UPSC CMS

UPSC CMS Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

October 13, 2022

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Combined Medical Services Examination (CMS) is administered by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in accordance with the number of openings for positions such as Assistant Medical Officer in the Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services, Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways, Junior Scale Posts in the Central Health Services, etc.

There are two steps to the UPSC CMS process: the computer-based exam and the personality test. Two exams make up the computer-based exam: Paper 1 (General Medicine and Pediatrics), and Paper 2. (Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine).

On April 19, 2023, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will officially announce the combined medical services examination 2023. Candidates for the UPSC CMS 2023 position should have an MBBS degree. The chosen applicants will be hired for positions such as assistant medical officer, general duty medical officer, etc. in various central government ministries and departments. Only the online version of the application form will be made available for this test. It has been announced that the UPSC CMS 2023 application procedure would start on April 19, 2023..

Exam conducted byUnion Public Service Commission
Name of ExamCombined Medical Services Examination
Exam TypeOnline exam with objective type questions
The first part of the CSE exam consists ofPaper I and Paper II (250 marks each)
The second part of the CSE exam consists ofPersonality test and Interview (100 marks)

The CMSE 2022 exam was conducted by UPSC for The following PwBD categories

Category I

  • Medical Officers of Grade General Duty, Sub cadre of Central Health services

Category II

  • Assistant Divisional Medical officer in Indian Railways
  • General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council
  • General Duty Medical Officer Grade-II for East Delhi Municipal Corporation,
  • General Duty Medical Officer Grade-II for North Delhi Municipal Corporation and
  • General Duty Medical Officer Grade-II for South Delhi Municipal Corporation

Exam Notification and News

The Union Public Service Commission had issued a notification under Examination Calendar for The Combined Medical Services Examination 2022 on the date 6th April 2022 and the last date for receiving the application for CMS 2022 had been declared as 26th April 2022. The exam will be taken at various exam centers on 17th July 2022, Sunday. The exam will be conducted in 1 day a schedule for Paper-I and Paper-II.

The 2022 UPSC CMS Result has been announced and made available online. The exam has been taken by thousands of applicants. The UPSC CMS Result PDF is now available for download at upsc.gov.in, the official website. The Commission has also made a name-by-name list of the UPSC CMS Result 2022 available online. There are 2,148 applicants who have been selected to take the interview and personality test.

ExamCombined Medical Services Examination
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Level of ExamNational
FrequencyOnce in a year
Age Limit32 years
Educational QualificationMBBS
Mode of ExamOnline
Number of PapersTwo
Exam Duration1 day
Question formatObjective
Number of test centers41
Application FeesRs. 200
Official Websitewww.upsc.gov.in

Exam Date

The UPSC has released the important dates for the UPSC Combined Medical Service Examination. The tentative exam date for CMS 2022was an important part of the exam for the candidates as it will give the aspirant an idea to prepare. Moreover, they can make a strategy for preparing within the time limit. According to the calendar released by UPSC, the UPSC CMS exam will be held on August 29, 2021, and below are the important dates released by UPSC for UPSC CMS Examinations:

UPSC CMS notification 202206-Apr-2022The UPSC CMS 2022 notification was released online for 687 vacancies
UPSC CMS application starts date06-Apr-2022The UPSC CMS application online was activated with the release of the notification.
UPSC CMS application end date26-Apr-2022UPSC CMS application closed after twenty days from the date of starting.
UPSC CMS admit card26-Jun-2022UPSC released the CMS 2022 admit card three weeks before the exam date
UPSC CMS written exam (CBT)17-Jul-2022The UPSC CMS written exam was conducted in a computer-based test (CBT) Mode.
UPSC CMS written result18-Aug-2022UPSC declared the CMS written result online and one copy was posted on the UPSC office noticeboard
UPSC CMS detailed application form(DAF)September 2022 (tentative)The candidates need to fill the DAF for the CMS personality test
UPSC CMS personality testSeptember/October 2022 (tentative)The personality test for CMS exam will be conducted in the UPSC Office, New Delhi
UPSC CMS resultNovember 2022 (Tentative)The UPSC CMS 2022 final result will be declared online

Application Fees

  • Candidates from open categories appearing for CMS exam have to pay exam fees of Rs 200.
  • Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes and persons with disability (PWD) are exempt from the exam fees.
  • Female candidates are also exempt from exam fees.

How to pay UPSC CMS exam fees?

The exam fees can be deposited in any the State Bank of India (SBI) branch, by Cash, or using net banking, or using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or the internet banking facility of SBI. The candidate who has selected the option to pay fees by cash have to ask for printed system-generated Pay-in slip and produce them during part-II registration and deposit the fee at SBI cash counter on next working day. The fees pay-by-cash option gets deactivated one day prior to last date of application.

Fees once paid will not refundable or can be transferrable for any other examination.

For the candidate whose fees are not received by bank are notified by UPSC website within 2 weeks after last date of application. The candidates have to submit the proof of fees paid to UPSC in mail within 10 days, in order to become eligible for the exam.

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

The educational qualification for the UPSC Combined Medical Service Examination is MBBS. You have to clear the written and all the practical parts of the final exam.  The candidates going to appear or have appeared in the final examination of MBBS can also apply for this exam.

Nationality

For the UPSC Combined Medical Service exam, one should be a citizen of India, A subject from Nepal or a subject from Bhutan, a Tibetan who came to India before 1st January 1962 who intended to settle in India, or a person 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 for settling in India permanently.

Age Limit

Candidates appearing for CMSE 2022 should not have crossed 32 years of age as of 1st of August 2022. However, the age relaxation for candidates other than the open category is listed below.

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Cast (SC)5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST)5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC)3 years
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir5 years
Ex-servicemen (include Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years of Military Service)5 years
Defense Services Personnel (disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof)3 years
Military Service Persons (in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years Military Service)5 years
General Candidates with Physical Disability10 years

Vacancies

The UPSC has released total vacancies of various posts of Category I and II, which include Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service, GDMO, and Assistant Divisional Officer.

A total 687 number of vacancies are notified for the year 2022 by the UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam authorities. The category-wise vacancy is tabulated below:

Category-I Medical Officers Grade in General Duty Medical Officers Sub-cadre of Central Health Service – 314

Category-II

 (i) Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways – 300.

(ii) General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council. – 03

(iii) General duty Medical Officer Gr-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation – 70

Salary

The starting remuneration of UPSC CSE qualified medical officer in the Central Health services department ranges from  Rs. 56,100 to Rs. 1,77500.

Post NameSalary
Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance factories Health Service under the Ministry of DefensePay Matrix Level 10 plus NPA
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the RailwaysRs. 15,600 – 39100/- Per Month
GDMO in the New Delhi Municipal CouncilRs. 56,100 to Rs. 1,77,500/- per month
Junior Scale Post in the Central Health ServiceRs. 56,100 to Rs. 1,77,500/- per month
GDMO (General Duty Medical Officer) Gr. II in East, North, and South Delhi Municipal CorporationRs. 15,600-39,100+ Grade Pay of Rs. 5,400/- Per month

Syllabus

The UPSC CMS 2022 examwas divided into two parts.

  • The first part consists of two papers –
    • Paper I will have questions on General Medicine & Paediatric, whereas
    • Paper II will cover topics such as Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, preventive Social & Community Medicine.
    • Each of these papers is of 250 marks.
  • The second part will have an interview and personality tests for 100 marks.

Topics covered in these papers are listed below.

Pediatrics

Total Marks – 250

Common childhood EmergenciesNational programs related to child Health
Basic Newborn CareAccidents and poisonings in children
Normal Developmental MilestoneRecognizing children with special needs and management
Birth Defects and counselingImmunity in children

General Medicine

Total Marks – 250

CardiologyTropical medicine
Respiratory DiseasesSnake Byte
Gastro-IntestinalCommon Poisoning
Gastro UrinaryEmergency Medicine
NeurologyGeneral
HematologyPsychiatry-Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizophrenia
EndocrinologyMusculoskeletal system
Metabolic disordersDisease of skin
Infections/Communicable Diseases) Virus) Rickets) Bacterial d) Spirochaetal) Protozoan) Metazoan) FungusNutrition/ Growth
Emphasis on medical proceduresCritical Care Medicine
Patho physiological basis of diseasesVitamin deficiency

Below is the complete syllabus of Paper 2 and it contains all subjects and topics:

Surgery

Total Marks – 250

Urological surgeryNeurosurgery
AnaesthesiologyOrthopedic Surgery
General Surgery, Wounds, Infections, Tumours, blood vessels, Breast, Head and Neck, Liver, bile, pancreas, Spleen, Abdominal wall and injuries, Sinuses/Cysts. Alimentary Tract Oesophagus Stomach Intestines Anus DevelopmentalOtorhinolaryngology ENT
Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailmentsWound Healing
Preoperative care of Surgical PatientsShock patio-physiology and management
Thoracic SurgeryOphthalmology
Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgeryTraumatology, Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery & Shock pathophysiology and management.

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Total Marks – 250

Obstetrics

Ante-natal conditionsPost -Natal condition
Intra-natal conditionsManagement of complicated and normal labors

Gynecology

Applied AnatomyUterus
Physiology of menstruation and fertilizationNeo plasma in Genital Tract
Normal and safe delivery practicesDisplacement of uterus
AbortionsHigh-Risk Pregnancy and management
Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including RapeInfection in the Genital Tract

Family Planning

Conventional contraceptivesMedical Termination of pregnancy
UD and oral pillsThe operative procedure, sterilization, and organization of programs

C) Preventive Social and Community Medicine

Social and Community MedicineKnowledge of maternal and child wellness
Concept of health, disease and preventive MedicineManagement of common health programs
General EpidemiologyNational Programs
Demography and Health StatisticsMaternal and Child Health
Communicable DiseasesMedical Sociology And Health Education
Environmental HealthInternational Health
Genetics and HealthOccupational diseases
Nutrition and HealthNon-communicable Diseases
Management of common health problemsAbility to monitor national health programs
Knowledge of maternal and child wellnessAbility to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of UPSC Combined Medical Service 2021 is given below:

Name of Paper

Subjects

Number of questions

Paper I

General Medicine

96

Pediatrics

24

Total

120

Paper-II

Gynaecology & Obstetrics

40

Surgery

40

Preventive & Social Medicine

40

Total

120

Paper I and Paper II will be each of total 250 marks and of exam duration of 2 hours.

Read More about UPSC CMS Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Admit Card

CMS-2022 admit card is a mandatory document and should be carried along with at exam centre, without admit card, candidate will not be allowed to enter exam centre. following are the steps to download and print admit card

  • Candidates should visit UPSC official website i.e. and visit e-admit card section
  • Check examination name as Combined Medical Services Examination 2022 with a DOWNLOAD link which will remain available upto 17th July 2022.
  • Click on Download link
  • Candidate can either enter registration ID or roll number to download the e-admit card
  • After download, candidate must take a print of the e-admit card and carry along with them at the exam centre on the date of CMS 2022 exam along with photo identity document such as Aadhar card, PAN card, Passport or voter’s id.
  • Without e-admit card and photo ID candidate will not be allowed to enter the exam centre.

Read More about UPSC CMS Admit Card

Exam Result

  • Candidates should visit UPSC official website i.e. and visit CMS 2022 exam results link
  • Check examination name as Combined Medical Services Examination 2022
  • Click on Download link of PDF file
  • The Candidate can search based on their roll number to find out if they have passed the test or not.

Name of the OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Name of the PostCombined Medical Services Exam (CMS)
Date of the examination17th July 2022
Status of Result18th Aug 2022
Process of selectionOnline exam
LocationAll over India
Official websiteupsc.gov.in

For checking the result, candidates must have his hall ticket number. Below are the important dates for the result of the UPSC CMS Examination:

EventsImportant Dates
Online Exam of UPSC CMS17th July 2022
Result of Written exam18th August2022
Date of the InterviewTo be released
Final ResultTo be released

Read More about UPSC CMS Result

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FAQs

Q.1 Who is eligible for UPSC CMS?

Ans. A candidate must be either:

  • A Citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or

A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India. 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

As of August 1, 2022, the candidate for the open category shall not be older than 32. Candidates who fall under the SC/ST category and are residents of J&K, as well as ex-military people and those who have served in the military for more than five years, may have their age eased by five years, to the age of 37. Candidates in the OBC category and former military personnel who were handicapped while serving are both granted a 3-year age relaxation. Age restrictions for general category physically disabled candidates taking the UPSC CMS test are 10 years.

Q.2 What is the work of UPSC CMS officer?

Ans. The responsibilities of UPSC CMS qualified medical officer are as listed below

  • The duties of the Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways are as follows:
  • The applicant must spend a minimum of four years, including training time, in any Defense Service or job connected to India’s defence.
  • Every day and as required, he or she must go to the indoor wards and outpatient department.
  • In compliance with the relevant rules, the officer will perform a physical examination of the applicants and current workers.
  • The candidate will be in charge of family planning, public health, and sanitation in his district.
  • He or she will oversee the vendor inspection.
  • The officer will be in charge of the discipline and performance of the Hospital Health Unit Staff.
  • Additionally, ADMOs will sometimes need to do additional tasks that are allocated to them.

The following are the duties that ADMOs do for the Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service under the Ministry of Defence:

  • The officer must continue to respond to medical situations (outpatients and inpatients)
  • He or she must provide services for occupational health.
  • Equipment and tools must be properly maintained by the officer.
  • must make sure that biological waste is disposed away securely.
  • He or she will have to plan and manage the task.
  • The officer is responsible for maintaining proper security and cleaning.
  • Additionally, he or she will need to carry out any additional tasks that the medical officer in charge assigns.

Q.3 What is UPSC CMS salary?

Ans. The starting salary of UPSC CMS Medical officer is around INR 56100  and can range up to INR 1,77,500/- per month based on different posts and departments.

The General duty Medical Officer (GDMO) Grade-II in East, North and South Delhi Municipal Corporations will have remuneration from INR 15,600 – 39100 plus grade pay of INR 5400 per month.

Q.4 What are the posts in UPSC CMS?

Ans. The UPSC CMS medical officer will become eligible for all of the following posts

Category I

  • Medical Officers of Grade General Duty, Sub cadre of Central Health services

Category II

  • Assistant Divisional Medical officer in Indian Railways
  • General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council
  • General Duty Medical Officer Grade-II for East Delhi Municipal Corporation,
  • General Duty Medical Officer Grade-II for North Delhi Municipal Corporation and
  • General Duty Medical Officer Grade-II for South Delhi Municipal Corporation

Q.5 How many times I can give the UPSC CMS Examination?

Ans. The candidate can appear once every year for UPSC CMS examination and until his age is not above 32 years as on 1st August of the current academic year. The age relaxation criteria for other categories (SC/ST/ex-servicemen) are 5 years i.e. 37 years, whereas for person with physical disability is 10 years.

Q.6 What is the registration date of UPSC CMS 2022?

Ans. The UPSC announced the registration date for UPSC CMS 2022 on their official website. The starting date for the application form was 6th April 2022 and last date of submission of application registration was 26th April 2022.

Q.7 What are the fees for the application form of UPSC CMS?

Ans. The open category candidate will have to pay UPSC CMS exam fees as INR 200. The Candidates from Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Categories and persons with disability (PWD) are exempted from the exam fees. Female candidates are also exempted from exam fees.

Q.8 What is the date of the Examination of UPSC CMS?

Ans. The UPSC CMS 2022 exam date declared by UPSC is 17th July 2022.

Q.9 What is the age limit for the UPSC CMS exam?

Ans. The open category candidate should not be above 32 years as on 1st of August 2022. The SC/ST category candidate, domicile of J &K, Ex-servicemen, Military service personnel who have rendered over 5 years of military service and can have age relaxed by 5 years, i.e. 37 years. Defense service personnel disabled during military operations and OBC category candidate are allowed 3 years of age relaxation. General category person with physical disability has 10 years of age relaxed for UPSC CMS examination.