov.in/examinations/.
  • The candidates will now observe the answer key tab in the active examinations sections.
  • Look under the title Combined Medical Services Examination, 2017.
  • Click the link on the right in ‘Download’.
  • A new window will open.

Format of answer key

The solutions of both the papers will be embedded in one file only.  Candidates will notice the right answer written in front of the question. There will be no set as such but the solutions.

Score calculation using 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 were 120 questions of 2 mark each. In Paper II as well,  there were 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 at the Written Part of the CMS Examination-2017 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 – 450

(ii) Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services – 26

(iii) Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services – 216

(iv) General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council 02

(v) General Duty Medical Gr.-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation- 16.


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