Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination Eligibility Details

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


For the Engineering Services Examination (ESE), a candidate must be either:

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January. 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that candidate belonging to category (b), (c), (d) & (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by Govt. of India.

Age Limit: – A candidate must have attained the age of 32 years as on 01-08-2017 i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 02-08-1985

The Upper Age Limit is Relaxable as Follows:

(i).       5 years age relaxable for SC/ ST candidates

(ii).      3 years age relaxable for OBC candidates

(iii).     Age relaxable for 3 years in case of defence services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or disturbed area.

(iv).     5 years Age relaxable for Ex-service men including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of a assignment of 5 years military service.

(v).      Ten years Age relaxation for blind, deaf, mute and orthopaedically handicapped candidates.

(vi).     Upto maximum of 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSOs who have completed an intial period of assignment of 5 years Military Service.

(vii).    Upto maximum of 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 01-01-1980 to the 31-12-1989.

Educational qualification: – The candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S Examination.


The final examinations who has appeared or has yet to appear at the final MBBS Examination may also apply.

Physical and Medical Standards: – Candidates must be physically and medically fit according to the physical/medical standards for the Combined Medical Services Examination.

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