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UPSC CMS 2021 Selection Process - Written Test, Interview & Probationary Period

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Jan 20, 2021

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The UPSC CMS 2020 interview exam is scheduled for 18 January 2021 and the date was released by the UPSC on 18 December 2020. The exam will be conducted from the New Delhi office of the UPSC. A total of 1191 aspirants got the invitation for the interview round. For applicants of CMS 2020, along with the exam pattern and syllabus, the knowledge of the UPSC CMS 2020 selection process is also necessary. The details of the selection process have been declared in the official notification by UPSC. Candidates under UPSC CMS recruitment will be selected on the basis of their performance in 2 stages:

  1. Computer-based Examination
  2. Personality Test/ Interview
  3. Physical Fitness

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UPSC CMS 2020 Selection Process - Computer-based Test

  • All the candidates who have successfully completed the online application procedure will get to attend the Stage-I written test.
  • UPSC issues online admit cards for the written test which will be available on the official website 2 - 3 weeks before the exam date.
  • The written test is actually a computer-based online exam.
  • The computer-based exam consists of two Papers.
  • Each paper maximum of 250 marks and the duration for each paper will be of two hours.
  • Each paper consists of 120 objective types of questions having 04 options.

For more details on exam pattern of Computer-based written test, check UPSC CMS 2020 Paper-wise Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UPSC CMS 2020 Selection Process - Personality Test/ Interview

  • Applicants who qualify in the written examination will be called for an interview/ personality test.
  • The admit card/interview call letter will be issued separately for the qualified candidates.
  • The interview/ personality test will be of 100 marks.
  • The personality test will be organized for testing the general knowledge and ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study and also nature of a personality test to assess the contender’s academic curiosity, important powers of assimilation, the balance of judgment and alertness of mind, the ability for social cohesion, initiative capability for leadership.
  • On the basis of the Personality Test, selected applicants will check that they must be Physically and Medically Fit.

UPSC CMS 2020 Selection Process - Physical Fitness

Once the candidates get a nod from the interview conducting authorities, they must prove their medical and physical fitness to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Following proving their physical and medical fitness, the candidates will receive a confirmation from the authorities regarding their selection in the CMS. The whole recruitment process consumes one year.

What happens after the UPSC CMS Final Result?

Candidates must take note that their admission at all stages of examination is provisional. It will only be finalized after verification of the documents. After clearing the final merit list, candidates will be summoned to clear this final stage. Here is the list of the documents prescribed by the commission:

  1. Certificate of Age.
  2. Certificate of Educational Qualification.
  3. Certificate in support of a claim to belong to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Economically Weaker Sections and Other Backward Classes where applicable.
  4. Certificate in support of the claim for age/fee concession, where applicable.
  5. Certificate in support of being Person with Benchmark Disability (where applicable).

Note: All the documents should be self-attested.

Immediately after the CBT, qualified candidates will be notified by the commission to submit the Detailed Application Form (DAF) online. They have to send this form with each page signed with self-attested copies of the above-mentioned certificates.

Probation Period of UPSC CMS Officer

  1. Junior Scale Post in the Central Health Service: The candidates for this Post will be on probation for two years. They can also be terminated during their probation period at the discretion of the regulating authority.
  2. General Duty Medical Officer in the New Delhi Municipal Council:The candidates for this Post will be on probation for two years. If they are unable to function properly during their probation period, then they are likely to be suspended at the discretion of the regulating authority.
  3. General Duty Medical Officer Gr.II: In East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, and South Delhi Municipal Corporation, the candidate for this Post will be on probation for a duration of two years. He can be removed during his probation if he doesn’t perform well during the probation period by the dominant authority.


Ques. What are the principles of UPSC CMS Tie-Breaking?

Ans. The UPSC has issued new guidelines for resolving the tie between the two candidates. If two candidates have equal marks in the final aggregate total then the following will be considered to give preference and decide the rank of the candidate. These two criteria are :

  • Candidate’s Age
  • Date/Year of completion of the Internship.


  • It means in case of a tie between two candidates, the older candidate will be given preference by the commission in giving the rank.
  • In case, both the candidates are of the same age, the preference will be given to the candidate who has completed his/her internship before.

Ques. Will every applicant receive the admit card for the written test of CMS 2020?

Ans. Yes, if all the candidates who have checked their eligibility and completed the application procedure accordingly, will be able to download the admit card of the CMS 2020 computer-based written test.

Ques. I want a CMS 2020 Mock Test link. Where will I find it?

Ans. We are providing you the UPSC CMS 2020 mock test link right here. Click Prep Test Series

Ques. Was the UPSC CMS 2020 Exam notification postponed?

Ans. Yes, the UPSC CMS 2020 exam notification was postponed once. UPSC CMS 2020 notification was issued on July 29. The UPSC CMS written exam 2020 will be conducted on October 22, 2020.

Ques. Is the answer key published for the UPSC CMS written exam?

Ans. Yes, the answer key of the Computer-based test is released by UPSC after the final result of the CMS exam is published.

Ques. How many candidates passed the written test of UPSC CMS 2019?

Ans. A total of 2667 candidates have passed the written test of UPSC CMS 2019 and are eligible to appear in the Interview/Personality Test of UPSC CMS 2019.

Ques. How many candidates appear on the UPSC CMS exam on average?

Ans. In the UPSC CMS exam 2017, the total number of applications received for the 737 vacancies was 39166. Out of 39166 candidates, only 18183 appeared in the exam.

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