UPSC CMS Notification 2024: Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility, and Selection Process

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Combined Medical Service (CMS) Examination 2024 notification on 10th April 2024 on its official website at Interested candidates can fill the online form on the UPSC’s official website. Online application link will be activated for UPSC CMS 2024 application form till April 30 2024. Applicants who have completed their MBBS degree aur appearing for the final year exam can apply for UPSC CMS exam. Union Public Service Commission is recruiting candidates for the post of assistant medical officer in various departments and ministries of the Indian government. 

UPSC CMS Notification 2024



UPSC CMS Notification 2024 Overview

UPSC CMS notification 2024 was announced by the Union Public Service Commission on 10th April 2024. All the important information regarding the UPSC CMS notification 2018 such as exam name exam date conducting body vacancy is exam level and stages of exam if given in the table below briefly. 

Particulars Overview
Exam Name Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Service
Commonly known as UPSC CMS
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Date CBE (Computer-Based Exam)
UPSC CMS 2024 vacancy TBA
Academic Qualification Required (M.B.B.S degree)
Exam Level National Level
Stages of exam

  • Computer-based examination and
  • Personality test




UPSC CMS Notification 2024 Important Dates

The notification was released by UPSC on 10th April 2024 combined medical service examination. The last day to apply is 30 years April 2024 and candidates can fill the registration form from April 10th 2024. The correction window will open from first may to 7th May 2024 if candidates have filed some wrong information. UPSC CMS 2024 exam date is on 14th July 2024. The admit card will be released prior one week to the exam. Important dates for the UPSC combined medical service examination 2024 are given in the table below.

Events Dates
UPSC CMS Notification 2024 April 10, 2024
UPSC CMS 2024 Registration date April 10, 2024
Last day to fill the UPSC CMS 2024 application form April 30, 2024
UPSC CMS 2024 Application corrections May 1 to 7, 2024
UPSC CMS admit card 2024 Last working day of the preceding week of exam date
UPSC CMS 2024 exam date July 14, 2024
UPSC CMS result 2024 To be announced
UPSC CMS Interview date 2024 To be announced




UPSC CMS Notification 2024 Salary 

The salary information for UPSC CMS 2024 is given in the notification PDF in detail. Candidates who are shortlisted for the final examination and finally clear that examination will be selected for the combined medical service post. Assistant divisional medical officers will get around 56,000/- Rs to 1,77.500/- Rs. While general duty medical officers will get a similar salary and  non-practicing allowance. More information is given in the table below. 

Position Pay Band/Level Grade Pay (if applicable) Pay Matrix Level Salary Range Additional Allowances
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer (Railways) PB-3 Rs. 5,400 N/A Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100 N/A
Junior Scale Posts (Central Health Service) N/A N/A Level-10 Rs. 56,100 – Rs. 1,77,500 N/A
General Duty Medical Officer (New Delhi Municipal Council) N/A N/A Level-10 Rs. 56,100 – Rs. 1,77,500 Restricted Non-practicing Allowance (NPA)




UPSC CMS Notification 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for the UPSC CMS 2024 examination please given below in the table with educational qualification nationality and age limit. 

Eligibility Criteria Assistant Divisional Medical Officer (Railways) Junior Scale Posts (Central Health Service) General Duty Medical Officer (New Delhi Municipal Council)
Educational Qualification MBBS or appearing in final year MBBS or appearing in final year MBBS or appearing in final year
Nationality Indian, Bhutanese, Nepalese, Indian-origin migrants from specified countries, Tibetan refugees settled before Jan 1, 1962 Indian, Bhutanese, Nepalese, Indian-origin migrants from specified countries, Tibetan refugees settled before Jan 1, 1962 Indian, Bhutanese, Nepalese, Indian-origin migrants from specified countries, Tibetan refugees settled before Jan 1, 1962
Age (as on Aug 1, 2024) Not more than 32 years Not more than 32 years Not more than 32 years




Upper Age Relaxation 

There is a provision of upper age relaxation in the UPSC CMS 2024 examination. The upper age limit accession category wisers given in the table below. 

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
Defence Services personnel who are disabled 3 years
ECOs/SSCOs (5 years) 5 years
Candidates who are domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989 5 years
Physically disabled candidates 10 years
Ex-servicemen including ECOs, Commissioned Officers and SSCOs 5 years


UPSC CMS Notification 2024 | Exam Pattern 

Exam pattern for the UPSC CMS 2024 is given in the notification PDF UPSC have issued the detailed exam pattern including marking scheme section topics types of questions and subject. UPSC same as exam 2024 will be conducted in two stages; 

  • Written examination 
  • Personality test


UPSC CMS 2024 Exam Pattern for Paper 1 (Written exam)

Exam pattern for the paper one is given in the table below. 

Subject Exam Duration Number of Question Maximum marks
General Medicine 2 hours (120 minutes) 96 250
Paediatrics 2 hours (120 minutes) 24
Total 120


UPSC CMS Exam Pattern 2024 for Paper 2 (Written exam)

The exam pattern of UPSC CMS exam for paper 2 is given in the table below.

Subject Number of Questions Maximum marks Exam Duration
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40 250 marks 2 hours
Surgery 40
Preventive & Social Medicine 40
Total 120





UPSC CMS Notification 2024 Syllabus

UPSC provided detailed syllabus for UPSC CMS notification only 24 in the official notification. Here is the detailed syllabus for the Union Public Service Commission combined medical service examination 2024. 

UPSC CMS 2024 Syllabus for Paper 1

General Medicine:

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Genito-Urinary
  • Neurology
  • Haematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Infections/Communicable Diseases – Virus, Rickets, Bacterial, Spirochetal, Protozoan, Metazoan and Fungus
  • Nutrition/Growth
  • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Psychiatry
  • Genera
  • 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 new born 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, and
  • National programmes related to child health.



UPSC CMS 2024 Syllabus for Paper 2


  • 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 and 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.

Gynaecology & Obstetrics:


  • Ante-natal conditions, 
  • Intra-natal conditions, 
  • Post-natal conditions, 
  • Management of normal labours or complicated labour.


  • 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, IntraUterine growth retardation, 
  • Medicolegal examination in obgy and 
  • Gynae including Rape.


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

Preventive & Social 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.




UPSC CMS Notification 2024 | How to fill Application Form | Steps to fill online Application 

Here is our step by step to fill the UPSC CMS notification 2024 exam form. 

  1. Visit the UPSC official website at
  2. Now find the apply online link and click on it. 
  3. Do the online one time registration.  (OTR) In which candidates have to provide your basic details and email address. 
  4. Now login with using your login ID and password and start filling the application form
  5. Fill the application using your valid credentials, your basic information and educational details. 
  6. Upload the required documents invalid format prescribed by UPSC. 
  7. Now click on the submit button after verification. 
  8. Take at least one or two printouts for future reference. 


UPSC CMS Notification 2024 | Photograph and signature specifications

Here is the valid format for signature and photograph as prescribed by UPSC. 

Document Specification
Signature 20 kb to 300 kb
Photograph 20 kb to 300 kb




UPSC CMS Notification 2024 Admit Card

  The admit card for UPSC CMS 2024 will be issued on the official website of UPSC mentioned above in the article prior to 1 week of exam. Candidates need to visit the official website to download the admit card with their login credentials. For both stages of UPSC CMS exam 2024 admit cards will be separately issued. 


UPSC CMS Notification 2024 Exam Centers

Where is the list of various exam centers for Union Public Service Commission Combined medical service exam 2024.


Centre Centre Centre




UPSC CMS Notification 2024 Selection Process

Candidates need to score minimum marks in the written examination to shortlist for the interview. The return exam will be of 500 marks for UPSC CMS 2024 exam. Candidates who will select in the eld personality test will be recruited as medical officers.


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