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UPSC CMS 2020 Exam on 22 October for 559 Junior Scale & Other Posts: Download Combined Medical Service Exam Notice @upsc.gov.in, Check Admit Card Updates Here

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to conduct the exam for the post of Combined Medical Service (CMS) Exam 2020 on 22 October 2020 (Thursday). Today, UPSC has uploaded the detailed schedule notice for UPSC CMS 2020 on its official website - upsc.gov.in. As per the notice, Combined Medical Service Exam will be conducted from 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM  for Paper 1 (General Medicine and Paediatrics) and from  2.00 PM to 4.00 PM  for Paper 2 (Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine).

All those candidates who have applied for UPSC CMS Recruitment 2020 can appear for the exam on scheduled date and time. Meanwhile the candidates can check exam pattern, selection process, syllabus, admit card and other details below:

UPSC CMS Exam Notice Download

UPSC CMS Admit Card 2020:

In order to appear for UPSC CMS Online Exam, the candidates will be required to download the admit card through online mode. UPSC CMS Admit Card is expected in the last week of September or First week of October 2020 on the official website upsc.gov.in

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UPSC CMS Exam  Pattern 2020:

The examination will be conducted online in two papers of 250 Marks each. Paper 1 will have questions from General Medicine and Paediatrics and Paper 2 will have questions on Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine. The Computer based examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (Multiple choice answers) type. The question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.

UPSC CMS Exam Syllabus:

General Medicine and Paediatrics:

Total questions in Paper I = 120 (96 from General Medicine and 24 from Paediatrics);
Syllabus of Paper-I

(a) General Medicine including the following:
(i) Cardiology
(ii) Respiratory diseases
(iii) Gastro-intestinal
(iv) Genito-Urinary
(v) Neurology
(vi) Hematology
(vii) Endocrinology
(viii) Metabolic disorders
(ix) Infections/Communicable Diseases
a) Virus
b) Rickets
 c) Bacterial
 d) Spirochetal
 e) Protozoan
 f) Metazoan
g) Fungus
(x) Nutrition/Growth
(xi) Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
(xii) Musculoskelatal System
(xiii) Psychiatry
(xiv) General
(xv) Emergency Medicine
(xvi) Common Poisoning
(xvii) Snake bite
(xviii) Tropical Medicine
(xix) Critical Care Medicine
(xx) Emphasis on medical procedures
(xxi) Patho physiological basis of diseases
(xxii) Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases
(xxiii) Vitamin deficiency diseases
(xxiv) In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizoprenia.

(b) Paediatrics including the following -
(i) Common childhood emergencies,
(ii) Basic new born care,
(iii) Normal developmental milestones,
(iv) Accidents and poisonings in children,
(v) Birth defects and counseling including autism,
(vi) Immunization in children,
(vii) Recognizing children with special needs and management, and
(viii) National programmes related to child health.

Paper II Maximum (Marks : 250)

(a) Surgery

(b) Gynaecology & Obstetrics

(c) Preventive & Social Medicine

Total questions in Paper II = 120 (40 questions from each part.)

Syllabus of Paper - II
(a) Surgery
(Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)
(I) General Surgery
i) Wounds
ii) Infections
iii) Tumours
iv) Lymphatic
v) Blood vessels
vi) Cysts/sinuses
vii) Head and neck
viii) Breast
ix) Alimentary tract
a) Oesophagus
b) Stomach
c) Intestines
d) Anus
e) Developmental
x) Liver, Bile, Pancreas
xi) Spleen
xii) Peritoneum
xiii) Abdominal wall
xiv) Abdominal injuries
(II) Urological Surgery
(III) Neuro Surgery
(IV) Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
(V) Thoracic surgery
(VI) Orthopedic surgery
(VII) Ophthalmology
(VIII) Anesthesiology
(IX) Traumatology
(X) Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
(XI) Pre-operative and post operative care of surgical patients
(XII) Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
(XIII) Wound healing
(XIV) Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
(XV) Shock patho-physiology and management.
i) Ante-natal conditions
ii) Intra-natal conditions
iii) Post-natal conditions
iv) Management of normal labours or complicated labour

i) Questions on applied anatomy
ii) Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
iii) Questions on infections in genital tract
iv) Questions on neoplasma in the genital tract
v) Questions on displacement of the uterus
vi) Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
vii) High risk pregnancy and management
viii) Abortions
ix) Intra Uterine growth retardation
x) Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape.
i) Conventional contraceptives
ii) U.D. and oral pills
iii) Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the
urban and rural surroundings
iv) Medical Termination of Pregnancy

I Social and Community Medicine
II Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine
III Health Administration and Planning
IV General Epidemiology
V Demography and Health Statistics
VI Communicable Diseases
VII Environmental Health
VIII Nutrition and Health
IX Non-communicable diseases
X Occupational Health
XI Genetics and Health
XII International Health
XIII Medical Sociology and Health Education
XIV Maternal and Child Health
XV National Programmes
XVI Management of common health problems
XVII Ability to monitor national health programmes
XVIII Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
XIX Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health
problems including malnutrition and emergencies.

UPSC CMS Personality Test:

Personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the Computer based examination. 

Selection Procedure for UPSC CMS 2020

Selection will be done on the basis of Computer Based Test and Personality Test.

UPSC CMS Application Process was started i.e. on 29 July on its official website.  The last date of registration for UPSC CMS Exam was 18 August 2020. A total of 559 vacancies are available for Junior Scale Post , Assistant Divisional Medical Officer, Assistant Medical Officer , General Duty Medical Officer (GDMO).

UPSC CMS Notification Download

UPSC CMS Online Application Link

UPSC CMS 2020 Exam Important Dates

UPSC CMS 2020 Vacancy Details

Total Posts - 559


Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service - 182 Posts


UPSC CMS 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:

Qualified in the written and practical parts of the final MBBS Exam. A candidate who has appeared or has yet to appear at the final M.B.B.S. Examination may also apply.

Age Limit:

Below 32 years as on 1stAugust, 2020, i.e. the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1988. However, for Junior Time Scale Posts in Central Health Services, the upper age limit must not exceed 35 years on the aforesaid cut-off date.


Candidates must be physically and medically fit according to the physical/medical standards for the Combined Medical Services Examination 2020 as per regulations contained in Appendix III to the Rules of the Examination.

How to apply for UPSC CMS 2020 ?

Interested candidates can apply to the post through the online mode on UPSC website from 29 July 2020 to 18 August 2020.


UPSC 2020 Calendar PDF

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Combined Medical Service (CMS) Exam, every year, for the recruitment of Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways, Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services, Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services, General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council and General Duty Medical Gr.-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South - 362 Delhi Municipal Corporation.


What is the selection process for UPSC CMS 2020 ?

Selection will be done on the basis of Written Test and Personality Test.

What all posts are available under UPSC CMS 2020 ?

Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways,,Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services, Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services, General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council, General Duty Medical Gr.-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation

Who can apply for UPSC CMS Exam ?

For applying to the UPSC CMS 2020 Exam, the candidate should have MBBS Degree from a recognized University. If candidates are appearing in the final year, he/she may be able to apply

When will UPSC 2020 Notification Release ?

29 July 2020

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