Sunday, July 17, 2011

Exam Info and Selection Criteria of Combined Medical Services Examination

The "Combined Medical Services" Examination or the CMS Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission ( UPSC) for recruitment as Medical Officer in various organizations under the Government of India. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the month of September and examination is conducted in January. Successful Candidates are admitted after an interview conducted by the UPSC for those having qualified the written examination.

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality:- Citizen of India, Subject of Nepal/Bhutan and some Tibetan refugees.
Age:-Must not have attained the age of 32 years with relaxations for various categories like SC,ST,OBC,Ex-servicemen etc.
Educational Qualifications:-Passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination

Scheme of Examination

There is a objective-type written examination with two papers of two hours duration, each carrying a maximum of 250 marks.This is followed by a Personality Test carrying 100 marks of candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination.

Paper 1

Maximum Marks : 250

Subject  and Questions
General Ability 30
General Medicine 70
Paediatrics 20
Total 120

Paper 2
Maximum Marks : 250

Subject and Questions
Surgery 40
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40
Preventive & Social Medicine 40
Total 120

Candidates who qualify in the written examination are called for an Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission which carries 100 marks.


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