UPSC CMS EXAM: Exam Date, Application Form, Vacancies & Eligibility

About UPSC CMS Exam:

UPSC CMS 2020 time table was declared by UPSC on September 18th 2020. Candidates shall download the UPSC CMS Exam time table for checking the schedule of the exam. The UPSC CMS Exam shall be held on October 22,2020 across the nation. Written exam is an objective type held online as a computer-based test.

Lately, UPSC declared notice in relation to the cancellation of some of the applications of CMS 2020 due to non-payment of the application fee. UPSC CMS Exam notification was declared on July 29. Last date for submission of the UPSC CMS application was August 18th 2020. The UPSC CMS Exam Notification for 559 vacancies released under two categories. UPSC CMS Exam Notification is the first official data that will initiate the application process and the candidates shall get twenty days from date of start of the application window for applying for the UPSC CMS Exam.

CMS exam is the name for the Combined Medical Services Exam held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The CMS exam is held every year for recruiting the candidates for the given positions:

Category I

  1. Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services

Category II

  1. Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways
  2. Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services 
  3. General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council 
  4. General Duty Medical Grade-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation.
 Name of ExamCombined Medical Services Exam
Organizing BodyUnion Public Service Commission
Frequency of ExamYearly
Exam ScopeAll over India
Fees for ApplicationRs. 200
Stages of Exam2 Stages
Mode of ExamOnline computer-based exam & Personality Test
Helpline No.011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

UPSC CMS Exam: Important Dates

Name of EventDateFeatures
UPSC CMS Exam Notification 202022 Jul 2020 29 Jul 2020  The notification was released online for 559 vacancies.
UPSC CMS Exam Application Commencement22 Jul 2020 29 Jul 2020  The link was generated on July 29, 2020.
UPSC CMS Exam Application End11 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020  CMS application shall end on August 18.
UPSC CMS Exam Application Withdrawal CommencementTo be notified laterThe CMS Exam application withdrawal dates shall be notified later.
UPSC CMS Exam Application Withdrawal EndTo be notified laterIt is postponed and UPSC shall issue new dates later.
UPSC CMS Exam Written Exam (CBT)22 Oct 2020The UPSC CMS written exam will be held. The CMS written exam is a computer-based test.
UPSC CMS Exam Written ResultNovember 2020 (Tentative)  UPSC shall release link online approximately 25 days after the exam.
UPSC CMS Detailed Application Form(DAF)December 2020 (Tentative)  The candidates are required to fill the DAF for the CMS personality test
UPSC CMS Personality TestMarch 2021 (Tentative)  The personality test for CMS exam shall be held in the UPSC Office, New Delhi
UPSC CMS Final ResultApril 2021 (Tentative)  The UPSC CMS final result will be declared

UPSC CMS Exam: Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must have an M.B.B.S degree from a reputed/recognised university. The candidates looking for their final result shall also apply for the CMS exam.

UPSC CMS Exam: Age limit

The candidates must not exceed 32 years of age on August 1 of the exam year. No lower age limit is defined in the official UPSC CMS Exam notification.

The age relaxation is given to the reserved category as follows:

OBC candidates3 Years
SC/ST candidates5 Years
For the candidate who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to the 31st day of December5 Years

UPSC CMS Exam : Selection Process

Step 1: CMS notification was released on July 29.  UPSC shall provide 20 day period to fill the online application form.

Step 2: The candidates shall withdraw application if they change their mind.

Step 3: The UPSC shall provide CMS Exam admit card for the computer-based exam to all the aspirants who had beneficially filled the application form.

Step 4: The UPSC will organize the CMS written exam on October 22, 2020.

Step 5: The candidate who pass the stage I written exam shall be called for the personality test.

Step 6: The UPSC will release the CMS final results within few days after the personality tests.

UPSC CMS Exam : Exam Pattern

The UPSC CMS exam comprise of two stages. First stage is the computer-based exam and the second stage is the personality test.

UPSC CMS Exam Part I; Written Exam (Paper 1 & Paper 2)250+250=500
UPSC CMS Exam Part-II; Personality Test 100

UPSC CMS Exam: Admit card 

Admit card for the computer-based written exam is declared three weeks before the exam. The candidates shall download admit card for CMS written exam by login through their registration number. Admit card for personality test is provided separately.

UPSC CMS Exam: Result

The UPSC shall declare the CMS Exam result within one month of written exam. The result shall be released to select the candidates for the stage of interview. The UPSC will declare result separately for every stage of the exam.

In UPSC CMS exam 2017, total number of application gathered for the 737 vacancies were 39166. Out of 39166 candidates, only 18183 appeared in the exam. A total of 637 candidates were recommended. So ,the qualifying percentage is probably good in the UPSC CMS exam.

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