Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination

UPSC Combined Medical Service (CMS) Exam Pattern: – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conduct exam for the recruitment of Combined Medical Service (CMS). Exam pattern details are given below…

Exam Pattern: – Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination consists of Computer based Examination 8 Personality Test/ Interview. Computer based Examination consists 2 papers; each paper carries 250 maximum marks and 2 hours duration. The candidates who qualify Computer based Examination will be called for Personality Test/ Interview process.

Examination will be conducted in Two Parts:

  1. Computer based Examination (500 Marks)
  2. Personality Test (100 Marks)


  1. Computer based Examination: – The candidates will take the Computer based Examination in two papers (Paper I & Paper ll), each paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each paper will be of two hours duration.


S. No.SubjectNo. of QuestionMax. Marks
1.General Ability30 


2.General Medicine70
Total questions120250



S. No.SubjectNo. of QuestionMax. Marks


2.Gynecology & Obstetrics40
3.Preventive & Social Medicine40
Total questions120250



  • There will be penalty (Negative Making) of 1/3 marks for each wrong answers marked by candidates in the objective type question papers.
  • There are four alternatives for the answers to every question.
  • If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidates, there will be no penalty for that question.
  • Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers.
  • Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotors disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (Writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment) in the Combined Medical Services Examination. 2016.
  1. Personality Test: – Candidates who qualify in the Computer based Examination will be called for interview Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Interview! Personality Test will carry 100 marks. The Interview for personality test will be intended to serve as a supplement to the written examination for testing the General Knowledge and ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study and also in the nature of personality test to assess the candidate‘s Intellectual curiosity, integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.
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