CMS 2018

Combined Medical Services Exam

Combined Medical Services Exam

Mode of ExamOffline
Level of ExamNational Level

CMS 2018 - Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Services Exam acronym as UPSC CMS Exam is taken by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on National Level every year for the recruitment of Doctors to Central government services like:


Ordinance Factories

Health Service

Central Health Service and the

Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Combined Medical Services Exam Pattern

Selections for the Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) are made on the basis of a written test comprising two papers. Questions in this exam will be Objective Type, Multiple Choice and only in English.

Written Examination (2 papers of 250 marks each)

Paper 1 (Code No 1)


Number of Questions

General Ability 30
General Medicine 70
Paediatrics 20

Paper 2 (Code No 2)


Number of Questions

Surgery 40
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40
Preventive & Social Medicine 40

Personality Test /Interview (100 Marks)
Candidates who are shortlisted for the Written Examination are required to appear for an Interview which carries maximum marks of 200.

Total Marks for the Entire test is (250+250+200= 600)

Medical Examination

Candidates selected for the Interview are required to undergo a medical examination conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare before being appointed to the different positions as mentioned above.

How to apply for Combined Medical Services Exam?
Eligible candidates may apply online by using the website
Candidates may also apply offline through the common application form devised by the commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated head post offices/post offices throughout the country against cash payment of Rs.50/- (Rs fifty only). Each such form can be used only once and only for one examination

Note: In case of any difficulty in obtaining application forms from the designated HPOs/Pos, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned post master or UPSC’s forms supply monitoring cell over Tele 011-23389366/ Fax 011-23387310.

Combined Medical Services Exam Fee

Candidates applying online are required to pay a reduce fee of Rs.50/- (Rs fifty only) either by remitting the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/Master credit/debit card

Candidates applying offline (through common application form) are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- (Rs one hundred only) through central recruitment fee stamp only

Imp:- All female candidates/SC/ST/PWD candidates are exempted from payment of fee (OBC candidates are required to pay full fee)

Combined Medical Services Exam Test Centres in India
The Combined Medical Services Exam is held every year in the main cities of the India name of most of them are given below:-

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad

Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal

Chennai, Chandigarh, Cuttack

Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur (Guwahati)

Gangtok, Hyderabad

Imphal, Itanagar

Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat

Kochi (Cochin), Kohima, Kolkata


Madurai, Mumbai


Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair


Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar

Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati

Udaipur and


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Syllabus for Paper 1

(a) 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

(b) General Medicine-including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology an Psychiatry)


Respiratory diseases






Metabolic disorders

Infections/Communicable Diseases (Virus, Rickets, Bacterial, Spirochetal, Protozoan, Metazoan, Fungus


Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)

Musculoskelatal System



(c) Paediatrics

Syllabus for Paper 2 

(a) Surgery including ENT, Opthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics

1. General Surgery





Blood vessels


Head and neck


Alimentary tract (Oesophagus, Stomach, Intestines, Anus, Developmental)

Liver, Bile, Pancreas



Abdominal wall

Abdominal injuries

2. Urological Surgery

3. Neuro Surgery

4. Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.

5. Thoracic surgery

6. Orthopedic surgery

7. Ophthalmology

8. Anesthesiology

9. Traumatology

(b) Gynaecology & Obstetrics

1. Obstetrics

Ante-natal conditions

Intra-natal conditions

 Post-natal conditions

 Management of normal labors or complicated labor

2. Gynaecology

 Questions on applied anatomy

 Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization

 Questions on infections in genital tract

 Questions on neoplasm in the genital tract

 Questions on displacement of the uterus

3. 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

(c) Preventive Social and Community 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

Application Start Date :

11th April 2018

Application End Date :

7th May 2018

Exam Date :

22nd July 2018

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

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