UPSC CMS 2019: Application, Exam Schedule, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus

The Combined medical Services or CMS is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) every year. UPSC is India’s central recruiting agency. It is responsible for appointments to and is conducted for recruitment as Medical Officer in various organisations such as the Indian Ordnance Factories, Indian Railways functioning under the Government of India. This is a great deal of opportunity for the candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria and who wish to establish their career in this field. To work with such an elegant sector is respectful but to have the complete knowledge of the application is the first step of this whole process. This article will guide your way throughout the scenario of the recruitment. Kindly go through the complete article for the thorough detail.

Latest: CMS 2019 Notification has been released by UPSC. The application form for CMS 2019 will be available from 10 April, 2019. Check more details below.

CMS 2019 Exam Schedule

The important dates in regard to the exam are below:

Events Dates
Date of notification 10 April, 2019
Start of online registration 10 April, 2019
End of online submission 6 May, 2019
Admit card July 2019
Date of exam 21 July, 2019
Result of written exam Last week of October
Final result December 2019

CMS 2019 Latest Updates

 CMS 2019 application and exam dates has been released by UPSC. The application form for CMS will be available from 10 April, 2019


CMS 2019 Application form

CMS Notification released on 10, April 2019 and last date to fill the application form was 6 May, 2019. Candidates can apply through online mode only through the official website of UPSC. The mode of payment is online only. Candidates willing to pay online must pay through net banking of SBI branches throughout the country or by visa card/ credit card or debit card. The fee structure for male General and OBC candidates is Rs 200/- whereas sc/st/pwd/female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.

CMS 2019 Eligibility Criteria

To apply in CMS 2019, candidates must Know the ESE eligibility criteria given below.

  • Candidates must have MBBS degree from a recognized/applicable institution.
  • Final/Last year Candidates may also apply.
  • Age of Candidates must be less than 32 years whereas age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC is also provided by UPSC.

CMS 2019 Exam Pattern

There will be two Paper – Papers I and Paper II each of 250 Marks and consist of 2 hours.

Paper I

Subject Questions Total Marks Time duration
General Ability, General Medicine 96 250 Marks 2 Hours
Pediatrics 24

Paper 2

Subject Questions Total Marks Time duration
Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics 40 250 Marks 2 Hours
Obstetrics & Gynecology 40
Preventive & Social Medicine and 40


After completing the registration it is must for the candidate to have the complete idea of the CMS syllabus and accordingly start their preparation for CMS Exam .There are 2 papers in CMS exam so below is the detailed syllabus:

Paper 1 CMS UPSC Exam given below

General Medicine (96 Questions)

  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. General
  15. Emergency Medicine
  16. Common Poisoning
  17. Snake bite
  18. Tropical Medicine
  19. Critical Care Medicine
  20. Emphasis on medical procedures
  21. Patho physiological basis of diseases
  22. Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases
  23. Vitamin  deficiency diseases
  24. In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizoprenia

(b) Paediatrics (24 Questions)

  1. Common childhood emergencies
  2. Basic new born care
  3. Normal developmental milestones
  4. Accidents and poisonings in children
  5. Birth defects and counselling including autism
  6. Immunization in children
  7. Recognizing children with special needs and management
  8. National programmes related to child health

Paper 2 exam Syllabus is given below:-

Surgery (40 Questions)

(Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)

  1. General Surgery
    1. Wounds
    2. Infections
    3. Tumours
    4. Lymphatic
    5. Blood vessels
    6. Cysts/sinuses
    7. Head and neck
    8. Breast
    9. Alimentary tract- Oesophagus, Stomach, Intestines, Anus, Developmental, 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

(b) Gynaecology & Obstetrics (40 Questions)

  1. Obstetrics
    1. Ante-natal conditions
    2. Intra-natal conditions
    3. Post-natal conditions
    4. Management of normal labours or complicated labour
  2. Gynaecology
    1. Questions on applied anatomy
    2. Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
    3. Questions on infections in genital tract
    4. Questions on neoplas main the genital tract
    5. Questions on displacement of the uterus
    6. Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
    7. High risk pregnancy and management
    8. Abortions
    9. Intra Uterine growth retardation
    10. Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape
  3. Family Planning:
    1. Conventional contraceptives
    2. U.D. and oral pills
    3. Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings
    4. Medical Termination of Pregnancy

(c) Preventive Social and Community Medicine (40 Questions)

  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

CMS 2019 Previous Year Question Paper/Mock Test

UPSC CMS 2019 is known for repeating its questions unlike other exam conducting bodies. So previous year question paper can give us an idea about what the pattern of exam is likely to be. Before appearing for CMS exam solving a previous year question paper gives us the clue about our preparation and what are the necessary changes we must make to improve ourselves. Below is the link of some previous year question papers kindly make use of them.

CMS 2019 Admit Card

CMS 2019 Admit card is the important ticket for entering the examination hall. It is must to carry with the necessary documents. The admit card for UPSC CMS comes in the month of July 2019. Candidates can download it through the online mode from the official website of . to download the admit card candidate requires the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth.

CMS 2019 Result

CMS 2019 Result is the important part of the examination. It is the authentic step for the next level of examination. UPSC announces the result in between the month of September/October 2019 (tentative) To check the result of CMS Exam go through the official website. to check the result the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth are required. Candidate selected in written test will be called for Personality test. The result of personality test result is announced in the month of December 2019.

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