UPSC CMS Combined Medical Services Exam 2023 | 1,261 Posts | Last Date: 09 May 2023

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Union Public Service Commission invites online applications for Combined Medical Services Examination 2023 for the post of Assistant Divisional Medical Officer/Medical Officer/General Duty Medical Officer for 1,261 vacancies. Candidates who completed their MBBS are eligible to apply for this job. The selection process is based on a written examination, and interview/personality test. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online. The detailed eligibility and application process are given below.


UPSC CMS Combined Medical Services Exam 2023:

Exam Name UPSC CMS Combined Medical Services Exam
Job Role Assistant Divisional Medical Officer/Medical Officers/General Duty Medical Officer
Qualification MBBS
Total Vacancies 1,261 Posts
Experience Freshers
Salary Best in Industry
Job Location Across India
Last Date 09 May 2023

Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification: For admission to the examination a candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.


  • A candidate who has appeared or has yet to appear at the final M.B.B.S. Examination may also apply.
  • Such candidates will be admitted to the examination if otherwise eligible but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation if they do not produce proof of having passed the written and practical part of the final M.B.B.S. 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 examination.
  • Such proof of passing the requisite examination should have been issued latest by the closing date of the Detailed Application Form of the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2023.
  • A candidate who has yet to complete the compulsory rotating internship is educationally eligible for admission to the examination but on selection, he/she will be appointed only after he/she has completed the compulsory rotating internship.

Age Limit ( 01 August 2023 ):

  • 32 years. The candidate must have been born not earlier than 2 August 1991.
  • However, for Medical Officers Grade in General Duty Medical Officers Subcadre of Central Health Services, the upper age limit must not exceed 35 years.

Age Relaxation:

  • Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
  • Up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes.
  • Up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel.
  • Up to a maximum of five years in the case of Ex-servicemen.
  • Up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs.
  • Up to a maximum of ten years for PWBD Candidates.

No.of.Vacancies: 1,261 Posts

  • Medical Officers Grade in General Duty Medical Officers Sub-cadre of Central Health Service: 584 Posts
  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways: 300 Posts
  • General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council: 01 Post
  • General duty Medical Officer Gr-II in Municipal Corporation of Delhi: 376 Posts

Scheme of Examination:

The examination shall be conducted as a Written Exam/Personality Test.

Written Exam ( 500 marks ):

  • The candidates will take the written examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks.
  • Each Paper will be two hours in duration.
  • Candidates must write the papers in their own hands.
  • There will be a penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
  • There are four alternatives for the answers to every question.
  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty.
  • If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be the same penalty as above for that question.
  • If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
  • Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective-type papers.
  • They should, therefore not bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
  • Both the Papers of the CMSE will be of MBBS standard.

Paper 1 – General Medicine and Paediatrics:

  • Total questions in Paper I = 120 (96 from General Medicine and 24 from Paediatrics).
  • The syllabus will explain in the advertisement. ( Check Advertisement )

Paper 2 – Surgery/Gynaecology & Obstetrics/Preventive & Social Medicine:

  • Total questions in Paper II = 120 (40 questions from each part.)
  • The syllabus will explain in the advertisement. ( Check Advertisement )

Personality Test (100 Marks):

  • Personality tests carry 100 marks such as the candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination.
  • Candidates who qualify in the written examination will be called for the Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.
  • 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 a personality test to assess the candidate’s intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, the balance of judgment and alertness of mind, the ability for social cohesion, the integrity of character, initiative, and capability for leadership.

Application Fees: Candidates (Except Female/SC/ST/PwBD candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay off a fee of Rs. 200/-.

Mode of Payment:

  • Online Mode – Internet Banking Payment/Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.
  • Offline Mode – Pay by Cash.

How to apply for UPSC CMS Combined Medical Services Exam 2023?

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the exam online on their official website latest by 09 May 2023 up to 6.00 pm.

For more details: Click here

To Apply: Click here


  • The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website.
  • The number of vacancies is liable to alteration.

Important Dates:

  • Last date for Submission of Application: 09 May 2023
  • Pay by cash” mode option will be deactivated on: 08 May 2023 at 11.59 pm.
  • Modification in the application form is available from: 10 May 2023 to 16 May 2023.

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