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UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination, 2012


A Combined Examination for recruitment to the various services and posts mentioned will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on the 17th June, 2012 in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Dept. of Health) in the Gazette of India dated the 24th March, 2012.

Select Exam: 
Combined Medical Services
24 Mar 2012
23 Apr 2012
Exam Date: 
17 Jun 2012


Post Name

Number of Vacancies


Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways.



Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services



Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services.



Medical Officers in Municipal Corporation of Delhi.



General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council


Pay Scale: 

Si No.


Pay Scale


Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways.

Pay Band Rs. 15,600-39,100  and Grade Pay Rs. 5,400


Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services

Pay Band Rs. 15,600-39,100  and Grade Pay Rs. 5,400


Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services. 

Pay Band Rs. 15,600-39,100  and Grade Pay Rs. 5,400


Medical Officers in Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Pay Band Rs. 15,600-39,100  and Grade Pay Rs. 5,400


General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council

Pay Band Rs. 15,600-39,100  and Grade Pay Rs. 5,400


(I) Nationality:
A candidate must be either:
(a) A Citizen of India, or
(b) A subject of Nepal, or
(c) A subject of Bhutan, or
(d) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. Or
(e) 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 (b), (c), (d) and (e) 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.

(II) Age Limit: Must not have attained the age of 32 years as on 1st January, 2012, i.e. the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1980.

(III) Educational Qualification:Candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S.


Selection Procedure: 

Scheme of 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: (100 Marks): Personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination.
(A) Written Examination: 1. the components and syllabus of two Papers and the weight age to different components in the two papers are given below:
Paper I Maximum (Code No. 1) 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 Maximum (Code No. 2) Marks: 250
(a) Surgery 40 questions
(b) Gynecology & 40 questions Obstetrics
(C) Preventive & Social 40 questions Medicine Total questions in Paper II = 120 (40 Surgery, 40 Gynecology & Obstetrics and 40 Preventive & Social Medicine).
(B) Personality Test - (100 marks): Candidates who qualify in the written examination will be called for Interview/ Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 100 marks. The interview for Personality Test will be intended to serve as a supplement to the written examination for testing the General Knowledge and ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study and also in the nature of a personality test to assess the candidate's intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.

How To Apply: 

Candidates are required to apply online.

Application fees: 

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/ Physically Handicapped who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only).

Additional Information: 

Examination Centres: 









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(a) General Ability (i) Indian Society, Heritage & Culture, Polity, Economy, Human Development Indices and the Development Programmes; (ii) Natural Resources, their distribution, exploitation, conservation and related issues; (iii) Basic concepts of Ecology and Environment and their impact on health and economy; (iv) Impact of changing demographic trends on health, environment and society; (v) Indian Agriculture, Industry, Trade, Transportation and Service Sectors; (vi) Natural and man made disasters and their management; (vii) Food adulteration, Food processing, food distribution, food storage and their relevance to public health; (viii)Recent trends in Science and Technology.
(b) General Medicine (General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry) (i) Cardiology (ii) Respiratory diseases (iii) Gastro-intestinal (iv) Genito-Urinary (v) Neurology (vi) Hematology (vii) Endocrinology (viii)Metabolic disorders (ix) Infections/Communicable Diseases a) Virus b) Rickets c) Bacterial d) Spirochetal e) Protozoan f) Metazoan g) Fungus (x) Nutrition/Growth (xi) Diseases of the skin (Dermatology) (xii) Musculoskeletal System (xiii)Psychiatry (xiv)General (c)Paediatrics. 

Syllabus of Paper - II
(a) Surgery (Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopedics) I General Surgery i) Wounds ii) Infections iii) Tumors iv) Lymphatic v) Blood vessels vi) Cysts/sinuses vii) Head and neck viii) Breast ix) Alimentary tract a) Oesophagus b) Stomach c) Intestines d) Anus e) Developmental x) Liver, Bile, Pancreas xi) Spleen xii) Peritoneum xiii) Abdominal wall xiv) Abdominal injuries II Urological Surgery III Neuro Surgery IV Otorhinolaryngology E.N.T. V Thoracic surgery VI Orthopedic surgery VII Ophthalmology VIII Anesthesiology IX Traumatology
(b) Gynecology & Obstetrics
I Obstetrics i) Ante-natal conditions ii) Intra-natal conditions iii) Post-natal conditions iv) Management of normal labors or complicated labor.
II Gynecology i) Questions on applied anatomy ii) Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization iii) Questions on infections in genital tract iv) Questions on neoplasm in the genital tract v) Questions on displacement of the uterus.
III Family Planning i) Conventional contraceptives ii) U.D. and oral pills iii) Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings iv) Medical Termination of Pregnancy.

(c) Preventive Social And Community Medicine I Social and Community Medicine II Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine III Health Administration and Planning IV General Epidemiology V Demography and Health Statistics VI Communicable Diseases VII Environmental Health VIII Nutrition and Health IX Non-communicable diseases X Occupational Health XI Genetics and Health XII International Health XIII Medical Sociology and Health Education XIV Maternal and Child Health XV National Programmes 2. The written examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (Multiple choice answers) type. The question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only. 3. Candidates must write the Papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them. 4. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or both the papers of the examination. 5. Penalty for wrong answers there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers. (i) There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. (ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question. (iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question. 6. Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers. They should, therefore not bring the same inside the Examination Hall.