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Eligibility Of Combined Medical Services Exam

The eligibility conditions of the candidates who are willing to apply for the Combined Medical Services Exam (CMS Exam) are discussed for the benefits of the aspirants in this page of Coachingindians.com

Age Limit for CMS Exam

Below 32 years as on 1st January of the year of Examination i.e. the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1987.

The upper Age-limit is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC and some other categories, as notified by the Commission from time to time.

Educational Qualifications for CMS Exam

  • A pass in the written and practical parts of the final MBBS Examination.
  • Candidates appearing in the final MBBS Examination are also eligible to apply but such candidates who qualify the written part of the examination will be required to submit proof of passing the written and practical parts of final MBBS Examination along with their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage.
  • A candidate who has not completed compulsory rotating internship is also eligible for admission to the examination but on qualifying the written examination he will be appointed only after he has completed the compulsory rotating internship.


A candidate who is interested in appearing the CMS Examination conducted by the UPSC must be either :

(1) a Citizen of India, or

(2) a subject of Nepal, or

(3) a subject of Bhutan, or

(4) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. or

(5) 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 (2), (3), (4) and (5) 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.

Application Details of CMS Examination