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UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria 2024, Qualification and Age Limit

Union Public Service Commission released the UPSC CMS Notification 2024 on 10th April 2024 on its official website. The UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination (CMS), a prestigious entrance examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission of India selects candidates for All India, Central, and State Health Services. A total of 827 UPSC CMS vacancies are up to be filled through the recruitment drive in the year 2024.

UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria

UPSC defines a set of criteria for the Combined Medical Services Exam. The UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria has been released along with the official notification. UPSC CMS eligibility defines the age limit, educational qualification, nationality etc. which is required to meet by the aspirants preparing for the CMS Exam. Candidates can check the UPSC CMS Eligibility from this article. We have provided the detailed UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria 2024 in the below section.

UPSC CMS Age Limit

UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria defines the upper age limit as 32 years of age at the time of application. Candidates are required to ensure about fulfilling this age criteria. Category from unreserved category can apply 6 times for the UPSC CMS examination while an OBC candidate can apply 7 times and an SC/ST candidate can apply unlimited times (up to 37 years of age), respectively, for the CMS examination.

Category Relaxation
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Up to 3 years
Scheduled Caste (SC) Up to 5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST) Up to 5 years
Ex-Servicemen with continuous 5 years of service (If had been not discharged from duty due to physical fitness/Invalidment/ misconduct/inefficiency) Up to 5 years
Defence service personnel released as a consequence of their injuries in operations during hostilities with foreign countries or in disturbed areas Up to 3 years
Military service person (ECOs/SSCOs with a total of 5 years of military service) as of August 1st Up to 5 years
Candidates with Physical Disability Up to 10 years
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir Up to 5 years

UPSC CMS Educational Qualification

As per the official notification, the UPSC CMS Educational Qualification demands a candidate to have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from a recognized university. Candidates check the latest CMS Educational Qualification from this section.

  • The candidate must have cleared both the written and practical parts of the MBBS final year examination.
  • If the candidate is undergoing the compulsory rotating internship and has not completed it yet, they will be recruited only after completing the internship.
  • Candidates who have appeared or will appear in the final MBBS examination are also eligible. However, they must provide proof of passing and internship completion at the time of document verification to be recruited.

UPSC CMS Nationality

The Nationality for the CMS Exam has been clearly defined in the official notification by the commission. UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria states that a candidate must be either:
(a) a Citizen of India
(b) a subject of Nepal
(c) a subject of Bhutan
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st of January, 1962 to permanently settle in India. or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or the East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
  • A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

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Q1. What is the last date to apply for UPSC CMS 2024?

The last date to apply for UPSC CMS 2024 is 30 April 2024.

How many vacancies are released for UPSC CMS 2024?

A total of 827 Medical Officer vacancies are released for UPSC CMS 2024.

What is the age limit for the UPSC CMS Exam 2024?

The age limit for the UPSC CMS Exam 2024 is between 21 to 32 years as on 1st August of the year of the examination. However, there are certain age relaxations provided for candidates belonging to reserved categories such as SC/ST and OBC.

What is the application fee for the UPSC CMS Exam 2024?

The application fee for the UPSC CMS Exam 2024 is Rs. 200 for general and OBC candidates, and there is no fee for SC/ST and female candidates.

When was the UPSC CMS Notification 2024 released?

The UPSC CMS Notification 2024 was released on April 10, 2024.

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