UPSC CMS 2020 Result (out), Exam Date (Out), Vacancy, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Preparation Tips

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May 10, 2021

The UPSC CMS result for 2020 was announced by the Union Public Service Commission on March 27, 2021. A total of 179 and 343 aspirants are selected for appointment in Category I and Category II posts of Combined Medical Services (CMS) respectively. To know more about the news, click here. Apart from this, a total of 70 reserved category candidates have been chosen for the category II posts.

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  • April 12, 2021: The UPSC CMS 2020 Cut-off and a reserve list of candidates has been released. Read more
  • March 27, 2021: The commission released the UPSC CMS result for 2020. A total of 522 aspirants were selected for both posts I and II. Check the news here.
  • March 15, 2021: UPSC published the CMS exam reserve list for 2019. The commission also recommended the names of 97 aspirants for the CMS 2019 exam. Read the news.

The UPSC CMS exam 2021 will be held on August 29, 2021, and the notification will be released on May 5, 2021. Read more about the UPSC CMS 2021 exam dates. On the other hand, the UPSC CMS interview for 2020 was held from January 18 to February 22, 2021, and a total of 1191 aspirants were called for the last round of the selection process.

Crash Course

The aspirants, who have completed or have appeared to the final round of their MBBS exam, can apply for the exam. The exam will be held in two stages across several parts of the selected cities of India. After the final round of selection, the aspirants will join for the following positions:

Category I: Junior Scale Posts in Central Health ServicesCategory II: Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways, Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services, General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council or General Duty Medical Grade II

CMS Highlights

UPSC CMS 2021 Highlights

Exam Name Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Level National
Frequency Annually
Educational Qualification MBBS
Upper Age Limit 32 years
Application Mode Online
Application Fees UR - INR 200/-
While Female and Reserved - Exempted
Exam Mode Computer-Based (Online)
Number of papers 2
Question Type Objective
Selection Process
  1. Computer-Based Exam
  2. Interview
Official Website
CMS Dates

UPSC CMS 2021: Important Dates

As per the official announcement, the UPSC Combined Medical Services examination notification will be released on May 5, 2021. To know more about the important dates go through the following content:

Event Name Date
UPSC CMS Notification 2021 May 5, 2021
UPSC CMS Application Commencement May 5, 2021
UPSC CMS Application End May 25, 2021
UPSC CMS Written Exam (CBT) August 29, 2021
UPSC CMS Written Result September 2021 (Tentative)
UPSC CMS Detailed Application Form(DAF) October 2021 (Tentative)
UPSC CMS Personality Test December 2021 (Tentative)
UPSC CMS 2021 Result February 2022 (Tentative)
CMS Eligibility

UPSC CMS Eligibility

All Indian candidates (male/female/transgender) who are willing to apply for the exam, should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. The UPSC CMS eligibility criteria are depending upon three factors and these are age limit, nationality, and educational qualification. Go through the following table to get an idea about the UPSC CMS eligibility criteria:

Age The maximum age should not be more than 32 years as of August 1, 2021 (the aspirants should not be born before August 2, 1989)
Nationality Citizen of India or Subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or Tibetan refugee and Indian Origin Migrants from select countries.
Educational qualification Should qualify or appear in the final year of the MBBS exam.
CMS Applications

How to Apply for UPSC CMS 2021?

Combined Medical Services Examination is conducted every year for the recruitment of Medical Officers in various government departments. As per the official notification of 2021, the UPSC CMS application form for the exam will be released on May 5, 2021. From the same date, the UPSC CMS registration process will be started and it will be continued till May 25, 2021 (Till 6.00 PM). To fill the UPSC CMS application form, the aspirants have to open the official website-

UPSC CMS 2021 Application Fee:

  • UR Male category: INR 200/-
  • Female and reserved category candidates: NIL
CMS Admit Card

UPSC Combined Medical Services Admit Card 2021

The UPSC Combined Medical Services Admit Card 2021 will be released online on the official website by UPSC 2 - 3 weeks before the exam date (tentatively). therefore, those candidates who have applied for the Combined Medical Services Exam (CMS 2021), should know how to download the admit card from the official website of UPSC. To download the combined medical services admit card 2021, the aspirants have to open the official website of UPSC. The aspirants have to provide the login id and registration number for downloading the UPSC CMS admit card 2021. On the exam day, the aspirants have to carry the UPSC CMS hall ticket, otherwise, they do not get permission to appear for the exam.

CMS Exam Centres

UPSC CMS Exam Centres

The candidates need to fill their choice for the UPSC CMS exam centre during the registration process 2021. UPSC CMS exam centres are allotted on the first-come and first serve basis.

The candidates need to fill the UPSC CMS application form as soon as possible so that they can get to the UPSC CMS exam centre of their choice. The UPSC CMS exam is a nationwide exam and the exam centres are located across the nation.

The UPSC CMS interviews are conducted in the UPSC officer premises in Dholpur House, New Delhi. The candidates irrespective of their place of residence need to come to New Delhi to appear in the UPSC CMS interview.

CMS Syllabus

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern & Syllabus

  • The computer-based written test (Part I) consists of Paper-I & Paper-II making a total of 500 marks.
  • Each paper of CMS Exam comprises two main sections carrying a total of 250 marks.
  • Each paper is of 2 hours duration.
  • Each wrong answer will deduct (1/3) marks assigned to that question. To know more about the UPSC CMS exam pattern 2021, click here.
  • The Part II exam is the personality test, which comprises 100 marks.

In the UPSC CMS paper I exam, the aspirants have to answer the questions on General Medicine and Paediatrics, whereas, in paper II exam, the candidates have to answer the questions on the following topics:

  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Preventive & Social Medicine. For getting thorough and subject-wise information on the UPSC CMS syllabus, check here.
CMS Result

UPSC CMS Result and Cutoff

The commission releases the result and cutoff of the combined medical sciences examination. More precisely, the Commission publishes the result of both the computer-based test and personality test.

UPSC CMS Cut-off is calculated by UPSC based on the number of vacancies, several candidates appeared, the difficulty level of the UPSC CMS exam, and more. Knowing the expected UPSC CMS cut-off marks helps create a good preparation strategy. To know about other facts of cutoff marks, the previous years’ cutoff marks, check UPSC CMS 2021 Results and Cutoff Marks - Expected & Previous Years Cutoff

CMS Selection Process

UPSC CMS Selection Process

The details of the selection process have been declared in the official notification by UPSC. Candidates under UPSC CMS selection process is done based on their performance on 3 stages:

  1. Computer-based Examination(Written Test of 500 Marks)
  2. Personality Test (Face-to-Face Interview of 100 Maks)
  3. Physical Fitness (Qualifying In Nature)

Candidates have to clear a written test and on qualifying this stage, they appear in an interview. Final selections are made based on total marks scored in all stages. It is really necessary to prepare well for both stages to crack it.

CMS Preparation

UPSC CMS Preparation Tips

To crack a tough entrance exam like the UPSC CMS, sincere dedication is not enough as the candidates have to balance between hard work and smart work to achieve their desired result. Here we are providing some of the best ways to approach UPSC CMS 2021:

  1. Know your syllabus and exam pattern.
  2. Make a suitable Study plan.
  3. Prioritizing the topics.
  4. Make and read your notes and highlights.
  5. Selection of Right Study Materials.
  6. Practice previous year papers and mock tests.
  7. Focus on your personality and communication skills
  8. Keep yourself updated

To know more about the preparation strategies and tips for the written exam and personality test, check UPSC CMS 2021 Preparation Tips

CMS Vacancy

UPSC CMS Vacancy and Salary

Combined Medical Services (CMS) examination is commenced for recruiting Medical Officers and Junior Scale posts in Indian governmental departments. The UPSC CMS starting salary is INR 56100. However, the salary will differ for different posts of the UPSC Combined Medical Services. Once the selection process is completed, the employees will be on probation for next two years.

Apart from the salary, the candidates will be eligible to receive the perks and benefits. The employees will receive granted pensions, gratuity from time to time. Based on the experience, the aspirants will be promoted to the higher grades. For more details about the UPSC CMS vacancy and salary, check here.



Ques. What is the upper age limit for applying for Junior High Scale Post in Central Health Services?

Ans. The upper age limit for applying for Junior High Scale Post in Central Health Services is 35 years.

Ques. What is the basic educational qualification for UPSC CMS?

Ans. The basic educational qualification for UPSC CMS is an MBBS degree.

Ques. I am an SC category candidate, how many attempts do I get for UPSC CMS?

Ans. An SC category candidate can apply an unlimited number of times until the age of 37 years.

Ques. Where are the UPSC CMS interviews conducted?

Ans. The Personal Interviews for UPSC CMS are conducted at Dholpur House, New Delhi.

Ques. When is the UPSC CMS 2021 written exam?

Ans. The UPSC CMS 2021 written exam is on August 29th, 2021.

3 Months Crash Course

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


When UPSC CMS interview was scheduled for 2020?
kavita rani

UPSC CMS interview scheduled for 2020 was released on 18 December by the UPSC; the interview for the eligible candidates was conducted on 18 January 2021 at the New Delhi Office of the UPSC.

sadim ansari
Are candidates allowed to change the Date of Birth from what he/she has submitted in the online application?
kavita rani

No, the commission don’t permit change of Date of Birth that has been furnished by a candidate and recorded by the Commission on any ground whatsoever.

vishal sharma
How much time is given to the candidates for applying online?
kavita rani

The time for applying online is made available in the Examination Notice. Almost candidates get 3 weeks-time to apply online for the exam and complete the online registration.

How candidates can apply for the examinations taken by the UPSC?
kavita rani

Hi Muheshraaj. Candidates can apply online for the UPSC Examinations by referring to the official website, all details process to apply for the post and how to fill the application form is mentioned there.

How a Certificate regarding physical limitation in an examinee needs to be written?
kavita rani

Certificate regarding physical limitation in an examinee to write
This is to certify that, I have examined Mr./Ms./Mrs………………………….. (name of the candidate with benchmark disability), a person with ……………………….. (nature and percentage of disability as mentioned in the certificate of disability), S/o /D/o……………………., a resident of ……………………………….. (Village/District/State) and to state that he/she has physical limitation which hampers his/her writing capabilities owing to his/her disability.