Sunday, January 16, 2011

Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination

Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India, an autonomous entity established in 1950 under Article 315 of the Constitution of India. The Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment of doctors to services like Railways, Ordinance Factories, Health Service, Central Health Service and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Notifications for the Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination is published every year in the month of August and the written examinations are conducted in the month of January of the following year.

Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination Application Details

Notifications regarding the Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination are published every year in the month of August in the Employment News and other leading newspapers of India. Application Forms along with the Information Brochure can be obtained from the designated Head Post Offices / Post Offices throughout the country. Candidates are required to mail the duly filled in Application Forms with the acknowledgment card in a special envelope supplied with the information brochure for the given purpose to the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission.


Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Exam must possess an M.B.B.S. degree. Candidates who are yet to appear in the final examination of the M.B.B.S. may also be allowed to appear in the Examination but their appointment is subject to submission of proof of having passed the final examination of the M.B.B.S. Candidates who are yet to complete their compulsory rotational internship are also eligible but their appointment upon selection is subject to their completing the internship. Candidates must be aged below thirty years on 1st January of the year of Examination. Reservations as per governmental norms are applicable regarding age limits and job vacancies.

Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination Selection Procedures
Selections for the Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination are made on the basis of a written test comprising two papers, each carrying a maximum marks of 200 and of two hours duration. Paper 1 is based on General Medicine (includes Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry) and Surgery (includes ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopedics).

Paper 2 contains questions on Pediatrics, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Preventive, Social and Community Medicine. Questions in this exam will be Objective Type, Multiple Choice and only in English.

Candidates short listed in the Written Examination are required to appear for an Interview, which carries maximum marks of 200. Candidates selected in the Interview are required to undergo a medical examination conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare prior to appointment.

Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination Venues

The Combined Medical Services Exam is held every year in the following venues across India:

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur (Guwahati), Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi (Cochin), Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

All communications regarding the Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination should be addressed to:

The Secretary,
Union Public Service Commission,
Dholpur House,
New Delhi - 110011, India

For further details regarding Civil Services Examination please visit the following pages:
Competitve Entrance Exam Dates
Related Link: www.upsc.gov.in
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