Combined Medical Service Exam

All the Details of UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam. All Medical Students should know.

All the Medical students can give the Combined Medical Service Exam . In this page we have given all the necessary information about this exam.

What is Combined Medical Service Exam ?

Untitled design 2Combined Medical Service Exam is conducted by UPSC. This exam is also known as UPSC CME. Union Public Service Commission coordinate Combined Medical Service Exam to discover the capable candidate to serve as a Medical Officer in various organisations of Indian Government. UPSC conduct Combined Medical Service Exam every year. Candidate shoud keep eye on the advertisement of UPSC.

Who can Apply for Combined Medical Service Exam ?

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality :

    For applying UPSC combined medical service exam a candidate should be either a citizen of India or a citizen of  Nepal or a Bhutan. A Tibetan refugee can also apply for exam but a condition is that they should came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling in India permanently. PIO that is person of Indian origin who had migrated from the Vietnam, Ethiopia, Zaire, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya with the intention of settling in India

  • Age Group :

    Maximum age of candidate for attending the examination is 32 years but for Junior Time Scale Posts in Central Health Service the maximum age limit is 35 years. The relaxation in age limit is as follows.

      • Age is relaxable upto 5years if candidate belongs to SC (Scheduled Caste) or (Scheduled Tribe) category. 
      • Age is relaxable upto 3years if candidate belongs to OBC (Other Backward Classes).
      • Age is relaxable upto 3 years in case if Defence service
      • Age is relaxable upto 5years if candidate belongs to Ex-serviceman who have served minimum 5 years in Military service.
      • Age is relaxable upto 10years if candidate belongs to a PwBD (Person with Benchmark Disabilities). The PwBD categories is as below
      1. Low vision and blindness.
      2. Hard and Deaf of hearing.
      3. Locomotor disability which includes muscular dystrophy, dwarfism, cerebral palsy, leprosy cured and acid attack victims.
      4. Mental illness, autism, specific learning disability and intellectual disability.

         Note: The PwBD candidate will be considered for eligible for appointment after the Government or appointing authority finds a candidate satisfy for concerned service.

  • Education Qualification :

    A candidate must have passed the written and practical parts of the final year of M.B.B.S Examination. The candidate who have appeared or yet to appear the final year exam of M.B.B.S may also apply but such candidate have to produce the proof of having pass the M.B.B.S examination after qualifying CMS exam. A candidate who has not completed compulsory rotating internship can also apply but his/her appointment will be done after completing compulsory rotating internship.

Post offered by UPSC after clearing Combined Medical Service Exam.

There are two category of posts offered by UPSC after clearing Combined Medical Service Exam. 

Category I

  • Junior Scale post in Central Health Service

Category II

  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in Railways
  • General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council.
  • General Duty Medical Officers in Municipal Corporations. 

How to Apply for UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam ?

Advertisement of Combined Medical Service Exam is published by UPSC on the website as well as on newspapers. Candidates require the Photo ID card which is issued by State or Central Government. The Candidate will have to provide the details of the photo ID card while filling up the form which will be used for the future reference . The only way to apply to exam is the online. While applying candidate will also require the scanned copy of the photo and the signature. 


Syllabus of UPSC Combined Medical Service Exam :

Syllabus of UPSC CME

Combine medical service exam is mainly divided in two parts Written exam and Interview.

Written exam is contain of 500 marks and contain two Papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2 of 250 marks each.

Syllabus of Paper I

  1. Cardiology
  2. Respiratory diseases
  3. Gastro-intestinal
  4. Genito-Urinary
  5. Neurology
  6. Hematology
  7. Endocrinology
  8. Metabolic disorders
  9. Infections/Communicable Diseases
  10. Nutrition/Growth
  11. Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  12. Musculoskelatal System
  13. Psychiatry
  14. Emergency Medicine
  15. Common Poisoning
  16. Snake bite
  17. Tropical Medicine
  18. Critical Care Medicine
  19. Emphasis on medical procedures
  20. Patho physiological basis of diseases
  21. Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases
  22. Vitamin deficiency diseases
  1. Common childhood emergencies
  2. Basic new born care
  3. Normal developmental milestones
  4. Accidents and poisonings in children
  5. Birth defects and counseling including autism
  6. Immunisation in children
  7. Recognising children with special needs and management
  8. National programmes related to child health

Syllabus of Paper II

Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics

  1. General Surgery [ Wounds,Infections, Tumours, Lymphatic, Blood vessels, Cysts/sinuses, Head and neck, Breast, Alimentary tract,Liver, Bile, Pancreas, Spleen, Peritoneum, Abdominal wall, Abdominal injuries]
  2. Urological Surgery
  3. Neuro Surgery
  4. Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T.
  5. Thoracic surgery
  6. Orthopedic surgery
  7. Ophthalmology
  8. Anesthesiology
  9. Traumatology
  10. Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
  11. Pre-operative and post operative care of surgical patients
  12. Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
  13. Wound healing 
  14. Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
  15. Shock patho-physiology and management
  • Gynaecology
  1. Applied anatomy
  2. Applied physiology of menstruation and fertilisation
  3. Infections in genital tract
  4. Displacement of the uterus
  5. Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
  6. High risk pregnancy and management
  7. Abortions
  8. Intra Uterine growth retardation
  9. Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape
  10. Family Planning [Conventional contraceptives, U.D. and oral pills, Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings, Medical Termination of Pregnancy]
  • Obstetrics
  1. Ante-natal conditions
  2. Intra-natal conditions
  3. Post-natal conditions
  4. Management of normal labours or complicated labour
  1. Social and Community Medicine
  2. Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine
  3. Health Administration and Planning
  4. General Epidemiology
  5. Demography and Health Statistics
  6. Communicable Diseases
  7. Environmental Health
  8. Nutrition and Health
  9. Non-communicable diseases
  10. Occupational Health
  11. Genetics and Health
  12. International Health
  13. Medical Sociology and Health Education
  14. Maternal and Child Health
  15. National Programmes
  16. Management of common health problems
  17. Ability to monitor national health programmes
  18. Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
  19. Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies

Personal Interview

Candidate who successfully qualify in written examination will be called for interview which carry 100 marks. Interview is held for testing candidates academic and general knowledge. Interviewer also judge the personality of candidate in the interview.