UPSC CMS Exam 2021 – 838 Posts Important Details

UPSC CMS Exam 2021 – 838 Posts. Check Notification PDF, Age Limit, Salary, Eligibility, Selection Process, Qualification, Reservation, Exam fees and application process. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) invites applications for the COMBINED MEDICAL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2021. Eligible candidates can check all relevant details and Apply online.

Full Notification – UPSC CMS Exam 2021

Important Information and Dates

Notification Nos.09/2021-CMS
Recruiting AgencyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
No. of Posts838
Application Start Date07-07-2021
Application and Fee Last Date27-07-2021 ( Up to 6:00 P.M.)
Last Date for generating Pay-in-slip for Payment of Fee BY CASH26-07-2021 at 11.59 PM
Exam Date21-11-2021
Withdrawal of applications 03 to 09-08-2021 till 06:00 PM
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    UPSC CMS Exam 2021 Vacancy Details

    • Category-I
      • 349 Posts in Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service.
    • Category-II
      • 300 Posts Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways.
      • 05 Posts General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council.
      • 184 Posts in General duty Medical Officer Gr-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation.

    UPSC CMS Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    Minimum Educational Qualifications

    • The candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.

    Age Limit for UPSC CMS Exam 2021

    • Maximum age: Less than 32 Years as on 01-08-2021
    • The candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1989
    • For Junior Time Scale Posts in Central Health Services, the upper age limit must not exceed 35 years

    Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

    CategoryMaximum Age-relaxation
    SC/ ST5 years
    OBC3 years
    Defence Services personnel disabled in operations3 years
    Ex-servicemen including CO and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years
    Military Service as of 1st January 2021
    5 years
    PwD10 years



    A candidate must be either:
    (a) a citizen of India, or
    (b) a subject of Nepal, or
    (c) a subject of Bhutan, or
    (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India,
    (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

    Physical and Medical Standards

    Candidates must be physically and medically fit according to the physical/medical standards for the Combined Medical Services Examination 2021 as per regulations and rules of the Examination.

    UPSC CMS Salary

    The UPSC CMS starting salary will be approx. INR 56100/-. But the salary will differ for different categories of posts of the UPSC CMS.

    How to apply

    • Candidates can apply online using the website
    • Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above-mentioned website.
    • The applicants are advised to submit a single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation if he/she submits another/multiple applications, the application with the higher RID will be considered.
    • Candidates will have to submit the attested copies of the following documents to the Commission soon after the declaration of the results of the Written Examination.
      • Certificate of Age.
      • Certificate of Educational Qualification.
      • Certificate in support of the claim to belong to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Economically Weaker Section(EWS) wherever applicable.
      • Certificate in support of claim for age/ fee concession, wherever applicable.
    • After the declaration of the results, successful candidates will be intimated by the Commission and they will have to submit a Detailed Application Form (DAF) online and upload the scanned copies of the above mentioned certificates to the Commission at that time.

    Examination Fees

    CategoryExamination Fees
    General and all otherRs. 200/-
    • Fee can be paid online through Net Banking, Credit/Debit cards.
    • Online fee can be paid by the candidates through Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking Payment mode up to 27.07.2021 (18:00 hours).
      Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay‐in slip during Part‐II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of the SBI Branch on the next working day.
      Pay by cash mode option last date: 26-07-2021 (11:59 PM ) i.e. one day before the closing date
    • Fee once paid shall not be refunded nor will it be adjusted against any other examination or selection.

    Scheme of UPSC CMS Exam 2021

    The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:

    • Part I-Written examination (Paper-I and Paper-II) carrying a maximum of 500 marks in the subjects as shown below. There will be Negative Marking for wrong answers.
    • The written examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (Multiple choice answers) type. The question Papers will be set in English only.
    • Part II-Viva voce of such candidates as may be called by the Commission carrying a maximum of 100 marks.

    The components and syllabi of the two Papers and the weightage to different components in the two papers are given below: –

    • Paper-I (Code No. 1): General Medicine and Paediatrics
      • Total questions in Paper I = 120 (96 from General Medicine and 24 from Paediatrics)
      • Maximum Marks: 250
    • Paper-II (Code No. 2): Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine
      • Total questions in Paper II = 120 (40 questions from each part)
      • Maximum Marks: 250

    UPSC CMS Exam 2021 Syllabus

    Syllabus of Paper-I

    • General Medicine icluding the following
      • Cardiology
      • Respiratory diseases
      • Gastro-intestinal
      • Genito-Urinary
      • Neurology
      • Hematology
      • Endocrinology
      • Metabolic disorders
      • Infections/Communicable Diseases
        • Virus
        • Rickets
        • Bacterial
        • Spirochetal
        • Protozoan
        • Metazoan
        • Fungus
      • Nutrition/Growth
      • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
      • Musculoskeletal System
      • Psychiatry
      • General
      • Emergency Medicine
      • Common Poisoning
      • Snakebite
      • Tropical Medicine
      • Critical Care Medicine
      • Emphasis on medical procedures
      • Pathophysiological basis of diseases
      • Vaccines preventable diseases and Non-vaccines preventable diseases
      • Vitamin deficiency diseases
      • In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizophrenia.
    • Paediatrics including the following:
      • Common childhood emergencies,
      • Basic new born care,
      • Normal developmental milestones,
      • Accidents and poisonings in children,
      • Birth defects and counseling including autism,
      • Immunization in children,
      • Recognizing children with special needs and management, and
      • National programmes related to child health.

    Syllabus of Paper-II

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

    UPSC CMS Exam 2021 Exam Centres



    If a candidate does not receive his/her e‐admit card or any other communication regarding his/her candidature for the examination three weeks before the commencement of the examination, he/she should at once contact the Commission. The following numbers can be contacted for enquiry

    Over telephone: 011‐23381125/011‐23385271/011‐23098543 on working days between 10.00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
    In-person: UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of UPSC office in Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069

    UPSC CMS Exam 2021 details

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    When can I apply for UPSC CMS Exam 2021?

    The Online Applications can be filled from 07-07-2021 to 27-07-2021

    What is the application fees for UPSC CMS Exam 2021?

    Application fees are exempted for Women/SC/ST/PwD
    The application fees for General and all other candidates is Rs. 200/-

    What is the age limit for UPSC CMS Exam 2021?

    Maximum age: Less than 32 Years as on 01-08-2021. For Junior Time Scale Posts in Central Health Services, the upper age limit must not exceed 35 years.

    What is the exam pattern for UPSC CMS Exam 2021?

    The exam will be a Written examination carrying a maximum of 500 marks followed by a Viva-voce of 100 marks.

    What is the educational qualification required for the UPSC CMS Exam 2021?

    The candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.