UPSC CMSE 2018 – Notification, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Date, Syllabus

UPSC CMSE 2018 Apply Online : Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has just released an official notification to conduct this year’s Combined Medical Services Exam. Interested and eligible candidates can read or download official notification and apply online by using the website But before that, they are required to know few important things about this upcoming recruitment event like date of release of official notification, eligibility criteria, number of vacancies, application form, process, fee & mode of payment, admit card, examination date, selection process, result, cut-off etc.

UPSC CMSE 2018 Official Notification

On May 2nd, 2018, UPSC has released an official notification for Combined Medical Services Examination, 2018. It can be read or downloaded by clicking here. According to official notification, online application process has been already started. Online applications can be filled up to May 25th, 2018 till 6.00 P.M.

UPSC CMSE 2018 Quick Look

Examination nameUPSC CMSE 2018
Conducted byUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Notification no. & released on09/2018-CMS, May 2nd, 2018
Number of vacancies454
Online applications starting fromMay 2nd, 2018
Last Date for submission of ApplicationsMay 25th, 2018 till 6.00 P.M
Admit card will be available from3 weeks before the date of examination
Computer based ExaminationJuly 22nd, 2018
Declaration of the result of the Computer based examinationin the month of September/October, 2018
Interview / Personality TestTo be announced
Final resultTo be announced
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UPSC CMSE 2018 Vacancies

As per official notification, there are total 454 vacancies to be filled through UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination, 2018. Services/Posts wise distribution of vacancies is given below:

Posts nameNumber of Vacancies
Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services138
Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services16
Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways300

Note:- Above mentioned number of vacancies is liable to alteration

UPSC CMSE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

According to UPSC CMSE 2018 official notification, there are certain conditions of eligibility for candidates who want to apply for any aforementioned posts. All of them are explained below:


An applicant should be either an Indian citizen or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before Jan 1st, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit and Relaxation

As on August 1st 2018, a candidate’s age should be not more than 32 years. However, up to 5 years of relaxation in upper age limit is applicable for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled tribe (SC/ST). Up to 3 years for candidates belonging to other backward classes. Further details are given below:

Candidates belonging to categoryRelaxation in upper age limit (in years)
Scheduled TribeUp to 5
Scheduled CasteUp to 5
Ex-ServicemenUp to 5

Educational Qualification

To apply for any post under UPSC CMSE 2018, a candidate must have passed final M.B.B.S. examination. M.B.B.S. final year students can also apply.

UPSC CMSE 2018 Application Fee & Mode Of Payment

Female candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH categories are exempted from payment of fee. Rest of the category candidates i.e. candidates belonging to OBC/General category are required to pay of a fee of Rs. 200/-.

Candidates belonging to categoryApplication processing fee
SCNo fee
STNo fee
Female candidatesNo fee
GeneralRs. 200/-
OBCRs. 200/-

General/OBC candidates can pay their fee either by using Visa / Master / RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash. “Pay by cash” option will be available for candidates up to May 24th, 2018 at 23.59 hours i.e. one day before the closing date. Online payment mode will be available up to May 25th, 2018 till 6.00 P.M.

UPSC CMSE 2018 Application Form and Process

To apply for UPSC CMSE 2018, eligible candidates should have to fill and submit an online application by using the website But before that, candidates are requested to go through official notification to make sure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions. The process to complete to attempt online application is given below:

  • Open UPSC’s official website in your browser or click here
  • You will see a homepage having few important links
  • You will see a new page where you need to choose the examination to apply for
  • Find ‘Combined Medical Services Examination’ heading; it will be available under ‘Examination’ main heading
  • Go for the part I registration by clicking on the ‘Click Here for PART I
    भाग– I के लिए यहां क्लिक करें’ link
  • On clicking the said link, you will see a new page having ‘Important Instructions to fill Online Application Form’
  • Read all the instructions carefully
  • Click on ‘Yes’ tab
  • You will see a Part I registration form
  • Fill up all the required details like name, gender, date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, nationality, community, address, mobile number, email id etc
  • Click on ‘Continue’ tab
  • Select appropriate option for ‘Claiming age relaxation’
  • Now, verify your application details and enter the captcha code
  • Click on the ‘I agree’ tab
  • Instantly, you will get a system generated ‘Registration ID’ through SMS and email
  • Use ‘Registration ID’ and your date of birth to complete PART-II of your application
  • To go through Part II registration, you will need to click on the ‘Click Here for Part II
    भाग– II के लिए यहां क्लिक करें’ link or just click here
  • You will see a login form
  • Enter ‘Registration ID’ and your date of birth
  • Type the captcha and click on the ‘Submit’ tab
  • You will see a payment window
  • Make the payment (if applicable)
  • Select examination center
  • Upload photo & sign
  • Fill up and submit the rest details
  • Print your final submitted application form and keep it safe for future reference

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UPSC CMSE 2018 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Firstly, there will be a computer based test. CBT consists of two papers. Each Paper will be of two hours’ duration. Paper-wise details are given below:

Paper I:

Subject nameNumber of MCQs (120 of 250 marks)Syllabus

General Medicine

This part of paper I will have questions from the following topics- Hematology, Neurology, Genito-Urinary, Gastro-intestinal, Respiratory diseases, Cardiology, Metabolic disorders, Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Musculoskelatal System, Diseases of the skin (Dermatology), Nutrition/Growth, Emphasis on medical procedures, Critical Care Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Snake bite, Common Poisoning, Emergency Medicine, Vitamin deficiency diseases, Patho physiological basis of diseases, Infections/Communicable Diseases (fungus, metazoan, protozoan, spirochetal, bacterial, rickets and virus) etc.
This part of paper I will have questions from the following topics- Basic new born care, Immunization in children, National programmes related to child health, Recognizing children with special needs and management, Common childhood emergencies, Normal developmental milestones, Accidents and poisonings in children, Birth defects and counseling including autism etc.

Paper II:

Subject nameNumber of MCQs (120 of 250 marks)Syllabus
Surgery (including ENT, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology and Traumatology)

General Surgery (Abdominal injuries, Abdominal wall, Peritoneum, Spleen, Liver, Bile, Pancreas, Alimentary tract, Breast, Head and neck, Cysts/sinuses, Blood vessels etc.), Neuro Surgery, Traumatology, Anaesthesiology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic surgery, Thoracic surgery, Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T., Urological Surgery, Wound healing, Medico legal & ethical issues of surgery, Pre-operative & post-operative care of surgical patients, Diagnosis & management of common surgical ailments, Shock patho-physiology and management, Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery etc.
Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Family planning (Medical Termination of Pregnancy, Operative procedure, sterilization & organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings, U.D. & oral pills and Conventional contraceptives), Gynaecology (Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape, Intra Uterine growth retardation, Abortions, High risk pregnancy & management, Normal delivery & safe delivery practices, Questions on displacement of the uterus, neoplasma in the genital tract, infections in genital tract, applied physiology of menstruation & fertilization and applied anatomy)
Preventive Social & Community Medicine

National Programmes, Knowledge of maternal & child wellness, Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health problems including malnutrition & emergencies, Management of common health problems, Maternal & Child Health, Medical Sociology & Health Education, International Health, Genetics & Health, Occupational Health, Non-communicable diseases, Nutrition & Health, Environmental Health, Communicable Diseases, Demography & Health Statistics, General Epidemiology, Health Administration & Planning, Concept of Health, Disease & Preventive Medicine, Social & Community Medicine etc.

Note:- There is a Penalty for wrong answers marked by a candidate. 1/3rd of the marks allotted to that MCQ will be deducted as penalty. Both the Papers (i.e. Paper I & Paper II) will be of MBBS standard.

Personality test:

Students qualified in CBT will be called for Interview/ Personality Test. It will be of 100 marks and conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.

UPSC CMSE 2018 Admit Card

Union Public Service Commission will release admit cards three weeks before the commencement of the examination. Once admit cards released, candidates can download from UPSC’s official website by entering their ‘Registration ID’ and date of birth. Time and place of examination will be mentioned on admit card.

UPSC CMSE 2018 Exam Dates

Stage I examination i.e. Computer based test will be held on July 22nd, 2018. Its result is expected to be released in the month of September/October, 2018. Later, Stage II examination i.e. Interview/ Personality Test will be held. However, stage II examination date is yet to be announced by the UPSC.

Centres Of Examination

Examination will be held at the following centres:- Vishakhapatnam, Udaipur, Tirupati, Thiruvanathapuram, Srinagar, Shimla, Shillong, Sambalpur, Ranchi, Raipur, Port Blair, Patna, Nagpur, Mumbai, Madurai, Dehradun, Kolkata, Kohima, Kochi, Jorhat, Jammu, Jaipur, Itanagar, Imphal, Hyderabad, Gangtok, Dispur, Dharwad, Delhi, Lucknow, Cuttack, Chennai, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Bareilly, Bangalore, Allahabad, Aizwal, Ahmedabad and Agartala.

UPSC CMSE 2018 Result

Union Public Service Commission will release Stage I result in the month of September/October, 2018. Stage II result declaration date is still not disclosed by the UPSC. After declaration of results, candidates can check their results through UPSC’s official website.

We wish you Best of Luck for UPSC CMSE 2018.


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