The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the exam date of the 2020 Combined Medical Services recruitment examination and published the official advertisement on their website. The Examination Notice No.09/2020-CMS was released earlier today on the UPSC website i.e. upsc.gov.in. The Commission has announced 559 vacancies Category I and Category II posts through the official notification. Accordingly, the written exam is scheduled to be conducted on October 22, 2020, at centers across major cities of the nation. The online registration and application process has already commenced with the release of the official notification at the UPSC website upsconline.nic.in. Eligible candidates are invited to submit their applications online at the aforementioned website on or before August 18, 2020, till 06.00 PM. In addition, the Commission will also allow applicants to withdraw their applications from August 25 to 31, 2020.
UPSC conducts the combined examination for recruitment into various services & posts of the Medical Services in accordance with the Gazetted rules of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare once a year. As per the official notification issued for this year’s CMS exam, there are 599 total vacancies available. Out of these, 187 vacancies are for Category I Junior Scale Posts in the Central Health Services, and 377 vacancies are for Category II posts in the Railways, Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service, and in various divisions of the Delhi Municipal Corporation. These vacancies are to be filled up by the appointment of candidates shortlisted and selected through the written exam based selection process.
In order to apply, candidates must be compliant with the specified minimum eligibility conditions. In order to apply for the Category I of Junior Scale Post, candidates must be within the upper age limit of 35 years. For all the other posts, the upper age of the applicants must be less than 32 years. The cut-off date for the determination of age is August 01, 2020. Relaxations on the upper age as applicable can be checked in details from the official advertisement. In addition, applicants must be Indian citizens who are physically fit as per standards specified by the Commission. In addition, candidates must have passed the written & practical parts of the MBBS degree examination.
The selection of eligible applicants is to be done on the basis of written test and personal interview carrying 500 and 100 marks respectively. The Commission issues admit cards to the eligible applicants for appearing in the written test. The allocated location, time, and date of the exam are specified in the admit card and it is mandatory to produce the printed copy of the admit card downloaded from the website at the exam center. The Computer Based Exam consists of two parts of 250 marks each. Paper I contains a total of 120 questions from the subjects of General Medicine & Paediatrics. Paper-II also consists of 120 questions equally distributed across the subjects of Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, and Preventive & Social Medicine. All questions are of objective type and 1/3 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer. Calculators are not allowed in the exam hall. Only those who qualify through the Computer Based Exam are eligible and called for the Personal Interview rounds.
Eligible applicants can apply for the recruitment at the official website as specified here. After registering with a valid email ID and mobile number, candidates must completely fill up the application form and submit it online before the last date. An application fee of Rs 200 must be paid by all candidates except female candidates, SC/ST, and PWD candidates by using one of the online or offline methods available at the website. The application form withdrawal process will commence with the conclusion of the application process as per schedule. However, candidates must note that the application fee once paid is not refunded under any circumstances even if the candidate later decides to withdraw their applications.