Combined Medical Service Examination (CMS) UPSC


       Combined Medical Service Examination is conducted by Union Public Service Examination for medical officers in Central Government and other organisations. The examination is conducted for the posts are

  1. Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in Railways
  2. Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Food Health Service
  3. Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services
  4. Medical Officers in Municipal Corporation of Delhi
  5. General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council

Eligibility Criteria

    The candidate must be either

  • Citizen of India
  • Citizen of Nepal
  • Citizen of Bhutan

Before Applying Read Carefully:

  • Candidate migrated to other countries with the intention of settling permanently in India
  • Candidate must have passed final written test and practical in M.B.B.S examination
  • Candidate must have completed his/her rotary internship before the appointment is passed
  • Candidate must be physically and mentally fit for the Combined Medical Service Examination
  • The age limit for the candidate must be below 32 years

Selection Procedure:

    The stages of selection are

  • Written Examination
  • Personal Interview


    The syllabus for the written test is

 General Ability

  • Indian Society, Heritage & Culture, Polity, Economy, Human Development Indices and the Development Programmes
  • Natural Resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation and related issues
  • Basic concepts of Ecology and Environment and their impact on health and economy
  • Impact of changing demographic trends on health, environment and society
  • Indian Agriculture, Industry, Trade, Transportation and Service Sectors
  • Natural and man made disasters and their management
  • Food adulteration, Food processing, food distribution, food storage and their relevance to public health
  • Recent trends in Science and Technology

General Medicine

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Genito-Urinary
  • Neurology
  • Hematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Infections/Communicable Diseases (Virus, Rickets, Bacterial, Spirochetal, Protozoan, Metazoan, Fungus)
  • Nutrition/Growth
  • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  • Musculoskelatal System
  • Psychiatry


General Surgery: Wounds, Infections, Tumours, Lymphatic, Blood vessels, Cysts/sinuses, Head and neck, Breast, Alimentary tract – (Oesophagus, Stomach, Intestines, Anus, Developmental), Liver, Bile, Pancreas, Spleen, Peritoneum, Abdominal wall, Abdominal injuries

  • Urological Surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Traumatology

 Gynaecology & Obstetrics

Obstetrics: Ante-natal conditions, Intra-natal conditions, Post-natal conditions, Management of normal labours or complicated labour

Gynaecology: Questions on applied anatomy, Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization, Questions on infections in genital tract, Questions on neoplas main the genital tract, Questions on displacement of the uterus

Family Planning: Conventional contraceptives, U.D. and oral pills, Operative procedure, sterilization

and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings, Medical Termination of Pregnancy

Preventive Social and Communit Medicine

  • Social and community Medicine
  • Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine
  • Health Administration and Planning
  • General Epidemiology
  • Demography and Health Statistics
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Environmental Health
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Occupational Health
  • Genetics and Health
  • International Health
  • Medical Sociology and Health Education
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • National Programs

Exam Pattern

The written exam consists of two papers with objective type questions with 250 marks and two hours time duration. The Questions will be set in English only. There will be penalty for each wrong answer. The eligible candidate in written examination are shortlisted for interview process with 100 marks.

How to apply
  • Log onto the official website
  • Fill all the mandatory details
  • Upload the signature and photo of the candidate
  • Make the payment via Internet Banking,Debit cards/Credit cards
  • Submit the application
  • Take the printout for future reference


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