UPSC CMS 2021: Exam Date, Application Form, Notification, Syllabus, Admit Card, Answer Key, Result

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the UPSC CMS Exam annually for medical students. This exam is conducted in order to recruit medical officers across several Government bodies of India including Indian Railways and municipality health units.


What is UPSC CMS Exam

CMS exam is the short name for the Combined Medical Services Exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC). The UPSC CMS exam is a two-stage exam conducted across the nation to recruit the doctors for the Indian Railway hospitals and other government Municipal hospitals. The highlights of UPSC CMS 2021 Exam are:

Exam Name Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Services Exam
Acronym UPSC CMS
Conducting Authority Union Public Service Commission
Exam Frequency Annual
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Type National Level
Application Mode Online
Official Website

The UPSC CMS exam is conducted every year to recruit several eligible candidates across 5 different positions in 2 categories as given below:

Category 1
Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services
Category 2
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways
Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services 
General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council 
General Duty Medical Grade-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation

UPSC CMS 2021 Vacancy

According to the official notification released by Union Public Service Commission, there are a total of 559 vacancies across several posts. The details of the several vacancies are listed below:

UPSC CMS 2021 Vacancy
Post Vacancy
Junior Scale Posts
(Central Health Services)
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer
(Indian Railways)
Assistant Medical Officer
(Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services)
General Duty Medical Officer 
(New Delhi Municipal Council)
General Duty Medical Grade-II
(East Delhi, North Delhi and South Delhi Municipal Corporation)

UPSC CMS 2021 Exam Dates

The exam notification for the UPSC CMS 2021 Exam is not released as of yet, 2021. All dates given below are tentative and are subject to change as per official notification, so keep a watch on this section for all updates.

UPSC CMS 2021 Exam Dates
Event Name Date(Tentative)
UPSC CMS 2021 Notification First week of April, 2021
Last Date of UPSC CMS 2021 Application Fourth week of April, 2021
UPSC CMS Application Withdrawal Commencement To be announced
UPSC CMS Application Withdrawal End To be announced
UPSC CMS Admit Card Date Fourth week of June, 2021
UPSC CMS Written Exam (CBT) Third weekof July, 2021
UPSC CMS Written Exam Result To be announced
UPSC CMS Personality Test To be announced
UPSC CMS Final Result To be announced

UPSC CMS 2021 Eligibility

There are multiple parameters which are taken into consideration with respect to eligibility criterias for selection in UPSC CMS 2021 Exam as given below:


A candidate is eligible for appearing in UPSC CMS 2021 Exam if he/she is

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who migrated to India prior to January 1, 1962 to permanently settle in the country
  • 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 intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit

The maximum age limit of all aspiring candidates is 32 years as on Aug 1, 2021 which means that he/she should not be born before Aug 02, 1988. However, there are some relaxations in the upper age-limit considered by the commission for specific categories as given below:

Category Relaxation (Maximum upper age-limit)
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Defence service personnel disabled in operations 3 years
Ex-Servicemen with minimum 5years military service 5 years
Physical Disability 10 years

Educational Qualifications

As part of the eligibility criteria for UPSC CMS 2021 Exam, all candidates must have passed the written as well as practicals of final M.B.B.S examination. Though there is a provision for candidates who have appeared or are planning to appear at the final M.B.B.S. Examination, where they can apply for the examination but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, unless they submit proof of passing both the written and the practical part of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.

UPSC CMS 2021 Syllabus

The UPSC CMS 2021 written exam is a computer-based objective type (MCQ) test. The test is divided in two parts with a total marks of 250 each. The syllabus for both papers are given below:

UPSC CMS 2021 Syllabus of Paper I [General Medicine & Paediatrics]


  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Genito-Urinary
  • Neurology
  • Hematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Infections/Communicable Diseases (Viral, Rickets, Bacterial, Spirochetal, Protozoan, Metazoan, and Fungal)
  • Growth and Nutrition
  • Skin Diseases (Dermatology)
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Psychiatry
  • General
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Common Poisoning
  • Snake-bite
  • 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
  • Psychiatry includes – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizophrenia


  • Common childhood emergencies
  • Basic newborn 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
  • National programmes related to child health

UPSC CMS 2021 Syllabus of Paper II [Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Preventive & Social Medicine

SURGERY (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


  • Applied anatomy
  • Applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
  • Genital tract infection
  • Genital tract neoplasma 
  • Uterus Displacement
  • Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
  • High risk pregnancy and management
  • Abortions
  • Intra Uterine growth retardation
  • Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape


  • Antenatal conditions
  • Intranatal conditions
  • Postnatal conditions
  • Management of normal labours or complicated labour


  • Conventional contraceptives
  • U.D. and oral pills
  • Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy


  • 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 2021 Application Process

Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC-

Step 2: Click on the “Apply Online” tab on the website

Step 3: Fill all the required details as per the given fields.

Step 4: Pay the UPSC CMS application fee as per your category.

Step 5: Upload all documents as per the specifications.

Step 6: Preview the form details before submitting the UPSC CMS 2021 application form

UPSC CMS 2021 Application Fee

All male Candidates from General and OBC are required to pay a nominal fee of INR 200 to appear for the UPSC CMS 2021 examination. Categories of people exempted from the UPSC CMS 2021 Application Fee are Female/SC/ST/PwBD.

Candidates can pay the application fee using SBI Net Banking or via Credit/Debit Card. Alternatively they can also pay the fees in cash by depositing the money in SBI Bank.

Note: The application fee is non-refundable.

Documents required for UPSC CMS 2021 Application

All candidates must make sure to arrange the given documents as required for filling the UPSC CMS 2021 Application:

  • Scanned copy of the identity proof which includes either of these: Aadhar Card, Passport, Voter ID, PAN Card, Driving License
  • Photograph in jpeg format
  • Scanned signature of the candidate
  • Category certificate

NOTE: All candidates who have qualified the UPSC CMS 2021 exam as per UPSC results 2021(When announced) are eligible to fill the UPSC CMS DAF form to appear for the next round of selection i.e. Personality Test.

Steps to fill UPSC CMS DAF 2021

Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC -

Step 2: Find the link for Combined Medical Services Examination 2021 DAF form

Step 3: Click on Click Here link

Step 4: Fill all details as per the UPSC CMS DAF application form 2021

Step 5: Click on "Submit" button to submit UPSC CMS 2021 DAF form online.

Or, you can directly click here to access the UPSC CMS DAF 2021 form.

UPSC CMS 2021 Exam Pattern

UPSC CMS 2021 Exam is organized by the Union Public Service Commission in two parts. Part I is a Computer-based Online Test with two papers, each paper carrying a 250 marks maximum. All candidates who qualify in the Part I i.e. the Online Exam, are then selected for Part II which is an Interview or Personality Test Round with a weightage of 100 Marks.

UPSC CMS 2021 Exam Pattern
Mode of exam Computer-based test
Language English
Time Duration 2 hours for each paper
Type of question Objective-type (MCQ)
Maximum Marks 250 for each paper
Marking scheme
  • 1/3rd negative marking for each wrong answer
  • No marks is deducted if the candidates do not mark an answer to a question

The UPSC CMS exam is conducted in the following two parts as given below:

Exam Type Marks
Written [Paper I] 250
Written [Paper II] 250
Interview or Personality Test 100

UPSC CMS 2021 Exam Pattern [Written Exam]

The UPSC CMS 2021 Written exam comprises 2 Papers. Both papers are objective type (MCQ) computer-based online tests. The details of the written exam are given below:

Paper Syllabus No. of Questions Marks
I General Medicine 96 250
Paediatrics 48
II Surgery 40 250
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40
Preventive & Social Medicine 40
Total Marks


Union Public Service Commission released a notification to give a detailed break-up for the UPSC CMS 2021 Written exam to be conducted on October 22, 2021. As per UPSC, Paper 1 will be conducted from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and paper 2 is scheduled from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

As part of the CBT, all candidates will receive a password 10 minutes before the start of the exam to read the instructions for attempting the question paper. Candidates will be provided rough worksheets on-demand, as per rules. Candidates are advised to select their answers carefully even though they have the option to change their answer at any time during the test. Before final submission, candidates will also get an option of unattempting the question using the ‘de-select’ button.

UPSC CMS Exam Pattern - Interview

The candidates who clear the written exam as determined by the cut off released by UPSC are selected for the interview at the UPSC office in New Delhi. All qualifying candidates are required to bring their certifications both academic and professional at the time of the interview for the document verification purposes. The maximum marks for the UPSC CMS interview also called as the Personality Test is 100 marks. There is no set pattern for the interview process and the questions and discussion can vary from candidate to candidate based on their academic background and the specialisation they have done in their masters (if any).

UPSC considers the cummulative scores of the Written Exam and the interview to determine and release the final UPSC CMS 2021 results.

UPSC CMS 2021 Admit Card

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the notification on their official website post which candidates can download their UPSC CMS 2021 Admit Card by logging onto the Candidate portal using their registration ID or Roll number. All candidates need to carry a printout of the e-Admit Card to exam centres on the day of the UPSC CMS 2021 Exam or else they wont be allowed to appear for the examination.

How to download Admit Card?

  • First, visit the official website for UPSC.
  • In the "Examinations" dropdown menu, click on "Active Examinations".
  • You will be redirect to a new page with a list of all active exams under UPSC. Look for "UPSC CMS" or "Combined Medical Service Examinations".
  • The page for UPSC CMS will now open, and in this page look for the details about the "e-Admit Card".
  • Then, click on "Click Here".
  • Once redirected to a new page, you will need to click on "Click Here to download admit card".
  • After confirming that you have read the "Important Instructions", you will be able to download your admit card either by registration number of by roll number. Enter the required details and download the UPSC CMS 2021 Admit Card.
  • Take a few copies of the same to keep with you.

UPSC CMS 2021 Exam Centres

UPSC has released the following exam centres list for UPSC CMS 2021 Exam in their official notification:























Panaji (Goa)








Port Blair










NOTE: UPSC (Union Public Serviec Commission) reserves the right to alter the centres at their discretion. No requests by candidates for change of centres are granted.

UPSC CMS 2021 Results

UPSC CMS 2021 Results is released by the conducting body Union Public Service Commission on their official website. UPSC declares stage-wise results and all aspiring candidates must clear both the Written exam as well as the Interview/Personality Test to get selected in the UPSC CMS Exam. 

All candidates need to check the official website in order to get their results for each stage and confirm if they have qualified for the next stage. UPSC releases a merit list for candidates to find out if they have qualified for the Interview/Personality Test round. The scores obtained by the candidates is declared once the entire process has been completed.

How to check UPSC CMS 2021 Results

  1. Go to UPSC official website
  2. Check the “What’s New” section, and click on UPSC CMS Result 2021 link.
  3. Enter the required details and press "Submit" button.
  4. Check your name and roll number and the corresponding result as displayed on your screen.
  5. Download the UPSC CMS 2021 result in PDF format or take a print out for future reference.

NOTE: The UPSC CMS 2021 Final result is based on the combined scores of both the Written Computer-based Test and followup Interview.

UPSC CMS 2021 Previous Year Question Papers and Answer Key

Sample papers, Mock Tests and Previous year question papers are a very efficient medium for preparation for UPSC CMS 2021 exam. These papers provides the right guidance to the candidates and helps them cover the entire exam syllabus in a more organized way. Candidates can get an idea about their efficiency in solving multiple problems in the required time and can improve by referring to multiple previous year question papers. Find below the previous year question papers and their corresponding answer keys for UPSC CMS 2021 Exam:

Question Paper Answer Key
UPSC CMS 2019 Part - I UPSC CMS 2019 Part - I
UPSC CMS 2019 Part - II UPSC CMS 2019 Part - II
UPSC CMS 2018 Part - I UPSC CMS 2018 Part - I
UPSC CMS 2018 Part - II UPSC CMS 2018 Part - II

UPSC CMS 2021 Cut off

Union Public Services Commission releases the cut-off scores for the exam only after the exam has been conducted. There are several criterias which determines the cut-off scores for the UPSC CMS 2021 Exam which includes:

  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • No. of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Total no. of vacancies as per the official communication

Refer to the below links to find the cut off of UPSC CMS Exam conducted in 2019 and 2018 respectively. 

UPSC CMS 2019 Cut Off UPSC CMS 2018 Cut Off

NOTE: Cut off marks in these links is based on the criterias for that partiular year. The cut off for UPSC CMS 2021 may vary, so keep a lookout for this section for forthcoming updates.

UPSC CMS Contact Details


Dholpur House,. Shahjahan Road, 

New Delhi - 1100690

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