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

UPSC CMS Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies
September 6, 2021
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UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination (CMS) is an examination conducted for hiring Medical Officers for different departments. It is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Combined Medical Services Examination is conducted by following the rules of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in the Gazette of India. More than three lakh candidates apply for this exam. This is an online examination that has two papers. Each exam has two hours duration carrying 250 marks. result of 2020 for UPSC CMS has also been announced on March 27, 2021, by Union Public Service Commission. The total number of candidates selected for Category I and Category II are 179 and 343.


Abbreviation UPSC CMS
Type Government Recruitment Exam
Purpose Recruitment of Medical Officers
Location New Delhi
Chairman Pradeep Kumar Joshi
Director Arvind Saxena

Table of Contents


The UPSC CMS Exam is conducted every year to recruit for the below-mentioned category.


Category I

  1. Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services


Category II

  1. Assistant Medical Officer in India Ordnance Factories Health Services
  2. Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways
  3. General Duty Medical Grade-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, and South Delhi Municipal Corporation.
  4. General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council.


Exam Notification and News

This year Union Public Service Commission has released 838 vacancies and the notification has also been released. All the important dates and eligibility criteria have been mentioned in the notification. Candidates applying for UPSC CMS should match the eligibility criteria before applying. The notification of the UPSC CMS exam has been released on July 07, 2021. The last date for applying is July 27, 2021. The UPSC Combined Medical Service Notification is important for the candidates as with this notification candidates will be able to know all the details of the examination such as eligibility, vacancies, educational qualification, exam pattern, syllabus, important dates, etc. The aspirants who want to apply for this exam may download the official notification of the UPSC Combined Medical Service examination from the official website of UPSC. Below are the highlights of the notification of the UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam:


Exam Combined Medical Services Examination
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Level of Exam National
Frequency Once in a year
Age Limit 32 years
Educational Qualification MBBS
Mode of Exam Online
Number of Papers Two
Exam Duration 1 day
Question format Objective
Number of test centers 41
Application Fees Rs. 200
Official Website


Exam Date

UPSC has released the important dates for the UPSC Combined Medical Service Examination. The UPSC CMS exam date is 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 July 07, 2021
Start of Application Form July 07, 2021
Last date for Applying July 07, 2021
Admit card October 2021
Exam Date November 21, 2021
Result December 2021
Interview December 2021
Final Result January 2022


Application Fees

The application fees of UPSC Combined Medical Service Examination can be paid through any of the given means:

  • If you want to pay the application fee offline then you have to generate challan first and then have to deposit the cash in any SBI Branch.
  • For Online payment, you need to pay the fees through SBI Net Banking/ Visa/ Master/ Rupay Credit/ Debit Card/ Internet Banking of SBI.
  • The Application fees vary in different categories which are as follows:


Category Application Fees
General/OBC INR 200/-
Female/SC/ST/PWD Exempted


Note: The aspirants who are paying by cash have to print the system-generated ‘Pay-in slip’ during the Part 2 registration process and also have to deposit the fee at the SBI counter on the next working day.


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. A candidate who is going to appear or appeared in the final examination of MBBS can also apply for this exam.



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

The age limit of the candidate applying for the UPSC CMS Exam is 32 years that means the candidate should be born before August 2, 1989. The following upper age limit is relatable:


Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Cast (SC) 5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir 5 years
Ex-servicemen (includes 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 Disability 10 years



UPSC has released total vacancies of various posts of Category I and II which includes Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service, GDMO, and Assistant Divisional Officer. A total 828 number of vacancies are notified this year for UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam. The category wise vacancy is tabulated below:


Posts Vacancies
                                                                  Category- 1
Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service 349
                                                                  Category – 2  
General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council 05
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways 300
General Duty Medical Officer in East Delhi, North Delhi & South Delhi Municipal Corporation 184
Total 838



UPSC CMS provides a salary of INR 56100/- as a starting salary to the selected candidates. It can differ for different posts of the UPSC Combined Medical Examination. Below is the salary structure of the successful candidates for various posts:


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



As notified by UPSC, the process of recruitment of UPSC CMS has two parts. Part 1 has two written papers which are paper 1 and paper 2 and Part 2 contains a Personality test or interview. Below is the syllabus of paper 1 which consists of all the topics and subjects.



Common childhood Emergencies National programs related to child Health
Basic Newborn Care Accidents and poisonings in children
Normal Developmental Milestone Recognizing children with special needs and management
Birth Defects and counseling Immunity in children


General Medicine:

Cardiology Tropical medicine
Respiratory Diseases Snake Byte
Gastro-Intestinal Common Poisoning
Gastro Urinary Emergency Medicine
Neurology General
Hematology Psychiatry-Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and



Endocrinology Musculoskeletal system
Metabolic disorders Disease of skin
Infections/Communicable Diseases) Virus) Rickets) Bacterial d) Spirochaetal) Protozoan) Metazoan) Fungus Nutrition/ Growth
Emphasis on medical procedures Critical Care Medicine
Patho physiological basis of diseases Vitamin deficiency

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


A) Surgery:

Urological surgery Neurosurgery
Anaesthesiology Orthopedic 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 Developmental Otorhinolaryngology ENT
Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments Wound Healing
Preoperative care of Surgical Patients Shock patio-physiology and management
Thoracic Surgery Ophthalmology
Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery Traumatology, Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery & Shock pathophysiology and management.


B) Gynaecology and Obstetrics:



Ante-natal conditions Post -Natal condition
Intra-natal conditions Management of complicated and normal labors


Applied Anatomy Uterus
Physiology of menstruation and fertilization Neo plasma in Genital Tract
Normal and safe delivery practices Displacement of uterus
Abortions High-Risk Pregnancy and management
Musicology examination in body and gynae including rape Infection in the Genital Tract
Family Planning:


Conventional contraceptives Medical Termination of pregnancy
UD and oral pills The operative procedure, sterilization, and organization of programs


C) Preventive Social and Community Medicine:


Social and Community Medicine Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
Concept of health, disease and preventive Medicine Management of common health programs
General Epidemiology National Programmes
Demography and Health Statistics Maternal and Child Health
Communicable Diseases Medical Sociology And Health Education
Environmental Health International Health
Genetics and Health Occupational diseases
Nutrition and Health Non-communicable Diseases
Management of common health problems Ability to monitor national health programs
Knowledge of maternal and child wellness Ability 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
Paper-II Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40
Surgery 40
Preventive & Social Medicine 40


Admit Card

The admit card of the UPSC Combined Medical Service examination admit card will be released on the official website of UPSC and the examination will be held on November 21, 2021. The admit card can be downloaded by the official website of UPSC. The candidate has to enter their registration number or Roll number and Date of Birth or Password. It is a must to bring the admit card to the examination center. The Admit Card has usually released within 16 days of the exam therefore the expected date of release is 1 November 2021.


Exam Result

UPSC releases the result of the UPSC CMS examination on the official website. The result is released in a merit list format. It consists of the roll number of the shortlisted candidates. All the qualified candidates have to appear for the interviews. The date of the examination of the UPSC CMS exam is 21 November 2021. The examination is conducted in two stages, the candidates will get separate results for each stage. The result is released in PDF form. Below are some highlights of the UPSC CMS Exam and its result:


                                               UPSC CMS Exam Result 2021
Name of the Organization Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Name of the Post Combined Medical Services Exam (CMS)
Date of the examination 21 November 2021
Status of Result To be released
Process of selection Online exam
Location All over India
Official website


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


Events Important Dates
Online Exam of UPSC CMS 21 November 2021
Result of Written exam To be released
Date of the Interview To be released
Final Result To be released


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

A. There are 6 attempts for General Category and 7 attempts for SC/ST and OBC

Q. What is the registration date of UPSC CMS 2021?

A. The registration date of the UPSC CMS Exam is from May 5, 2021, to May 25, 2021.

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

A. For the General category application fees is INR 200. The reserved category and females are exempted to pay the fees.

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

A. The exam of UPSC CMS will be conducted on November 27, 2021.

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

A. The upper age limit for the UPSC CMs examination is 32 years.

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