Combined Medical Services Examination

Basic Information regarding Exam
A combined examination is held by the UPSC once a year in the month of January/ February for recruitment to the services and posts mentioned below:

(i) Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways.
(ii) Junior Scale Posts in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service.
(iii) Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services.
(iv) Medical Officers in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
(v) Geneal Duty Medical Officers in the New Delhi Municipal Council.

Indian Nationals as defined in the Constitution.

Age limit
Below 32 years as on January 1 of the year of examination, relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates. Upper age limit is relaxable for certain other categories of persons as may from time to time be notified by the Govt. of India

Minimum Educational Qualification
For admission to the examination candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final MBBS Examination.

NOTE I: A candidate who has appeared/or has yet to appear at the final MBBS Examination may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination if otherwise eligible, but the admission would be deemed to be provisional subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the written and practical parts of the final MBBS Examination along with the detailed application which will be required to be submitted to the Commission by the candidates who qualify on the result of the written part of the examination.

NOTE II: A candidate who has yet to complete the compulsory rotating internship is educationally eligible for admission to the examination but on selection he will be appointed only after he has completed the compulsory rotating internship.

Examination Fee
Rs 100/-. No fee for SC/ST. Payment must be made through Central Recruitment Fee Stamps or Crossed Bank Draft from any branch of SBI payable to the Secretary, UPSC at New Delhi of through Crossed IPOs payable to the Secretary, UPSC at New Delhi GPO.

Centre of Examination
Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore Bareilly, Bhopal, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kochi, (Cochin), Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur(Guwahati), Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kohima, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, port Blair, Raipur, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

Plan of Examination

General Note about Examination Scheme The examination will comprise: (a) Written Examination: The candidate will take the examination in the following two papers each of two hours duration containing objective type questions covering the following subjects and each carrying a maximum of 200 marks. The question papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only. The questions in both the papers will be so designed as to give the following weightage to different subjects.

1 Paper I (Code No.1)
Subjects – (i) General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry 60%
(ii) Surgery including E.N.T. Opthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics 40%
2 Paper II (Code No.2)
Subjects – (i) Paediatrics 20%
(ii) Gynaecology and Obstetrics 40%
(iii) Preventive, Social and Community Medicine 40%

Details Regarding Selection Procedure

Interivews Test/ Personality Test
Personality Test (200 marks) of candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. This will intend 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 a personality test to assess the candidate’s intellectual curiosity , critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgement and alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiative and capability of leadership.

A candidate must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of his duties as an officer of the service.

How to Apply The notification is published in Employment News usually in the month of August/September. The Application Form along with Information Brochure must be obtained from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices throughout the country as listed in the notification published in Employment News/Leading Newspapers against cash payment of Rs 20/-. Candidates must use the Form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy/ reproduction/unauthorisedly printed copy of the Form.

Last date for submission of duly filled Application Form along with required enclosures is usually in the month of September/October.

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