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Exam Pattern Of Combined Medical Services Exam

Candidates who are intending to apply for the Combined Medical Entrance Exam (CMS Exam) conducted by the UPSC can get details in this page.

Combined Medical Services Examination comprises of three steps of examining the candidates :

  1. Written Examination
  2. Personality Test
Written Examination - ( 2 papers of 250 marks each, both of objective type) Questions
Paper I (250 marks)
General Ability 30 Questions
General Medicine 70 Questions
Paediatrics 20 Questions
Total 120 Questions
Paper II (250 marks)
Surgery 40 Questions
Gynaecology and Obstetrics 40 Questions
Preventive, Social and Community Medicine 40 Questions
Total 120 Questions
Total marks for written exam. 500

2. Personality Test

All candidates who qualify in the written examination are called for personality test which is carried out in the form of a personal interview.

The personality test carries a maximum of 100 marks. It is designed to test the general awareness and ability of the candidates in the field of their academic study.

In addition, the interview also aims at assessing the candidates intellectual curiosity, assimilation power, mental alertness, balance of judgment and their qualities of social cohesion, integrity, initiative and leadership.

Combined Medical Services Exam Syllabus