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UPSC CMS Exam 2021 Notification Out: Apply Online Link For 838 Vacancies, Check Exam Date

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has finally released the notification and announced the exam date for UPSC CMS Exam 2021. The interested candidates can go through the details for UPSC CMS Exam 2021 including important dates, educational qualification, age limit, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus from the below article.

UPSC CMS 2021 Notification

UPSC CMS Recruitment 2021: Union Public Service Commission has finally released the official notification for Combined Medical Service CMS Exam 2021 on its official website @upsc.gov.in on 07th July 2021. A total of 838 Category I and Category II vacancies has been announced to be filled through UPSC CMS 2021 Exam. The interested and eligible candidates can fill the online application form on or before 27th July 2021. The direct link to apply has been provided in the article below.

UPSC CMS 2021 Exam Notification: Overview

Go through the overview table and know the important details about UPSC CMS Exam 2021.

USPC CMS Notification 2021 
Organization Union Public Service Commission
Exam Name Combined Medical Service Examination-2021
Vacancies 838
Apply Online Starts 07th July 2021
Last Date to Apply 27th July 2021
Category Govt. Jobs 
Selection Process Written Exam, Interview
Job Location Across India
Official Website upsc.gov.in

UPSC CMS Notification PDF

Union Publis Service Commission has released the official notification for Combined Medical Services Exam 2021 on www.upsc.gov.in on 07th July 2021 against Notice no. 09/2021-CMS. The candidates who have been waiting for this opportunity can go through the official notification form the direct link below and apply before 27th July 2021.

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UPSC CMS Exam 2021: Important Dates

Along with the release of UPSC CMS Notification on 07th July 2021, other important dates have been announced which has been tabulated below. The candidates must save the dates for UPSC CMS Exam 2021.

Events Dates
UPSC CMS Notification 2021 Date 07th July 2021
UPSC CMS Application Starting Date 07th July 2021
UPSC CMS Registration Last Date 27th July 2021
Withdrawal of Application 03rd to 09th August 2021
UPSC CMS Exam Date 2021 21st November 2021
UPSC CMS Admit Card Date 2021 Three weeks before exam date

UPSC CMS Recruitment Vacancy 2021

A total of 828 vacancies has been notified for various Category I & II posts including Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service and for Assistant Divisional Medical Officer, and GDMO. The vacancies for FY 2021-22 has been tabulated below.

Posts Vacancies
Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service 349
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railway 300
General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council 05
General Duty Medical Officer in East Delhi, North Delhi & South Delhi Municipal Corporation 184
Total 838

UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for UPSC CMS 2021 Exam, check the eligibility criteria including Nationality, Education Qualification, Age Limit, and Medical Requirement from here.


A candidate must be either:

  • a Citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Educational Qualification

The candidate should be passed in the written and practical parts of the final MBBS Exam. A candidate who has appeared or has yet to appear at the final M.B.B.S examination may also apply.

Age Limit (as on 01/08/2021)

The upper age limit should be 32 years to be eligible. The candidate must not be born earlier than 2nd August 1989

Medical Requirement

Candidates must be physically and medically fit according to the physical/medical standards for the Combined Medical Services Examination 2020 as per regulations contained in Appendix III to the Rules of the Examination.

UPSC CMS 2021 Apply Online

The candidates who have completed their MBBS or in the final year of MBBS can register themself for UPSC CMS 2021 exam from the direct link below. The online registration process for CMS Exam 2021 has started on 07th July 2021 and will be active till 27th July 2021.

Steps to Apply For UPSC CMS Exam 2021?

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC @upsc.gov.in or directly apply from the above link for UPSC CMS 2021.
  2. On the homepage, click on the “What’s new” section and check the detailed advertisement for Combined Medical Service Examination-2021
  3. Click on the Apply online for Combined Medical Services Examination 2021.
  4. Registered Candidates have to Enter the Login ID(Roll no.) and password and fill the application form.
  5. New Candidates have to Register themself first.

UPSC CMS Selection Process 2021

The selection process will be done on the basis of:

  1. Computer-Based Exam – 500 Marks
  2. Interview – 100 Marks

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern 2021

Paper No. of Questions Marks Time
Paper-1 General Medicine & Paediatrics 120 (96 from General Medicine and 24 from Paediatrics) 250 2 hours
Paper 2- (a) Surgery, (b) Gynaecology & Obstetrics and (c) Preventive & Social Medicine 120 (40 questions from each part) 250 2 hours
Total 240 500 4 hours

UPSC CMS Syllabus 2021

Syllabus of Paper-I

General Medicine
  • 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
  • Patho physiological basis of diseases
  • Vaccines preventable diseases and Non-vaccines preventable diseases
  • Vitamin deficiency diseases
  • In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizophrenia
  • Common childhood emergencies
  • Basic newborn care
  • Normal developmental milestones
  • Accidents and poisonings in children
  • Birth defects and counselling including autism
  • Immunization in children
  • Recognizing children with special needs and management
  • National programmes related to child health.

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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
  • Orthopaedic 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 pathophysiology and management.
Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics: Ante-natal conditions, Intra-natal conditions, Post-natal conditions, Management of normal labours or complicated labour
  • Gynaecology: Questions on applied anatomy, Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization, Questions on infections in the genital tract, Questions on neoplasm in the genital tract, Questions on the displacement of the uterus,
  • Normal delivery and safe delivery practices: High-risk pregnancy and management, Abortions, Intra-Uterine growth retardation, Medicolegal examination in body and Gynae including Rape.
Family Planning
  • Conventional contraceptives
  • U.D. and oral pills
  • The operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings Medical Termination of Pregnancy
Preventive Social & 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

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