Combined Medical Services (CMS) Exam

The exam is conducted every year by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruiting doctors (MBBS) in various government services like central health services, Railways, Central Govt. hospitals etc. CMS exam notifications are published in all leading newspapers and employment news every year in the month of august and exam is held in month of January of immediate next year.

CMS Exam Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant should have passed MBBS degree from a recognized institute or equivalent and should be not more than 30 years on the day of written exam. However final year MBBS students and MBBS students who are perusing their internship can also appear in written exam but they are required to produce the degree proof at later point on some particular date set by UPSC.

CMS Exam Selection Procedure and Criteria:
There are three levels of CMS entrance examination:

CMS Exam Written Test:
CMS exam written test is comprised of two objective type question papers .
first written paper covers General Medicine i.e. Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology, Psychiatry & Surgery i.e. ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopedics.
2nd written paper covers Pediatrics, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Preventive, Social and Community Medicines. The language of exam is English & each written paper is of two hours duration and maximum 200 marks.

Personality Interview:
After qualifying the written exam, candidates are required to appear in a personal interview (max 200 marks).

Medical Exam:
After qualifying interview candidate will have to undergo a medical examination.

For more information about exam schedule and notifications, please visit UPSC website

UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination 2012