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The UPSC CMS Notification 2024 has been released for online registration for 827 posts across various CMS departments, with the process starting on 30 April 2024.

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UPSC CMS 2024 Recruitment

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Combined Medical Services Examination to recruit candidates with MBBS degrees for various medical officer positions in two categories. The Commission conducts the recruitment process in two stages, beginning with an objective-type written exam in English, followed by an interview or personality test. The Commission conducts this recruitment annually and sends out an official notification in April with all of the necessary details. Here in this article, we will cover all the important details of this exam.

UPSC CMS 2024 Notification

The Union Public Service Commission has published the official UPSC CMS 2024 notification on the official website Eligible candidates may apply online for the position of Medical Officer Grade in the Central Health Service’s General Duty Medical Officers Sub-cadre, Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways, General Duty Medical Officer in the New Delhi Municipal Council, and General Duty Medical Officer Grade II in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

UPSC CMS 2024 Overview

Candidates are advised to apply before the deadline for online application, Candidates will be chosen based on a written examination, a personality test, and document verification. In the overview table below, we have tabulated the UPSC CMS Notification 2024 details:

Name of the ExamCombined Medical Services Examination (CMS)
Exam Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Level of ExamNational – Pan India
Exam FrequencyOnce in a year
Selection ProcessWritten – Paper I and Paper IIPersonality/Interview test
Application ModeOnline only
Application FeesGeneral/OBC/ EWS – Rs. 200/-Female/SC/ST/Disabled – Nil
Mode of ExaminationCBT Based/ Online
Exam DurationWritten: 2 hours per paper
Purpose of the examTo recruit medical officers at different levels in two categories
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UPSC CMS 2024 Application fee

Candidates should pay the UPSC CMS application fee before the closing of the online application portal. The Category-wise application fee details are given here:

CategoryApplication Fee
Gen/ OBC/ EWSRs. 200/-
SC/ST/ PwD/ FemalesRs. 0/-

UPSC CMS 2024 Important Dates

The candidates who are applying for this post should know the important dates for the exam. The UPSC CMS exam is conducted every year for the recruitment of Medical Officers in various government ministries. The UPSC CMS important dates are tabulated below:

EventsImportant Dates
Release of the NotificationApril 10, 2024
Availability of application formApril 10, 2024
Last day to fill out the application formApril 30, 2024
Computer-Based Exam DateJuly 14, 2024
Result of CBE

UPSC CMS 2024 Vacancy

There are a total of 827 vacancies that have been advertised under UPSC CMS Recruitment 2024. The UPSC CMS vacancy details are given below:

Post NameVacancy
Medical Officers Grade in General Duty Medical Officers of Sub Cadre of Central Health Service163
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways450
GDMO in MCD, Delhi200

UPSC CMS 2024 Eligibility

Candidates who apply for the examination must ensure that they meet all eligibility requirements for admission to the examination. Their admission will be purely provisional at all stages of the examination, subject to meeting the prescribed eligibility conditions. The UPSC CMS eligibility criteria encompass nationality, age limit, and educational qualifications:

UPSC CMS Nationality

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, or the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia with the intention of permanently settling in India.

UPSC CMS Age limit

A candidate for this examination must not be older than 32 years old on August 1, 2024, i.e. the candidate must have been born no earlier than August 2, 1991. However, the upper age limit for Medical Officers Grade in the General Duty Medical Officers Subcadre of Central Health Services must not exceed 35 (thirty-five years) as of August 1, 2024.

UPSC CMS Educational Qualification

A candidate should have passed and appeared for the M.B.B.S. degree from any recognized university or institution in India.

UPSC CMS 2024 Selection Process

The UPSC CMS selection process comprises mainly two stages, which are:

  1. Stage- Written Examination
  2. Stage- Personal Interview

UPSC CMS 2024 Exam Pattern

The UPSC CMS exam pattern, which is published by the exam conducting authority, UPSC, assists candidates in understanding the pattern, types of questions, subjects, and so on.

  • The UPSC CMS selection process is divided into two stages: the written exam and the personality test.
  • The written exam is worth 500 marks, while the personality test is worth 100 marks.
  • The UPSC CMS written exam is divided into two sections: paper 1 (General Medicine and Paediatrics) and paper 2 (Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, and Preventive & Social Medicine).
  • Each paper is two hours long.
  • Both written exam papers will be worth 250 marks.

UPSC CMS Paper 1 Exam Pattern

SubjectDurationNumber of QuestionsMaximum marks
General Medicine2 hours96250
Pediatrics2 hours24

UPSC CMS Paper 2 Exam Pattern

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum marksDuration
Surgery40250 marks2 hours
Gynaecology & Obstetrics40
Preventive & Social Medicine40

UPSC CMS 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus for Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Services comprises of two papers, which are paper 1 and paper 2.

Download UPSC CMS Syllabus PDF

UPSC CMS 2024 Salary

The starting salary of a UPSC CMS-selected candidate is Rs.56,100. The candidates who qualify will have to serve 2 2-year probation period. The UPSC CMS salary details are given here:

IAssistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railwayslevel 10 of Pay Matrix (Rs. 56100-177500/-) and it carries Non-Practicing Allowance
IIMedical Officers Grade in General Duty Medical Officers Sub-cadre of Central Health Service.Level-10 (Rs. 56,100 to Rs.1,77,500/-) of the pay matrix and NPA
Junior Scale posts in the Central Health Service.Level-10 (Rs. 56,100 to Rs.1,77,500/-) of the pay matrix and NPA
General Duty Medical Officer in the New Delhi Municipal Council:Pay Matrix Level-10 Rs. 56,100-1,77,500/- + restricted Non-practicing allowance (NPA).
General Duty Medical Officer Gr. II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, and South Delhi Municipal Corporation:Salary at the minimum of the first cell of Rs.56,100/- in level 10 of the Pay Matrix under 7th CPC

UPSC CMS 2024 Admit Card

The UPSC will release admit cards for online exams and personal interviews separately. The UPSC CMS stage 1 admit card will be issued by the exam conducting authority on its official website. Keep visiting this page for the latest updates on the UPSC exams.

UPSC CMS 2023 Cutoff

Usually, the cutoff details are published after the publication of the results. The UPSC CMS Cutoff details will also be published by the board after the results. The UPSC CMS previous year cutoff is given below in the table:

CategoryCut-Off Marks (Out of 500) For 2019Cut-Off Marks (Out of 500) For 2020Cut-Off Marks (Out of 500) For 2023 (Tentative)
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Q1. Who can apply for UPSC Combined Medical Services?

Ans. A candidate must have an M.B.B.S. degree passed or in the final year to be eligible to apply for the UPSC CMS exam.

Q2. Is the UPSC Combined Medical Services exam tough?

Ans. The UPSC CMS Exam is widely regarded as one of the most difficult exams in India, owing to its stringent selection process and demanding nature.

Q3. What is the UPSC CMS salary?

Ans. The UPSC CMS starting salary is Rs.56.100, other salary details are provided above.

Q4. Is UPSC CMS only for MBBS candidates?

Ans. Yes, the educational qualification is M.B.B.S. passed or appear candidates.

Q5. What is the UPSC CMS 2019 cutoff?

Ans. The category-wise cutoff details are given below:

  • General– 224
  • OBC– 183
  • SC– 192
  • ST– 159
  • EWS– 126