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UPSC CMS 2009 Combined Medical Services Examination 2009



The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) will hold the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2009 on 18th January, 2009. The examination will be held at various centers across the country.

Salient features of the examination are published herein for general information of candidates. For details regarding Eligibility Conditions, Syllabus and Scheme of the Examination, Centers of Examination, and Guidelines for filling up the Application form etc. aspirants must consult the detailed notice of the examination published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated 6th September 2008.

Last Date For Receipt Of Applications: 06.10.2008


Conditions of Eligibility:

  1. Age Limits:

A candidate for this examination must not have attained the age of 32 years as on 1st January, 2009, i.e. the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1977.

The upper age limit is relaxable for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes/Physically Handicapped and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the Notice.

  1. Educational Qualifications:

Educational Qualification:

For admission to the examination a candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.

NOTE 1: A candidate who has appeared or has yet to appear at the final M.B.B.S. Examination may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination if otherwise eligible but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the written and practical part of the final M.B.B.S. Examination along with the Detailed Application Form which will be required to be submitted to the Commission by the candidates who qualify on the result of the written part of the examination.

NOTE 2: A candidate who has yet to complete the compulsory rotating internship is educationally eligible for admission to the examination but on selection he/she will be appointed only after he/she has completed the compulsory rotating internship.


Application Form:


(a) The UPSC have developed an Application Form common for all their examinations which can be processed on computerized machines. This Application Form alongwith an Information Brochure containing general instructions for filling up the Form, an Acknowledgement Card and an envelope for sending the application is obtainable from the designated Head Post Office/Post Offices throughout the country as listed in Appendix-III of Notice against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees twenty only). Form should be purchased from the designated Post Offices only and not from any other agency. This Form can be used only once and for only one examination. Candidates must use the Form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy/reproduction/unauthorisedly printed copy of the Form.

4. Fee:
Rs. 100/- (Rupees One hundred only) through Central Recruitment Fee Stem only. SC/ST/PH candidates are exempted from payment of Fees. (OBC candidates are required to pay full fee).


Important Dates:

Last Date for Receipt of Applications  - 06 Oct 2008

Date of Examination : 18th January 2009 (Sunday)

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SCHEME of UPSC Medical Services Examination

 The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:-

Part-I     WRITTEN EXAMINATION - (500 marks) The candidates will take the written examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each Paper will be of two hours duration.

Part-II Personality Test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the          written examination. 

(A)  Written Examination: The components and syllabus of two Papers and the weightage to different components in the two papers are given below: - 

Paper I (Code No. 1) Maximum Marks : 250
(a) General Ability 30 questions
(b) General Medicine 70 questions
(c) Paediatrics 20 questions

Total questions in Paper I = 120 (30 General Ability, 70 General Medicine and 20 Paediatrics)

Paper II (Code No. 2)               :            Maximum Marks : 250 

 (a)            Surgery             -                 40 questions           

(b)            Gynaecology & Obstetrics            -                       40 questions     

(c)            Preventive & Social Medicine            -                       40 questions