UPSC CMS Notification 2023 Out for 1261 Vacancies

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UPSC CMS Notification 2023

UPSC CMS Notification 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released notification for CMS on 19th April 2023. The UPSC has invited applications for 1261 vacancies. CMS stands for Combined Medical Service. The exam is for the following posts- Medical Officers Grade in General Duty Medical Officers Sub-cadre of Central Health Service, Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways, General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council, and General duty Medical Officer Gr-II in  Municipal Corporation of Delhi. The following blog will provide details about recruitment.


UPSC CMS Notification 2023 – Notification PDF

Download the notification for the recruitment here:

UPSC CMS Notification 2023 – Overview

Let’s take an overview of the notification and go over the basic information:

Recruitment OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission
Exam NameCombined Medical Service Examination
Job LocationPan India
Application opens on19th April 2023
Last Date to Apply9th May 2023
Last Date to make Changes16th May 2023
Mode of ApplyOnline

UPSC CMS Notification 2023 – Important Dates

Candidates planning to apply for recruitment should be aware of the dates of recruitment. The following table will provide the important dates for CMS recruitment.

Application process begins19th April 2023
Application process ends9th May 2023
Last Date to Modify Profile16th May 2023
Admit Card2 weeks before the exam
Exam Date 16th July 2023
Written Exam ResultTo be notified
Personality TestTo be notified

UPSC CMS Notification 2023 – Vacancies

The following vacancies have been announced for the recruitment

CategoryService/PostNumber of Vacancies
Category-IMedical Officers Grade in General Duty Medical Officers Sub-cadre of Central Health Service584
Category-IIAssistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways300
Category-IIGeneral Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council01
Category-IIGeneral Duty Medical Officer Gr-II in Municipal Corporation of Delhi376

UPSC CMS Notification 2023 – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should make sure to check the official eligibility criteria before applying for any exam. Here are the details for the eligibility for the posts you can apply for through UPSC CMS exam

Age Limit

Except for Medical Officers Grade in General Duty Medical Officers Sub-cadre of Central Health Services, all candidates appearing for the CMS exam should be below 32 years of age as of 1st August 2023. For the Medical Officers Grade in General Duty Medical Officers Sub-cadre of Central Health Services, the age cap is 35 years for the same cutoff date.

CriteriaAge Limit
General CandidatesNot more than 32 years old as of August 1, 2023
Medical Officers Grade in General Duty Medical OfficersMaximum age of 35 years on August 1, 2023
Reserved category candidatesAge relaxation applicable as per the notification

Educational Qualification

The educational qualifications for the posts available through UPSC CMS are as follows-

  • Candidates must have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. examination to be eligible for the exam.
  • Candidates who have not yet passed the final M.B.B.S. exam may also apply, but their admission is provisional and subject to cancellation. If these candidates pass the written examination, they must submit proof of passing the final M.B.B.S. exam by the closing date of the Detailed Application Form. The proof of passing the final M.B.B.S. exam should be issued no later than the closing date of the Detailed Application Form.
  • Candidates who have not completed their compulsory rotating internship are still eligible for the exam but will only be appointed after completing the internship if they are selected.


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 of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. or
  • 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.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d), and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor 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

UPSC CMS Notification 2023 – Application Process

Candidates can directly apply for the UPSC CMS exam through the link below:

How to Apply

Interested candidates should use the following steps to apply for the recruitment-

  • Visit the official website of UPSC
  • Check the scrolling banner of ‘What’s New’ on the right of the website.
  • Click on the ‘Exam Notification: Combined Medical Services Examination, 2023’
  • The new page that opens will have the name of the exam, the notification link, and the application link.
  • Click on the ‘Click Here’ under the heading ‘Link’.
  • You will be directed to the registration portal.
  • Enter the required details- mode of registration, e-mail ID, OTP (when you receive it), and the verification code displayed.
  • Once registered, log in to the OTR (one-time registration) platform.
  • In the OTR platform, check the ‘Latest Notifications’ tab
  • Click on the CMS exam link and register.
  • Fill in the required details, upload the documents asked, and pay the fees.
  • Make sure to keep a printed record of the fee receipt and the submitted application form.

Application Fees

Candidates have to pay an application fee when they apply for recruitment. The following is the fee to be remitted by candidates:


UPSC CMS Notification 2023 – Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The following section gives details about the scheme of the exam and the syllabus.

Written Examination

This is the exam pattern for the written part of the recruitment exam

PaperNumber of QuestionsMarks
I (General Medicine and Paediatrics)120 (96 + 24)250
II (Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Preventive and Social Medicine)120 (40 each)250

Syllabus for Paper I

  • General Medicine including 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)
    • Musculoskelatal 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
    • In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizophrenia.
  • Pediatrics include 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 managing, and
    • National programs related to child health.

Syllabus for Paper II

  • Surgery (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 pathophysiology and management.
      • Ante-natal conditions
      • Intra-natal conditions
      • Post-natal conditions
      • Management of normal labor or complicated labor
      • 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 obgy and Gynae including Rape.
      • Conventional contraceptives
      • U.D. and oral pills
      • Operative procedure, sterilization, and organization of programs 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 programs
  • Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
  • Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan, and manage community health problems including malnutrition and emergencies.

Personality Test

A Personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination.

UPSC CMS Examination 2023 – FAQs

Q1. When was the UPSC CMS Exam 2023 notification out?

A1. UPSC released the notification for the CMS exam 2023 on 19th April 2023.

Q2. How long the application process for UPSC CMS exam 2023 will last?

A2. The application process for UPSC CMS began on 19th April 2023 and will close on 9th May 2023.


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